What is Pickleball?

Pickleball Rules

Pickleball is a fun and exciting sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels. However, it is important to understand and follow the rules of the game to ensure fair play and safety for all players. Here are the basic rules of pickleball:


  • The court is 20 feet wide and 44 feet long.

  • The court is divided into two halves by a net that is 36 inches high at the center and 34 inches high at the edges.

  • The court has a non-volley zone, also known as the kitchen, that is 7 feet from the net on both sides. Players cannot enter the kitchen and hit the ball on the fly (volley) unless the ball bounces first.


  • A pickleball paddle is used to hit the ball. The paddle must be made of a solid material and cannot exceed 17 inches in length and 7.5 inches in width.

  • A plastic ball with holes, similar to a wiffle ball, is used in pickleball. The ball must weigh between 0.78 and 0.935 ounces and have a diameter of 2.87 to 2.97 inches.


  • The game is played to 11 points, and a team must win by 2 points.

  • Points can only be scored by the serving team. If the receiving team wins the point, they become the serving team.

  • A player must serve the ball diagonally, and the ball must land in the opposite court. If the serve is out of bounds or hits the net, it is a fault and the serving team loses the serve.

  • When the ball is in play, both teams must hit the ball over the net and keep it in bounds. If a team hits the ball out of bounds or fails to hit it over the net, they lose the point.


Pickleball is a fun and fast-paced game that can be enjoyed by players of all ages and skill levels. By following the basic rules of the game, players can ensure fair play and safety for all