Beach Tennis TEN-P

The playing field

Total dimensions of the track and bands


The present Regulatory Norm applies to all those playgrounds detenisplayaque are conducted wholly or partly funded by the High Council of sports to practice deltenisplayay where they celebrate competitions of the Spanish Federation Real deTenis. it's jurisdiction of such sports federation the approval of each installation for the organisation of official competitions detenisplaya. This document has been produced with the purpose of normalizing regulatory aspects of any facility Useful for the practice of this sport, for which it has taken into account the Existing international Rules and has been subjected to consultation of the Spanish Federation deTenis Real.


The playing field is a rectangle sizes 16 m x 8 m (equal to those of the game field of vóleyplaya) for the game of doubles. In the game of the individual track will have 4.50 m wide. These dimensions are measured from the outer edge of the lines that delimit the playing field.

For boys and girls aged 12 and younger, besides the complete track described above can be used a hint of smaller dimensions: 14 m x 7 m.

In individual game the track will have a size of 16 m x 6 m, according to the rules of the Spanish Federation deTenis Real.


To facilitate the development, the vision of the game and for safety, available around the playfield a barrier-free safety 2,00 m wide at least.

The playing area includes the playing field and the free trade zone. The playing area should be separated from the public areas, if they exist and so that does not involve risk of injury for players. See:


The route of the field will detenisplayase under lafigura

The brands will consist of elastic tapes, flexible, non-abrasive resistant, without sharp edges, not dangerous for the players, 2.5 to 5 cm width, except the lines of fund that can be up to 10 cm wide and will be a color that contrast with the sand. lines will be anchored and tightening in the sand on every corner through adjustable fixations and anchorages. The anchor to the field of tapes if are metallic or stainless will be protected from corrosion. Anchorages is clavarán at a depth of not less than 25 cm. The elements of subjection of lines that are not protected or that can be seen, shall be of material flexible and soft.


The height between the sports area and the nearest obstacle will be 7 m at least on the field and external gangs, leaving at that altitude entirely free of obstacles in both outdoor facilities such as indoor facilities. In national competitions high level sports, the free space must be at least 12 m.


The longitudinal axis of the track, in the outdoor facilities, should match the N-S geographical direction, with a variation between N-NE and N-NO.


Artificial lighting is uniform and so that does not cause glare players, referees or spectators.

Will have the following minimum levels of horizontal lighting, uniformity, performance and maximum color glare (GR) in the playing area, based on the criteria of the standard UNE-EN 12193 “Illumination of sports facilities, ” which is shown below:




Horizontal illuminance



(Ra) ³


And med

(lux) ³


And min / Emed

International and national competitions





Local and regional competitions, training high level





Training, school sport and recreation





For TV broadcasts and recording movies requires a vertical illuminance levels depending on the speed of action and the size of the object, in the above standard UNE-EN 12193, sports have been classified, in this sense, in three groups A, B and C; based on this classification eltenisplayase believes that belongs to the group B. The value of the vertical illuminance varies with distance from the camera to the object, for this line see the chart below:

The value of illuminance

Vertical lighting level to maintain depending on the maximum distance of stone chambers (UNE-EN-12.193)

Sockets for TV or movies, surrounding spaces to track fútbolplayadeben be lit, so that the level of vertical lighting is at least 0.25 the level of lighting vertical track game. For more information should consult the mentioned law.

The installation of artificial lighting will require only if or when night racing for the transmission by TV or shots of films are needed, which will prevent light contamination in their environment and in the night sky for reflection and dissemination of artificial lighting. For more information see the point 6 Lighting, the standard NIDE TEN-Tenis.


The surface will be playing sports horizontal and uniform.

