The tennis court fixture subject to the most wear and tear is arguably the tennis net. It not only suffers from wear and tear and the ravages of weather but also at times from unnecessary abuse.
There is a variety of nets available with varying drops, widths and colours. They can be specific for use at Grand Slam championships through to general outdoor and indoor use.
The cable wire between the net posts holds the net in place and is used to adjust the centre height of the net. It may be galvanised, PVC coated or plain depending on the environment in which it is to be used.
There are a number of different net post styles available, and can be round or square. The net post may be installed directly into a concrete footing or into a sleeved footings.
The winding mechanism may be installed internally or externally to the net post and should be made of a non-corrosive material.
It is suggested that clubs with dated external winding mechanism net posts contact their respective state / territory association’s Facilities representative regarding a possible inexpensive alternative to reduce exposure to public liability.
The centre strap and anchor is used to ensure the correct centre net height.
As with all tennis facilities and equipment, all netting facilities require some degree of maintenance to ensure their ongoing use and longevity.
To find out more, download the Tennis Infrastructure Planning Guide or contact your respective Member Association Facilities representative.