Rules and Policies

General Hampton House Rules and Regulations

  • Prohibited: tobacco products of any kind (cigarettes, cigars, vapes, joules, chewing tobacco, etc.) On the Hampton House grounds including pool.

  • Do not litter.

  • Members must use their membership cards to access certain areas of the Hampton House facility.

  • The Hampton House is a member only facility.  Non-resident guests are welcome when accompanied by Hampton house members for a fee of $5.00 per visit.  Please do not abuse the guest privilege.

  • It is the policy of the Hampton House that all employees and staff are to be treated with respect and dignity.  Verbal harassment or intimidating action of any kind that is exhibited directly or indirectly at Hampton House employees or board of directors will not be tolerated.

  • Appropriate dress is required while on Hampton House property.

  • The Hampton House is a family-centered community facility operated for the benefit of its members.  Membership is a privilege.  Membership conduct that falls below acceptable standards e.g., foul language, public intoxication, underage drinking, vandalism, abuse of membership and guest privileges will result in temporary restriction, suspension, or loss of membership, depending on the circumstances. 

  • Members must comply with all Hampton House rules set forth herein. Failure to adhere to any of the Hampton House rules carry consequences to be considered by the Hampton House club director or Hampton House board of directors, given the severity of the conduct in question.  The board of directors has zero tolerance for repeat offenders.

 

Pool Rules

  • Members must check in with their membership card before entering the pool.

  • Members age 10 and over allowed unaccompanied at the pool. Anyone under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.  

  • Hampton House follows extreme safety protocol when it comes to the pool and weather.  Lifeguards and staff have full authority to enforce all rules pertaining to the weather and members are expected to comply fully.

  • Lifeguards have full authority to enforce all pool rules and expel any individual, as necessary.  All expulsions will be reported to the pool manager. Repeat offenders will be expelled from the pool for a period of time determined by the pool manager. 

  • Hampton House members may bring guests to the pool.  Members are allowed up to eight guests per visit. The guest may not be a Hampton Cove resident.  Local guests may come to the pool accompanied by the member for $5.00 per person.  Any Hampton Cove resident that uses the pool must be a Hampton House member, no exceptions!  Guests that live 100 miles or more from Hampton Cove are allowed to come to the pool accompanied by the member for free.  Members must set up a guest pass prior to the guest’s arrival.  You may do this by calling the office or by email.  If you choose to email, we need the member name, all guest name(s), place of residence and dates.  All guest passes will be kept at the pool check in desk. 

Note:  to ensure a guest pass will be waiting for you, please make your request at least 24 hours in advance.  Remember, this is for out-of-town guests only.  The office closes at noon on Friday and closed on weekends/holidays.  If you email or call on Friday afternoon, for a Saturday or Sunday pass, it will not be possible to make this pass.  Please be prepared to pay for your guest.  If you fail to request a guest pass, please come prepared to pay for your guest.
 

  • Adults (18 years of age and older) may enter through the front pool gate during the hours of 6:00 am to 9:00 am Monday -Friday (no holidays) for adult only lap swimming and exercise. During this time, children are not allowed to enter.

  • Children of diaper age or any child that is not yet potty-trained are required to wear swim diapers.  No exceptions!

  • No rafts or flotation devices are allowed in the pool unless approved by the manager on duty.  Children’s arm floats or life preservers may be used with the supervision of a parent or guardian.

  • Children requiring flotation devices and other non-swimmers are restricted to the shallow end of the pool and must always be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

  • Swim wear at the Hampton House pool must be appropriate and reflect garments worn in a family-based environment.  No cut-offs, gym or bike shorts, leotards, thongs, or cheeky suits permitted.  All male suits must have string and lining.

  • Persons with infectious heath conditions to include eye, ear, or respiratory infections or from any other skin irritation or other contagious disease or disorder shall not enter the common pool area or water unless written permission from a licensed physician is shown to the manager on duty prior to entering.

  • No glass or breakable containers are allowed at or in the pool area.

  • Rowdy conduct by children or adults will not be tolerated.  Running, pushing, dunking, or any act that endangers or disturbs others will result in expulsion from the pool for the remainder of the day.

  • Abusive or profane language is not permitted.

  • Regular breaks of ten (10) minutes will be taken as directed by the lifeguards every hour.  During this time, all children will be cleared from the water.  Adults, 16 years and older, may swim during these break periods.  Children 3 years or younger are permitted in the pool during these times only when accompanied and supervised by the parent or guardian.

