For both singles and doubles matches, the net posts are 3 feet (.91 meters) outside the sideline. Tennis court net height at posts: 3'6" (1.07 meters). Tennis court net height in the middle: 3 feet tall (.91 meters).
The tennis net is 3 feet tall at its lowest point in the center. The top of the net is 3 feet, 6 inches from the ground where it is fastened to the posts. To maintain the right height, it sags slightly from the net posts at each end, but no more than 6 inches in the center of the court. Holes are drilled into the post and rope attached for support.
When a ball hits the net, the impact forces it up into the air. The taller the net, the further away it can be from the action on the court and still catch balls hit over it. A high-quality net may be as much as 4 feet 6 inches high in the center.
The height of the net affects how well it performs its main function: catching balls hit out of play. If a player knows that he will be hitting a wide shot, he should stand back from the service line until he has enough time to pull the trigger. Otherwise, the ball might go over the net and be lost.
Tennis nets need to be replaced or repaired regularly because they are often hit by balls when players practice their shots. Nets last about six months if they are frequently hit by balls and eight months if not soiled with dirt or grass stains.
The cost of replacing a lost net depends on the brand; they usually start at $100.
The net is held up by poles on each side of the court. Unless a singles net is used, the net posts are set 3 feet (0.914 m) outside the doubles court on each side, unless a doubles net is used, in which case the posts are put 3 feet (0.914 m) outside the singles court. The net itself is made of rope with small weights attached to it at even intervals. When a ball comes out of the player's court and hits the net, the weight on that side pulls it back in.
There are two types of nets: the outdoor net and the indoor net. Outdoor nets are usually made of bamboo or steel cables with heavy weights attached to them. They can be seen at most major tennis tournaments. Indoor nets are plastic mesh covered with leather or nylon webbing. They can be raised or lowered by electric motors controlled from inside the court. This allows the operator to adjust the height of the net throughout the match.
Here is how the game of tennis is played: there are two players on each team, who are called the men's and women's singles champions. Each player has a serve where he or she gives the first move by hitting the ball over the net into the other player's court. Then it is the other player's turn to hit again. These steps are repeated until one player fails to return the ball properly. At this point, the opponent wins the point and gets to choose whether to take another swing or not.
1.10 The net's height from the court's surface should be 1.524 meters in the middle of the court and 1.55 meters over the side lines for doubles. The net's width at its base should be 2.58 meters for men's singles and doubles, and 2.70 meters for women's singles.
The net's frame should be made of aluminum or steel wires with polypropylene yarn attached to them. It should be stained dark blue color. The mesh size of the net should be such that it allows balls with a diameter of 70 mm to 80 mm to pass through it.
The net's border should be vertical red lines painted on the court's surface. The distance between two consecutive lines should be 1 meter, except on tiebreak points where it can be reduced to 0.5 meter. The border around the net should have a thickness of about 5 millimeters.
The net's center should be marked with a horizontal black line. The depth of the center mark should be about 1/8th of the total height of the net.
The net's border should not be visible from the stands so people watching tennis on television will not know how to call their shots.
The height of the net at the center of the tennis court should be 36 inches (91.4 cm). A strap should be used to secure the net to the middle of the court. The strap should be white and no wider than 2 inches (5 cm). A band that is fixed into the ground pulls the net down in the centre. This keeps the ball out of harm's way.
The goal is to win two games of serve. You can do this by winning the first game on your first serve or by winning the second game on your opponent's first serve. A game consists of an initial service motion followed by one of the players' turns as server. The player who wins more points out of each deuce situation (when both players have won their respective matches) serves again. When there is an all-square tie, the server chooses either to take another free shot or to pass. If he/she takes another free shot, the pattern will start over again. If he/she passes, the referee calls "game."
A match is decided when one player has won six games. To win a set you need to win two games in that set. A match must include at least one game of serve because it gives both players a chance to win or lose the set without needing a break. A match may include a variety of other shots besides serves. These include: overhead shots, volleys, half-volleys, aces, blocks, and faults.