The official rules of pickleball

The rules of pickleball are comprehensive and provide answers to the many issues that arise in a game that is played worldwide on many different types of courses by players of all abilities.

Dimensions and measurements in pickleball game

A pickleball court is a rectangle, 20 feet wide and 44 feet long. The dimensions are the same for singles and doubles. The total playing area is 30 feet wide and 60 feet long; this gives players room to volley balls that bounce within the lines, but travel beyond them, which is why the USAPA recommends extending the dimensions out to 34 feet by 64 feet whenever possible. When measuring the actual court, you must measure from the outside of the tapelines, not from the inside of them.

1.1. Court specifications

The dimensions and measurements for the standard pickleball court are:

1.1.1. The court shall be a rectangle 20 feet (6.10 m) wide and 44 feet (13.41 m) long for both singles and doubles matches.

1.1.2. Court measurements shall be made to the outside of the lines. All lines should be 2 inches (5.08 cm) wide and the same color, clearly contrasting with the color of the playing surface.

1.1.3. A minimum playing surface area measuring 30 feet (9.14 m) wide and 60 feet (18.29 m) long is recommended. A 10-foot (3.05-m) surrounding margin with a larger size of 40 feet (12.19 m) by 64 feet (19.51 m) is preferred.

Diagram of Pickleball Court Dimensions & Layout
1. Dimensions & measurements
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