Temporary Pickleball Court Setup: Guide To Adapting Tennis Courts Launched

Published April 18, 2024

The recently released guide is aimed at helping pickleball players who don't have access to a pickleball court mark out gameplay for use on a tennis court. With advice on net heights, court dimensions, and court lines, Experience Pickleball covers all the necessary specifications for setting up a temporary pickleball court.

For more information, please visit https://experiencepickleball.com/how-to-play-pickleball-on-a-tennis-court/

According to data from The Pickleball Dinks, pickleball was the fastest-growing sport in America in 2023. With over 36.5 million players, the sport is taking the country by storm, increasing demand for dedicated pickleball courts, which Experience Pickleball addresses with its guide.

As reported by Places2Play, there are currently 10,724 pickleball court locations across the US, with 1,048 of these based in California. As the popularity of pickleball continues to grow, players in smaller states, with fewer dedicated pickleball courts, may need to think outside the box. With its new guide, Experience Pickleball explains how to adapt a tennis court for pickleball play by marking out new court dimensions and reconfiguring net height.

According to the Tennis Industry Association, there are approximately 270,000 tennis courts across the U.S., making them an accessible choice for pickleball adaptation. As pickleball court dimensions are much smaller than their tennis counterparts, a standard tennis court can accommodate as many as four courts, increasing accessibility for local players.

The guide discusses the differences in net height, with a pickleball net sitting approximately two inches lower than the center of a tennis net. When adapting tennis courts for pickleball games, players are advised to adjust nets accordingly to be 36 inches off the ground near the poles and 34 inches from the midpoint.

When marking out new dimensions (44ft long and 20ft wide), pickleball players are reminded to include the kitchen zone, otherwise known as the no-volley zone. Damien Dansel, of Experience Pickleball, recommends using chalk to do so, as this can be easily reversed to preserve the original condition of the court. "Make sure you have calculated the dimensions correctly, and draw the length and width of your court, as well as the service line and kitchen zone," he says.

Interested parties can find more information on how to adapt a tennis court for pickleball play by visiting https://experiencepickleball.com/how-to-play-pickleball-on-a-tennis-court/

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