Why they don't use a singles net at the ATP Finals. Also on other big tournaments they often use the doubles net. Is there a rule, when a turnament is supposed to have a singles net or is it a decision if every tournament?

  • They play doubles as well on them, why would it be better to have to take out the posts and nets and redo them between singles and doubles – aqwert Nov 20 '17 at 1:49
  • A "Singles net" can also be a doubles net with sticks placed in the right spots on the sides. That's how it's done at nearly every professional tournament in the world, including the ATP finals. – jamauss Nov 20 '17 at 2:08
  • @aqwert: true, but I remember in Gstaad (ATP250) the changed the net for doubles and singles until 10 years ago. And e.g. youtube.com/watch?v=D-AQC8Bbvhs in Wimbledon, they have singles net on the center court, when singles are played. So my question is, if is there a rule when a turnament should change the nets. – chloesoe Nov 20 '17 at 7:30
  • @chloese . I don't think there is a rule apart from the rule where the net needs to be a certain height on the ends (and therefore use a stick) and a certain height at the middle. If the tournament wants to go through the trouble then they can. – aqwert Nov 20 '17 at 20:46

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