In pickleball, the kitchen, also known as the non-volley zone, is the area adjacent to the net where players are prohibited from volleying the ball, or hitting it in the air before it bounces. The kitchen extends 7 feet from the net on both sides, running the width of the court, which is 20 feet wide.
The dimensions of the kitchen are as follows:
Length: 7 feet from the net on both sides (14 feet total length, including both sides of the court)
Width: 20 feet, running across the entire width of the court
In summary, the kitchen is a 7-foot by 20-foot area on each side of the net. Players must let the ball bounce once before playing it if they are inside the non-volley zone or if their momentum carries them into the zone after striking the ball.