For strong, attractive tennis court fencing, most people use chain link fencing. This mesh product provides tennis players a view out, and allows viewing of players and courts from outside. Chain link’s flexibility, strength and durability make it the traditional choice for most people erecting tennis court fencing. But, many other options, including wood and wood-masonry combinations, are available.
Why install tennis court fencing?
Fencing protects nearby people and pets from hard-hit shots. In parks and school grounds, people on nearby pathways or running tracks are at risk without good fencing. Players also know that tennis court fencing helps them avoid endlessly chasing down errant balls. Without fencing, a player can spend more time collecting balls than practising. Active play includes many missed shots, which fencing stops. If your court is alongside a river, cliff or avenue, it can be risky chasing after stray tennis balls.
Having secure tennis court fencing enhances the appearance and value of any estate or smaller property. If peak privacy is preferred, consider using view-blocking closeboard wooden fencing, or several styles of simple-installation fence panels. These come in versions that can be easily erected with wooden, metal or concrete fence posts.
One stylish option is to surround the court with masonry walls, upon which the tennis court fencing can be erected. You can create recessed brick walls for planters, with fencing planted into the walls. Or, consider adding flower boxes or raised flowerbeds after wall construction.
Types of Chainlink Fencing
However, as said, most tennis court fencing consists of highly affordable, easy to install chain link fencing. Green chain link, a favourite, has a natural look that blends into most settings. Since it’s PVC Coated, it can prevent player collision injuries. Galvanised treatment under the PVC coating resists rust and extends fence life. You might prefer the plain, silver-grey coloured, galvanised-finish version.
Both come in 25m rolls – with 45-50mm mesh sizing the most popular for tennis court fencing – and can be purchased in your choice of heights: 900mm, 1200mm and 1800mm. Some players use smaller spaced weld mesh fencing. It comes in a green, PVC coated version with galvanised metal beneath it, too.
Tensioned galvanised line wires support chain link tennis court fencing, strung at several heights. If using durable, lightweight angle iron fence posts, they should be concreted in. Use a ballast and cement (ratio: 6:1) or quick setting post mix, to withstand line wire tension and fencing weight. Even if using wooden or concrete posts, all corner or “straining” posts must be planted in this way to take the tension. Intermediate posts can be driven into the earth, if soil conditions allow.
Some people prefer to only use tennis court fencing on court ends, leaving sides open. Total-surround fencing will require access gates; you might want one double gate for machinery access. AVS have all the fencing, tools, fixings and free advice to help you install fencing of every kind. They’ll even supply materials to construct practice backboards and grandstands!