What is Pickleball?
Pickleball is an increasingly popular sport. It can be played by players of all ages. It is ideal for the backyard, due to its relatively small playing area. The court used for pickleball is generally the same as a badminton-sized court, which is 20’ x 44.’ Points can only be scored by the side that originally serves the ball, which is served diagonally.
All players are required to let the ball bounce a single time before any return volleys are allowed. Additionally, there is a seven-foot space on each side of the net that is a designated “no-volley” zone. This rule is set in place to prevent spiking from occurring. The server alternates between service courts until the player faults. The first team to score eleven points (as long as they are leading by at least two points) wins. Pickleball is able to be played in either singles or doubles.
Pickleball Court Specifications
Pickleball courts can be built as an individual court or a tennis court can be repurposed into two pickleball courts. These courts can follow the similar colors as a standard tennis court with 2” white boundary lines or a more custom design with non-traditional colors can be used. If desired, a pickleball court can be combined with other sports such as a tennis court or a basketball court into a Multi Court.
- Regardless of whether the match is a singles or doubles match, a pickleball court is 20 feet wide and 44 feet long.
- Though most players like to play on a court with a more standard size of 34 feet wide and 64 feet long, there is a minimum size of 30 feet wide and 60 feet long.
- Pickleball lines are the same width as tennis court lines, which mean that they should be 2”.