If there is a sport that attracts attention in Spain, with the permission of the football king, it is tennis. Do you want to know everything about this sport? In this article you will find all the information about the measurements and characteristics of the tennis courts, the basis on which the most exciting matches are developed. And, as always, some other key to take advantage of your bets… Don’t miss it!
If the field of play is particularly relevant in a sport, this is tennis. What can most determine the behavior of a player is the type of surface of a tennis court, placing a player as a favorite or not. A very clear example of this is Rafa Nadal on clay. But if you are going to bet, it is also essential to know the measurements of the tennis courts, which can vary depending on the tournament and federation.
How big is a tennis court?
The regulation length of a tennis court is 23.77 meters long by 8.23 in singles and 10.97 in doubles. These are the measurements of the most important lines of the track:
The bottom service line will be 6.40m from the net, with which each service box will have dimensions of 4.11x 6.40m
Between the service line and the bottom line there will be 5.49, thus reaching 11.89m
Each side line will measure 1.37m
The lateral space beyond the side lines will be 3.65, and 4 in games with international regulations
The background space will be equal to or greater than 6.40 meters, and in tournaments with international regulations 8 meters.
However, the side and end lines must be of the same colour, with a width of between 2.5 and 5 cm. Finally, a central mark of 10 cm long by 5 cm wide is established on each bottom line.
How is the net of the tennis court?
What would tennis be without the net? The dividing net of the tennis court, which separates into two equal fields, has a height of 914cm at the center and 1.07m at the posts that support it. In addition, it must be suspended from a metal cable with a maximum diameter of 0.8 cm, which in turn will be covered with a white band between 5 and 6.3 centimeters. As a curiosity, the posts that support the net must not exceed 15 cm in diameter and 2.3 cm above the net.
What are the types of tennis surfaces?
Broadly speaking, tennis can be played on grass, clay or hard courts, each favoring different types of tennis players with different strokes and/or characteristics. This is how the different types of tennis surfaces are characterized:
Hard courts: This court is the one with a medium bounce, and much more regular than the grass and clay companions. In this way, the speed and rhythm of the game is also at a midpoint. The court used at the US Open or Australian Open is also the most physically demanding type of tennis surface.
Clay ground: They are the slowest tracks, with a boat that is much higher and deeper. On clay surfaces, it is where tennis players accumulate more fatigue, and the points are even longer. The flagship of this type of tennis court is the Roland Garros
Grass Fields: It is the fastest track you can find, with a very electric boat. The ground used at Wimbledon can reach a maximum of 8mm in height. As its characteristics indicate, it is the fastest players who benefit from these tracks.
Tips for betting on tennis
Betting on tennis requires great mastery and knowledge of the sport. Knowing the regulations and the different types of tennis courts is essential, as well as full sports knowledge:
Keep in mind where you play: The size and surface of the tennis courts is decisive. On clay some tennis players will have better results, and others on harder courts, for example
Check the moment of form: relying only on the type of track will limit you. If a tennis player hasn’t won for 4 games, and another arrives with an unblemished streak, perhaps you shouldn’t just look at the court
Control the different types of markets: Playing on one terrain or another can favor each participant. Betting with a handicap can be interesting in matches with a much superior athlete