Either you are planning to construct a tennis court at backyard/residential/home, countryside, Clay Court, Hard Court, or Grass Court you must have basic knowledge about tennis court dimensions, measurements and the material and other national/international standards used for it.
The tennis court is a basic need to play the tennis game. The tennis court dimensions are usually measured in feet. It’s rectangular shaped having a net stretched in the center of across the court. It has different surfaces according to the Grand slam tournaments played internationally.
The surface affects the playing style of the game. A single court can be used to play both category games i.e. Singles & Doubles matches.
The Dimension of Standard/ International Tennis Court
The standard or internationally acceptable tennis court dimensions are defined and imposed by the highest governing body International Tennis Federation (ITF). Court’s dimensions are as follows in Feets.
Additional Space Around Court Width = 60 Ft. Length = 120 Ft.
The net in the tennis divides it 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.
Tennis 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 coloured/ Stage wise as follows For Child 10 Years and under.
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 Tennis Court Surfaces
All four Grand Slam tournaments i.e. The Australian Open, The 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.
While the Australian Open had been shifted back in 1988 from Grass to Hard Court.
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