Pickleball Court Dimensions:

A. Court Specifications

The dimensions and measurements for the standard pickleball court are:

A.1. The court shall be a rectangle 20 feet wide (6.10 m) and 44 feet long (13.41 m) for both singles and doubles matches.

A.2. A total playing area 30 feet wide (9.14 m) and 60 feet long (18.28 m) is the minimum size that is recommended. A total size of 34 feet by 64 feet is preferred.

A.3. Court measurements shall be made to the outside of the lines. The lines should be 2 inches (5.1 cm) in width and the same color, clearly contrasting with the color of the court surface.


B. Lines and Areas

The lines and areas of the standard pickleball court are:

B.1. Baselines. The baselines are the lines parallel to the net at each end of the court.

B.2. Sidelines. The sidelines are the lines perpendicular to the net on each side of the court.

B.3. Non-Volley Line.  The non-volley line is the line on each side of the net between the sidelines and parallel to the net. These lines are located 7 feet (2.13 m) from the net.

B.4. Non-Volley Zones. The non-volley zone is the area of the court bounded by the two sidelines, the non-volley line, and the net. The non-volley line and the sidelines are included in the non-volley zone.

B.5. Centerlines. The centerline is the line on each side of the net bisecting the area between the non-volley line and the baseline.

B.6. Service Courts. The service courts are the areas on either side of the centerline, bounded by the non-volley line, the baseline, and the sideline.


C. Net Specifications

C.1. Material. The net may be made of any netted material.

C.2. Net Size. The net length shall be at least 20 feet (6.1 m) extending from one sideline to the other. The net width shall be at least 2 feet (0.8 m).

C.3. Mesh Size. The net’s mesh size must be sufficiently small to prevent a ball from passing through it.

C.4. Height. The net shall be suspended over the center of the court and shall be 36 inches (0.914 m) high at the sidelines and 34 inches (0.86 m) high at the center of the court.

C.5. Center Strap. A center strap may be placed at the center of the net to enable easy adjustment to the 34 in. (0.86 cm) requirement at center.

C.6. Net Edge. The top of the net should be edged with a 2 inch (5 cm) white binding over a cord or cable running through the binding. This binding must rest upon the cord or cable.

C.7. Posts. Net posts should be placed outside the sidelines. Recommended placement is 12 inches (30.48 cm) from the sideline.

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