Tennis Net Guide – All you need to know

Everybody knows that tennis net is an essential part of any tennis game. No net, no game, no fun. However, not many people know what are the right sizes of a tennis net. Either you want to buy new tennis net for your court or club, or you just want to know more about tennis, here you will find all useful information about tennis nets.

TENNIS NET SIZES

According to International Tennis Federation (ITF) rules, Tennis Courts shall be 27 feet (8.23 meters) wide for singles matches and 36 feet (10.97 meters) wide for doubles matches. However, tennis net should be wider as you have to attach it to side posts, which are placed 3 feet (0.914 meters) outside of the court. That means you need 33 feet (10.058 meters) wide tennis net for singles matches, respectively 42 feet (12.798 meters) wide tennis net for doubles matches.

Tennis Clubs, with exception of Wimbledon center court, will not have courts just for singles matches as it is a waste of money. So when buying your tennis net check the length of the net and compare with the size of your tennis court. However, 42 feet tennis net length is standard almost in every shop.

Do not forget that mesh of the tennis net should be sufficiently small that the tennis ball (check our guide to best tennis balls) will not go through. However, usually, the net in tennis shops fulfill these criteria.

Tennis Net - 3.5mm Double Top
Edwards 30LS Tennis Net
Tennis Net
42ft wide (Doubles regulation) professional tennis net
Used at Roland Garros and the Australian Open championships
Manufactured from 3.5mm braided HDPE twine with double layered mesh on the top 1/3 of the net.
Exclusive 2-year WARRANTY
Easily Attaches
42 feet
Heavy duty vinyl coated headband
3.5mm braided polyethylene net body
Includes 5/8" fiberglass dowels and center strap
Tapered center
42 feet
Black 2.5mm twisted polyethylene with a breaking strength over 225 lbs
Headband is HD vinyl with 320 Ib. tensile strength
Bottom and side tapes are HD vinyl on sheath
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SIDE NET POSTS

Tennis net should be attached to two side posts at the height of 3.5 feet (1.07 meters). At the center of the tennis court, the height of the net should be 3 feet (0.914 meters). The net is should be attached to the center of the court with the strap. The strap should not be wider than 2 inches (5 centimeters) and should be white. As we already mentioned, side posts are placed 3 feet (0.914 meters) outside of the court.  In a case of singles matches when using doubles net, you will use two sticks who will support the net at height of 3.5 feet (1.07 meters). Two single sticks will be placed 3 feet (0.914 meters) outside of single courts lines. In a case of a doubles match, you will not use single supportive sticks.

Side net posts should not be more than 6 inches (15 centimeters) square or 6 inches (15 centimeters) in diameter. The single supportive sticks should not be more than 3 inches (7.5 centimeters) square or 3 inches (7.5 centimeters) in diameter.

ProCourt Square Tennis Court Posts
Edwards One-Pair 2 7/8-Inch Classic Tennis Post
Long life posts are constructed from 3in square steel.
14in steel ground sockets can be added.
Reliable and robust brass winder handle set and full pulley mechanism included.
Sockets can be added.
Life expectancy of 20 years.
For hard or grass courts.
Used at the US OPEN and other MAJOR TOURNAMENTS!
Constructed for 2 7/8" round tubular steel with integral lacing bars.
Polyester powder coated.
Complete with brass winder.
Ground sleeves not included.
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MATERIAL OF TENNIS NET

Tennis nets are usually made of Polyvinylchloride (PVC) or Polyvinylethylene (PVE). At the top, there should be metal cable or cord which you will connect to side posts. The cord or metal cable has to be covered with the band. The band should be white color, the same as a strap. The band size should be between 2 and 2.5 inches (5 and 6.35 centimeters).

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