Galvanized/Aluminized –11 gage 1-3/4 mesh min. standard –9 gauge 1-3/4 mesh recommended min. for public facilities Clad –9 gage core, vinyl, polyester or polyolefin –Thermally fused –Preference is black
Fence Post Considerations Corner and gate posts larger than line posts Local codes related to wind loads Windscreens Top rails necessary Bottom rails preferred Mid rails should not be necessary Foundations should terminate below pavement structure sleeves for fence posts
Lighting Comparison Low Mast Benefits –Suitable lighting levels and uniformity –Reduced glare –Lower light pollution –Easier cleaning and lamp replacements –More attractive High Mast Benefits –Suitable lighting Levels and uniformity –Less poles required –Less installation costs –Lobs are better illuminated
Lighting Comparison Low Mast Limitations –More expensive –Lobs are less visible High Mast Limitations –Considerable light spill –Light pollution on viewscapes –Blinding glare –Cleaning and lamp replacement more difficult –Greater setback from planning area may be required.
Considerations Player Type Cost Functions and Use Limitations of Site Control and Maintenance Durability
Surface Considerations Price –Which surface gives you the features you want and fits your budget? Durability –How long will the court last over time? –How well will it hold up for the sport you want to play on it? Maintenance –How much work will be required to keep your court in good shape? –How often will it require special maintenance? Playability –What are you looking for in terms of court speed, and foot traction? Body Impact –Average age of players –Do you have injury issues? –How much comfort do you want?