5 FAST FACTS FRIDAY: TENNIS COURTS
It’s been so cold out that we might just freeze on the court. Thank the universe we have these 5 fast facts post on tennis courts, so we can cozy up next to the fire and feed our tennis addiction with a little light reading & warm up.
1) Tennis courts weren’t always rectangular. They used to be hourglass shaped.
2) The first rectangular court – something we’re all a little more familiar with – was first introduced in 1875 at Wimbledon.
3) Regulation tennis courts are 27’ x 78’ for singles and 36’ x 78’ for doubles matches.
4) There are also regulations for the space AROUND the tennis court. There should be 21’ of clear space on the ends of the court, 12’ on the sides, and up to 36’ above the court to provide room for play.
5) Tennis courts are required to have a slight slope to them to allow for water drainage, and the angle of the slope depends on surface of the court.
Believe it or not, our tennis craving has not been satisfied, but this is called 5 fast facts Friday, and it wouldn’t make sense if we added in a bunch of extra tennis tidbits to quench our thirst. Happy Friday!