Fencing

Fencing systems are an integral part of any tennis court. The primary purpose of your fencing system is to keep the tennis balls contained within the court. However, security is another factor when it comes to choosing a fencing system for your court. Whatever your situation, Fast-Dry Courts, Inc. can offer you the ideal fencing solution for your tennis facility.


Fence layouts to fit every situation and budget

We generally try to steer our clients away from using 10' chain link fencing all around your court. Why? Because your court is your playground, not a prison! Providing 10' fencing along the baseline, diagonal corners and +/- 30' along each side of the court is usually more than sufficient to keep the tennis balls within the court. We can then drop the fencing down to 3', 4' or none at all in the center of the court to enhance viewing for spectators. This type of layout helps the tennis court to blend in with its environment and also lowers the cost of installation. However, if you are more interested in keeping people or pets off the court, we can certainly install 10' fence around the entire perimeter.

We also recommend installing 8' fence rather than 10' fence if you are building a Har-Tru court or HydroCourt. 8' fence is more than sufficient for these types of courts as the ball bounces significantly lower than on a hard court. You also need to consider what types of gates you are going to need to access the court, including a maintenance gate if you are installing a Har-Tru court or HydroCourt.

For fence diagrams and layouts, click here.

Fence hardware and mesh to fit every situation and budget

There are a variety of different grades of fencing materials available for your project. You should carefully consider which type of material you would like for the different components of the fencing system - vertical poles, horizontal poles and mesh fabric.

Vertical Poles

The vertical poles are the most important component of any fencing system. We recommend 3" diameter poles for the terminal (corner) poles and 2 ½" diameter poles for the line (middle) poles. The terminal poles provide the primary strength of the fencing system. These vertical poles are available in 3 different quality grades:

•  Schedule 40 - Strongest poles available and recommended for most tennis courts in hurricane prone areas

•  Schedule 25 - Medium grade poles for budget conscious and those not in hurricane areas

•  Tubing - Low grade poles used where cost, not long-term quality, is the priority

Horizontal Poles

The horizontal poles are used to provide the framework for the fencing, which will support the wire mesh. We recommend 1 5/8" diameter poles for most fencing systems. These horizontal poles are also available in 3 different quality grades

•  Schedule 40 - Strongest poles available and recommended for most tennis courts in hurricane prone areas

•  Schedule 25 - Medium grade poles for budget conscious and those not in hurricane areas

•  Tubing - Low grade poles used where cost, not long-term quality, is the priority


Fabric Mesh

The fabric mesh is what most people think of when they think of fence. The fabric mesh is what keeps the tennis balls in the court and unwanted guests off the court. We recommend a 2", 8 gauge fence fabric. This fabric is extremely strong and resistant to bending at the court surface. 1 ¾", 9 gauge mesh is also available for the budget conscious.


Windscreens provide a professional finish for your tennis court fencing

Few things improve the appearance of a tennis court more than quality windscreens. Fast-Dry Courts, Inc. carries a full line of tennis court windscreens through its sister company, 10-S Tennis Supply ( www.10-s.com ). Click here for more information on choosing a tennis windscreen ( link to windscreen page on www.10-s.com )

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