DIY Tennis Practice Wall

DIY Tennis Practice Wall

This tennis wall is robust, durable, weather resistant, and accurately returns the ball every time. Enjoy hours of practice after finishing this DIY project.

Estimated Time: ~1 week
Estimated Cost: $350-$400

Link to PDF of Drawings: https://bit.ly/359i6Y4

List of supplies:
6 – 4×4 x 8’-0
13 – 2×4 x 8’-0”
2 – 2×4 x 12’-0”
3 sheets ¾” exterior plywood
Nails, Screws
4 – 3/8” galvanized bolts 4 ½” long
8 – 3/8” galvanized bolts 6” long
Washers and nuts for bolts
1 – gallon of exterior primer
2 – gallons of exterior acrylic paint
Small pieces of Azek trim (PVC trim) for the feet
Small pieces of 1×4 (to create the edge on which the plywood sits)

12 Comments

  1. J Follas on December 3, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    I wish there is at least a demo of he end product!!



  2. richard leary on December 3, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    Any way you can introduce some sound dampening to this design or is it basically dependent on the material which you are using for the backboard, in this case plywood. Rally Master achieves sound dampening by – "Our patent-pending vibration dampeners and mounting technique substantially reduce rebound noise. Decibel readings indicate that a tennis ball hitting a Rally Master Backboard is no louder than a tennis ball hitting a tennis racket, and even quieter than a basketball being dribbled on an asphalt court." Could solid-core, dense plastic be used instead? Would it be cost-prohibitive? Thanks.



  3. Andrey Altov on December 3, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    It seems to me that 8 – 4x4x’ are needed, not 6



  4. Prakash Kabe on December 3, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    Thank you very much, Tom! What software did you use to create the drawing and the virtual prototype?



  5. Daniel Marein-Efron on December 3, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    Board looks great. I was wondering what kind of nails and screws you put it? I presume you lay down the 2x4s and then the plywood and measured to put in the screws. My plywood is wavy I am worried some of my nails or screws will miss the 2×4, is there a trick? Did you cover the holes with anything? Did you fill any imperfections in the wood? Are the boards only attached at the upper bolt? Do you plan to take it down during the winter? thanks



  6. Nartinroseeefff Dsf on December 3, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    Wtf!.. 400$ for a few pieces of wood.., you got riped..



  7. G. B S on December 3, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    NICE WALL GREAT JOB TOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  8. Luba Luba on December 3, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    What did you do this on sketchup?



  9. richard leary on December 3, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    This is great. Would it be possible for you to provide a link to the drawings?



  10. Jon Berke on December 3, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    Thanks for posting this video. I’m getting ready to make one myself and had a question and a comment:

    In the comments, you mention nailing the 2x4s to the plywood from the front (plywood side). Any reason you used nails instead of screws for this?

    I think the list of supplies is missing a 2"x3"x12′. The drawing shows three of these but the list only includes two.



  11. C. Ken Teri-yaki on December 3, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Tom, thank you. I bet you’re an engineer.



  12. Dana Brown on December 3, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    Now that you have built it and played on it would you adjust the angle of 15 degrees any?
    Seems like a lot of slant?