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Tennis Court Dimensions

tennis court dimensions

Above are the official dimensions of a tennis court.

Whether you are installing a new tennis court, doing maintenance on an existing one, or simply looking for the dimensions, you've come to the right place for information on a tennis court. Below are some important basic guidelines to help you install a new tennis court correctly.

Be sure to checkout the wide-variety of equipment and accessories offered by Do It Tennis. Based on feedback directly from our customers, we've also put together some different packages of popular tennis court equipment-combinations, at varying price points.

Overall Area (Standard)
The minimum suggested length of the overall court area is 120 ft. and the minimum suggested width is 60 ft., giving 7,200 sq. ft. (minimum) of total area needed for a single one court.

Overall Area (Tournament or Stadium Courts)
An additional 10 ft. on both the length and width of the overall dimensions of the court are suggested to give extra perimeter area for judges to stand and for player overrun. Therefore, the overall court length would be 130 ft. and overall width would be 70 ft.

Playing Area
The length of the playing area is 78 ft. and the maximum width (the doubles court) is 36 ft., giving 2808 sq. ft. of total playing area.

Always measure to the outside of the line to get the correct measurement. The Center Line and Center Mark are measured on the centerline of the court.

Side Space and Back Space
Leaving enough space along the sides and back of the playing area is important. You want to have a minimum of 12 ft. from the sideline to the fence, divider curtain or any fixed obstruction. A minimum of 21 ft. from the baseline to the fence or backdrop is required.

Overhead Space
For indoor facilities, the minimum overhead clearance free of any obstructions should be 20 ft. above the baseline and 35 ft. above the net.

Backstops and Fences
Normally the fencing or walls around a court are a minimum of 8 ft. high for residential courts and 10 ft. for clubs or park facilities. This includes tennis court dividers and backdrops.

Court Lines
The white lines that mark the court also have standard thicknesses. All lines should be 2 inches in width, and the baseline may be up to 4 inches.

Padding for Round Poles, Posts and Columns
When ordering padding for a circular column, you will need to provide the circumference and diameter of the column in inches for whichever pad you want (2 ½” or 4” thick) so that the size of the padding can be determined. The finished pad size will be significantly different than the post circumference because foam changes shape as it wraps around a round object. Our customer service staff at Do It Tennis would be happy to provide you with the finished pad size and price.