Tennis Court Dimensions


A tennis court is 78 feet (23.77 metres) long. Its width is 27 feet (8.23 metres) for singles matches and 36 feet (10.97 metres) for doubles matches. The service line is 21 feet (6.40 metres) from the net.

Dimension International (recommended) International (min) Recreational (min)
Total length including run-backs 132 ft / 40.2 m 120 ft / 36.6 m 114 ft / 34.8 m
Total width including side-run (doubles) 66 ft / 20.1 m 60 ft / 18.3 m 56ft / 17.1 m
Run-back (distance behind the baseline) 27 ft / 8.2 m 21 ft / 6.4 m 18 ft / 5.5 m
Side-run (distance to the side of the court) 18 ft / 4.6 m 12 ft / 3.7 m 10 ft / 3.1 m
The spacing between multiple courts n/a n/a 12 ft / 3.7 m

In Australia, backyard Tennis courts come in a range of sizes and can be customized to suit your space and/or budget requirements. Call 1800 COURTS for a free custom tennis court design and quote.

How thick are line markings on a tennis court?

Tennis Court lines should follow standard thickness measurements, and these must be taken into account when painting Tennis Court line markings. The centre service and centre mark lines should be 5 cm wide (2 inches) wide. The other lines of a Tennis court must be between 2.5cm (1inch) to 5cm (2inches) wide, with the exception of the baseline that may be up to 10cm (4inches) wide.

What size is a tennis court in square metres?

The overall surface area of a tennis court measures 195.7 sqm for singles and 260.9 sqm for doubles.

How much total space is required to build a tennis court?

The minimum amount of space depends if the court is used for competitive play or recreational use. For recreational use, the recommended minimum length is generally around 34.8 m (114 ft) and the minimum width is 17.1 m (56 ft). A tennis court's total area size is approx 595.1 sqm.

Tennis Court Dimensions

What Tennis Court surface to choose?

Each of the various Tennis court materials have varying degrees of upfront costs vs performance vs ongoing maintenance requirements. It's recommended to factor these into any decision of which type of tennis court to build:

Grass: Grass courts require by far the most maintenance. The grass must be kept very short, healthy and free of weeds. This means frequent watering, fertalising and mowing.

Clay: Clay courts require less maintenance than grass. However, clay has the tendency to shift quite frequently, which requires raking or brushing back into place. During times of high winds, some clay may be blown off the court entirely. Generally new clay is required to be added each year.

Acrylic: Acrylic courts are relatively low maintenance but can lack in performance. Beyond keeping them swept and clean, they require very little upkeep.

Asphalt: Asphalt courts generally require resurfacing every few years or so. They are more susceptable to cracking, and those cracks can grow quickly to become problematic, especially in the cooler climates.


Concrete: Concrete courts are fairly low maintenance as well. They require occasional resurfacing but do not crack as frequently or as badly as asphalt.

Modular Sports Flooring: Concrete, asphalt and acrylic courts are so brutal on your joints and body, A popular new Tennis court surface solution that has been specifically designed for increased performance, longevity and a reduction in joint strain/injuries and reduced sound decibles, which is great for residential environments. Australia's top selling modular sports flooring suitable for Tennis Courts is the MSF PRO sports surface. The MSF PRO surface offers the latest cutting-edge sports technology and can be installed onto almost any hard flat subsurface base such as concrete, decking or asphalt. The tiles also come in a 16 various colours and can be easily DIY installed by almost anyone handy with tools. Click here to read more about MSF PRO modular sports surface.

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