Winchester Tennis Club

Case Study Info

Location United Kingdom
Industry Sport
Materials PVC/PES
Structures Frame Supported
Roof Forms Planar

To maintain its reputation as a leading club and to enhance its offering to members, the Club recognised the necessity for year-round playing facilities.

Working alongside main contractors, Dove Construction, J & J Carter needed to install a cover to 4 tennis courts with minimal disruption to members and club operations during the construction phase, as well as meet all requirements set out by the Club and LTA regulations. 

Using their extensive experience within sports, and specifically the tennis industry, J & J Carter were appointed to design, manufacture and install a 42m x 64m Tensile Fabric Frame structure covering 4 tennis courts. The building is built using a modular portal frame design on 6.4m bays.

The curved eaves provide an elegant design feature whilst maintaining the critical dimensions for compliance with Lawn Tennis Association regulations. The roof covering is a Single Skin Tensile Fabric which was made in one piece, weighing in at 350kg! The frames are sealed with J & J Carter’s own proprietary Gasket extrusion.