Philadelphia Cricket Club

General Rules


Introduction

We are proud of the rich traditions and high standards that make PCC one of the premier Clubs in the Philadelphia area and we ask you to take the time to review this pamphlet and the Club’s full rules as this pamphlet highlights and summarizes a small selection from the General Rules.
All members are expected to have read, and to abide by, the General Rules of the Club. Payment of annual dues to PCC constitutes an agreement to comply with these rules.
Members who observe apparent abuse of the rules should bring a complaint directly to officers, senior staff or the House Committee Chairman.

General Decorum and Etiquette

The fundamental principle that preserves a welcoming and congenial atmosphere is basic respect and consideration for fellow members.
Members are expected to observe and respect proper decorum at all times at PCC and are reminded that they are responsible for the actions, proper dress and decorum of family members and guests.

Cell Phone and PDA Policy

PCC recognizes changing electronics utilization, but requires members to embrace a balance with PCC tradition. Portable communication devices (cell phones, tablets and readers) may be used for emailing, texting and data usage as long as they are stored discreetly and kept on silent/vibrate mode at all times in all areas of the Clubhouse. However, the use of electronic devices is discouraged.
Permitted areas of use:
For quietly talking on the phone: Locker rooms and parking lots.
At the pool the devices must be on silent mode at all times.

Dress Code

The below Dress Code reflects the spirit of our private country club setting and works to ensure a wonderful experience for all who enjoy the Club. As a member of the Philadelphia Cricket Club it is required that you use the highest level of discernment regarding your dress, and that of all family and guests, while enjoying the Club venues. The following applies to all individuals ages 5 and up.

Attire at Flourtown & Militia Hill

Terrace Room: Country Club Casual
Tillinghast Room: Country Club Casual
Porch: Country Club Casual

Attire at St. Martins

Woodward Room: Country Club Casual
Lounge: Country Club Casual (Neatly tailored blue jeans are also allowed in this area.)
Family Grill: Country Club Casual and Active-wear (Neatly tailored blue jeans are also allowed in this area.)
Formal Bar: Country Club Casual (Blue jeans are NOT allowed in this area)
Porch: Country Club Casual & Active-Wear (Members are asked to use discretion regarding condition of sporting attire post activity)
Squash & Pavilion Social Areas: Country Club Casual, Active-wear and Fitness Attire (Neatly tailored blue jeans are also allowed in these areas.)
Fitness Center: Fitness Attire
Pool: Country Club Casual, Active-wear, Swimwear and Fitness Attire

Country Club Casual is defined as:
Gentlemen: Slacks, including neatly tailored, non-torn colored denim (non-blue jean) or tailored golf shorts. A collared shirt neatly tucked in or appropriately tailored shirt (such as “Tommy Bahama" styled) worn not tucked in.
Ladies: Slacks, capris, neatly tailored, non-torn colored denim (non-blue jean), skirts, golf-length shorts, blouses and sweaters. Halter tops, low-neck shirts without a collar or sleeves and bare midriffs are not allowed.

Active-wear
is defined as: Any sportswear that follows the dress codes of Tennis, Squash, Paddle, Golf, or Cricket. Tee shirts are not acceptable except when worn with appropriate sporting attire by those under 18 years of age. Swimwear is not permissible outside of the pool area. Spiked athletic shoes and foam flip flops are not allowed. Gentlemen are not permitted to wear caps, hats and visors within the Clubhouses or on outdoor porches, with the exception of the Men’s Locker Room and the Fitness Center. Ladies may wear appropriate sporting hats, caps and visors.

Fitness Attire
is defined as: Workout appropriate clothing; sleeveless tees or tank tops must be in good taste – no bare midriffs. Appropriate athletic shoes are required and no open toed shoes are permissible; black-soled or marking shoes are not allowed on squash courts. Hats are allowed in the Fitness Center if they are worn facing forward at all times. Fitness attire that meets the Active-wear attire guidelines is permissible in related sporting areas. Members are encouraged to use discretion regarding their attire when entering the Clubhouse and dining areas in Fitness Attire, especially post-activity.

Swimwear
is to be worn in the pool area only and members should dress modestly. No bathing attire is permitted when entering or exiting the main Clubhouse.

