Italgreen’s complete guide to build a tennis court

Are you thinking of building a tennis court? Well, you can ask Italgreen how to do it in the best way. Since 1980 we have been offering a high-quality service for the design, the construction and the maintenance of a turnkey tennis court.


Italgreen has been designing and building synthetic grass tennis courts for over 30 years. This material ensures optimal bounce and year-round viability with minimal maintenance, as well as exceptional aesthetic performance.

To know more about how to build tennis courts, in this page you will find useful information on some topics like:



There are several parameters to consider when designing and building a tennis court.: specific measures of the playing field, lines and dividing network with their supports must be adhered to. In addition, regulations regarding the design of the lighting system should be carefully considered.

How much space do you need to build a tennis court?

The minimum recommended size for a tennis court that hosts either singles or doubles matches is 120 ft. by 60 ft. This is necessary for you to have enough space for the court itself, and room for players to overrun at the sides or serve from the baseline.

However, if what you look for is a proper tournament style court that includes room for judges and linesmen, add another 10 ft to each of the above measurements.




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How we operate

We have being working in the field of building tennis courts since the 1980s so that we have been able to achieve some awards from FIT (Italian Tennis Federation). But do not be tricked by this – we are an international company that works worldwide, from Italy to the UK, from the USA to Japan.

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We take our job seriously. When you contact us, we will start a step-by-step process to deliver you the best tennis court ever. Here’s how we operate in the concrete.

Step 1: Topographic and feasibility survey

Firstly, we need to check the suitability of the location area of the court, that is:

  • Accessibility
  • Services (water, electricity, water collection and disposal)
  • Orientation of the playing field
  • Soil morphology
  • Dominant winds


Step 2: Preparing the ground

The preparation of the ground for the placement of synthetic grass proceeds with the stratification of a layer of different measures to ensure maximum performance and draining properties. Everything must be surrounded by a containment wall that also acts as a support for the external fence.


Step 3: Installing synthetic grass

Next step is the laying of the synthetic turf, which can be selected between different colours to create the best aesthetic effect. The synthetic lawn has at least a couple of considerable advantages: it won’t easily wear out and it keeps a perfect performance hold for several years.

Synthetic turf installation is the core of our activity, and it involves also the installation of:

  • Underfelts
  • Fences
  • Irrigation systems
  • Draining and anti-shock underfelts 
  • Synthetic turf mantles
  • Infills


Step 4: Installing auxiliary structures

On your request, we are able to install all auxiliary structures as well like:  

  • Complementary works
  • Lighting
  • Various equipment
  • Tension fabric structures and the likes in case you need to build an indoor tennis court 


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After building your tennis court: maintenance

On request, we provide you with a maintenance service to ensure the long duration of the synthetic turf mantle.

Actually, synthetic turf requires very low maintenance and guarantees excellent performance all year long, so its maintenance is made of very few steps we can schedule together on the base of your need and use of the tennis court:

  • Regular cleaning
  • Periodic sanitation
  • Periodic irrigation
  • Watering on hot days
  • Periodic repairs
  • Periodic testing


All available types of synthetic grass

As we have written above, synthetic grass is our business core, so let’s spend a few words on some suggested kinds of artificial grass to build a tennis court.

Synthetic grass ensures a playability very similar to that of professional fields with much lower upfront costs and maintenance. The building of a synthetic turf tennis court, together with a perfect uniformity of the level of illumination, allows to make the plant highly usable and quickly re-enter the investment.


The advantages of synthetic grass are countless:
economical, practical, functional and aesthetical

Thge kinds of synthetic grass we suggest the most when building a tennis court is Green HD. We have installed Green HD in thousands of fields worldwide. It is a versatile artificial grass suitable for various application, including tennis courts.

We have recently revisited it to provide a realistic two-colour scheme in order to achieve the best aesthetic performance. This mantle is characterised by a smooth yarn that guarantees:

  • superior elastic memory
  • high resistance
  • extreme duration


Why we use synthetic grass to build a tennis court

As you could see, the main material we use to build a tennis court is synthetic grass, which is a kind of artificial grass which:

  • requires minimum maintenance efforts and costs
  • allows the court to be used all year long – even after heavy rains
  • allows optimal ball bounce, very similar to clay courts
  • provides perfect grip and foot slide
  • has an excellet playing comfort

In a nutshell, it minimises costs and maximises performance. In addition, it looks like a natural grass field.



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