The Department 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."

Size
A popular tennis court size is 33m x 16.3m.
Options
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)

Smaller mini court sizes are also available

Full tennis court construction

Position
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.

Access
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.

Excavation
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 sub-base.

Excavation

 

Tennis Court Base Options

Concrete Base
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 corner.

OR

Permaflex Base
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 (minimum).

Advantages of an engineered Permaflex Sports Base

  • Stabilised sports base
  • Vertically porous enabling faster surface drainage
    • minimal disruption to play after rain
    • reduction in algae/moss growth
  • Flexible/Shock absorbing - less muscle fatigue/body stress
  • Closest to natural grass ball-bounce
  • Cost-effective alternative to concreting, heat-stabilised alternative to bitumen
  • Conversion from red porous or granitic sand without disturbing existing court area and surrounds, and without destroying existing in-built vertical drainage capacity
  • 7 year warranty

 

Custom Fencing

Fence 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.

Custom Fencing
 
Curved light posts and fence rolled down


Retaining Walls

Some options include:

  • Double Brick Wall - face work
  • Double Brick Wall - rendered
  • Honeycomb Basalt Wall - random style
  • Granite - random style
  • Bluestone Pitcher
  • Random Basalt (Bluestone)
  • Boral or Pioneer Keystone Wall

Red brick retaining wall

Tennis Modgrass

New Net posts & Net

Floodlighting

Multi-Sports Options