Fencing an Athletic Court: How to Get It Right

You may have a good idea of what is appropriate in terms of metal or chain link fencing with regard to home or industrial use, but when it comes to fencing an athletic court, the needs are very different. You will need to pay special attention to things such as gauge and durability depending on the main use.

Sports Court Fencing
Before deciding on a contractor, think about the main purpose:

  • Is the fence merely there to mark the boundary of an athletics field or as a homerun fence?
  • Will the fence take some wear and tear as a backstop?

If the latter, you will require a much heavier gauge of wire if you’re not planning to replace it on a regular basis!

Although aesthetics for large-scale or commercial fencing aren’t quite as important as they would be for home or small business use, vinyl coatings can give a neater and less utilitarian look.

This is especially important for uses such as enclosing a tennis court or pool area at a residential address, where vinyl coatings will give a more pleasing overall effect than a rather industrial metal.

Vinyl or aluminum coatings are also particularly important considerations if the fencing is likely to get a regular dousing from pitch sprinklers, or if you live in an area with high rainfall or humidity. Rust can set in quickly, not only spoiling the look, but reducing the durability of metal or chain link fencing.

A good contractor will not only be able to advise on the best materials for usage and location, but will work with you to find the most appropriate and cost-effective fencing for your needs.