What is Pickleball?

The Court

Pickleball court dimensions are the same as a doubles badminton court with measurements of 20 x 44 feet. In Pickleball, the same court is used for both singles and doubles.

The net height is 36 inches at the sidelines and 34 inches in the middle. The court looks similar to a tennis court with right and left service courts and includes a 7-foot non-volley zone in front of the net (referred to as the “kitchen”).

HEAD Pickleball Court
Double Scoring

Points can only be scored on the serve and therefore the receiving side cannot score points. At the start of a game, the player on the right side serves diagonally to the opposite court.

If a point is scored, the server moves to the left side and serves to the diagonally opposite court. Players on the serving side continue to move left and right each time a point is scored.

The first server continues to serve until the serving team loses a rally; then the serve passes to the second server on the team.

When the second server loses the serve, the serve goes to the other team and the player on the right serves first. This pattern continues throughout the Pickleball game.