Pool & Tennis Club 

The community's recreational complex at 9 Sussex Road includes a heated, in-ground swimming pool, two tennis courts, a basketball court, a new playground and a parking lot. The community's facilities are open only to University Gardens residents and their guests. Residents who wish to use the pool and tennis courts must join the Pool & Tennis Club.



1. CLUB: The University Gardens Pool & Tennis Club is a private club, owned and operated by the University Gardens Property Owners Association, Inc. (UGPOA). Only members of the Club and their guests may use the Club’s facilities. The facilities may only be used during announced hours of operation, but may be closed at those times without prior notice due to weather, maintenance, safety or other problems. The Club reserves the right to deny entry due to over-crowding and may deny entry to guests at times when over-crowding is expected. 

2. FACILITIES: The Club’s facilities include the fenced-in pool area and tennis courts.

3. RULES: UGPOA has adopted these rules governing the use of the facilities for the 2019 season. All persons using the facilities must obey these rules at all times. Failure to obey the rules may result in denial of admission or expulsion from the facilities. UGPOA reserves the right to waive or change the rules without prior notice. 

4. AUTHORIZED PERSONS: The Pool Director, Lifeguards and UGPOA Board members are the only persons authorized to manage the facilities. Users of the facilities shall follow their lawful directives at all times. 

5. MEMBERS: Only residents of properties in University Gardens who have fully paid their 2019 UGPOA annual charges and membership dues and any other amount due to UGPOA are eligible to become members of the Club upon payment of the Club Charge by personal check. The Club Charge per household is $300 if paid by January 31, 2019; $350 if paid thereafter.

6. GUESTS: Each member household may invite two guests to be admitted with them into the pool facility without charge on weekdays. UNIVERSITY GARDENS RESIDENTS SHALL NOT BE ADMITTED AS GUESTS. No more than four (4) guests per household may be admitted on weekends without prior permission of the Pool Director.
Except as noted herein, the guest fee is $10 for those above age 12 and $5 for ages 12 and under. Children in carriages or strollers and care-givers for children of members are admitted without charge. The guest fee at parties where food is provided is $20 above age 12 and $10 for ages 12 and under. 

7. VERIFICATION: UGPOA reserves the right to demand documentation of the residence and identity of any person entering the facilities and may deny or revoke the status of a member or guest who fails to provide satisfactory documentation in UGPOA’s sole judgment. All members must sign in each time they enter the facilities. 

8. RETURNED CHECKS: Membership shall be suspended if any check is dishonored by the bank and shall only be restored upon payment of the amount owed plus a $25 administrative fee. 

9. ALCOHOL/SMOKING: Consumption of alcoholic beverages and smoking are prohibited in the facilities.

10. SANITATION: All persons using the facilities shall promptly dispose of their used cans, wrappers, newspapers, etc. and shall maintain the cleanliness of the facilities at all times. 

11. DISTURBANCES: Running, playing ball, skate boarding, loud noises, causing disturbances and bringing in pets are prohibited throughout the facilities.


1. CAPACITY OF POOL: 105. Admission may be denied if the pool approaches capacity. 

2. DATES OF OPERATION: Saturday May 25 - Monday September 2. 

3. HOURS: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm daily EXEPT: Weekdays from Tuesday May 28 through Tuesday June 18:  3:00 pm - 7:00 pm. 

4. HYGIENE: All persons must shower in the clubhouse prior to entering the pool. Children in diapers must wear fitted plastic pants over their diapers or use special water-wear. Persons with open sores or other unhygienic conditions may be forbidden to enter the pool. 

5. EATING/DRINKING: No food or drink may be taken into the pool. Food and drink may be consumed in the lawn/deck and dining areas, provided that cleanliness is maintained. 

6. LIFEGUARDS: Lifeguards may not act as babysitters, nor engage in lengthy conversations while on duty. 

7. CHILDREN: No child age 12 or under may enter the pool area unless supervised by an adult. No child under age 18 may enter the deep portion of the pool unless adequate swimming skills have been demonstrated to a lifeguard.


1. PERMITTED PLAYERS: Tennis courts may only be used by members and guests who complete the reservation sheet. 

2. SWEEPING COURTS: Courts must be swept upon conclusion of each session. 

3. RESERVATION SHEET: The name of any member or guest who intends to play must be entered on the reservation sheet for that day only, starting at 8:45 am. A reserved court will be released if the party fails to appear on time. 

4. DATES/HOURS OF OPERATION: May – November, 9 am - dusk 

5. TIME PER SESSION: Singles: 60 Minutes Doubles: 90 Minutes 

6. LIMIT OF PLAY: Persons who have used the courts for two sessions on a given day may play for additional time only if a court is vacant, but must yield the court to any other member who wishes to play at that time. 

7. BACK-TO-BACK SESSIONS: Back-to-back sessions may not be reserved, unless the first session has been completed and a court is then available for a second session. 

8. ATTIRE/FOOTWARE: Shirts must be worn at all times. All players must use smooth, solid tennis shoes. Basketball shoes and ribbed shoes are prohibited. 

9. CONDUCT: Only players are permitted on the tennis courts. Children under 12 may not enter the tennis area unless they are playing or are accompanied by an adult. Spectators must sit quietly on the benches. 

10. EATING/DRINKING: Consumption of small drinks and snacks is permitted on the benches.