Create Consistent Tennis Lighting


Pictured Above: Marin Country Club

Converting your tennis court lighting with LED technology will dramatically improve the playing experience.  

The brightness, uniformity, and color rendering LED lighting provides is superior to legacy technologies. These parameters allow the players to track ball flight and make the sport more enjoyable and competitive.

The ses certifed® process

Determine Existing Light Levels

Lighting Design & Photometric Studies

Determine USTA Lighting Objectives


Above, SES President and Owner James McKinney takes light meter readings to determine photometrics. These readings are taken from 23 points on each tennis court in order to both determine the current light levels, and to assist the customer deciding the lighting objective most appropriate for their players and facility.

This data is the backbone in determining how we best design your lighting to provide even light saturation throughout the playing surface and can be later used to provide your players a scorecard of the success in your lighting conversion.

Determine USTA Lighting Objectives

Lighting Design & Photometric Studies

Determine USTA Lighting Objectives


After we determine the appropriate USTA Lighting Objective for your facility, we then design the system with our independent lighting engineers.  

At SES Lighting, we have evaluated numerous products and only a few have the capability to provide Class I-IV USTA tennis court lighting standards. 

Whether direct or indirect sports lighting, the key component is that we act as an "owners representative and find the right manufacturer to achieve your lighting objective. 

Lighting Design & Photometric Studies

Lighting Design & Photometric Studies

Lighting Design & Photometric Studies


With tennis sports lighting, we are able to achieve Class I – IV  lighting levels in accordance with the USTA and Sports Builder Association Standards. 
Each court is engineered for the proper fixtures, angles and heights with proper sports lighting design. 

The defining difference is the independent SES Certified Lighting Solution® which guarantees your project to have a successful outcome. 

When it comes time for the installation, your SES Certified lighting professional will ensure the fixtures are aimed properly during installation to guarantee your successful project outcome and light uniformity. 

ROI Analysis

Installation & Conversion

Lighting Design & Photometric Studies


Depending on your utility company, rebates may be available for your project. For indoor facilities, tax deductions may also be available to offset the cost. 

Your SES Certified Analysis® will include every detail of the project:  LED Product and Lighting Control System Costs, Installation, Applicable Rebates and Project Management Costs. 

Projects may also qualify for Capital Lease Financing and in some cases can have a neutral cash flow as the savings can offset the lease payments created with the system.

Installation & Conversion

Installation & Conversion

Installation & Conversion


The professionals on our team are SES Certified®. We do the right thing for our clients by acting as an owner’s representative. 

Every sports lighting project has its challenges. The professionals at SES Lighting work on-site to guarantee that the project goes smoothly. We are always available to make changes and adjustments to ensure the project has a successful outcome. 

Every SES Certified Lighting Professional involved in your project will meet the industry’s highest standards of performance. 

Project Closeout

Installation & Conversion

Installation & Conversion


After the lights are aimed and installed, the SES Certified Process does not stop.  A post-installation photometric analysis is prepared for the facility owners to certify the lighting results.  

This includes taking light meter readings and providing a post installation comparison.  

It also includes taking spectrometer readings to ensure the performance, color wavelength and lighting parameters were delivered as engineered.

SES Certified process® pdf

This Document Details The SES Certified Process® For Successful LED Tennis Sports Lighting Conversions (pdf)


Contact Us

To contact an SES Certified® Lighting Consultant, or to learn how we can provide a Day One ROI for your tennis or sports facility, complete the brief form below or call (720) 280-0672 or 1- (855) 594-4878. (If you need other lighting solutions unrelated to sports lighting, visit our main website at

SES Lighting

17301 West Colfax Avenue, Suite #412, Golden, CO 80401, US

(720) 280-0672 or (855) 594-4878