A standard tennis court measures 78 feet by 36 feet, while a standard pickleball court measures 44 feet by 20 feet. Based on these dimensions, you can typically fit up to four pickleball courts on a single tennis court. However, this arrangement may require some adjustments to the tennis court boundaries and may not leave much room for extra space around the pickleball courts.
Here’s a general guide for fitting pickleball courts on a tennis court:
Measure and mark the center of the tennis court, both lengthwise and widthwise. This will help you divide the tennis court into four equal quadrants.
Position a pickleball court in each quadrant, ensuring that each court’s dimensions (44 feet by 20 feet) fit within the space provided. You may need to make minor adjustments to the tennis court boundaries or the space between the pickleball courts.
Mark the boundaries, service boxes, and non-volley zones (kitchens) for each pickleball court using painter’s tape or court marking tape. Ensure the lines are visible and contrast with the tennis court surface.
Install portable pickleball nets for each court, or use temporary solutions such as tape or cones to delineate the net area.
Keep in mind that the available space around each pickleball court may be limited when fitting four courts on a tennis court. Ideally, there should be at least 5 feet of space on each side and 10 feet behind the baselines for player movement and safety. If space is a concern, you can opt to fit fewer pickleball courts on the tennis court to provide more room for players.