The size of a tennis court - how much ground do you need?

Tennis court size in feet

One of the first and most obvious questions about tennis court construction, is how much space do you need? Just how big is a tennis court?

The dimensions of a tennis court have not changed since the game was regulated in 1875, even though almost every other aspect of the sport and its players has evolved.

Tennis court size

The original dimensions were laid down in feet, but our plans show imperial and metric dimensions. In broad terms, the tennis court enclosed by a fence will occupy a space somewhere between 120 feet by 60 feet and 108 feet by 54 feet. A singles-only court can be accommodated in a space 45 feet wide. Remember too that the orientation of the court is very important - no one want to be receiving serve facing into a bright sun.

Tennis court fencing plays an important part in the presentation and practicality of a tennis court. Our approach is to use our own design,elegant patented fences  complement the court and make it an attractive part of the garden.

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Tennis court size metric


You’ll be aware of our commitment to quality, from the moment we visit to discuss your needs and to survey your proposed site. We’ll take care of details, such as making sure that the court will fit the area you have in mind, that it is correctly orientated relative to the sun and that it is located on stable ground. We’ll ensure that tree roots wont be a problem, and that surface chosen will perform well in the location.

Following these initial decisions, we will recommend the most appropriate surface and submit a specification and estimate for a total design and build contract. There will be no short cuts in material specification, no casual labour and nothing but the very highest standards.

What you will get are UK-sourced materials that are checked and approved by us before they are used. We deploy our own construction teams, each of which is led by a foreman who is a highly experienced specialist in tennis court construction. To reinforce this dedication to quality assurance, our construction manager will make site visits to carry out detailed quality inspection.

As well as tennis court construction we also offer a full resurfacing, cleaning and refurbishment service for tennis courts. En-Tout-Cas build tennis courts, including synthetic grass surfaces, synthetic clay and porous Macadam throughout the UK.

Tennis ball near the line on tennis grass court from top view. Good for background