There are a variety of ways of setting up the Red and Orange courts. The following options which vary in terms of set up time, cost and life cycle, are available to clubs and coaches to permanently or temporarily set up the Red and Orange courts:
- Stand alone courts
- Permanent Lines - Blended or Coloured
- Temporary Lines - Throw down lines, roll down lines, fabric or elastic lines, chalk lines or tape lines)
The Tennis10s: Marking Red and Orange Courts – A Guidance Manual
The Tennis10s: Marking Red and Orange Courts – A Guidance Manual by the International Tennis Federation is a manual that is a guidance document for coaches, tennis facilities and industry professionals around the world. The manual provides information and advice regarding how different types of lines can be used to establish Red (36 foot) and Orange (60 foot) courts. Whether it is for developing stand alone courts, providing permanent or semi-permanent lines on existing courts, using temporary lines on existing tennis surfaces or marking courts in non-traditional tennis settings, smaller courts can be set up more effectively using this manual. The Tennis10s: Marking Red and Orange Courts – A Guidance Manual can be downloaded from the Resources section.
Accessing Tennis10s Equipment
Using the appropriate equipment is vital for a successful Tennis10s programme. Most manufacturers now produce the slower Red, Orange and Green balls, smaller rackets and court markers to assist marking courts and other equipment useful for Tennis10s development.
A list of manufacturers and their products supporting Tennis10s can be found via the Equipment section.