Sports surface of game will consist of a layer of fine sand, levelled, flat, horizontal, loose and uniform. The sand may be deplayao of river, will be rounded grains, without fine to avoid lift dust. Will be well sifted so that do not present thick stones, shells, or any element that can cause cuts or injuries to players. The thickness of the layer of sand will be at least 25 cm and recommended 40 cm. The sand that is used as a playing surface, mark the following specifications:

• Washing: The sand should be washed and free of fine (silt) and clay to prevent compacte and lift dust.
• size of the grains of sand: be between 0.5 and 1 mm to allow drainage appropriate and maximum security. No more than 5% by weight will be smaller size of 0.5 mm and not more than 5% will be larger than 1 mm, the maximum size 2 mm with retention in that sieve 0%.
• organic matter: Not contain organic matter.
• form of grains of sand: Will Be rounded not angulosa, not from machaqueo.
• Color: Will be light color, so that absorb less heat but with a minimum reflection.

If there are external curbs delimitation of the playing area, these will not edges or Angles towards the playing area and shall be flush with the surface of the sand.

Should provide an irrigation network to moisturize the sand in time warm and a drainage network on land little or nothing porous.


The equipment consists of the two poles and the network. Mark the official rules detenisplaya


The network is placed vertically on half of the track, suspended by a rope or metal cable of a maximum diameter 0.8 cm, whose ends are set or fall on the top of the two poles.

In its upper edge will have a horizontal strip, sewed along its entire length, within which will be the rope or cable suspension of the network, above. The maximum width of the band is between 5 cm and 6.35 cm. The rope of suspension will have a maximum diameter 0.8 cm.

The height of the network from the surface of sand until the upper edge of the band will be 1.70m size in all parts of the network. For children aged 12 and under the height of the network will be 1.50 m in all parts of the network.

The network will be totally widespread completely filling the space between the two poles of the network. The mesh size of the network must be of a size small enough to which the ball cannot pass through yours, recommending between 4 and 5 cm, see the point “8.1 The network ” of the standard NIDE TEN-Tenis.


Will be preferably roughly as recommended dimensions such that have no more than 15 cm ² or 15 cm in diameter. Would be located to 0.50 m from the sidelines and have a height that does not exceed more than 2.5 cm above the upper part of the cable network.

Must be set firmly on the ground without cables. If this setting is through magazines embedded in a concrete massif in soil, will be embedded a minimum of 35 cm leaving the upper part of the massif of concrete to 4 cm as a minimum of the playing surface.

For sports competitions of high level must be protected encasing into the poles with a shock absorber materials throughout their height, which will have a buffer capacity with a drop of 200 mm below 50 g (acceleration of the seriousness 9.8 m / s ²) according to Annex C “determination of the impact of buffer padded ” of the standard UNE-EN 913. it is advisable to always have such protection.


Mark the official rules delTenisPlaya. Will be specified as “type 2 ” (“ Orange ” low pressure) in the guide of products and test methods, to balls detenis, classified surfaces and runways recognized, adopted by the MEDIA.
The ball will have the following characteristics:

Features for the balls of stage 1, 2 and 3





36.0 - 46.9



6.00 - 6.86



105 - 120




1.40 - 1.65


Orange and yellow, yellow or orange with a dot

This type of ball will also be used for players junior (16-13 years) and children (12 years and under).


Racket deTenisPlayaes-type shovel without strings, the maximum size will be 50 cm long, 26 cm wide and 38 mm thick between the two surfaces of beat. Racket is perforated by a limited number of holes of no more than 13 mm diameter in the central area. In the peripheral zone up to 4 inches measured from the outer edge of the bat, the holes may have a greater diameter.

The framework, including the mango, will be free of objects attached and other devices, which are not those used only and specifically to limit or prevent deterioration, vibration and distribute the weight. Any object or device must be reasonable in action and placement for such purposes.

Racket mark the following requirements, according to the rules delTenisPlayade the ITF:

• the surface of beats, defined as the flat area of the head of the racket constrained by the inner edge of the fence or holes over 13 mm in diameter, which is smaller, should not exceed 30 cm long and 26cm width.
• racket should not exceed 50 cm from the edge of the handgrip to the tip of the head of the racket. The head of the racket must not exceed the 26 cm wide.
• thickness between the two surfaces of beats (the distance between the two surfaces of beats) must be constant and should not exceed 38 mm.
• holes over 13 mm diameter should not be extended over 40 mm from the edge of the bat, with the exception of the holes that form part of the throat of tennis (part between the mango and the surface of beat.
• racket should be free from any device that can provide communication, advice or instructions whatsoever, audible or visible, a player during a game.

