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# What is the difference in area between the single and doubles tennis court?

Updated: 9/27/2023

Wiki User

13y ago

On a tennis court, there will be four rectangles along the side edges. The inside line of those boxes are called the singles sideline. When playing doubles, you use the full court, including those boxes. When playing singles, you exclude those boxes as part of the playing field.

Wiki User

9y ago

Wiki User

12y ago

You would use the entire court after the serve is over. The same rules applies, as if it was single, except for the extra area, on the outer rectangles of the court, which are now legal or playable areas.

Wiki User

12y ago

No, both the courts are little bit different. The size of the rectangular court for singles is 78 feet long and 27 feet wide. The double allys additional 4.5 feet to the width in both the sides.

Wiki User

13y ago

The difference in widths between a singles court and a doubles court is 9 feet or 2.74 meters. This accounts for the added doubles alleys, making each alley 4 feet 6 inches.

Wiki User

13y ago

The only major difference is that in singles, the tram lines are counted as out. in doubles, they are part of the court. also, you obviously only have 2 people in singles, but 4 in doubles.

Wiki User

11y ago

Yes. You use the outside lines.

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