The height of a pickleball net is regulated by the official rules of the sport. A pickleball net has the following height specifications:
Sidelines: At the sidelines of the court, the net height is 36 inches (91.44 cm).
Center: In the center of the court, the net height is slightly lower, at 34 inches (86.36 cm).
This difference in height creates a slight sag in the middle of the net, which is intentional.
The net is typically made of a mesh material, with a white band or tape running along the top edge. The supporting posts for the net are placed outside the sidelines to ensure they do not interfere with gameplay. These height specifications apply to both indoor and outdoor pickleball courts.