  • Dives from the shallow end and flips from the sides of the pool are not permitted.

  • No chewing gum or hair pins allowed in the pool area.

  • No animals of any kind are allowed in the pool area.

  • All trash must be placed in the proper receptacles.

 

Tennis Court Rules

  • The tennis courts are open seven (7) days a week from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm

  • To reserve a court, please go to tennisbookings.com.  You will be asked to make a user account.  Access will be granted via email from the director. If you are unable to play, please cancel your reservation.  There is a 10-minute grace period.  If the court is not used within 10 minutes of the reservation time, the reservation is forfeited.

  • Non-resident guests are welcome when accompanied by a Hampton House member.  Please make sure to add your guest name to the court reservation on the tennis bookings app.

  • Members must pay $5.00 per guest through the tennis bookings app.

  • Members are responsible for the conduct of their guest.  You are asked to remember this is a private member only facility; please do not abuse the guest privilege.

  • Persons that live in Hampton Cove but are not Hampton House members are not allowed to use the courts as a guest, or otherwise.

  • Proper tennis attire must be worn.  All tennis participants must wear a shirt and regulation flat soled tennis shoes on the courts.  Lugs, ripple, waffle track and other street shoes are not permitted as this will damage the courts.

  • No food, glassware, or furniture is allowed inside the tennis court; only tennis players and tennis equipment are allowed on the courts.  All trash is to be placed in the provided containers.

  • All players must exhibit good sportsmanship. (See Hampton House Rules and Regulations)

  • Tennis courts are not to be used for anything but tennis. 

  • Children are not allowed on the courts unless they are playing tennis and wearing proper tennis shoes.  Please supervise your children.

  • Juniors are defined as being 17 and under.

  • Brush the court after each play.  The court line sweeper should only be used for removing clay from lines.

  • Do not play on wet/damp courts. If the ball does not bounce, courts are not playable.  If there is a “shine”, courts are not playable.

  • Lights may be used between 4pm and 10pm.  Please turn lights off after use.  Light switches are located on the HH office exterior wall that faces court 1.

  • Please refrain from playing music on the courts.  Proximity to the other courts makes court music distracting and disturbing to others.

  • Members must have your membership card readily accessible to show any Hampton House staff.

  • Members will depart the tennis court areas and seek appropriate shelter when there is lightning in the area.  When the pool is in operation, lifeguards will signal a closure of the facility.

 

Fitness Center Rules

  • The fitness center is located on the ground floor of the community building and is for the use of Hampton House members only. 

  • Members must use their membership card to enter the fitness center.  Members protect your membership; do not open the door for anyone who does not have their card.  Be prepared to show your member card and id, at any time to staff upon request. 

  • Guests are not allowed in the gym, no exceptions.  No guest personal trainers.  Only contracted personal trainers with Hampton House are allowed in the fitness center.

  • Children under 14 are not allowed in the fitness center at any time. Children using the playground are not allowed to use the fitness center bathroom.

  • Members age 14 to 15 may use the fitness center only when accompanied and supervised by an adult Hampton House member (age 18 or older). 

  • Members age 16 and older may use the fitness center unaccompanied.

  • Wipe off feet before entering.  No mud allowed on equipment.

  • Members should consult their physician before engaging in any strenuous physical/conditioning program. Do not use any piece of equipment that is not in proper working order as injury may result.  Report to management any hazardous condition, broken equipment, or damage to the facilities as soon as possible.

  • Working out with a partner is advised whenever possible.  When in doubt about proper use of equipment, ask management.

  • Never lift heavy weights without a spotter.  Please return the weights to their racks after use. 

  • Do not drop weights on the floor.

  • Members should wear proper gym attire when using the facility.  You must wear upper and lower body garments that are appropriate for workouts in a family facility setting.  Proper athletic shoes are required.  Open toed shoes are not allowed.

  • The Hampton House fitness center does not provide towels.  Members are required to wipe down the equipment during and after each use.  Hampton house provides cleaning spray and paper towels for this.

  • Use of the weight room is at your own risk.  There is no instructor on duty.

  • Please always use the facility responsibly!  There is a 30-minute time limit on cardio machines when others are waiting.  Please be aware of those that have signed in to use the machine when you are finished.

  • No food is allowed in the fitness center.

  • The fitness center has personal trainers for you to hire to assist you with your fitness needs.  Information is available on the fitness center board or by calling the office.

  • Use of the facility is a member privilege.  Any abuse, including allowing unauthorized entry, may result in the loss of access.