How To Select The Proper Lighting For Your Tennis Court?

 By: Rory Shepherd
Tennis is one of the truly global sports which is played in most parts of the world. Being an outdoor sport it was traditionally played in daylight. But with the rising popularity the game is being played under the lights for many years now. No tennis court is complete without having proper lighting in place. Tennis court lighting is no longer a luxury but has become the order of the day. There are few things that need to be kept in mind while selecting proper lighting for your tennis court.

Firstly you need to carry out proper planning for your tennis court lighting. The location of your court with respect to building and other natural objects like trees need to be kept in mind. Not all tennis courts are the same so what has worked in some other courts may not work in your case. A professional tennis court construction company should be engaged for your tennis court lighting. Due to their expertise in the job they can guide you to a custom solution to meet your needs.

Make sure that equipments like poles, brackets, mounting hardware, and other accessories used in lighting are of the highest quality. Try using lighting poles that have a durable aluminium or bronze finish for extra protection. Lighting pole sizes come in a variety of heights depending on narrow, tournament, and club size playing fields and should be chosen according to your need. The height of your polls shall also vary depending on your need and that of your court surroundings. Your tennis court lighting doesn't only mean lighting the playing area but will also involve lighting the surroundings

Your tennis court lighting equipment should have maximum illumination levels but at the same time cut down on the glare. This ensures that the players can spot the ball well and at the same time makes sure the lights doesn't hurt their eyes. The lighting polls should ideally be placed perpendicular to the net on both sides and both halves of the court. Make sure that both the halves of the court are equally illuminated and all the lighting equipments are divided among the two halves in identical manner. Avoid placing the lights on the eye line of the players as this will cause obstruction in sighting the ball.

Maintenance is another key issue that needs to be kept in mind while planning lighting. A good tennis court construction company will ensure that that the polls are fitted with hinge assembly at the base, which permits the columns to be folded down. This will make maintenance easy as the lamps can be accessed without scaffold tower. This will also cut down on the maintenance cost of your lighting equipment as you can yourself do the basic things like replace bulbs.

It is important to be far sighted while lighting the court as it involves a lot of cost and effort on your part. A good tennis court construction company is a must while deciding to undertake such projects.
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