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Tennis Court Dimensions & Measurements

Tennis Court Diagram | Tennis Court Dimensions | Court Size and Layout with measurements

What are the dimensions of a tennis court? Above is a tennis court diagram with the official dimensions of a tennis court as defined by the International Tennis Federation.

Whether you are installing a new tennis court, doing maintenance on an existing one, or simply looking for the tennis court dimensions, you’ve come to the right place. Do It Tennis specializes in tennis court equipment and helping customers get the right equipment they need, installed correctly, at a great price.

Tips for Measuring a Tennis Court

Below are some important guidelines to help you correctly measure your tennis court.

Size of a Tennis Court (Standard)
The minimum suggested length of a tennis court 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.

Size of a Tennis Court (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.

Tennis Court Dimensions/Measurements
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.

Tennis Court Markings
The white lines that mark the court also have standard thicknesses. All court lines should be a minimum of 2 inches in width, and the baseline may be up to 4 inches wide.

Padding for Round Poles, Posts and Columns
When ordering tennis post 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.
Tennis Net Installation - Elevations

Be sure to check out 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.

If you still have questions regarding the dimensions of a tennis court, how to measure the lines or 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.