Height of the fence should be a minimum of 2.5m. Run offs are desirable and are usually a 3m deep quarantined area between the edge of the playing area and the perimeter fence. If this is not practical, an alternative is to provide a solid smooth rebound surface. Protection net behind goals or alternatively an impact resistant high density mesh can also be used to enhance the system and prolong the life of the fence (especially in heavy use areas).
Consideration should be given to modified use of the playing surface – in particular segmenting areas for cross surface training. Should that be an option, the lateral perimeters would also need impact resistant surfaces and netting solutions should be allowed for as temporary court dividers.