A tennis club, as an operator of premises for use in sports activities, has a duty to exercise reasonable care in protecting its patrons from injury. As a result, tennis clubs may be held liable for injuries suffered by a tennis player if they fail to exercise reasonable care. Most claims resulting from injuries suffered at tenns clubs involve questions of slip and fall / premises liability.
Tennis clubs are not strictly liable for all injuries suffered by a tennis player on its premises. A tennis player assumes all obvious and foreseeable risks that are normally incident to the game and will be barred from suing for injuries resulting from such risks. Additionally, recovery for injuries may be barred if the tennis player is contributory negligent, meaning that his own actions contributed to his injury.
Tennis players are not responsible for assuming extraordinary risks that not normally incident to the game, and may sue for such injuries as long as the player is unaware of the risk and has not voluntarily assumed it. Players may also sue if they sustain injuries resulting from an obstacle or defect in the court that the owners of a tennis club knew about and yet did not fix.
A personal injury lawyer will be able to evaluate the seriousness of your injury, the degree of negligence of the tennis court, and the likelihood that you will be able to recover for you claim. If you believe the danger was known to the tennis club and they failed to repair it, then you should consult an attorney.
Last Modified: 08-04-2015 01:45 PM PDTLaw Library Disclaimer
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