ASTM-F3558 Standard Guide for Chain-Link Pickleball Court Fences

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Standard Guide for Chain-Link Pickleball Court Fences



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1.1 The purpose of this guide is to inform the builder, designer, facility manager, or owner, or a combination thereof, of a pickleball court or facility about the many details and features of pickleball court fence. It focuses on what to consider when designing a pickleball fence, offers some recommendations, and points the user to where they could find additional useful information regarding the design, construction, and maintenance of pickleball courts.

1.2 Units—The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Significance and Use

5.1 The Intended Use of This Guide is to identify the specific functions and qualities desired of a pickleball fence and offer recommendations on how to achieve them with a chain link fence for different types of pickleball courts.

5.2 The Primary Function of a Pickleball Court Fence is to keep pickleball balls in and uninvited traffic out. It also serves as a barrier to prevent players from colliding with fixed objects and spectators. It also prevents players from running onto irregular or slippery surfaces or into dangerous adjacent areas. Fences need to respond to secondary functional requirements, including: spectator viewing, screening the court from wind and visual distractions outside the court, and being as open and welcoming as security conditions permit. In cases where security or dangerous adjacent conditions are an issue, a uniformly high type of enclosure can still be called for, but in most cases, pickleball fences are a variety of heights and may accommodate lights, shade shelters, gates for players and maintenance, and can have completely open (no fence) portions of the perimeter that lead to decks, grandstands, or landscaping


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April 10, 2024

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