Tennis is gaining increasing popularity. It is played by professional athletes, amateurs, adults and children. What should be the size of a tennis court? This will be discussed.
What is a tennis court
To play tennis requires a fairly large playground. Unfortunately, the bulk of amateur gardeners do not have the opportunity to build a court in their summer cottage.
The area of 600 m 2 does not allow to place a full-fledged tennis court, even for amateur players.
But there is a way out. Tennis is a collective game. At least 2 players participate in it. Therefore, using the territory adjacent to the garden partnership, you can equip an excellent tennis court that will allow you to spend your leisure time in an organized way for all team members.
What should be the size of a tennis court in meters? The playground is a flat place measuring 18 by 36 meters, or 648 m 2.
Arrangement of the tennis court
For the construction of the court will require:
- sketch of a tennis court;
- availability of a suitable place;
- drainage pipes;
- sand, clay, fertile soil, crushed stone, artificial turf;
- tennis net, pillars for its attachment;
- the ability to install anti-wind protection;
- rollers for tamping and leveling the ground.
On the selected territory make the layout of the soil. The slope of the site should be no more than 1 degree. Drainage pipes are laid along the perimeter and diagonal in order to ensure the flow of water if the coating is ground or grassy. When installing solid flooring (concrete or asphalt) drainage diagonally is not installed.
The prepared site is covered with a layer of rubble, which is leveled with a roller. Next, pour a layer of sand, which is also tamped. On top of this pillow poured an earthy mixture consisting of sand, clay and fertile soil. The proportions should be the same. The soil is leveled, its level is checked with a construction compass, then everything is compacted and watered for shrinkage. The basis dries 3 days. After this, a preliminary marking of the site is made. Based on it, posts for the grid and supports for the anti-wind protection are installed. Artificial turf of lawn grass is laid on the ground.
Sizes of a tennis court
On the artificial turf applied markings of the tennis field. Court make for doubles and single. Each type is characterized by its size of the court.
In order to save building material and marking areas for different types of games, they are made on the same field. What should be the size of a tennis court? The standard is 18 by 36 meters. But when combining the fields of steam and single game, it is worth noting their main difference - the field for a single game is smaller in width.
Sizes of the court in a doubles game:
Sizes of a tennis court in a single game:
- central dividing line - 4.165 m;
- field width - 8.23 m.
All other indicators of the size of the court are the same as in the doubles game.
Tennis court care
Features care of the court depends on its coverage. The most complex manipulation requires a ground coating. After each game, it is necessary to level it, water it, and carry out restoration work after the winter period of time.
Hard-surface courts (concrete, asphalt, wood, plastic) need only water after rain and autumn leaves. The fields with artificial grass require the least effort. They need only a rake to clean the autumn foliage, while water goes through the drainage.