Tennis court markings determine the boundaries for each shot, so understanding the layout and dimensions of the court is an integral part of the game.Measuring 78ft long by 36ft wide, the total area of a tennis court is 2,808 square feet – but the full area is only used for doubles matches. With a total area of 2,106 square feet, the singles court is the same length as the doubles court, only it is 27ft wide.
The court is composed of several different areas, so let’s take a look at them individually:
The ball must be placed in the opponent’s service box; diagonally opposite from where you’re standing when you serve. The first serve of each game is to the service box on your left. Your second serve is played into the right-hand service box. Alternate until your service game is completed.