WTA Tennis Court Lighting Project – Guang Zhou Tian He Stadium Centre

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WTA Tennis Court Lighting Project – Guang Zhou Tian He Stadium Centre

WTA 2019 Tennis Court Lighting Project

Project Background

With 25,600 ㎡,Tian He stadium has been used for international basketball, tennis, volleyball, Ping Pong, handball gymnastics, and gymnastic tournament. The WTA tournament’s chosen location in 2019 was marking 8 when the tennis center was selected to host this prominent global tournament.

The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) is the principal organizing body of women’s professional tennis. It governs the WTA Tour, the most prestigious international professional tennis tour for female tennis players. The competition was founded to create a better future for women’s tennis and has excelled in doing so, capturing a global audience of millions each year.

The WTA’s corporate headquarters is located in St. Petersburg, Florida, while its European headquarters in London, and its Asia-Pacific headquarters can be found in Beijing.

Guang Zhou Tian He Stadium Centre

Guang Zhou Tian He Stadium Centre - WTA Tennis Court Lighting Project - Guang Zhou Tian He Stadium Centre
Location: No. 229, Tian He District, Guang Zhou, Canton Province, China

Project Challenges

  1. The stadium had an aging 2000 W MH light that showed heavy light depreciation, making it less than ideal for a world-class tournament.
  2. Small installation arm only allows 1 point tighten.

WTA lighting standards based on ITF requirement

  1. According to the WTA, lighting must be evenly distributed throughout all areas of the court and have a minimum recommended intensity of 1076 LUX (i.e., equivalent to 100-foot candles placed on the court) – based on an -average of over 15 on-court readings.
  2. For optimal high definition television broadcasting, the standards are even higher – with the recommended lighting being at least 2,000 lux (i.e., equivalent to 185-foot candles placed on the court). Additionally, the light must be distributed across the court to create a consistent color temperature for broadcast audiences to enjoy the action with outstanding clarity, day or night.
  3. High/low ratio: To meet the standards required of a world-class tournament like the WTA Tour, the highest to lowest lighting readings’ ratio should be no greater than 1×2.0 – with the most desired ratio is 1×1.5.

Horizontal Solution:

Azure Series LED Floodlight for Indoor/Outdoor Tennis Court LED Lighting Fields:
(July 2019)
Tennis Court 1 & Tennis Court 2
Size 36.57*18.29 M @ 2 Courts
Lamp 80 pieces of 300W Arias Asymmetrical LED Floodlight
Beam Angle 30°
Eavg 393 Lux
Uniformity 0.73
Glare max <50

 

Azure Series LED Floodlight for Indoor/Outdoor Tennis Court LED Lighting Fields:
(April 2020)
Tennis Court 4, Tennis Court 7, Tennis Court 11 & Tennis Court 14
Size 36.57*18.29 M @ 4 Courts
Lamp 80 pieces of 300W Arias Asymmetrical LED Floodlight
Beam Angle 30°
Eavg 393 Lux
Uniformity 0.73
Glare max <50

Renewed Scene

After the 2019 WTA’s success, Tian He Tennis stadium decided to use Enkarl Arias Asymmetric floodlight for the rest of the 4 courts requiring replacement. “Enkarl tennis court lighting is as excellent as those of Musco lighting,” the Leader of this stadium said.


 

If you still don’t have any idea about where you can start with your tennis court lighting, please drop a message to sales@enkarl.com. We will have a perfect solution for you.

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