Pickleball Court vs Tennis Court - The Differences

Pickleball Court vs Tennis Court - The Differences
Published: 2022-08-31
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The first main difference is the size of the court. A pickleball court is much smaller than a tennis court, it is 20’ x 44’ for both singles and doubles. in pickleball a non-volley zone extends 7’ back from the net on each side, commonly called “the kitchen”. (You can learn about the Kitchen rules here)

The tennis court size is a rectangle as well, 78 feet long and 36 feet wide for doubles. For singles the court is 27 feet wide.


Note that you can fit 4 pickleball courts on a tennis one, but it would not leave you much room on either side of the courts to play at the same time. People usually fit 4 courts in the general area of two tennis courts.

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Now, the net is different as well. In pickleball the net is a bit lower than in tennis. The net in pickleball is at 36” at the ends and 34” in the middle, and in tennishttps://sportsedtv.com/blog/category/tennis the height of the net at the center is 3 feet.