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Pickleball courts in Britain

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A birds-eye view of a pickleball club

Easy to learn and fun to play, get ready to start playing pickleball at your local court.

With over 270 venues in the UK, get in touch with your local club or venue to see if they already offer pickleball.

If not, you can set up your own temporary court using our guide below:

Pickleball court dimensions

Pickleball courts are 44 feet (13.41m) long and 20 feet (6.09m) across. On either side of the net there are:

  • right and left service areas, both 15 feet (4.57m) long and 10 feet (3.05m) across
  • a non-volley zone (also known as 'the kitchen') that runs across the full width of the court and is 7 feet (2.13m) long from the net.

The height of a pickleball net should be 34 inches (86.36cm) at the centre and 36 inches (91.44cm) at the sides.

Turn your tennis court into a pickleball court

You can fit up to four pickleball courts to one tennis court and it’s super easy to set one up. Here’s what you need to turn a tennis court into a pickleball court.

One pickleball court

  • Use the tennis net and the service boxes to create your court
  • Lower the tennis net to 34 inches (86.36cm) at the centre
  • Pickleball court dimensions: Mark the outside of the court with cones or another marker – 44 feet (13.41m) long and 20 feet (6.09m) across
  • Add lines for the non-volley zone (the kitchen). The non-volley zone is marked out as a line seven foot either side of the net
  • The lines on the tennis court should act as a marker for the service boxes on your pickleball court

Two or more pickleball courts

  • If you want to mark out more than one court, repeat the steps above but you will need to use a separate pop-up net for each court
  • You can fit two courts side-by-side on either end of the tennis court
  • As well as the non-volley zone, you will need to add lines for the service boxes. This is one line from the centre of the baseline up to the non-volley zone
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