How to design lighting for tennis courts?

The lighting design of tennis courts needs to meet specific standards and requirements * * to ensure the performance of athletes and the viewing experience of the audience. Here are some design points:

  1. Illumination requirements: The lighting design of tennis courts should comply with relevant sports lighting standards, such as the requirements specified in ATP and JGJ153-2016 “Gymnasium Lighting Design and Testing Standards”. This includes parameters such as vertical illuminance and illuminance uniformity.
  2. Glare control: In order to reduce visual interference to athletes and spectators, it is necessary to control glare. The maximum glare index GRmax inside the venue should be less than 50, which is a standard proposed in CIE No. 83 publication “Sports venue lighting for color TV systems”.
  3. Light source selection: It is very important to choose the appropriate light source and lighting fixture, taking into account the power, color temperature, and color reproduction index (CRI) of the light source. The recommended color temperature is between 4000-5000K, and the CRI value should reach 80 or above.
  4. Lighting arrangement method: The horse path lighting arrangement method can be used, which means that the lighting fixtures are arranged on both sides of the site, and the beam is not perpendicular to the site plane. This method helps to improve the uniformity and efficiency of lighting.
  5. Energy saving considerations: While meeting the lighting quality requirements, lighting energy-saving measures should also be considered, such as using high-efficiency LED lamps and designing reasonable lighting power density limits.
  6. Lighting stability: Ensure that the lighting system maintains stable brightness and color during use, without fluctuations due to temperature or voltage changes, to ensure the stability of the competition.
  7. Audience lighting: The lighting standards in the audience area are usually lower than those in the competition area, with an illumination standard of 30lx to 100lx, to provide sufficient lighting while avoiding light interference in the competition area.
  8. Safety and regulations: All lighting equipment and installation should comply with electrical safety regulations and take into account the convenience of maintenance.

In summary, the lighting design of the tennis court is a comprehensive project that needs to consider the competition needs of athletes, the viewing experience of the audience, as well as energy efficiency and safety. Designers should conduct detailed design and planning based on specific site characteristics and usage needs, following relevant standards and specifications.