Chain link fencing is one of the most versatile fencing options available. Suitable for residential and commercial applications, chain link is very popular for its cost-effective price and impressive durability, meaning a one-time investment can last for years, if not decades.
This type of fencing is especially popular in sports fields. It’s cheap so can create large boundaries for a modest investment and the mesh offers plenty of visibility for spectators while protecting them from stray balls and the like.
If you’re building a tennis court, you cannot go wrong with chain link fencing. However, it’s important to know what to look for in a chain link fence for a tennis court so that you choose the right products for your requirements.
Here are 5 things to look for:
Chain link fences are available in various materials, with several types of metals used to create the fence. Some are stronger than others though, so always be sure to choose a heavy-duty metal as this will last much longer and withstand the constant impact of tennis balls against the fence.
Stainless steel is probably the best heavy-duty metal for chain link fencing. It does cost more than other materials but is the least likely to sag or break over time, so it tends to pay for itself in the long-term.
Smaller Mesh Size
There are various mesh sizes available for chain link fencing and it’s always a good idea to choose a smaller mesh for a tennis court. This is because smaller mesh is much stronger as there is more metal throughout the fence, making it tougher to damage, which is a big positive for a tennis court.
The Right Coating
Most chain link fences are galvanized, meaning they are dip coated with a substance that helps to prevent rusting and degradation. However, galvanized coating isn’t the most the durable option, as that belongs to vinyl coating.
Vinyl is a better coating because it is applied as a secondary coat to already galvanized fencing material. This means an extra sealed layer to protect against rust and corrosion, so the fencing will last much longer. It will look much better too!
Tennis courts need taller chain link fences that most other places, so always ensure that the prover has a suitable height for your needs. Go too short and you’ll find tennis balls flying away never to be seen again – nobody wants to go cashing after stray balls in the middle of a game after all!
So, make sure that the chain link fence is available in the right height! A minimum of 2.4m (7.8ft) is recommended for most sports fields, although you may wish to go higher than this.
A Good Guarantee or Warranty
A guarantee of work or a long-term warranty is always advisable for a chain link fence being used at a sporting ground like a tennis court. Chain link fencing lasts around 10-15 years, possibly longer, so look for a reasonable guarantee or warranty that covers you against things rusting, corrosion, or breakages.
Call Diamond Fence Co. for all your fencing needs. Serving the Inland Empire area, we sell, design, and install chain link fences and barbed wire for residential and commercial properties. We have a retail showroom at our location in Redlands, and would be happy to give you a free, no obligation estimate for any need you have for fencing, cages, kennels, barbed wire, backstops, and many more applications. Basically, if it’s chain link anything, we can do it, with your satisfaction guaranteed. For any questions, or to schedule an appointment, contact us online or give us call at (909) 307-8255 today!