Building a tennis court in your home is a good way to keep active throughout the year. If you want to practice like the pros or even develop a child’s talent from a young age, it is important to have the right-sized tennis court in your home. Tennis court dimensions are around the same size worldwide and many build ones that are similar in size to professional tennis courts. However, you can have smaller sizes of tennis courts if you want one for just casual playing, or for Touch Tennis. However, if you want a regular court where you can play singles and doubles in, then a standard size court will do the work.
What are the Dimensions of a Tennis Court?
If you are looking to construct a tennis court, you are probably wondering, “How big is a tennis court in square feet?”
Standard sizes of tennis courts are:
- Length: 78 feet
- Width: 27 feet for singles and 36 feet for doubles
- Surface area: 2,106 square feet for singles; 2,808 square feet for doubles.
The dimensions of each service box are:
- Length: 21 feet
- Width: 13.5 feet
- Area (per service box): 283.5 square feet
- Backcourt (no man’s land): 18 feet x 27 feet
- Doubles alley: 39 feet x 27 feet
- Net: 3 feet high in the center; 3.5 feet high at the posts
- Centerline: 4 feet
Tennis court construction needs to happen with a consideration for a run-off area. For tournament play at ATP and ITF levels, extra space is necessary for the line judges, ball boys, and umpires. You should include an additional 10 feet to the sides of the play area, which will make the overall size of a court 130 feet by 70 feet.
Indoor Tennis Court Dimensions
- Height above net: 29.5 feet
- Height above baseline: 20 feet
- Height above backstop: 16 feet
Dimensions for tournament-level courts are:
- Height above net: 40 feet
- Height above baseline: 40 feet
- Height above backstop: 40 feet