The Ultimate Guide to Pickleball Court Dimensions

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The Basics of Pickleball Court Dimensions

Pickleball is a popular racquet sport that has seen an explosion in popularity over the past few years. And with its rise in popularity comes questions about proper court dimensions and measurements. So, if you’re looking to set up your own pickleball court or just curious about what it takes to make one, we’ve got the answers for you. Let’s take a look at how wide a standard pickleball court should be.

Typical Widths of Pickleball Courts

Generally speaking, official pickleball courts measure 20 feet (6 meters) across from baseline to baseline – but this can vary slightly depending on the playing surface and available space when setting up the court. For example, most indoor courts are often set up on badminton-sized surfaces which measure 44 feet by 20 feet (13 meters by 6 meters). This allows two separate pickleballs courts within one area, thus creating more flexibility for players who want multiple games going at once!

Regulation Sizes & Measurements

When it comes to regulation sizes and measurements for competitive play however, there are some specific requirements all players must abide by: The net must hang 34 inches high from ground level; each side line should measure 76 feet long; and service lines should be marked 7′ 3 1/4″ away from each sideline to establish where the serve begins. Additionally, non-volley zones (or “kitchen”) need to be clearly marked 15′ away from both baselines so that players know when they’re unable to hit volleys – usually between their opponents’ first serve and return of their second serve.


Overall as long as your playing surface is sized correctly – typically around 6 meters wide – then you have yourself an official functioning picket ball court! Just remember that if you plan on hosting tournaments or competitions then there may be certain additional stipulations regarding sizes and markings that need to be considered before any competition can begin!