Use the Contact Us page to request the application for either an equity or seasonal membership. Both membership options are year-long. 

Call 302-462-5204 for daily or weekly court rentals. Rates: $40 per day for doubles, $30 per day for singles,  or $100 per week 

Equity Membership:

All equity members own an interest in the Bayside Tennis Club, Inc.  Upon resignation from the club, one-half of the initial capital contribution (currently $1200) will be refunded in accordance with the terms stated in the bylaws.  The current capital contribution is $2400 and current annual dues are $200.  The applicant may elect to pay the capital contribution as follows:

                                      Year 1                       Year 2                    Year 3

Option A                        $2400
Option B                        $1200                        $1200
Option C                        $800                          $800                       $800

Membership is based on a per family unit and is not related to residential ownership.  The joint owners of a residence must have a separate membership for each owner and may not divide one membership among them. 

Seasonal Membership:

A seasonal membership can be purchased for $450; the cost is the same for an individual, a couple, or an entire family.  Club privileges extend from sign-up date until Memorial Day of the following calendar year.

Seasonal members may use the club facilities and participate in activities on the same basis as equity members (i.e., sign up for courts, invite guests, participate in round robins, socials, the picnic, etc.), but may not hold an office on the board, vote on club business, allow renters to use their pass, or transfer their membership to a child.
There will be no refund for seasonal members who resign their membership.
Following the purchase of three consecutive seasonal memberships, a seasonal member may either opt to become an equity member or stay as a seasonal member.

A seasonal member who opts to move to equity membership in year 4 may apply the $1350 already spent on seasonal memberships toward his/her capital contribution.  The remaining $1050 capital contribution can be paid as follows, in addition to annual dues:

                              Year 4                       Year 5                    Year 6
Option A                $1050
Option B                $525                          $525
Option C                $350                          $350                       $350

Cost Comparison – Bayside versus Sea Colony versus Bethany Club
Bayside's $450 membership allows an individual, a couple or a family to play for an entire year, 7 days a week if they wish, and they can reserve a court any time of the day. A summer membership at Sea Colony costs $200 for one person plus $10 each time you play; there are 22 weeks in their summer season from May 1 - Sept 30. A summer member who plays there just once a week spends $420 and can't reserve a court until 1pm unless s/he is playing with a homeowner. Bethany Club memberships cost $595 for an individual, $895 for a couple, and $995 for a family for six months from May 1st til November 1st.

Cost Comparison - Equity Membership  versus Seasonal Membership
Year 1 = $450
Year 2 = $450
Year 3 = $450
Year 4 = $450
Year 5 = $450
Year 6 = $450
Year 7 = $450
Year 8 = Leave the club. Total out-of-pocket expense for 7 years = $3150. Refund = $0

Year 1 = $450
Year 2 = $450
Year 3 = $450
Year 4 = Opt to become an equity member, apply the $1350 already spent toward the $2400 capital contribution and pay $550 (1/3 of the remaining $1050 toward capital contribution + $200 annual dues)
Year 5 = $550 ($350 toward capital contribution + $200 annual dues)
Year 6 = $550 ($350 toward capital contribution + $200 annual dues)
Year 7 = $200 annual dues
Year 8 – Leave the club. Amount spent over 7 years = $3200. Refund (when a replacement member is found) = $1200. Total out-of-pocket expense for 7 years = $2000. 

Bayside Tennis Club

The best kept secret at the Bethany beaches,

where your game is played in the shade!