12th November 2019
Here are some tips to help you decide what kind of security fencing would be the best option for you.
It’s important that the fencing you choose is high enough to prevent stray balls from being lost or from flying over the fence at speed, potentially causing injury to passers-by outside the court.
There may be by-laws surrounding this that are specific to your area, and your construction contractor will be able to advise you further on this.
It’s more convenient for users of the courts if there are access doors at either end of the fencing. That also makes it easier for you when carrying out maintenance tasks.
An important consideration when placing your fencing is that you factor in sufficient space between the court itself and the fence to allow ease of movement around the court perimeter and for the accommodation of chairs, etc.
Fencing for tennis courts needs to be strong and yet flexible. For aesthetic reasons, it’s also important that the fencing blends into the background. The most popular style of fencing for tennis courts is rigid weld mesh.
Fencing made of rigid weld mesh is very strong whilst also being visually unobtrusive. You can choose from different colours, and the finish may be galvanised or powder-coated.
Rigid weld mesh fencing is also available with a lower panel of double wire, making it particularly beneficial at preventing animals from getting onto your court where they could potentially cause damage to the playing surface.
Rigid weld mesh is typically a little more expensive than other options and balls are more inclined to bounce off it back into play. However, high-quality rigid weld mesh is very durable and is not prone to stretching and losing its tension and shape.