To avoid the flue of the balls and / or when there is a risk of impacts on people in the proximity of the track detenisplaya, will be placed networks, to stop the balls. The networks have a mesh width equal to at least the network, will be suspended throughout the width of the track of game, will have a height of 4 m at least, will arrive until the soil and will not be suspended ceilings to avoid rebounds.


The marker will be placed in a situation of perfect visibility for the mathematical table, referees, players and the public. The bookmark may be manual, however in official competitions of the Real Spanish Federation detenispodrá be demanded by electronic bookmark this Federation.


In sports facilities where you go to hold national competitions high-level, the sport installation will require installation of loudspeakers. The public address system must be designed to make automatically warnings in case of emergency, both athletes and spectators.



Outside the free zone will be placed two chairs for sportsmen on both sides of the network and compared to the network, the judge of chair. The judge's chair of chair must be stable, with a broad base and should allow the Arbitrator, either sitting or standing, has a perfect visibility of the entire network. The structure of the chair will also be protected with padded. Is desirable some element of protection against the sun both for wheelchair athletes as chair of the judge (e.g.: umbrellas, etc.).

Wheelchair athletes will be placed at a distance of not less than 3 m of the table of examining chair. See:


In high-level competition sports available, outside the free zone, a free space of control of 2 m minimum width without public. The space described above, plus the playing field and the free area is called Area of competition and will have a minimum dimension of 24.00 m x 16.00 m. See:


For sports competitions of high level, in addition to the central track requires at least two other different tracks, for training before the match.

Sports surface will have the characteristics described in paragraph 7. The lighting will be indicated in point 6 for this use, 200 lx minimum.

In official competitions of the Spanish Federation deTenis Real, may require greater No of contest tracks and training according to the number of teams, days of competition and / or players, and all of them have equal surface sports and with the characteristics described in paragraph 7.


When necessary, you can take as reference auxiliary spaces for athletes and arbitrators shown in the standard NIDE TEN-Tenis. The auxiliary spaces may consist of temporary facilities either use existing infrastructures located within walking distance of the Playing area.

In temporary facilities enable changing booths, showers and toilets and close to the playing area detenisplaya.


In official competitions available in the vicinity of the playing area detenisplaya, so that the access to it from the track is easy and possible, if necessary, the rugged rapid evacuation, injured or sick. Will the team of medical equipment necessary for first aid and should be available for sportsmen and the public, if there is no other for the public.


In official competitions when necessary, shall be control area of doping indicated in the standard NIDE TEN-Tenis.


In permanent facilities will be a warehouse of sports equipment, of sufficient size to save sports equipment detenisplaya.

Easy access to the direct or sports ground and from outside the sport installation without obstacles, it will meet the requirements of the standard NIDE Tracks “Small ”.


When it deems necessary accreditation spaces, offices of administration, spaces for authorities and personalities, spaces for media, etc., can be taken as a reference unique auxiliary spaces shown in the standard NIDE TEN-Tenis.


The spaces for spectators may be temporary or permanent. The temporary spaces for viewers will see sports competitions that take place with safe and comfortable facilities.

When they are constituted by demountable temporary stands, will meet the requirements of the current regulations that apply them, so they meet the standards UNE-EN 13200-6 Facilities for spectators. Part 6: Bleachers (temporary) and removable UNE-EN 13200-1 Facilities for spectators. Part 1: general design Criteria, as follows:

