A pickleball net has specific height requirements to ensure proper gameplay. The regulation height for a pickleball net is as follows:
At the sidelines (the edges of the court): The net should be 36 inches (91.44 cm) tall. This is the height where the net meets the two sidelines.
At the center of the court: The net should be 34 inches (86.36 cm) tall. This is the height at the middle of the net, where it is slightly lower than the sidelines.
These height measurements are taken from the playing surface to the top edge of the net. The net is usually supported by two posts placed at each sideline, and a center strap may be used to maintain the correct height at the center of the court. It’s essential to ensure that the net height adheres to these standards to provide a fair and consistent playing experience for all participants.