Measuring 78’ (23.77 m) by 36’ (11 m) for doubles or 27’ (8.2 m) for singles, tennis courts have an overall playing area of 2,808 ft2 (260.9 m2). To ensure the safety of the players as they chase balls outside the court boundaries, a clearance space of 21’ (6.4 m) should be provided beyond the baselines and 12’ (3.66 m) for the sides.
The length of the playing area is 78 ft. and the maximum width (the doubles court) is 36 ft., giving 2808 sq. ft. of total playing area. Tennis Court Dimensions/Measurements. Always measure to the outside of the line to get the correct measurement.
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Key Tennis Court Dimensions. Overall Length: 78 ft / 23.77 m; Overall Width: 27 ft / 8.23 m ...
Doubles Tennis Court Dimensions. Doubles matches are played on a doubles court which is 78 feet in length, the same as a singles court. However the width is what differs in a doubles game, with a total width of 36 feet. This is because the doubles alleys on either side of the Tennis court are now considered in play.
The key dimensions are the overall length and width. A regulation size tennis court is 78 feet long and 36 feet wide. In singles, players can only access the 27 ft. In doubles, players get access to the full 36 feet of court.
A tennis court is 23.77 metres long and 8.23 metres wide for singles or 10.97 metres wide for doubles (including the doubles alleys). The overall surface of a tennis court is 195.6 square metres in singles (excluding the doubles alleys) and 260.9 square metres for doubles.
Generally speaking, an average court needs to be 120 ft (36.57 m) long and 60 ft (18.3m) wide. (Remember the boundary length of the court is 78 feet long). This allows for 42 ft (12.8 m) behind the baselines and 16.5 ft (5 m) on either side of the doubles lines to allow players to move freely.
The doubles alleys are the small strips of play area created by the difference in width between the singles court and doubles court. Remember, both courts are the same length but different widths. There are two doubles alleys in each half of the tennis court, each being 39ft long and 4.5ft wide, giving 175.5sq ft of extra play surface on the doubles court.