Pickleball Court Dimensions (Diagram & Layout)

pickleball court dimensions article

Pickleball is one of the most popular sports in the world, but many of you still may not understand the dimensions and layout of the pickleball court.

It is important to learn this information as this will help you learn the rules and give you a better overall understanding of the sport.

Or maybe you’re even wanting to create your own pickleball court at home which you and your family can enjoy.

Well lucky for you I’ve created this article which will talk you through the dimensions and layout of a pickleball court as well as a diagram that you can refer back to.

Pickleball Court Dimensions and Layout

Pickleball courts are very similar in size to badminton courts. A standard pickleball court measures 44 feet long by 20 feet wide which is 880 square feet (13.41m x 6.10m).

A pickleball court will also have a net that is 36 inches high (91.44m) at the side posts and 34 inches high (86.36m) at the centre.

That are many different areas and measurements to a pickleball court so let’s go over each one.

Below is a diagram of a pickleball court to help you understand each area more clearly:

pickleball court dimensions

Areas of a Pickleball Court

Left & Right Service Box

10 feet wide x 15 feet long (3.05m x 4.57m)

The left and right service boxes are the two boxes between the baseline and the Non-Volley Zone.

In pickleball, the server will serve diagonally crosscourt and it must land in the opposite diagonal service box which is much like the rules of tennis. So if they were serving from the right service box then the ball must land in the right service box on the other side of the net.

Also, the server must be behind the baseline before they serve.

Non-Volley Zone

20 feet wide x 7 feet long (6.10m x 2.13m)

As the name suggests, this is the area on the pickleball court that you can not volley in. It is legal to have a paddle in the Non-Volley Zone (also known as the “kitchen”) as long as the player stands behind the non-volley line. You are permitted to hit the ball from the Non-Volley Zone as long as the ball has bounced.

The Non-Volley Zone is positioned on either side of the net as shown in the diagram.

Lines of a Pickleball Court


20 feet wide (6.10m)

The baseline runs parallel to the net and defines the back of the court. Anytime the ball lands further than the baseline, then the ball is out of bounds.

This is also the line that marks where you will serve behind.

Centre Line

15 feet long (4.57m)

The centre line is the line that runs perpendicular to the net and defines the left and right service boxes. This line is important as it will mark the boundaries of your serve when you are serving diagonally.

As you can see in the diagram the centre line stops at the non-volley line as the serve is out of bounds if you hit it in the Non-Volley Zone.


15 feet long (4.57m)

The sideline runs parallel to the centre line and marks the side boundaries of the pickleball court. Anytime a ball lands outside of the sidelines then the ball is out of bounds.

Non-Volley Line

20 feet wide (6.10m)

The non-volley line marks the boundary of the Non-Volley Zone. From this line to the net you are not allowed to volley within that area.

Non-Volley Sideline

7 feet long (2.13m)

This line also marks the side boundaries of the pickleball court. Anytime a ball lands outside of the sidelines and non-volley sideline, then the ball is out of play.


Hopefully, now you have a clearer understanding of the dimensions of a pickleball court and understand the rules better.

Now it’s time to get out there with friends and enjoy America’s fastest growing sport!

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