I failed to mention some of the cons of the 'key club'.
There is a 2 year waiting list before your accepted as a Lmited Member.
Dues $260. Open playing time 8pm to 9am. May guest in twice per month for free.
After several more years (it took me 3) you're eligible for Associate Member.
Dues $560.00. Open playing time 24/7. Can play on up to 2 reserved courts per day and unlimited free time.
Not eligible to vote on club policy.
Finally you become eligible for Stockholder (5-10 years).
At this time you shell out the major coin- somewhere between $4k and $5k at the moment.
Now the dues drop to $360 and you have the same playing time available as the Associate but with
the additional bonus of being able to vote on club policy and serve on the board.
This stock increase with COLA and can be sold if you move or passed on to family if you die.
That's the purpose of having the waiting list which is comprised of the Limited and Associate members.
It's basically a feeder program for the Stockholders to ensure they can recoup their investment.
Pretty neat setup which provides indoor tennis here in the boonies.
Unfortunately, the club itself does little or nothing to promote tennis in the area.
It's just a place for rich people and their families to play tennis.