• demountable temporary the stands will be foreseen for spectators seated.
• regarding the correct visibility of stands by viewers will mark the recommendations regarding the lines of vision of UNE-EN 13200-1 Facilities for spectators. Part 1: general design Criteria, as shown in the standard NIDE SP-Salas and Flags (Facilities for spectators and the corresponding figures.
• the carrying structure of the forces stands supports static and dynamic produced by viewers, as well as other actions predictable as weight own, wind, etc Will be designed so that has sufficient stability and resistance against those actions. Below shows the overloads of use for consideration:
• uniform Burdens fixed seating areas: 4.0 kN / m2
• uniform Burdens agglomeration areas: 5.0 kN / m2
• concentrated loads of 1kN spaced according to a grid of 0.5 x 0.5 m, area of application 0.2 x 0.2 m.
• theoretical horizontal Burden by movements of spectators of at least 6% of the burden vertical. This burden must be added the wind and the possible seismic action.
• Coefficient security partial overloads use: 1.50.
• arrow horizontal elements not more than 1 / 200.
• horizontal Displacement not greater than 1 / 250.
• Vibrations by effect of rhythmic movement of people, will be greater 3.4 Hz.
• grounding system that allows the transfer of loads the ground without deformations or seating structure.
• the stands demountable temporary available throughout its perimeter of protective barriers for security against the risk of falls, with a minimum height of 1,00 m and 1.10 m for irrigation falls in height greater than or equal to 6 m. The barriers or handrails that may interfere lines of vision can have a height 0.90 m but the difference in height of the risk of fall will be less than 6 m. The barriers to staggered corridors or ladders or located in evacuation routes which produces change of direction of viewers will have a minimum height of 1.10 m. The barriers protecting will not be easily scaleable for what will not have horizontal elements that can serve as a support points and have no risk of trapping, so that the openings at the same will miss no a field of 10 cm in diameter. The barriers should resist actions of horizontal forces uniformly distributed whose value is not less than 3.0 kN / m.
• entry channels, distribution and exit of spectators in the removable temporary stands, such as steps, corridors, corridors staggered, etc. will ensure an entry and exit comfortable and safe even in case of emergency. The evacuation of time stands for the viewers to reach a secure site will be a maximum of 8 minutes.
• the steps or corridors between rows of seats that take exit by the two extremes, horizontal and will have a minimum width 0.35 m until 18 seats and 1.25 cm more for each additional seat for 30 seats or more the width will be greater or equal 0.45 m. The No maximum of seats in rows with exits by the two extremes will be 40.
• the steps or corridors between rows of seats only take exit by an end, horizontal and will have a minimum width 0.35 m until 9 seats and 2.50 cm more for each additional seat with a maximum of 12 seats.
• each seat will have a minimum width 0.45 m if they have no armrests and 0.50 m with armrests, when there are no individual seats each square has a width of 0.50 m, the height of the seat will be 0.45 cm on the horizontal shelf support of the feet and the bottom of the seat will be 0.35 m at least.
• the corridors staggered access to the towns of ladders and stands will have steps with constant dimension contrahuella which shall be no more than 0.20 m, give level access to the ranks of spectators and will have a minimum width of 1,20 m. The ladder without tabica will blunt edges.
• openings exist anywhere in the stands will be such that will not pass a field of 10 cm in diameter.
• temporary toilets will be sufficient agree with the No spectators expected, which will existing health standards. In the absence of specific regulations will be taken as a reference for the No toilets to anticipate the standard NIDE PP-Pistas Small.

The spaces for viewers consisting of permanent stands taken into consideration what indicated in the same paragraph of the standard NIDE TEN-Tenis.


Sporting facilities paratenisplayase designed and constructed so that are accessible to people with disabilities in a non-discriminatory, independent and safe. Have an exterior pathway accessible to the installation and itineraries accessible to the track, the auxiliary sports areas and spaces for spectators in the event that exist. These spaces are equally accessible.

The itineraries are not available with pavements loose materials (sand, gravel, etc.), pavements of itineraries and accessible areas will be tough and stable without individual elements, without together or resaltos of more than 4 mm, nor drilling holes or over 1.5 cm.


- Rules delTenisPlaya2016, ITF (International Federation deTenis).
- Rules deTenisPlaya2016, Real Spanish Federation deTenis.
- Rules “UNE-EN Lighting of sports facilities ”
- Rules UNE-EN “Facilities for spectators in sports facilities ”
- Rules UNE “accessibility ”