If you're new to pickleball, you may be wondering about the size of the court. After all, it's not like tennis where there's a standard court size. So what's the deal with pickleball? Is there a standard court size or can you just make do with whatever space you have? Let's find out.
The beauty of pickleball is that it can be played just about anywhere. You don't need a huge tennis court or even a net. All you really need is a hard surface and a few friends (or paddles, if you're playing solo). That said, there are typically two types of pickleball courts: indoor and outdoor.
Indoor pickleball courts are usually smaller than their outdoor counterparts. This makes sense when you think about it since most indoor spaces are smaller than outdoor spaces. The official USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) guidelines state that an indoor court should be 44 feet long by 20 feet wide.
Outdoor pickleball courts, on the other hand, should be 60 feet long by 30 feet wide according to the USAPA. This is because outdoor courts have more space to work with and players need the extra room to run around and make plays.
Of course, these are just guidelines and not set in stone rules. If you don't have access to a full-sized indoor or outdoor court, don't worry—you can still play pickleball! Just make do with whatever space you have available. Your living room, basement, backyard, driveway, local park—all of these places can be turned into a makeshift pickleball court in a pinch. And as long as you're having fun, that's all that really matters.
Debates over the standard size of a pickleball court are sure to rage on for years to come. But at the end of the day, it doesn't really matter what size court you're playing on—as long as you're having fun, that's all that counts. So round up some friends (or paddles), head to your nearest hard surface, and start playing!
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