View Full Version : Tennis Court: Good back stop?

09-24-2011, 01:40 PM
I would like to know the approapiate distance between base line and the back stop?

09-24-2011, 02:09 PM
With a quick google search it appears to be approximately 21 feet or 6.401 meters.

09-25-2011, 08:12 AM
Anything over 15 feet should do. The public courts in San Francisco normally have about this spacing. Think about it, if you are standing 10 feet behind the base line, your opponent must be hitting a VERY HEAVY BALL. (Note: the club I sometimes use has less than 15 feet behind the baseline.)

09-25-2011, 09:14 AM
yea 15ft should be plenty. i have played on many courts with less than 15

Timbo's hopeless slice
09-25-2011, 03:27 PM
I think 21ft is the standard for tournament play.

When I was a kid playing country leagues in rural australia we would sometimes play at these little country towns. There would be maybe 2 courts outside the local hall with acres of space all around. The back fence, however, would often be under 10 ft from the baseline and the local team would be the masters of the topspin lob!!!!

And a big shout out to anyone living in Springfield NE Tasmania, I remember you AND your damn court!!!!

09-26-2011, 09:16 AM
It's 9 standard racket lengths at the RoseGarden, BerkeleyCa.
I've never seen 15' backstops in SanFrancisco, but I haven't played every court there.
Those SanFrancisco courts up near TwinPeaks (Clarendon) are closer to 40' backstops.
GoldenGatePark backstops seem 20', as my serves bounce there the same as at RoseGarden.
Dupont and 29th and Vicente seem the same.
Esquee48, where in SF do you play? I used to live out in the SunsetAvenue's, and played Dupont, then GoldenGatePark for 4 years.