Meeting Australian Standards: AS2560.2.1

The main objective when lighting outdoor tennis courts, is to not only provide an even spread of light but to maximize the lux levels at 1m above the court where the action mostly happens. Asymmetric beam flood lighting is essential to reduce glare and ensure uniformity levels are as high as possible.

The Australian Standards for outdoor tennis court lighting AS2560.2.1, specifies 250 lux average as the minimum required level of lighting to ensure a game of tennis can be played safely and comfortably.

See below uniformity and glare requirements to meet the Australian Standard.

Level of PlayMaintained Horizontal Illuminance (@1m)Maintained Horizontal UniformitiesMaximum Glare ratingMinimum color rendering index
Recreational & Residential2501500.
Club Competition3502500.
National & International10008000.

Important Points to Check When Upgrading Your Tennis Court Lighting:

  • Are your existing poles up to handling the weight? If not, choose your lights with care to make sure they are the same or similar to the lamps being replaced

  • If replacing the poles, ensure the installation is in accordance with council requirements and look into the warranties.

  • Have you checked existing lux levels and cross referenced the new plan to see what advantage there will be?

  • Has the lighting supplier proved that the uniformity and lighting levels will comply with the standards?

  • Have you achieved a power-usage advantage or would staying with your old MH fittings be more economical?

Lighting Templates

The templates below allow you to get an idea of the number of lights required to comply with the standards in each category. This is a guide only and should you need a more detailed quote or assessment please fill in the Soccer Field Lighting Template pdf and email the completed form to [email protected].

250/350 Lux:

4 x 7.5 Metre Poles + 4 x 

OpSport 320W/480W

1000 Lux:

6 x 10 Metre Poles + 12 x 

OpSport 640W

250/350 Lux:

4 x 12 Metre Poles + 4 x 

OpSport 1100W/1200W

250/350 Lux:

4 x 12 Metre Poles + 4 x 

OpSport 1200W/1500W