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How to Install a Tennis Net Post

Installing the tennis posts are the first and most important step in equipping your court with a tennis net that will last. Proper installation of the posts will ensure correct installation of the net, which in turn will increase the life of your net, protecting your investment.

Once your post is installed, check out our step-by-step instructions for installing a tennis net.

How to Install a Tennis Net - Post and Anchor Installation

Follow these simple instructions to install your new tennis post.

1. When installing posts, make sure they will rest no higher than 1” above the net cord, at a height of about 3’- 6” above the court surface. The footings should be a minimum of 3’- 6” below surface or to the frost depth of your area. (See diagram)

2. Place footings so that the center line of the posts will be 3’ outside the court on each side.

3. The center lines of posts should be positioned 42’ apart for Doubles court and 33’ apart for Singles court. Post sleeves are recommended because they allow easy removal of the posts for resurfacing, maintenance, post repair/replacement, and alternate uses of the court.

4. During the off season or when winterizing, it is best to remove the net posts and plug the sleeves with sleeve covers to prevent moisture and dirt from falling in.

Do It Tennis offers several Tennis Posts from which to choose. You will find a larger selection of similar items in our Tennis Court Equipment category.

If you still have questions regarding how to install a tennis net post, or have any other tennis court maintenance related questions, please don’t hesitate to call our court equipment specialist, toll free at (866) 900-3648 or return to our Buyer’s Guide page for more information.