Guide Specifications for Tennis Court Construction

SAPIA authored the Guide Specifications for Tennis Court Construction and makes it available here  free of charge. The Guide includes information on planning, design, orientation, dimensions, gradients, drainage, surfaces, bases, fencing, lighting and accessories. Since building or resurfacing one or more tennis courts is not only relatively expensive but also a long term investment, special care should be taken in the selection of professionals involved in the project. We recommend using only accredited SAPIA Builder Members.

Tennis Queensland’s Technical Manual

The Technical Manual for the Design, Construction and Maintenance of Tennis Facilities, compiled by the Tennis Queensland Technical Services Advisory Group, aims to provide all current and future tennis court owners with knowledge about the intricacies of tennis court specific construction. SAPIA members were a part of this Advisory Group. The document states that affiliated clubs and associations are encouraged to invite quotes from members of the Sports Constructors Association (the forerunner of SAPIA). It is available on Tennis Queensland’s website or download the document here:

Code of Practice for Residential Tennis Court Lighting – View Here

Victorian Government’s Code of Practice for Private Tennis Courts

This code was prepared in response to the need for a consistent approach to planning controls over private tennis courts throughout the State. The Code seeks to encourage better designed tennis courts which are compatible with nearby residential development. It aims to: encourage the sensitive location of private tennis courts; encourage good-quality, cost-effective design; make requirements for tennis courts more consistent; respect adjoining amenity through appropriate design; and maintain visual amenity standards

Netball Victoria has published Netball Court Planning Guide

Western Australia’s Department of Sport and Recreation has prepared a very useful guide on Sports Dimensions