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Dimensions of a tennis court in feet, used both for singles and doubles matches

What are the Dimensions of a Tennis Court in Feet?

The previous article, “Tennis Court Dimensions and Size” is a detailed presentation of the layout and measurements of a tennis court, whereas “Dimensions of a Tennis Court in Feet” is a specific measurement analysis of the dimensions of a tennis court in feet only.

Before going into details, let’s remind some important terminologies for a standard court used in tennis.

Baseline: It is the furthest boundary line of a tennis court parallel to the net and perpendicular to the sidelines.

Service Line: This line, parallel to the net, defines the area for the validity of service. After crossing over the net, the ball must bounce inside the service line for consideration as a right serve.

Singles Sideline: It is the side boundary line of a singles tennis court. Singles Sideline runs perpendicular to the net and meets the baseline on each side of a court.

Doubles Sideline: This line defines the side boundary line of a doubles tennis court.

Center Service Line: It is the line that draws perpendicular to the net up to the service line for the purpose of making two equal-sized service boxes.

Ad Court and Duece Court: If you stand on the court facing the net, the ad court is the left side of the tennis court divided by the center service line and the deuce court is the right side of the court. So when you are serving on your opponent’s ad court, i.e. the left side of his court, you have to put the ball in diagonally from your left side to the right side of the court.

No Man’s Land“: This unofficial term represents the area between the baseline and the service line, which is the largest box on a tennis court.

Dimensions of a Doubles Tennis Court in Feet

Tennis court dimensions in feet for doubles
Doubles Tennis Court Dimensions in Feet

A doubles tennis court is rectangular in shape, with specified dimensions as governed by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).

  • The length of a doubles tennis court is 78 feet.
  • The width of a doubles tennis court is 36 feet.

The full-size court is equally divided into two halves by a net and the height of the net is 3 feet at the center and 3.5 feet at the posts.

Dimensions of a Singles Tennis Court in Feet

It is rear to find a tennis court that is used only for singles matches. Almost all the singles courts are integral parts of doubles courts where there are separate sidelines inside the doubles sidelines.

Tennis court dimensions in feet for singles
Singles Tennis Court Dimensions in Feet
  • The length of a singles court is 78 feet.
  • The width of a singles court is 27 feet.

Though the length of a singles court is the same as a doubles court i.e. 78 feet, the width is 27 feet, shorter by 9 feet than a doubles court.

What are the Dimensions of the Doubles Alleys in Feet?

Dimensions of doubles alleys in feet
Dimensions of Doubles Alleys

Doubles Alleys are the narrow strips along the sides of a tennis court that are considered in doubles but not in singles. Doubles alleys make a doubles court wider than a singles court.

  • Width of doubles alley = 4.5 ft
  • Area of doubles alley = 39 ft x 4.5 ft = 175.5 ft²

How Many Square Feet is a Tennis Court?

Singles tennis court size in square feet
Singles Tennis Court Size in Square Feet

Area of a singles tennis court = Length x Width = 78 ft x 27 ft = 2106 square feet

Doubles tennis court size in square feet
Doubles Tennis Court Size in Square Feet

Area of a doubles tennis court = Length x Width = 78 ft x 36 ft = 2808 square feet                               

What is the Size of a Service Box?

Area of service boxes in tennis
Service Box (Left/ Right) Area
  • Length of a service box = 21 ft
  • Width of a service box = 13.5 ft
  • Area of a service box = 21 ft x 13.5 ft = 283.5 ft²

What is the Size of “No Man’s Land”?

Area of "no man's land" in square feet
  • Length of a “No Man’s Land” = 18 ft
  • Width of a “No Man’s Land” = 27 ft
  • Area of a “No Man’s Land” = 18 ft x 27 ft = 486 ft²

How long is the Center Mark?

The center mark is 4” long. The center mark draws perpendicular to the net to divide the baseline into two equal parts. It is the point of reference that you can’t cross at the time serving into your opponent’s ad/ deuce court.

How Wide are the Lines of a Tennis Court?

The center service line and center mark should be 2 inches wide. The width of all other lines of the court stands between 1 inch to 2 inches whereas the baseline marking can be up to 4 inches wide.

Summary

CategoryLengthWidthArea
Singles Court78 feet27 feet2106 ft²
Doubles Court78 feet36 feet2808 ft²
Service Box21 feet13.5 feet283.5 ft²
No Man’s Land18 feet27 feet486 ft²
Doubles Alleys39 feet4.5 feet175.5 ft²

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