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Pickleball court dimensions & layout

Pickleball court dimensions & layout


By Jaclyn Brandt

On: 03/13/2024

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Whether you’re joining an existing league or building your own court, knowing pickleball court dimensions will give you additional insight into the game.
Whether you’re joining an existing league or building your own court, knowing pickleball court dimensions will give you additional insight into the game.

When you are brand new to pickleball, learning everything you can about the basics, like the rules, pickleball scoring, and even pickleball court dimensions, will help you when you get out on the court. Even though pickleball is similar to tennis in many ways, the smaller court in pickleball removes a barrier to entry that stops many people from playing tennis.


Whether you’re joining an existing league or building your own court, knowing pickleball court dimensions will give you additional insight into the game.

Pickleball court dimensions


The dimensions of a pickleball court are pretty standard wherever you play pickleball.

The entire pickleball court

  • 20 feet wide - from sideline to sideline

  • 44 feet long - from baseline to baseline

The kitchen/non-volley zone areas

  • 20 feet wide - from sideline to sideline

  • 7 feet high - from the net toward the baseline

The playing surface on each side of the net (not including the kitchen)

  • 20 feet wide - from sideline to sideline

  • 15 feet long - from kitchen line to baseline

The left service area on each side of the court

  • 10 feet wide - from sideline to centerline

  • 15 feet long - from kitchen line to baseline

The right service area on each side of the court

  • 10 feet wide - from sideline to centerline

  • 15 feet long - from kitchen line to baseline

The net

  • Up to 22.5 feet wide

  • 36 inches high - at the sidelines

  • 34 inches high - at the center

Crosscourt line

  • 580 inches or 48 feet, 4 inches - the diagonal line between one corner of the court to the opposite (crosscourt) corner

Pickleball court sections

A pickleball court is made up of three sections on each side of the net (six sections total):

  • Right service area

  • Left service area

  • Non-volley zone/the kitchen

Pickleball court lines

The different pickleball court lines on the court are:

Court line width

  • All lines are 2 inches wide

Sidelines (2)

  • 44 feet - from baseline to baseline

  • 22 feet - from baseline to net

Baselines (2):

  • 20 feet wide - from sideline to sideline

Kitchen/non-volley zone lines (2)

  • 20 feet wide - from sideline to sideline

Centerlines (2)

  • 15 feet - from kitchen line to baseline

Wheelchair pickleball court dimensions

Although adaptive, or wheelchair, pickleball may be played on a standard pickleball court, the recommended playing area is:

  • 44 feet wide - from sideline to sideline

  • 74 feet long - from baseline to baseline

In a stadium court, the recommended playing area for wheelchair pickleball is:

  • 50 feet wide - from sideline to sideline

  • 80 feet long - from baseline to baseline

Playing surface

If you are looking to play at home or other non-pickleball designated area, you can make it work. But it will be much easier if you follow some basic rules.

Outdoor court

Pickleball was invented in a backyard, so it is easy to create a court in many different places. Some places you can play pickleball at home on many hard surfaces:

  • Concrete

  • Asphalt

  • Driveways

  • Cul-du-sacs

  • Tennis courts

The ball does need to bounce, so soft surfaces like grass or clay will make the game more difficult or impossible to play. If you want to play the game like it’s meant to be played, you will want at least a 30x60-foot area.


If you are looking for a permanent pickleball court at your home, there are contractors who can help you surface an outdoor court.

Indoor court

If you are looking to play on an indoor court, many hard surfaces will also be a potential, including:

  • Basketball courts

  • Tennis courts

  • Badminton courts

  • Other sports courts

Although an indoor court will keep you dry, the downsides are that you will probably not be allowed to chalk or spray paint lines on the court (unless you own it) and you may have to share the courts with others.

Pickleball court dimensions & layout

Knowing the dimensions of a pickleball court will help you learn the rules of the game. If you are looking to make a court at home or business, these court dimensions will be incredibly important to learn.

If you are looking to practice at home, you can take the dimensions of a standard pickleball court and carve out that area to start practicing any time you want.

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