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Chain Link Tennis Court Kit Installation Manual

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Setting Posts:

Next lay out posts near the holes. On a job of this size we recommend ordering a ready mix truck to deliver wet mixed concrete. If the terrain allows, trucks can drive the perimeter and 'shoot' concrete into the holes. 'Sticking' posts is a common practice for such installations. This simply means the concrete is poured into empty holes.  Posts are then pushed into the concrete to height. Concrete should be of a plastic-like consistency, just wet enough to push posts into and dry enough to hold them to height.  Set terminal posts tight to string and line posts 1/4" - 3/8" from string.

Mark post grade minimums as illustrated. Always measure from the top of the post to the bottom when making grade marks. Terminals (corner, end, and gate posts) are to be marked at 10'-1" (1" taller than the fence height) and 9'-9" for line posts (3" shorter than the fence height). If in doubt about the height of any posts, always err on the high side. The post(s) can always be shortened later after the concrete has set up. Setting them too low can be a major problem. Tennis court posts should be set level, or at least straight. Now is also a good time to mark sight marks for leveling posts to one another. Make marks at a comfortable eyesight level, say 5' up from grade. You may level up posts using these marks and a simple torpedo level, or use a transit.

After all posts are set, allow 48 hours curing time for concrete.

Chain Link Post Grade Elevation Drawing
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