APPENDIX VIII SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO MARK OUT A COURT

Note: All court measurements shall be made to the outside of the lines.

The following procedure is for the usual combined doubles and singles court. (See note at foot for a court for one purpose only.) First select the position of the net; a straight line 42 feet (12.80 m) long. Mark the centre (X on the diagram above) and, measuring from there in each direction, mark:

at 13’6&#34; (4.11 m) the points a, b, where the net crosses the inner sidelines, at 16’6&#34; (5.03 m) the positions of the singles sticks (n, n), at 18’0&#34; (5.48 m) the points A, B, where the net crosses the outer sidelines, at 21’0&#34; (6.40 m) the positions of the net posts (N, N), being the ends of the original 42’0&#34; (12.80 m) line.

Insert pegs at A and B and attach to them the respective ends of two measuring tapes. On one, which will measure the diagonal of the half-court, take a length 53’1&#34;

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