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Pickleball Court Dimensions

The Makings of a Pickleball Court

Pickle-ball® courts should be 20’ x 44’ for both singles and doubles play. This is the same overall court size as in badminton. The net is lowered from the standard badminton height to 36” on the ends and 34” in the middle. When laying out the court, it is ideal to allow adequate space outside the end and side lines for player movement. For this reason, we recommend the full court (including out-of-bounds areas) measure at least 24’ x 54.’ If space permits, a 30' x 60' space is considered to be an ideal size to allow the most athletic level of play possible. However, Pickle-ball can still be played without extra side and back space. Here are the exact dimensions of a court:

Below is a great example of how one facility has maximized its space to create dedicated indoor pickeball courts. The two courts in the foreground had an approximately 54' span between some wooden posts, and there was around 60' in width. The two courts in the foreground fit very nicely in this configuration. The courts in the background had a smaller footprint of space, with a bit of a bump-out from a utility room. They were still able to get two more courts back there despite that second space only measuring around 50 x 60", minus the approximately 18' by 6' bump-out for the utilities.

Example of Four Courts Laid Out With Dimensions

Here's a bird's eye view of those same courts:

Four Legal Dimension 44' x 20' Pickleball Courts