It’s a basic need to play tennis game. It’s part of measured land having specific dimensions. It’s rectangular shaped having a net stretched in the center of the court. It has different surfaces according to the Grand slam tournaments played internationally. The surface affects the playing style of the game. One kind f Surface can be used to play both games i.e. Singles & Doubles matches.
Dimension of Standard/ International Tennis Court
The standard or internationally acceptable Dimensions are defined and imposed by highest governing body International Tennis Federation (ITF). Court’s dimensions are as follows in Feets
|Single (Ft.)||Double (Ft.)|
Additional Space Around Court Width = 60 Ft. Length = 120 Ft.
The net divides the court into two equal parts. It’s stretched fully and outside of the court width parallel to the baseline. Net posts are also designated outside the width of net and post. It is 3 ft-6 inches high near post and 3 Ft. In the center of the net.
Court Dimensions For Juniors/Kids
Apart from professional standard size ITF also standardizes court for younger children. To encourage the children court is kept small and colored/ Stage wise as follows For Child 10 Years and under.
|Colour||Width (Ft.)||Length (Ft.)||Stage|
Net Height = 2 Ft 6” (0.8 m)
Different colors of balls are used for children to play games like Orange, Red, and Green. ITF states that the court for 10 years and under should be Red in Stage one of the game (level of learning) and Orange court for stage 2 and green for stage 3.
Types of Surfaces
All four Grand Slam Australian Open, French Open, US Open and Wimbledon tournaments are played on different types of surfaces. There are four standard surfaces for tennis games.
Obviously each surface has its own pros and cons associated with it. These surfaces are Clay, Hard, Grass, and Carpet courts and according to pace, these surfaces are categorized into different categories.
|Medium Slow||Category 2|
|Medium Fasst||Category 4|
While the Australian Open had been shifted back in 1988 from Grass to Hard Court.
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