Hey pickleball players!
Have you ever been unsure about how big a pickleball court should be or where the lines should go? Well, we’ve got you covered with this handy diagram of a pickleball court. Keep it with you on the court for reference during practice or competition.
The total size of the court is 20 feet by 44 feet, and the net is 34 inches high in the middle. The kitchen area and non-volley zone lines are marked, along with the service boundaries and fault lines. We have a full post if you want a refresher on the pickleball court dimensions.
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Can I make my own pickleball court?
Want to play pickleball in the comfort of your backyard? You can easily create your court by finding a large, flat surface – concrete is best, but any flat surface will do.
Make sure you have enough room to meet the official dimensions of a pickleball court in the PDF we just sent you. Also, it’s recommended that you have at least 55 feet in length and 25 feet in width for returning shots and maneuvering.
You’ll need a portable pickleball net and some good tape, and you’re ready for some friendly competition with friends and family.
You can also turn a tennis court into a pickleball court – read our easy guide on how to do it.
What is the difference between a pickleball court and a tennis court?
It’s easy to mistake a pickleball court for a tennis court, but there are some key differences. The biggest distinction is size – a pickleball court measures 20×44 feet, while a tennis court measures 78×27 feet. Pickleball also has its unique net, which is lower and smaller than a tennis net. In addition, the rules and scoring systems are different – in pickleball, players must allow the ball to bounce before hitting it, and games are played to 11 points instead of 15 or 21. Despite these differences, both sports require hand-eye coordination and strategy.
Which is harder, tennis or pickleball?
When it comes to tennis vs. pickleball, it’s a subjective question to say which sport is harder. Both require agility, hand-eye coordination, and strategy to succeed. However, tennis has a larger court and allows for more powerful shots, requiring more stamina in the long run. Pickleball may be easier for beginners, but tennis takes the cake in terms of physical exertion and endurance. Ultimately, whether or not a sport is “harder” depends on individual skill level and athletic ability.
Need to brush up on the scoring rules? Read our Easy scoring guide