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Buying Tennis Court Fencing – Key Considerations

Posted on: November 23rd, 2015

Whilst the court and net are clearly key aspects to ensuring a successful tennis set-up, a good fence is another important feature that you shouldn’t overlook. Necessary for keeping foul balls within the confines of the court, tennis court fencing is also an important safety feature – especially in multi-surface sports areas – to prevent passers-by being struck by a high-speed tennis ball that could cause a serious injury. To prevent this from occurring, you need to select your fencing carefully and keep in mind the following key considerations:

Quality Materials

There are many material options available for fencing, including timber, vinyl and galvanized fencing. What type of material you should use depends on the circumstances of your court. If you are unsure of the benefits of each material, a professional service will be able to assist you in making the right selection. The most important consideration you should make when choosing the material for your tennis court is the strength – will it provide enough protection from the weather, vandals and foul balls?

Trustworthy Constructors

In order to get the best out of your fencing, you need to make sure that the fence is properly constructed to withstand the elements and last for years to come. Look for fully qualified installers and ask around for recommendations.

Here at Charles Lawrence, we are SAPCA accredited and are so proud of our work that we displayed our testimonials on our website as proof of the quality of our constructions.

Entrance and Exit Placement

You should allow for at least two doors in your tennis court, preferably placed at opposite ends of the court to allow for easy access to and from the court. As with choosing your fencing material, opt for a sturdy material that can withstand some force and choose a door that fits securely into the fencing.

Regulation Height

There are regulations concerning the height of tennis court fencing, although this regulation differs depending on location, so it is something that is best checked with your contractors and the local authorities before you start constructing your fence. High barriers are essential for tennis courts as energetic matches can see balls reaching great heights, and strong winds can lift and carry the ball off the court. Having high fencing reduces the risk of potential accidents.


Charles Lawrence are specialists in all aspects of tennis court assembly and maintenance, including the construction of tennis court fencing. We’ve been constructing high quality sports surfaces since 1982 and are SAPCA approved, meaning that you can trust our industry expertise. We offer a fully comprehensive service, including free site visits to assess the scale of your project, and are on hand with our assistance throughout every step of the process. For more information on how we can assist with your tennis court needs, contact us here. We’ll be happy to help.



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