14. Windbreaks


Wind screening maybe provided either in the form of landscaped earth mounds, planting or porous windbreak screens mounted on the court fencing. The design of the fencing must take due consideration of the additional wind loads applied by the windbreaks with additional or strengthened supports whether or not windbreaks are included in the scheme. Windbreaks should not be left up all year.


Windbreaks based on planting usually provide the most effective and are also the most visually accepted. However they have to be carefully planned as they require maintenance in the growing season and during the autumn when they shed leaves.