Diamond Fence is known for its customised tennis court fencing in Melbourne, Victoria. What does our customisation exactly mean? To get an idea of the sports fencing offered, tennis court fences specifically, have a look at the below images. Various locations, a wide range of customers’ special requirements, and the end product delivered.
How to customise tennis court fencing?
Firstly, the tennis court fencing requirements will depend on the purpose of the tennis court. Yes, tennis courts are used to play tennis. However, the level of the play will determine whether tennis court dimensions have to be according to the professional requirements.
For example, let’s assume that the tennis court and the fencing that you are planning to install, or get installed by a fencing specialist, is with a purpose to play for fun with your children, friends, relatives, or co-workers. You do not have any intentions to have professional competitions on it. Thus, meticulously following the tennis court standard requirements may not be on your priority list.
Moreover, the size of the tennis court will depend on the space available in your yard. Or wherever the plan is to install the court. Hence, the measurements of the tennis court fencing will depend on the size of the court.
Intentional Tennis Federation (ITF)
Now, let’s assume the plan is to use the tennis court for competitions or you simply want the court with standard measurements. The dimensions of a tennis court are defined in the Rules of Tennis by the Intentional Tennis Federation (ITF). Hence, you need to make sure to follow the below.
Most of the tennis courts are built to double dimensions simply due to the practical purposes as it allows to play single as well.
According to the ITF, the width of all the lines should be a minimum of between 2.5 – 5cm. The baseline may be 10cm. The centre service lines and centre mark should be 5cm.
When possible, also consider the sun. The north-south orientation is preferred as this way the sun will disturb the players less.
When it comes to international tournaments, the requirements are specified according to the tournament. When it comes to the club or recreational level, the recommended minimum distances are advised to be as follows:
- the space behind each baseline 5.48m
- the space at the sides 3.05m
Key Tennis Court Dimensions
- Overall Length: 78 ft / 23.77 m
- Overall Width: 27 ft / 8.23 m (Singles), 36 ft / 10.97 m (Doubles)
- Overall Surface Area: 2,106 sq ft / 195.7 sq m (Singles), 2,808 sq ft / 260.9 sq m (Doubles)
Another factor to consider are tennis court surfaces. There are three main ones:
- grass courts
- hard courts
- clay courts
What is the difference between these courts? Grass courts are the fastest of them all due to the slippery surface. However, they require the most maintenance. Hence, if you are planning to install the courts for recreational purposes, we would not recommend going for the grass-court simply due to the high-maintenance. You could consider installing artificial turf tennis pitches.
Hard courts are either asphalt or concrete. They are covered with acrylic resins. That helps to seal the surface and mark the playing lines. At the same time, it provides some cushioning. These courts are the easiest to maintain. The ball speed is slower than on the grass courts, yet, faster than on clay courts. Due to the hard surface, the ball bounces higher as well.
Lastly, clay courts have a deep red colour and are the slowest surfaces.
Sport fencing enquiries
Now, you should have an idea of different tennis court requirements. Tennis court fencing requirements will mainly depend on the size of the tennis court, the height of the tennis court fencing, and the material of the fence. The most popular sports fencing choice would be the plastic-coated chain link fencing.
If you want to find out more, contact our sports fencing team today!
Call us on (03) 9753 4566, shoot us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org or get a FREE online quote.