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 Meters” is a specific measurement analysis of the dimensions of a tennis court in meter only.
Before going into details, let’s remind some important terminologies used for standard tennis courts.
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 to make 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 Meters
A doubles tennis court is rectangular, with specified dimensions as governed by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).
The length and width of a doubles tennis court are 23.77 meters and 10.97 meters respectively.
The full-size court is equally divided into two halves by a net and the height of the net is 0.91 m at the center and 1.07 m at the posts. For doubles, the net posts are 0.914 m outside the doubles sideline.
Dimensions of a Singles Tennis Court in Meters
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.
Though the length of a singles tennis court is the same as a doubles court i.e. 23.77 meters, the width is 8.23 meters, shorter by 2.74 meters than a doubles court.
In a singles match, if a singles net is used, the posts are 0.914 meters outside the singles sidelines. But if you want to use a doubles net for singles, then you have to add two sticks at a distance of 0.914 meters outside the singles sideline on each side.
What are the Dimensions of the Doubles Alleys in Meters?
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 = 1.37 m
- Area of doubles alley = 11.88 m x 1.37 m = 16.28 m²
How Many Square Meters is a Tennis Court?
The area of a singles tennis court is 195.65 square meters. This can be calculated by multiplying the width of the singles court (8.23 meters) and the length of the court (23.77 meters).
The area of a doubles tennis court is 260.87 square meters. This can be calculated by multiplying the length of the court (23.77 meters) and the width of the court (10.97 meters).
What is the Size of a Service Box?
- Length of a service box (Left/ Right) = 6.40 m
- Width of a service box (Left/ Right) = 4.11 m
- Area of a service box = 6.40 m x 4.11 m = 26.30 m²
What is the Size of a “No Man’s Land”?
- Length of a “No Man’s Land”/ Backcourt = 5.48 m
- Width of a “No Man’s Land”/ Backcourt = 8.23 m
- Area of a “No Man’s Land”/ Backcourt = 5.48 m x 8.23 m = 45.10 m²
How long is the Center Mark?
The center mark is 0.1 m 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 5 cm wide. The width of all other lines of the court stands between 2.5 cm to 5 cm except the baseline markings can be up to 10 centimeters wide.
|Singles Court||23.77 meters||8.23 meters||195.65 m²|
|Doubles Court||23.77 meters||10.97 meters||260.87 m²|
|Service Box||6.40 meters||4.11 meters||26.30 m²|
|No Man’s Land||5.48 meters||8.23 meters||45.10 m²|
|Doubles Alleys||11.88 meters||1.37 meters||16.28 m²|
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