The whole perimeter of the area is secured with a fence. It has a deterrent effect: it indicates that access is reserved for authorised persons.
Sliding gates, swing gates, turnstiles, and barriers provide necessary access for the staff and other authorised persons.
Main tennis court
The tennis court is an area with increased security risk. The choice here falls on a fence with a delaying effect in order to protect the players and the court from unauthorised access. The delay factor (= the time during which the fence withstands unauthorised persons) is defined in relation to the time during which the security service or the police must react.
Turnstiles ensure controlled access of staff and access of public authorities allowed to use the facilities. They can be equipped, for example, with a card reader so that it is clear who is present in the facility at all times.
Public tennis courts
It is evident that this fence surrounds a zone with a lower security risk than tennis arenas. Nevertheless, it is still a zone that has its own risks. Unobstructed and unregistered access of unauthorised persons must be prevented at all times. For example, a single turnstile and access control card reader should be sufficient.
With a view to the smaller number of spectators, the partition wall between the general public and the players does not need to be so big, but is still required.
Traffic and flow of people
Just like at other sports events, emotions at the tennis court can easily reach the boiling point. It is important to keep the flow of supporters and vehicles strictly separated. This applies to the road from the car park to the court and back again.
Turnstiles are used for regulating and controlling supporters, and automated obstacles and gates are used in multi-storey car parks to control vehicle access.