A pickleball net has a specific height that is consistent across all standard pickleball courts. The net height at the sidelines (where the net meets the posts) is 36 inches (91.44 cm), and at the center of the court, it is slightly lower, at 34 inches (86.36 cm). This difference in height creates a slight dip in the middle of the net, which is a distinguishing feature of pickleball.
It’s essential to set up the net at the correct height to ensure proper gameplay and adherence to the sport’s rules. When setting up a pickleball court, be sure to measure the net height accurately and adjust it as needed to meet these standard dimensions.