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What are the Dimensions of a Pickleball Court?

Pickleball, a hybrid of tennis, badminton, and ping pong, is one of the fast-growing sports in the USA in recent years because of its wide adaptability among all age groups mainly as a recreational play. It’s easy to play and fun for everyone! To start playing the game, it is essential to have an idea of the dimensions of a pickleball court.

A standard pickleball court has the same size as a badminton court which is 20 ft by 44 ft. The suspension arrangement of the net is similar to a tennis net. The net height is 34 inches in the middle and 36 inches at the posts. The minimum recommended playing surface is 30 ft by 60 ft.

This post is written with the intention to present a detailed measurement analysis (with pictures) to get things more convenient for you.

Let’s see some common terminologies used to visualize the size of a pickleball court.

Baseline: It refers to the boundary lines parallel to the net at each end of the court.

Sideline: Sidelines are the boundary lines perpendicular to the net that meet baselines on each side of the court.

Non-volley Line: The line parallel to and at a distance of 7 ft (2.13 m) from the net that meets each sideline

Non-volley Zone: The area bounded by the non-volley line, sidelines, and the net is referred to as Non-volley-zone (NVZ).

Centerline: The line that draws perpendicularly from the center of the baseline up to the non-volley line

Service Area: It is the area beyond the non-volley zone on either side of the centerline including the baseline, sideline, and centerline.

What are the Dimensions of a Pickleball Court in Feet?

The dimensions of a pickleball court in feet
Pickleball Court Dimensions in Feet

A pickleball court is rectangular in shape, divided into equal parts by a net. The dimensions of a pickleball court are governed by the official USA Pickleball Rule Book. All the dimensions are the same for singles and doubles games.

Actual Court Dimensions

  • Pickleball Court Length = 44 feet
  • Pickleball Court Width = 20 feet
  • Diagonal Court Length = 48 feet 4 inches
  • All the marking lines are 2 inches wide.
  • All the marking lines are of the same color.

Total Playing Surface Area

The court should be constructed in such a way that there is sufficient room for movement during play behind baselines and sidelines.

  • The dimensions for new construction/ tournament play are 34 ft in width and 64 ft in length.
  • The minimum recommended size of the playing surface is 30 ft x 60 ft (when converting a tennis court).

What are the Dimensions of a Pickleball Court in Meters?

The dimensions of a pickleball court in meters
Pickleball Court Dimensions in Meters

Actual Court Dimensions

  • The length of a pickleball court is 13.41 meters.
  • The width of the court is 6.10 meters.
  • All marking lines are 5.08 cm wide.
  • The diagonal length of the court is 14.73 meters.

Total Playing Surface Area

  • The new construction/ tournament playing surface is 10.36 m by 19.51 m.
  • The minimum recommended size of the playing surface is 9.14 m by 18.29 m.

What is the Area of a Pickleball Court?

  • The area of a standard court in square feet = Lenght x Width = 44 ft x 20 ft = 880 ft2
  • The area of a standard court in square meters = Lenght x Width = 13.41 m x 6.1 m = 81.8 m2

What is the Size of the Service Court?

The service court area
Service Court Area
  • Length of the service court = 15 ft (4.57 m)
  • Width of the service court = 10 ft (3.05 m)
  • Area of the service court = 15 ft x 10 ft = 150 ft2 / 4.57 m x 3.05 m = 13.94 m2

Measurement of the Non-Volley-Zone

Non-volley zone size
Non-Volley Zone Area
  • Area of the Non-Volley Zone = Length of Non-volley line (NVL) x Distance of NVL from net
  • Length of the Non-Volley Line = 20 ft (6.10 m)
  • Distance of N-Volley-Line from the net = 7 ft (2.13 m)
  • Area of the Non-Volley Zone = 20 ft x 7 ft = 140 square feet (13 square meters)

Pickleball Court Vs Tennis Court

The dimensions of a pickleball court in feet
Pickleball Court Dimensions
Tennis court dimensions in feet for doubles
Tennis Court Dimensions
CategoryPickleballTennisRemarks
Court Length44 ft78 ftTennis >Pickleball
Court Width20 ft27 ft (Singles)
36 ft (Doubles)
Tennis >Pickleball
Court Area880 ft22106 ft2 (Singles)
2808 ft2 (Doubles)
Tennis >Pickleball
Service Court Area150 ft2283.5 ft2Tennis >Pickleball
Net Height (Center)34”36”Tennis >Pickleball
Net Height (Post)36”42”Tennis >Pickleball

Pickleball Court Vs Badminton Court

The dimensions of a pickleball court in feet
Pickleball Court
Badminton doubles court size in feet
Badminton Court
CategoryPickleballBadmintonRemarks
Court Length44 ft44 ftPickleball = Badminton
Court Width20 ft17 ft (Singles)
20 ft (Doubles)
Pickleball >Badminton (Singles)
Pickleball = Badminton (Doubles)
Court Area880 ft2748 ft2 (Singles)
880 ft2 (Doubles)
Pickleball >Badminton (Singles)
Pickleball = Badminton (Doubles)
Service Court Area150 ft2131.75 ft2 (Singles)
130 ft2 (Doubles)
Pickleball>Badminton
Net Height (Center)34”60”Badminton>Pickleball
Net Height (Posts)36”61”Badminton>Pickleball

Summary (Pickleball Court Measurements)

CategoryLengthWidthArea
Court Size44 ft (13.41 m)20 ft (6.10 m)880 ft2 (81.8 m2)
Minimum Playing Surface60 ft (18.29 m)30 ft (9.14 m)1800 ft2 (167.17 m2)
Service Box15 ft (4.57 m)10 ft (3.05 m)150 ft2 (13.94 m2)
Non-volley zone7 ft (2.13 m)20 ft (6.10 m)140 ft2 (13 m2 )

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