of Infrastructure has produced a free booklet called "Code
of Practice -Private Tennis Court Development". This
can be obtained by phoning the Department on 9655 8830, or
we can send it to you. "The Code sets out considerations,
objectives and performance requirements to be applied to the
construction, use and illumination of private tennis courts."
A popular tennis court size is 33m x 16.3m.
30.5m x 15.2m (approx 100ft x 50ft)
33.5m x 16.8m (approx 110ft x 55ft)
36.5m x 18.3m (approx 120ft x 60ft)
The area inside the white lines is always 23.7744m x
10.973m (78ft x 36ft)
mini court sizes are also available
tennis court construction
Traditionally, tennis courts have been sited north/south to
reduce interference from sun glare. However, these days many
courts vary from this to accommodate a more integrated design
layout, and available space.
Heavy vehicle access for the transporting of materials to
the court site is more cost-effective than manual labour.
Power and water should be available on site. If we have to
open fencing to access a court site, it will be re-instated
on completion of works.
Some excavation will be needed to remove vegetation
from the court area, and to prepare a suitable construction
site. If cut and fill are required, this must be done
to exacting specifications and compaction. For your
own protection we recommend that you obtain a professional
Geo-technical report to ensure the stability of the
Court Base Options
Laser-grade court site to correct the levels and falls. Install
100mm thick reinforced concrete slab with 1% diagonal fall.
Laser-level and power-trowel to finish. Drainage pit in low
Laser-grade court site to correct the levels and falls. Box
court perimeter with treated pine plinth, and dowel peg to
base. Install NDCR base rock to a compacted depth of 60mm
(nominal). The rock will be spread with a bobcat, levelled
with a dual-grade laser-controlled land plane, and rolled
to compaction with a twin-drum vibrating roller. Install 'A'
Grade top rock to a compacted depth of 40mm (nominal). Laser-grade,
vibrate, and roll to compaction. Hand-trim, then spray with
Permaflex Base stabilising chemicals at the rate of 3 litres/m2
of an engineered Permaflex Sports Base
porous enabling faster surface drainage
disruption to play after rain
in algae/moss growth
absorbing - less muscle fatigue/body stress
to natural grass ball-bounce
alternative to concreting, heat-stabilised alternative to
from red porous or granitic sand without disturbing existing
court area and surrounds, and without destroying existing
in-built vertical drainage capacity
- 7 year
and light posts are set in concrete footings and should be
installed before the base is constructed. A typical domestic
tennis court would have 3m high fences of black PVC chainmesh,
with top rail and 2 single gates. Variations include a rolled-down
section at 1m high in front of house or other feature, or
retractable Draw Curtains with weighted hems. Splayed corners
are also an option. Our fencing can be designed to complement
period-style buildings, brick retaining walls, built-in hit-up
walls or hockey goals.
Net posts & Net