For most of the Open Era, tennis analysts and players considered Wimbledon's grass courts to be the fastest-playing surface of the grand slams, the clay courts at Roland Garros to be the slowest, and the hard courts first used at the U.S. Open and then later at the Australian Open to fall somewhere in between.
Tennis is played on a variety of surfaces and each surface has its own characteristics which affect the playing style of the game. There are four main types of courts depending on the materials used for the court surface: clay courts, hardcourts, grass courts and carpet courts.
A hardcourt (or hard court) is a surface or floor on which a sport is played, most usually in reference to tennis courts. They are typically made of rigid materials such as asphalt or concrete, and covered with acrylic material to seal the surface and mark the playing lines, while providing some cushioning.
Standard match size court: 18m x 36m
Smallest playable size: 17m x 34m
Orientation of Court: North / South.
Playing Area: +/- 11m x 24m
Height of fencing (full height): 3.6m
Height of fencing (dropped side): 1.0m
At Net Post: 1.070mm
Size Of Courts:
Basketball Court: 17m x 34m
Netball Court: 17m x 34m
Volleyball Court: 11m x 20m
8 x Poles – 7m – 7.5 m Above Ground.
8 x 400 Watt Metal Halide Lighting System.
8 x Poles - 7m - 7.5m Above Ground.
8 x 200 Watt LED Energy Saving Lighting System
Benefits of Barrett's All Weather Court
A Barrett's all weather surface is the first choice of professional tennis players, coaches and private users, because it provides,
- Consistently true bounce at controlled speed.
- Has no glare or reflection.
- Is non-slip in wet or dry conditions.
- Is playable while damp after a few months.
- Is unaffected by extremes of temperature and is always comfortable underfoot.
- Six different colors are available -