Tennis Court Dimensions & Construction (Australia)

Tennis Court Specifications

Tennis, a popular sport enjoyed by individuals of all ages, requires a well-designed court to ensure fair gameplay and optimal performance. Whether you're planning to construct a tennis court for a private residence, club, or public facility, understanding the standard dimensions and innovative solutions available is essential for a successful project.

This comprehensive guide provides detailed information on tennis court specifications and dimensions, highlighting the cutting-edge MSF PRO technology by MSF Sports, which enhances safety, performance, and longevity of tennis courts.

Standard Tennis Court Dimensions

The design of a tennis court involves precise measurements to define the playing area and ensure fair gameplay. Here's a breakdown of the standard dimensions:

Aspect Measurement
Overall Dimensions 23.77m x 10.97m
Singles Court Dimensions 23.77m x 8.23m
Doubles Court Dimensions 23.77m x 10.97m
Net Height 0.91m (at center)

Surface Types

Tennis is unusual in that it is played on a variety of surfaces. Grass, clay, and hard-courts of concrete or asphalt topped with acrylic are the most common. Occasionally carpet is used for indoor play, with hardwood flooring having been historically used. Artificial turf courts can also be found. Now, Multi-Sports Flooring is fast becoming a preferred choice for tennis on all levels across Australia, from backyards to professional game-play surfaces.

Primary surface types are used for tennis courts, each with its unique characteristics:

  • Hard Court: Made of asphalt or concrete covered with acrylic or modular sports flooring, providing a fast-paced game with consistent bounce.
  • Grass Court: Natural grass surface, offering a fast and low bounce game. Requires significant maintenance.
  • Clay Court: Crushed brick or stone surface, providing a slower game with higher bounce and more slide.


For night-time play, proper lighting is essential. Here are some considerations for tennis court lighting:

  • LED Lighting: Energy-efficient and provides uniform illumination across the court.
  • Lighting Height: Should be mounted at a height of 6 to 8 meters for optimal visibility and minimal glare.
  • Lighting Design: Properly positioned lights to minimize shadows and ensure even lighting throughout the court.


Tennis Court Dimensions Diagram

Tennis Court Dimensions

Division of Court

The tennis court is divided into equal halves by a net. Each half measures 10.97m x 11.89m for singles and 10.97m x 23.77m for doubles.

Net Specifications

The net used in tennis is made of durable materials and must meet specific standards:

  • Height: 0.91m at the center and 1.07m at the posts
  • Length: 12.8m for singles and 12.8m for doubles

Run-Off Area

A recommended run-off area around the tennis court ensures player safety and allows for smooth gameplay:

  • Minimum Run-Off Area: 3m on all sides
  • Surface Type: Should be similar to the court surface to avoid tripping hazards


Regular maintenance is crucial to keep a tennis court in top condition. Here are some maintenance tips:

  • Surface Cleaning: Regularly sweep or pressure wash the court surface to remove debris and dirt.
  • Crack Repair: Fill and seal any cracks to prevent water infiltration and further damage.
  • Net Inspection: Check the net regularly for signs of wear and tear and replace if necessary.


Tennis Court Construction

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Tennis Court Construction

1. What is the height of a tennis net?

The standard height of a tennis net is 0.91 meters at the center and 1.07 meters at the posts.

2. What are the dimensions of a tennis court in meters?

A standard tennis court measures 23.77 meters in length and 10.97 meters in width for singles, and 23.77 meters in length and 10.97 meters in width for doubles.

3. What are the different surface types used for tennis courts?

Tennis courts can have hard, grass, or clay surfaces, each offering different playing characteristics.

4. How wide should the run-off area be around a tennis court?

The minimum recommended run-off area around a tennis court is 3 meters on all sides to ensure player safety and smooth gameplay.

5. Can tennis be played indoors and outdoors?

Yes, tennis can be played both indoors and outdoors. The court dimensions and specifications remain the same for both settings.

6. What are the benefits of MSF PRO™ technology for tennis courts?

MSF PRO™ technology enhances the safety, performance, and longevity of tennis courts by providing features such as consistent ball bounce, shock absorption, and anti-slip surfaces.

7. How long is the warranty for MSF PRO™ tennis flooring?

MSF PRO™ flooring comes with a 10-year limited warranty, ensuring a long-term investment in your sporting facilities and homes.

MSF PRO Technology for Tennis Courts

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Constructing a high-quality, long-lasting tennis court requires advanced flooring technology. MSF PRO™ by MSF Sports offers unparalleled benefits:

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  • Consistent Ball Bounce: Ensures fair gameplay and predictable ball movement.
  • Shock Absorption: Reduces the risk of injuries by absorbing impact.
  • Anti-Slip Surface: Increases grip, preventing slips and falls.

Durability and Safety

  • Resistant to Cracking and Warping: Provides a stable playing surface for years to come.
  • Fade-Resistant: Maintains its appearance even after prolonged exposure to sunlight.

Customization and Installation

MSF Sports offers personalized services for the design and installation of tennis courts:

  • One-on-One Consultation: Tailored guidance throughout the project to meet your specific requirements.
  • On-Site Visits: Ensures precision and quality without hidden costs.
  • Warranty and Longevity: MSF PRO™ flooring comes with a 10-year limited warranty and an expected lifespan of 20 years, ensuring a long-term investment in your sporting facilities.

Enhance Your Tennis Court with MSF Sports

Whether you're aiming to build a recreational or professional tennis court, MSF Sports delivers the expertise and quality solutions necessary for a successful project. Our commitment is to provide you with a safe, durable, and high-performance tennis court that athletes will cherish for years to come.

Why Choose MSF Sports?

  • MSF Sports - Sports Court Builders

    Expertise: Benefit from our extensive experience in building top-tier tennis courts across Australia.

  • Quality Solutions: Our advanced MSF PRO™ technology ensures unparalleled performance and longevity.
  • Tailored Guidance: We offer personalized consultation to meet your specific requirements and ensure the perfect court design.
  • Multi-Sports Compatibility: Our innovative Multi-Sports Flooring allows for versatile use, enabling multiple sports on the same court.
  • Built to Last: With our state-of-the-art technology, your court will withstand the test of time, providing enjoyment for generations.

Bringing Professional Tennis to Your Doorstep

MSF Sports is dedicated to bringing the professional tennis experience to domestic, council, and commercial facilities across Australia. From Melbourne to Perth and everywhere in between, our world-class solution is accessible to all.

Experience the Difference

When you choose MSF Sports, you're not just getting a tennis court – you're investing in quality, safety, and performance. Our commitment to excellence ensures that your court will exceed expectations, providing endless hours of enjoyment for players of all levels.

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