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individual courts

Some people have added leisure=pitch to individual tennis courts to have it show up as green like most tennis courts are? Anyone have any thoughts on this? -- unsigned

I think this makes the most sense. Some map a group of courts with just one area, which doesn't indicate how many courts there actually are. -- Joshdoe 00:36, 4 July 2011 (BST)
I've added a note about this point on the page. I think we can be flexible. I've mapped a few groups of tennis courts as just one area. I suppose it's a bit like mapping buildings in central London. If you just draw an area around a whole block, someone can refine it later to map out individual bits. Is it correct to map them individually? I would say so yes. But it's not incorrect to do the lazy thing :-) -- Harry Wood 13:20, 4 July 2011 (BST)
....but on second thoughts, a problem with mapping them individually, is that if you go up to the edge of the fence, then the ones on the edges end up lopsided. seems ugly. easier to just draw around the fences. -- Harry Wood 15:12, 5 July 2011 (BST)
It may not be technically correct, but for individual courts I trace the white perimeter, then I mark the fence as a barrier. This looks nice, and is easy to do. See my recent changesets on parks to see how I've done it. -- Joshdoe 16:03, 5 July 2011 (BST)

pitch vs stadium

IMO a tennis court without seatings on the sides, as most tennis courts are, should rather be tagged with leisure=pitch than leisure=stadium -- Skippern 13:15, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

Agreed. The page makes this clear now I think -- Harry Wood 13:20, 4 July 2011 (BST)


Is there a need to add surface=hard/grass/clay as the existing surface options are not accurate -- Iain1940

Yes. Surface seems like a good tag to share. I don't know about 'hard' as a value though. The 'asphalt' value is widely used (presumably mostly on roads). Probably better to stay consistent with that -- Harry Wood 13:20, 4 July 2011 (BST)

Pitch for only single matches

It's common to have courts without the two alleys, where it's possible to play only single matches (see I start tagging the difference with tennis=single