Inappropriate Attire is defined as: exposed undergarments or “see-through” fabric without proper lining, bare midriffs or overtly revealing shorts or skirts. Any torn, sloppy, or soiled clothing and footwear including pool shoes and foam flip flops. Basketball shorts, cargo shorts, cargo pants, non-dress code compliant tee-shirts, hooded sweatshirts & sweatpants are not allowed in the clubhouse.

Members are encouraged to consider respect for tradition, modesty, and the comfort of other members. As a reminder, members are responsible for informing their guests of the Dress Code. Anyone in inappropriate attire for the respective venue will be directed to an alternative area, or if necessary, asked to leave.

Juniors

Members are responsible for ensuring that their children behave, are dressed appropriately, and are considerate of those around them.
Children of all ages are welcome to dine in the Back Grill & Lounge area.
Children under the age of 21 are not permitted at any bar and may not sit in barstools or stand at the bar at any time.
Children ages 12 and older may be left unattended on Club property, providing they understand the Club Etiquette Policies. Children may be left unattended at the pool area only beginning at age 9.
Club staff is authorized to remind members and guests of these policies. Use of devices or inappropriate attire that is inconsistent with the rules may result in referral to the House Committee for disciplinary action.

Discipline

The General Manager and professional staff have instructions to see that there are no violations of Club rules. Members who are deemed to have violated Club rules will be apprised of their violation and the incident will be brought to the attention of the Board of Governors, which will resolve the matter.
Individual members are expected to cooperate with the staff in enforcing these rules and bringing violations to their attention.
The Board has the right to discipline members in accordance with the Bylaws. Damage to Club property caused by a member or a member’s children or their guests may be charged to the member.

Guests

Members’ guests are welcome at PCC and should be accompanied by a member. Members should familiarize guests with the applicable rules and customs of the Club as the member is responsible for guests’ behavior and decorum.
Guests may not use the pool, tennis, squash or paddle courts unless accompanied by a member and payment has been made for the appropriate guest fee. Unaccompanied golf play must be approved by the Director of Golf.

Dining

We request and encourage you to call in advance for reservations if you plan to dine at the Club.
Members and guests are required to check in with a dining room manager or host at the maître d’ station in the main lobby of the Clubhouse.
Please note that reservations will be held for no more than 20 minutes and then released.

Fitness Center

The Fitness Center is available from 5am-11pm daily for member use only.
Children under the age of 16 are not permitted in the Fitness Center unless under the supervision of one of the Club’s Trainers.
Only Trainers sanctioned by the Club may perform fitness related services on Club grounds.

Food Minimums and Chits

Food minimums are the sole responsibility of the member to whom the minimum is assigned.
No member may sign another member’s number, except for children, who are still on their parents’ membership.

Cancellation Policy

If reservations made for Club events or private parties are not cancelled within 48 hours of the event, the member will incur a cancellation fee, usually the full price of the event.

Security Codes

Codes for each applicable facility are available in the racquet pro shop and at the front desk.

Smoking

Smoking is prohibited on the campuses of PCC except for in the parking lots and on the golf courses. If smoking in the parking lot or on the golf course, it must be done at least 15 feet away from any clubhouse entrance or eating area; the only exceptions to this rule are the grassy area with the Adirondack chairs located adjacent to the Wissahickon dining patio and the Adirondack sitting area below the Militia Hill patio. Where smoking is permitted, members and their guests should use the provided receptacles to discard butts. If smoking on the golf course, lit cigars and cigarettes may never be rested on, nor their ashes left on, tees or putting greens; further, cigars and cigarettes should never be placed on any grass surface and butts must be properly discarded in a receptacle at the clubhouse. The General Manager may grant exceptions to this rule for events with advance written request.

Suggestions

Constructive suggestions to improve the Club’s facilities and service are welcome. Suggestions and questions should be made in writing and directed to the General Manager, a member of the Board of Governors, or a member of the appropriate committee.

Tipping

Tipping is permitted for the locker room, valet parking and coatroom attendants only. A service charge is automatically added to food and beverage bills, of which a portion goes directly to the staff and the remainder to help supplement their wages. An additional gratuity should not be provided. The Club encourages members to make donations to the Annual Holiday Fund for the benefit of its employees.

Vehicles

Vehicles must be parked in designated parking areas in observance of all “No Parking” and handicapped restrictions. Posted Stop, Exit and other traffic control signs must be obeyed. The Club is not responsible for damage or loss to vehicles or their contents while parked on the Club grounds.