Tennis Court Fencing: Sport Systems uses quality materials and installation techniques for long term performance

Tennis court fencing requirements vary from job-to-job depending upon the type of facility and setting. In public settings, ten foot high fences are usually installed so courts can be locked to prevent improper use. In residential or club settings, the trend is to use as little fencing as possible to provide an “open”, unobtrusive look. All black fence is the least noticeable and the most popular. All green fences are much more noticeable than black. Galvanized-colored fence work is the least expensive fence but is also the most visible due to its shiny color. Wood fences are a “natural” alternative.

It is essential that suitably strong fence materials be selected. How your tennis court fencing is installed is as important as the quality of the material. Sport Systems uses state-of-the-art installation techniques to ensure long-lasting performance.


Round footings are superior to square footings

Sport Systems core drills round net post & fence post footings to virtually eliminate radiating cracks that occur with square footings.

Square footings ruin your court

Standard square net post and fence footing, cut out with a jackhammer, permit radiating. Virtually all of our competitors use square footings.

Proper fence line insets are crucial

Sport Systems insets fence lines inside asphalt edge. This keeps weeds off the court, prevents damage to the fence by mowers, provides better fence performance, and is aesthetically pleasing.

Fences installed too close or outside the asphalt edge are damaged by mowers, allow weeds to grow inside the fence, don’t contain balls, and cause court cracking.

Sample Configurations

As a rule of thumb, use as little fence as possible to create a viewer-friendly, unobtrusive-looking court. Using low-side fencing or no-side fencing accomplishes these goals. If you own dogs that may interfere with play, you should use short-side fencing instead of open sides. Courts surrounded by down-sloping topography should always have some side fencing. Gate locations vary.


10’ high fence all the way around the court is normally used only when the court need to be locked or when surrounding topography is hilly.


10’ high fence all the way around with 3’ high fence on one side.


10’ high fence all the way around with 3’ fence on both sides.


10’ high fence with one side open.


10’ high fence with 3’ high fence on one side and other side open.


10’ high fence with both sides open.

“California Corners“

  • Eliminate “Dead Space” in Corners
  • Make fence frame stronger
  • Make ball retrieval faster
  • Reduce space required for court
  • Can be used on any fence layout regardless of the number of courts
  • No adverse effect on play
  • Allow for better drainage outside court