With The Australian Open knocking on the door, this time we want to discuss a little but about tennis court fencing in Melbourne. 


We don’t like putting things “in a box” if you know what we mean by that, but when it comes to tennis and tennis court fencing we just have to as traditionally tennis court perimeter fences are rectangular fencing enclosures,  just like a box. But this is not set in stone and this traditional approach, meaning having a rectangular tennis court fencing enclosures, is not a must. There are alternatives and they depend on the security and adjacent hazards, so sometimes high perimeter fence is not essential to have around your tennis playing are.

What are those alternatives you could have instead of the traditional tennis court fencing as sometimes local aesthetic value or even economic reasons don’t let you to install a rectangular tennis court fencing? In this case you can install tennis court fencing with splayed corners, or reduce the hight of your tennis court fencing for better viewing, maybe use dividing fence between the tennis courts and even reduce the height of this tennis court dividing fencing as well, or a partial length dividing fence – there are many good alternatives to use for your tennis court fencing to meet the requirements of the location and its surroundings.

Maybe your tennis court fencing is internal and not external, then in this case you can also use the variation of the alternatives above to make sure that security is secured, and it fits in with the rest of its surroundings.


When it comes to choosing the colour for your tennis court fencing, there are just a few things to keep in mind. There are no restriction to colouring as if you really want your personal tennis court fencing to be pink, so be it, but according to Tennis Australia Fencing Fact Sheet the recommendation is as follows:

It’s desirable that the court fence blend into the local environment and below coloured fences provide good background contrast against the ball colour:

1.  An Evergreen colour to blend with adjacent foliage
2. Black fence to blend into a mixed colour environment such as a suburban development

How high fence you should get though? Well, it mostly comes down to the tennis court’s surface bounce characteristics. So the bouncier it is, the higher the tennis ball will go, the higher perimeter tennis court fence you will need. Simple logic. But what tennis court surfaces are the most bouncier? We aren’t going to get into the depth of the tennis courts exact parameters, but if interested you can find out more HERE.

How strong should it be? The standard tennis court fencing is designed to withstand normal wind loads, but if the court is exposed to high wind loads with no shielding, please consider installing windscreens or let creepers  grow over the fence for a better wind protection. You need to consider the location and weather conditions your fencing is exposed to as then you can install a strengthened fence accordingly so you can enjoy your tennis practices and games without any fencing issues getting in your way.


You know how they say that measure seven times, cut once, then you can apply that saying to tennis court fencing as well. Do think ahead when you start a big construction work like tennis court fencing. Maybe you could add more courts to what was initially planned, could you add windscreens now or later in the future? Could you grow creepers or vines over the fence if needed for a better wind protection? Or be a better smarter about it and use lightning posts as double fence posts. Also think about the measurements, for example the width of your gates: could maintenance equipment get through them? Or do you have any trees surrounding your tennis court and tennis court fencing that might become an issue when the windy and rainy weather hits and branches can fall on your tennis court fencing and tennis field? Things like that should be considered in the initial phase of planning to make sure that future is brighter without problems like described above.


Keeping it cool? Well, we meant keeping it clean and tide and well maintained. Installing the best tennis court fencing in town doesn’t mean that you don’t have to show some love, tender and care to your tennis court fencing. So keep in mind things like falling branches if you have trees surrounding your tennis court. Lubricate gate hinges and bolts once in a while and definitely repair holes in chain wire mesh to make sure that no ball can get away and no human will try to get through to your tennis court. If you’ll find a broken or a bent post, repair it. If you find excessive chain wire curl-up, tie it. And this goes more to the planning phase, but make sure that you have a good drainage system around your tennis court fencing to reduce the corrosion of your tennis court fencing. 

That’s tennis court fencing wrapped up for you. If you need tennis court fencing or other sports fencing installation, call us on (03) 9753 4566, shoot us an email on info@diamondfence.com.au, or just get a FREE online quote.