How big is a pickleball court? Small enough that you can get to most shots with three steps and a lunge but large enough that you might run around a little bit, that’s how big a pickleball court is.
But just in case you’re interested in building your own pickleball court in your driveway or backyard, take a look at the sketch below for more exacting measurements.
You can get a good idea of the dimensions from the illustration above, but for all avoidance of doubt:
|Kitchen (non-volley zone)||7 feet|
|Service areas||10 feet|
|Net height||3 feet at ends, 34 inches at center|
Generally speaking, playing doubles requires more quickness than long-distance running. You’ll be dashing forward and back a fair amount, with the occasional lunge thrown in for good measure.