Tennis Design Philosophy
Tennis courts are lit in many different ways ranging from shoe box type fixtures on short poles to sports lighters on fewer, taller poles. Our approach is based on the best lighting for the money and the playability of the facility. Glare from the fixtures is a priority in design and must be reduced to produce a successful installation. Pole placement and mounting height is key to reduced glare. Poles placed at the touch line outside the fence and cross-aimed produce a smooth, glare-free design. While many feel lower is better, quite the opposite is true. Higher pole mounting heights result in better and lower aiming angles of the fixtures. These aiming angles reduce the light fixtures beam viewable by the player and create a better playing court. Fixture aiming from opposite ends of the court to the far touch line create even lighting on both sides of the ball in the view of both players, no matter where the ball is on the court. An example of this is displayed in the drawing below.
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