Tennis Court Layout
Tennis Court Layout - Below is a picture of a tennis court that is color coded and labeled with a simple explanation of the terms. I have used common words and not always official terms. Trying to define the feel of the game.
Lines are consider good and the point should continue. On most court surfaces the ball will bounce different if it hits a line. With it being easy to hit a ball that bounces on the line on a hard or concrete court. To impossible to hit at times on a clay court, but the ball is still in play.
The ball bounces very different on a clay court because the lines are usually made of a vinyl and nailed into the clay, the lines on a clay court are very different material than a clay court.
Color Coded Areas
Dark Blue - is the deuce service box.
The service boxes are labeled based on the tennis scoring system. When the score is deuce you always serve to the deuce service box. When the score is ad in or ad out you service to the ad service box. You start serving to the deuce service box.
If the total number of points played for that game is even you serve to the deuce service box, if the total is odd you service to the ad service box.
This is not an official term. You do not want to play from no man's land. The ball tends to bounce in no man's land and it is hard to hit a bouncing ball. So you should play tennis by standing either just behind the baseline or just behind the net.
They are only used for doubles or when four people are playing. If you are playing singles with one other person the doubles alleys our out.
The tennis court layout starts on the sides and working towards the middles of the court.
Doubles Lines the very outside lines and used for doubles play or 4 players.
Singles Lines are separated from the Doubles Lines by the Yellow doubles alleys These lines are used only for singles or 2 players.
Center Service Line divides the court in half and used to determine where to serve.
Baseline marks the end of the court, a ball hit past this line is called long.
Center Mark is little tab usually only 3 to 6 inches long marking the center of the court. The center tab is to help easily tell which side of the court to serve from.
Service Line serves have to bounce before the service line or they are called long, just like the baseline during a point.
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Tennis 123 Starts Sept 9th
If you are a beginner our Tennis 123 class is the best way to get started with tennis. You will be surrounded by like minded and skilled tennis beginners. The most comfortable way to learn our new skill. Call 941 306 4113 to register.
Extended Nursery Hours
To better meet the needs of our members, we are reinstating evening nursery hours:Monday -Thursday 5:30 pm -7:30 pm. That means you can enjoy our evening group exercise classes such as: TRX, Yoga, Pilates, Aqua Aerobics and Spin!
Summer Singles League
We’ve added a NEW singles tennis league on Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm $30 per person, includes 8 weeks of league play and an Awards Party at the end!
Don't Get Caught in the Splash Zone
Summer Camp is around the corner. The Pool will be closed Mon - Fri, 1:15 - 2:30 pm June 3rd thru August 16
Calling All Young Professionals
We’ve added a NEW tennis league, “Young Professionals Mixer” Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm $30 per person, includes 10 weeks of league play and an Awards Party at the end! Only two hours till TENNIS! Sign up ASAP , Leagues start May 13th!
Summer Camp Starts June 3rd
Last year we made massive additions to our summer camp. Along with Tennis Camp, we offered Racquetball Camp, Squash Camp, Scuba Camp, Dance Camp, Science Camp and more. It was a great success and we hope to build on that this summer. We have partnered with some of the best people in Sarasota to make our summer camps the best available. We can not wait to see the fun your child will have with Mysticals Dance, Scuba Quest, Mad Science, and more.
2013 SARASOTA OPEN
THE 2013 SARASOTA OPEN USTA Pro Wild Card Event April 5 - 7 at Bath & Racquet Admission is free to this event.
Winners to move on to Pro Event April 13 -21 at Longboat Key Club