The main goal of the tennis court fencing is to prevent the tennis balls from going outside the court. For this, the tennis court fence should be high enough to be able to contain the bouncing balls inside the area. It should withstand the impact of the balls once it hits the fence.
The fence around your tennis court serves both a design and purpose feature.
The most common fencing on Australian tennis courts is chain mesh secured to metal poles.
In places where the fence may intrude upon the outdoor design of the house and garden, a drawback curtain can be used in place of the permanent chain wire fence, and this can be used with great effect and look aesthetically pleasing as the curtain can be drawn back when the court is not in use giving a full un interrupted view of your beautiful tennis court.
When selecting a chain mesh tennis fence you will need to consider the height, colour and number of rail. The most common choice in Australia is black powder coated posts and rails with black PVC coated chain wire mesh.
As the main function of the fence is to keep the tennis ball on the court, it is essential to choose the correct fence height, chain wire diamond size, access gates and the height of the bottom rails. Post sizes and spacing can vary between states.
Windscreens or privacy screens can be attached to the fence to block strong winds and provide privacy. The major issue with these is the stress that is applied to the fence during high wind periods. It is vital that the fence posts are set securely and correctly into the concrete and the posts are of adequate size and thickness to support the fence.
Chain wire fences will usually have a top rail with an option of either strainer wires or rails used at the bottom of the fence. An added bottom rail does tend to look more aesthetically pleasing and further assists to prevent the chain wire curling up on the ends which can impact the players if they run near to the fence.
Where the court aligns on the side with a viewing platform or pavilion, it is recommended to gently slope the fence down to 1200m high, at the middle section, to allow for clear viewing of the game.
The chain wire fence is the preferred type of tennis court fencing throughout Australia. . When it comes to strength, durability, cost, and flexibility, chain link is at the top of the list. The fencing material you choose must be able to withstand the high-velocity impacts from the tennis balls and high winds.
In choosing the type of fence, it should be able to handle the weight of the tennis player without caving in or causing injury. Chain links are cost-effective since installation is uncomplicated and the materials are cheap, plus its maintenance and upkeep is also straightforward.
The usual height of the tennis court fence is 3 meters to 3.6 meters in vinyl coated black or green chain wire, with black being the most popular. With this in mind, the average cost of installing a chain link type of tennis court fencing will amount to $12,000 to $20,000.