Learning how to build a tennis court fence can be the finishing touch on that old court that always seems to lose those expensive tennis balls. A tennis court fence can seem like a daunting task at first, but with a little patience it’s easy to do. A tennis court fence will add security to your court and save you the time of tracking down all those high-flying balls! If you’re ready to build your own tennis court fence, than take a look at this list of items you’ll need to complete your task.
To build your own tennis court fence, you’ll need the following items:
- Metal support pipes
- Concrete mix
- Oversized chicken wire
- Heavy duty plastic ties
- Build your supports. To begin building your tennis court fence, dig out the holes for your metal support pipes. Check to make sure that your metal support beams will be long enough to keep most of those pesky tennis balls in. Also, make sure that you evenly space these holes out approximately six feet apart. If you’re looking at building a tennis court fence in an area of approximately thirty feet, then you’ll need five evenly space holes for your support beams. Dig these holes approximately one foot deep and leave enough space for the poles with concrete in them. After your holes are dug, place your metal support pipes in the hole. Make sure that you have a buddy working with you on this, because one person will need to hold the metal pipe in place while the other pours the concrete into the hole. Give your concrete adequate time to set up before moving onto the next step.
- Install your wiring. After you’ve installed your support pipes, run your chicken wire from one support pipe to another. The easiest way to do this is begin at one pole, wrap your heavy duty plastic ties around the wiring and pole, then move onto your next pole. Don’t try to attempt to run the whole length of your tennis court with chicken wire then go back and tie each pole to the wire. You’ll really have a mess if you try doing it this way. You may also need to use a ladder to reach the very highest areas on your support poles. Don’t be afraid to use too many plastic ties on your tennis court fence as it’s much better to use too many than not enough. Remember that your tennis court fence will be subjected to the abuse of nature and that terrible return shot from your buddy.
Another way to customize your tennis court fence is to use barbed wire on top of your fence. To do this, just string your barbed wire along from one pole to another. This can be a nice touch to your fence and may keep a few stray kids out of your tennis court at night. The most important part of this project is to give your support beams for your tennis court fence adequate time to dry. If you can move these support beams, than they’re not dry yet. Once you’ve followed all these steps, you’ll have your very own tennis court fence, enjoy it.