Tennis Equipment Types
Tennis court equipment consists of fixtures and items used in the construction, maintenance and operation of tennis court facilities. Tennis court equipment includes nets, posts, ball machines, ballhoppers and mowers, teaching carts, backboards, windscreens, dividers, stringing machines, umpire chairs and benches. One inevitability of running a tennis court facility is that sooner or later something will break down or need maintenance. Do It Tennis provides the tennis court equipment and replacement materials to do the job.
Let’s face it. Everyone likes to hit tennis balls, but no one likes to pick them up. Any facility with a ball machine or that offers lessons needs some kind of tennis ballhopper. These are the smaller basket-like containers that hold 50-100 balls and can be used to retrieve them. Do It Tennis has hoppers from the leading tennis court equipment companies like Gamma, Head, Hoag, Penn and Courtmaster.
Tennis mowers serve the same purpose as ballhoppers, but with a larger capacity; between 200-300 tennis balls. Tennis movers from Gamma, Playmate and Hoag are available and are great for picking up larger numbers of tennis balls quickly when ballhoppers are ill-equipped to do the task efficiently.
Often overlooked, tennis backboards can be very important pieces of tennis court equipment as they serve as great training aids; more than something you use when you are bored or your partner did not show up. They are more durable and sophisticated than a regular wall and some even have curved surfaces. Choose from backboards made by Bakko, Oncourt and Rally Master.
Tennis Rebound Nets
Those who want the same training benefits provided by backboards, but who do not have the budget or space for them, should consider a tennis rebound net. Rebound nets are great pieces of tennis court equipment as they are moveable and some even collapse small enough to fit in a car. You can find rebound nets made by Bakko, Courtmaster and Gamma.
Tennis Ball Machines
Tennis ball machines might be the most complex devices out of all the products in the tennis court equipment family. Top-of-the line models are a great training tool that can be programmed to simulate game conditions with random shot positioning or work repetitiously on drills. Many models are rechargeable, so the days of needing an electrical outlet close by are over. Tennis court equipment companies like Sports Tutor, Lobster and Playmate carry many different options of high-tech tennis ball machines .
Tennis Umpire Chairs
For tournaments and sanctioned competitions, umpire chairs are a necessity. Lightweight yet sturdy models are available from Putterman, Courtmaster and Gamma.
For players taking a break between matches or for those waiting for a court to free up, tennis benches are a great addition to any tennis facility or home. Benches come in durable wood or PVC material. You can get double-sided benches for adjacent courts and some come with shades for outdoor use. Gamma, Courtmaster, Putterman and SunTrends supply quality benches for any type of facility.
For tennis clubs and home courts it is always important to have quality tennis court equipment but tennis nets might be the most essential. Extensive use and harsh weather combine together to break nets down. Durable, high-quality nets are provided from companies like Douglas, Courtmaster, Edwards, Gamma, Head and MacGregor.
Over time, tennis posts wear down from a combination of heavy use and corrosion from exposure to harsh weather. Durable tennis posts are a must for the same reason quality nets are—to keep customers happy and maintain a reputation as a top-notch tennis club or to keep a home court in use by family members and friends. Do It Tennis supplies posts from tennis court equipment experts like Douglas, Courtmaster, Gamma, Putterman and Edwards.
Tennis Teaching Carts
In an instructional environment with several students, tennis teaching carts with capacities of up to 350 tennis balls make lessons go more smoothly. Selections include models by Gamma, Head, Hoag and Oncourt Offcourt.
The best windscreens never get much attention, and that’s a good thing, because it means they are doing their job effectively allowing facility managers to concentrate on other issues. Screens range from 70 to 95% opacity the latter providing privacy as well as wind protection. Models are available from Courtmaster in fixed lengths or custom lengths priced per square foot.
Tennis Court Dividers
Tennis facility members will be grateful to have tennis court dividers because they keep balls from flying onto other courts. As a result, serious players do not have to deal with the interruptions of balls coming on to their court from neighboring courts, nor do they have to chase down balls that stray onto other courts. Choose from several models by Courtmaster that are priced by the square foot.
Tennis Stringing Machines
One of the rare types of tennis court equipment intended for personal as well as institutional use, tennis stringing machines range from drop-weight to crank/lockout to electronic. Brands include Gamma and Prince.
Tennis Court Accessories and Maintenance
This category covers a wide variety of products for repairing and maintaining tennis court equipment and facilities not addressed by any of the preceding categories on this page. Products include padding, resurfacing material, water removers and soft court material from Advantage, Putterman, Courtmaster, Gamma and Nova.
Stringing Accessories and Parts
All the tools and mounting systems that you need to string racquets are available from Prince, Gamma and Babolat.