Pickleball Court Dimensions: A Helpful Guide [Images]

Pickleball Court Dimensions

Pickleball Court Dimensions Summary

  • The dimensions of a standard pickleball court are 20 feet wide and 44 feet long (6.10m x 13.41m). The dimensions are the same for both singles and doubles play.
  • The minimum recommended play area is 30 feet wide by 60 feet long (9.14m x 18.28m). 34 feet by 64 feet is preferred to allow for the most athletic play. Minimum recommended indoor height clearance is 18 feet.
  • Baseline is 22 feet (6.71m) from the net.
  • Non-Volley Zone extends 7 feet (2.13m) on either side of the net.
  • Left and Right Service Areas are both 10 feet wide and 15 feet long (3.05m x 4.57m)
  • Net posts should extend past the sidelines. Recommended distance is 1 foot.
  • Net height is 36 inches at the sidelines and 34 inches at the center of the net.
  • Court measurements are taken on the outside of the court lines.

Pickleball Court Size Compared to Other Sports

To get a better feel for the size of a pickleball court, it’s helpful to compare it to the play area required for other sports.

So, here’s a visual comparison of how a pickleball court stacks up with other sports. The number of pickleball courts each play area can hold is based on the minimum recommended play area of 30 feet by 60 feet.

Tennis

Tennis court compared to pickleball court
  • Standard tennis court size: 36’ x 78’
  • Recommended total play area: 60’ x 120’
  • How many pickleball courts fit: 4

Volleyball

volleyball court compared to pickleball court
  • Standard recreational volleyball court size: 29’ 6” x 59’
  • Recommended total play area: 50’ x 80’
  • How many pickleball courts fit: 1

Basketball

basketball court compared to pickleball court
  • Standard basketball court size: 50’ x 84’ (varies)
  • Recommended total play area: 62’ x 96’ (varies)
  • How many pickleball courts fit: 3

Indoor Soccer (Futsal)

Indoor soccer / futsal court compared to pickleball court
  • Standard indoor soccer court size: 65’ x 131’ (varies)
  • Recommended total play area: 81’ x 147’ (varies)
  • How many pickleball courts fit: 4

Ice Hockey

hockey rink compared to pickleball court
  • Standard ice rink size: 85’ x 200’ (varies)
  • Recommended total play area: 85’ x 200’ (varies)
  • How many pickleball courts fit: 6

Wrapping Up

If you’re considering laying lines for a pickleball court, it’s worth consulting the USAPA rulebook for more details on court layout.

If you’re thinking of going whole-hog and building a court, check out Pickleball Central’s writeup on pickleball court construction. Construction costs can vary widely depending on the details of your project but, it’ll give you a good sense of what’s involved.

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