TENNIS COURT

LED LIGHTING FOR INDOOR, AIR DOME OR OUTDOOR TENNIS COURTS MUST COMPLY WITH SPECIFIC REGULATIONS LAID DOWN BY THE FRENCH TENNIS FEDERATION. STOPLED ASSISTS YOU WITH YOUR PROJECT TO ENSURE YOU GET THE BEST POSSIBLE LIGHTING TECHNOLOGY AND QUALITY OF PLAY FOR YOUR FACILITY WITH SPEQTRIS SPORT LIGHTING PRODUCTS.


Indoor Tennis Court

Air Dome Tennis Court

Outdoor Tennis Court with poles

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Lighting an Indoor Tennis Court

Lighting for Tennis Lighting fixtures Lighting standard and photometric measurement Tennis Court Dimensions Specifications Sports Guide

Lighting a Tennis Court:

There are a number of factors to consider when lighting a tennis court:

  • The layout of the lighting, with luminaires that should not be above the playing surface for optimum player comfort.
  • Depending on the luminaire positioning, the diffusion optics are important to ensure the light is evenly distributed over the entire playing area.
  • It is essential to comply with current standards: AFNOR NF EN12193 and AFNOR NF P90-110 and the instructions and recommendations laid down by the French Tennis Federation (FFT).

Illuminance levels for tennis courts are:

Indoor Tennis Court

500 Lux

Outdoor Tennis Court

300 Lux

 

The Speqtris Sport range of fixtures for indoor tennis court lighting:

In stadiums or indoor tennis courts, the best selection of products for good lighting that meets standards and is comfortable for players includes:

Olympe LED Floodlight Eros LED linear lights Helios LED Floodlight

 

The Speqtris Sport range of fixtures for outdoor tennis court lighting:

For outdoor tennis courts, the most frequently used products for pole-mounted installations are:

Olympe LED Floodlight Goliath LED Floodlight Helios LED Floodlight

 

For an installation without poles, the LumiSET solution installed on the court fencing is the best and most cost-effective solution:

 

Tennis court lighting standard (2016):

Illuminance levels for tennis courts were:

  • 500 Lux average for indoor courts
  • 300 Lux average for outdoor courts.

The average illuminance level (Eave) of the court is calculated as the arithmetic mean of 15 measurements to be taken on the court according to the FFT diagram

  • At points 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 => The values in Lux are to be taken at a height of 1m from the ground.
  • At points 6, 7 and 8 => The values in Lux are to be taken at the top of the net.

The uniformity coefficient (Emin/Eave) must be at least 0.7.

 

New standard in force (2023):

The illuminance levels and uniformity coefficient are unchanged: 300 Lux outdoors, 500 Lux indoors, with a coefficient of at least 0.7.
There are now 24 light measurement points on the diagram, including 6 extra points for the back of the court and 6 points at the net instead of 3.
Measurements are now taken on the ground.

 

Diagram of lighting points for tennis courts:

Télécharger notre fiche de relevé photométrique tennis (15 points)

Télécharger notre fiche de relevé photométrique tennis (24 points)

 

Dimensions of a tennis court:

Minimum dimensions are: 17.07m x 34.77m, i.e. a minimum distance of 5.50m behind each baseline, and a minimum of 3.05m on each side.

Recommended dimensions are: 18m x 36m, i.e. a distance of approximately 6.10m behind each baseline, and approximately 3.50m on each side.

The court is rectangular: 23.77m long and 10.97m wide.

 

Playing dimensions:

The envelope is the volume in which a tennis ball must be able to move around unobstructed. For an indoor court, the building structure, and the lighting systems in particular, must therefore be located outside the envelope.

 

Technical specifications are a document necessary for any public procurement contract. They define the buyer’s requirements. For tennis court lighting, illuminance standards must be met to ensure that each lighted court is compliant.

If you are planning to light a tennis court, choose the relevant court type below and use our “Copy text” feature to incorporate the standard into your Specifications!

