How Many Acres is a Tennis Court?

A tennis court is either measured for a singles game or a doubles game.

How many acres in a tennis court?

  • Singles game: 1/21 of an acre
  • Double game: 1/16 of an acre

Take a look at the dimensions in the below graphic:

How many acres in a tennis court

The dimensions of a tennis court are:

Doubles game

  • Length of tennis court is always 78 feet / 32.77 metres / 26 yards
  • Width of tennis court for a doubles game is 36 feet / 10.97 metres / 12 yards

Singles game

  • Length of tennis court is always 78 feet / 32.77 metres / 26 yards
  • Width of tennis court for a singles game is 27 feet / 8.2 metres / 9 yards

Calculations for acres in a tennis court:

Doubles match

  • 78 feet x 36 feet = 2,808 square feet
  • 1 acre = 43,560 square feet
  • 2,808 / 43,560 = 0.0645 acres
  • Rounded to 1/16th of an acre

Singles match

  • 78 feet x 27 feet = 2,106 square feet
  • 1 acre = 43,560 square feet
  • 2,106 / 43,560 = 0.048 acres
  • Rounded to 1/21 of an acre

How many miles does a tennis player run a singles game?

  • 4 – 7 miles (6.4 km – 11 km)

A tennis court is tiny so it is staggering some tennis players cover 7 miles in a match. Ultimately, one’s style of play, opponent and length of game all factor into how many miles you log per game.