Tennis courts are one of many types of playing fields that require some sort of recreational fencing around them to contain balls and keep the game confined to an allotted space.
While chain link is a common fence choice for tennis courts, it is far from the only appropriate fence for this use.
Fence height and layout should also be considered when hiring a recreational fence contractor to install a tennis enclosure.
The Importance of Appearance
Appearance is very important when choosing recreational fences for tennis courts.
Ideally, the fence should be as subtle or invisible as possible to avoid affecting player view of the ball.
This can be achieved various ways by altering fence height, style, and materials.
Tennis court recreational fencing can be installed at different heights depending on the facility and the overall skills of the players who will be using the court.
A full-size 6 or 8-foot fence is more secure and better when beginners may be playing, but what many consider to be too tall for more experienced players less likely to send a ball over the fence.
In these cases, shorter recreational fences around 4 feet or so are usually acceptable.
Types of Fences
Chain link, especially green or black PVC-coated chain link, is the most popular fencing installed by recreational fencing contractors as it will blend in easily when the court is surrounded by grass, but it is not the only fencing that can be used.
Closely spaced metal bar recreational fencing is also commonly used as are wooden or PVC privacy fencing in either plain or decorative styles.
Even fancier fences like decorative half-walls with mesh top fencing can be installed.
Any of these options can be chosen according to the degree of privacy desired, the ability to blend into the surroundings, and the desired height to cater to most players.
Consider Enclosure Layouts
Additionally, when deciding on recreational fencing types and heights, also consider enclosure layouts.
While a fully surrounded court is pretty standard, experienced players may prefer fencing only along the back of the court and in the corners to keep things more open and airy.
Multiple courts can be either individually fenced or enclosed with a single fence around them all.
As simple an idea as putting recreational fencing around a tennis court may seem, making the right choice involves looking at a variety of factors first.
The best recreational fences will work for the caliber of players using the court and be easily maintained, while also looking attractive in its surroundings.