Tennis Light

What is Tennis?

➯ Tennis is one of the ball sports. The effective tennis court is a rectangle with a length of 23.77 meters, a width of 8.23 meters for singles and a width of 10.97 meters for doubles. There is a net in the middle, each side of the game occupies one side of the court, and the players hit the ball with a tennis racket.

➯ Tennis was conceived in France, born in England, and reached its climax in the United States. It first originated in France in the 12th and 13th centuries. In the first modern Olympic Games held in Athens in 1896, the men's singles and doubles of tennis were listed as official competitions. Later, due to the disagreement between the International Olympic Committee and the International Tennis Federation on the issue of "amateur athletes", it has been continuously played. The seven-time Olympic tennis event has been canceled. Tennis was not listed as an Olympic sport until the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. At the Seoul Olympics in 1988, tennis was re-listed as an official sport.

➯ The most senior organization in tennis is the International Tennis Federation, which was established in Paris, France in 1913. The highest level organization in China is the Chinese Tennis Association. It was established in Beijing in 1953.


What is Tennis court lighting standards?


√ To enjoy any sport to the fullest, you must meet its lighting requirements. Fortunately, there are various types of field lighting systems for you to choose from. Tennis is a hugely popular sport that is played on a court. It can also be played in a variety of places including indoors, outdoors, and underground.

√ Depending on the level of play, from recreational to professional, the required tennis court lighting standards will vary. The standards of indoor courts is different from outdoor courts.


Class I: International & National

High level for international/professional grade – 500 lux.

Top level of competitive playing for a large amount of spectators.

Facilities generally include broadcasted tennis matches such as U.S. Open, Wimbledon, etc.

Class II: Club Competition & Commercial

Medium level for club standard – 300 lux

Mid-level competition, high level training, average viewing distances

May include collegiate facilities primarily used for intercollegiate or recreational play

Class III: Recreational & Residential

Lower level of play or recreational play – 200 lux

Low- level competition, local, general training, school teams or recreational activities

According to the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), the right level of lighting for a tennis court depends on the level of competition. These levels are split into four broad categories:

✧ Class I: Professional level: 125-foot candles / 1250 lux

✧ Class II: College and medium level: 75–100-foot candles / 750-1000 lux

✧ Class III: High school and private clubs: 50–75-foot candles / 500-750 lux

✧ Class IV: Recreational: 30-50-foot candles / 300-500 lux


How to chose Tennis court lighting ?

Before LED was invented, the metal halide lamp is the most popular lighting fixture of sports venues, as it emits a high volume of white light. However, due to various shortcomings such as slow startup, large heat generation, high energy consumption, and short lifespan, metal halide lamps have gradually been replaced by LED lamps.

When taking into account the additional benefits that LED lamps provide – such as longer life, colour stability, sophisticated control options, instantaneous operation, and optimised beam distribution. Led is more an more popular.

Post time: Jun-16-2022

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