A standard pickleball court has specific dimensions that are regulated by the official rules of the sport. Here are the key dimensions for a regulation pickleball court:
Court size: The overall dimensions of a pickleball court are 20 feet (6.1 meters) wide and 44 feet (13.4 meters) long. This includes the playing area as well as the non-volley zone or kitchen.
Non-volley zone (kitchen): The non-volley zone, also known as the kitchen, is a 7-foot (2.13 meters) deep area on both sides of the net. It extends the full width of the court (20 feet). Players cannot volley (hit the ball in the air without it bouncing) when standing within this zone.
Service courts: The pickleball court is divided into two service courts on each side, separated by a centerline. Each service court measures 15 feet (4.57 meters) long from the baseline to the non-volley zone and 10 feet (3.05 meters) wide from the centerline to the sideline.
Baseline: The baseline runs parallel to the net and is positioned 22 feet (6.7 meters) from the net on each side.
Centerline: The centerline runs perpendicular to the net, dividing the court into two equal halves. It extends from the non-volley zone to the baseline.
Sidelines: The sidelines run parallel to the net on each side of the court, marking the outer boundaries of the playing area.
These dimensions are consistent for both indoor and outdoor pickleball courts. When constructing a court or setting up a temporary court, it is essential to adhere to these dimensions to ensure fair and regulated gameplay.