What Is The Standard Size Of A Pickleball Court? Here’s Your Guide.

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Everything You Need to Know About Standard Pickleball Court Sizes

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in North America and for good reason. It’s a fun and social game that can be enjoyed both indoors or outdoors with friends or family. As popularity grows, it’s important to understand the standard size of a pickleball court so you can make sure your playing area meets regulation standards.

The Basics: What Is The Standard Size Of A Pickleball Court?

A standard pickleball court measures 20 feet by 44 feet, with an additional 5-foot non-volley zone on each side of the net (also known as “the kitchen”). The entire court should have a total length of 54 feet and width of 74 feet when including each team’s respective non-volley zones. This makes up the official USAPA (USA Pickleball Association) tournament dimensions for singles and doubles play.

Other Important Considerations When Building Your Own Court

In addition to understanding the dimensions for a standard pickleball court, there are other considerations that must be taken into account before building your own backyard version such as surface type and height requirements for nets. Surface type will depend on whether you plan to play indoors or outdoors – concrete courts are typically used outdoors while wood floors are more common inside gyms or other indoor venues. Net heights must also meet USAPA regulations which specify they should measure 36 inches tall at either end post with a 34 inch center height clearance over all four corners; this ensures consistency throughout competitive play across different locations/venues.


Building your own backyard pickleball court doesn’t have to be difficult if you know what you’re doing! Just remember to consider all factors such as surface type, net height regulations, plus the official USAPA tournament size dimensions (20x44ft + 5ft non-volley zone per side = 54x74ft overall) when planning out your space – that way you’ll always have an enjoyable game no matter where it’s being played!