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1. (WO1998051379) A TENNIS COURT COMPRISING SERVICE COURTS OF REDUCED WIDTH

Pub. No.:    WO/1998/051379    International Application No.:    PCT/NL1998/000273
Publication Date: Fri Nov 20 00:59:59 CET 1998 International Filing Date: Fri May 15 01:59:59 CEST 1998
IPC: A63C 19/00
A63C 19/02
Applicants: J.N. LEYDES BEHEER B.V.
COLINA B.V.
ROOMANS, Marcel, Jean, Lambert
Inventors: ROOMANS, Marcel, Jean, Lambert
Title: A TENNIS COURT COMPRISING SERVICE COURTS OF REDUCED WIDTH
Abstract:
A tennis court (25) comprising a marked-off playing area in the form of a rectangle defined by two parallel sidelines (3, 4) and two parallel baselines (5, 6). Part of the playing area, starting from its centre, is divided into two halves by means of a centre line (7) extending parallel to the sidelines, which halves are further marked off by means of service lines (10, 11) extending parallel to the baselines (5, 6), in such a manner that rectangular service courts (8, 9) are formed within the playing area. These service courts (8, 9) are furthermore marked off to have their width narrowed (21-24, 26-29), at least over part thereof extending from the service line (10, 11). This narrowing (21-24, 26-29) may extend over its entire length of the service courts (8, 9), both adjacently to the sidelines (3, 4) and adjacently to the centre line (7). With such narrowing (21-24, 26-29) the chance of returning a service increases, however without undesirably influencing the speed with which the service can be hit. The narrowing (21-24, 26-29) can be marked off with new tennis courts as well as with existing tennis courts.