Can You Play Pickleball on a Tennis Court? The Answer is... pickled!

Have you ever been curious about how to play pickleball but didn't want to commit to purchasing a net and paddles? Or maybe you've seen people playing and thought it looked like a cross between tennis and Ping-Pong but weren't quite sure. Well, wonder no more! You can in fact play pickleball on a tennis court... with a few modifications. Read on to find out how.


you'll need to tape or chalk off the appropriate dimensions for a pickleball court, which is 20 feet by 44 feet. You can find a diagram of the court here. If you're playing doubles, you'll also need to tape or chalk off a 7-foot non-volley zone on each side of the net. Once you have your court outlined, you're ready to start playing!


you'll need to improvise some sort of ball. A ping-pong ball or Wiffle ball will work just fine. If you don't have either of those on hand, you can always use a tennis ball, although it may be slightly harder to control.

How To Score

Now that you have your court and ball sorted, all that's left is to decide how many players you want on each team and what scoring system you'll use. For singles, two players compete against each other and the first player to reach 11 points (with a 2-point lead) wins the game. For doubles, four players split into two teams of two and play until one team reaches 15 points.


So there you have it! With a little bit of creativity and some household items, you can easily turn your tennis court into a pickleball court and have hours of fun! Just remember to invite me over when you do so I can join in on the fun :)

One More Thing:

If your thinking you may need a different pair of shoes for playing pickleball, you may be right. Especially if the course is off the clay or the weather is not perfect. So where do you begin to look?

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