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According to the French Tennis Federation lighting standard (2023):

  • The illuminance levels and uniformity coefficient are unchanged: 300 Lux outdoors with a coefficient of at least 0.7.
  • There are now 24 light measurement points on the diagram, including 6 extra points for the back of the court and 6 points at the net instead of 3.
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According to the French Tennis Federation lighting standard (2023):

  • The illuminance levels and uniformity coefficient are unchanged: 500 Lux indoors with a coefficient of at least 0.7.
  • There are now 24 light measurement points on the diagram, including 6 extra points for the back of the court and 6 points at the net instead of 3.
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Different tennis court layouts and their lighting!

Indoor LumiSET Single Outdoor Court Twin Outdoor Court Triple Outdoor Court

Indoor Court:

Side lighting: This layout prevents glare, as the floodlights are positioned laterally and face the tennis court. The power is determined by the height of the lighting points and the number of lights on each line.

Vertical or overhead lighting: This layout provides direct lighting of the surface, with the floodlights positioned vertically. LED linear lights can also be used with this layout. The power and quantity are determined by the height.

LumiSET, next-generation lighting for outdoor tennis!

A complete solution installed on the very structure of your outdoor tennis court by fitting to the fencing posts around the court.
Simple, effective, comfortable and compliant with FFT standards, LumiSET brings light with no need for the power grid or poles.

Single outdoor tennis court with lighting pole:

4-pole lighting: The lighting is perfectly distributed via four 8m-high poles, with 4 LED floodlights (1 per pole). This layout is easier to install and ensures that light is evenly distributed.

 

2-pole lighting: At some sites, either due to the environment or the type of ground, only 2 poles can be installed. LED lighting makes this possible by compensating with the power and angle of diffusion. In this case, there are 2 poles, each 12m high, and 2 LED floodlights per pole.

Twin outdoor tennis court with lighting pole:

2-pole lighting: This is often used when the poles are already in place, as it avoids resurfacing. Lighting is positioned between the two courts on 12m-high poles, with floodlights facing each tennis court.

 

4-pole lighting (outside): This layout is often proposed when installing lighting after the tennis courts have been built, as it ensures evenly distributed light and avoids resurfacing. Poles standing 10/12m high are installed outside the court.

 

6-pole lighting: This layout is ideal, as it reduces the height of the poles (8/10m) and provides specific lighting for each court. The floodlights are fitted at the top of the poles and face the courts.

Triple outdoor tennis court with lighting pole:

4-pole lighting (outside): This layout is often proposed when installing lighting after the tennis courts have been built, as it ensures evenly distributed light and avoids resurfacing. Poles standing 15m high are installed outside the court.

 

4-pole lighting (inside): This is often used when the poles are already in place, as it avoids resurfacing. Lighting is positioned between the two courts on 12m-high poles, with floodlights facing each tennis court.

 

8-pole lighting: This layout is ideal, as it reduces the height of the poles (8/10m) and provides specific and individual lighting for each court. The floodlights are fitted at the top of the poles and face each court.

Your Tennis VariBOX

Upgrading your tennis court to LED technology generates substantial energy savings, generally halving power consumption, depending on the former installation.

By adding a lighting control unit or a lighting management system to define several levels of lighting, and integrating the right options, you can adjust lighting levels to the type of use (Competition / Practice) and also avoid accidental switch-on.

Associating a management system with your upgrading project can reduce power consumption by up to 80%.

Recommended illuminance levels:

  • Practice 300 Lux
  • Competition 500 Lux

Recommended add-ons:

  • Timer (1-hour switch-off function, adjustable when switched on)
  • Complete shutdown over a fixed time slot (e.g. 11 p.m. to 8 a.m.)
  • Light sensor (on/off)

Tennis VariBOX:

  • 1 / 2 / 3 or 4 courts with the same lighting control.
  • First-level control for each court.
  • Key control for competition-level.

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