In this article, we will provide a detailed explanation of the dimensions, accompanied by a labeled diagram to help you grasp the layout of a regulation pickleball court.

A regulation pickleball court is rectangular in shape, similar to a tennis court, but smaller in size. The standard dimensions for a pickleball court are as follows:

Length: The length of a pickleball court is 44 feet (13.41 meters) from baseline to baseline.

Width: The width of a pickleball court is 20 feet (6.10 meters) from sideline to sideline.

Service Area: The service area is divided into two sections, one on each side of the net. It extends 7 feet (2.13 meters) from the net towards the baseline.

Non-Volley Zone (NVZ): Also known as the "kitchen," the non-volley zone is a 14 feet (4.27 meters) deep area on both sides of the net. It spans from the net to a point 7 feet (2.13 meters) away from the net on each side. The NVZ is marked by a distinct line parallel to the net.

Sidelines: The sidelines run parallel to the net and mark the outer boundaries of the court. They are 20 feet (6.10 meters) apart.

Baselines: The baselines are the lines located at the back of the court, parallel to the net. They connect the sidelines and measure 44 feet (13.41 meters) in length.

To assist you in visualizing the layout of a standard pickleball court, we have provided a labeled diagram below:

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Conclusion

Understanding the standard dimensions of a pickleball court is crucial for players, organizers, and enthusiasts alike. A regulation pickleball court is 44 feet in length and 20 feet in width, with specific areas designated for serving and volleying. The non-volley zone, often referred to as the kitchen, plays a vital role in the game strategy. By familiarizing yourself with these dimensions and markings, you can enhance your pickleball experience and ensure fair play during matches. So grab your paddle, step onto the court, and enjoy the exciting sport of pickleball!  

Updated 12/31/23

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