Manufacturers of Australian Tennis Court Screens and ShadeCloth Products

  • We manufacture and supply Australia wide
  • Melbourne
  • Sydney
  • Brisbane
  • Adelaide
  • Perth
  • Hobart

Telephone: 03 9763 8522

March 2018

Tennis Court Screens

Tennis Court Screens Services

Kelmatt Australia have been manufacturing Tennis Court Wind and Sight Screens since 1983 and are considered market leaders in this field with many major installations throughout Australia to our credit, including the National Tennis Centre at Melbourne Park, Sydney International Tennis Centre at Olympic Park, Queensland State Tennis Centre and the West Australian State Tennis Centre.

The fabrics used in the manufacture of Kelmatt screens are specifically chosen for different applications. Supermesh, a P.V.C. coated polyester fabric, is made in Japan and is the preferred fabric where a Wind Screen is the major requirement. The density of the weave is 70% which allows only 30% of the wind to flow through the fabric.

A 70% mesh will give protection 10 times the height of the screen down court before the wind regains its original velocity. This means a screen 2 meters high offers protection 20 meters down court.

Our experience is that this type of screen is best suited on courts that have a porous granular surface, such as clay or en tout cas, as it greatly reduces maintenance costs by minimizing erosion of the fine top layer on dry windy days.

Where the requirement is more for privacy we choose a more tightly woven fabric with a density of 80% to 95%. This actually does not give any wind protection but is used specifically where privacy is more the issue. This fabric is more suited to domestic court situations where the wind factor is not the main concern.

Our experience is that Kelmatt Screens have a life expectancy of between 10-12 years. This is not only due to the fact that the materials used are U/V stabilized against early degradation from the sun but attributed also to the manner in which the screens are fabricated and the quality of the components used.

The Kelmatt System incorporates the use of plated D rings in preference to conventional brass eyelets. Results show that the eyelets pulled out from the fabric at 25kgs. Force whereas the D ring system actually tore the fabric at 85kgs. Force leaving the D rings fixture intact, proving greater tensile strength under extreme wind load conditions.

Kelmatt Screens are fixed to the fences with galvanized or stainless steel tension springs. This system is preferred to plastic ties or cord lacing because it allows the springs to flex with wind gusts thereby relieving some tension from the fence and screens.

We manufacture Tennis Court Screens for sporting arenas throughout Australia factory direct.