One of your first decisions when choosing the right tennis court for you is which surface will work best for your family or club. Below we have outlined several of the surface advantages of both the synthetic grass surface and also the acrylic or hard court surface.

Surface type

Synthetic Grass

By far the most popular surface today due to its comfort and relatively low maintenance there are many options available in base construction, surface type and colours. All of these generally depend on personal preference and budget. The grass is sand filled to give the carpet body and bounce.

  • Surface Life expectancy up to 15 years.
  • Feels and looks like natural grass.
  • Available in ‘Rust’ to look like clay.
  • Requires minimal maintenance.
  • Reduced body stress and strain.
  • Allows ‘slide’ to the ball.
  • Little abrasion on shoes and balls.
  • Cooler to play on.
  • Covers minor base imperfections.

Acrylic Surface (‘Hard’ Court)

  • Surface Life expectancy 5-7 years depending on usage.
  • Textured surface – sure footing.
  • Requires limited maintenance.
  • Variable colour range.
  • Very even, true bounce.
  • Fast drying after rain.


There are three (3) recommended fence to fence sizes for tennis courts:

  • International 36 x 18 metres.
  • Intermediate (average) 33.0 x 16.5 metres.
  • Minimum 30 x 15 metres.

Playing Area 24.0 x 11.0 metres



Court location if possible should run North-South.