A pickleball court measures 20×44 feet. The same court is used for both singles and doubles play. The court is striped similar to a tennis court with right and left service courts and a 7-foot non-volley zone in front of the net (the “kitchen”).
A pickleball paddle is smaller than a tennis racquet but larger than a ping-pong paddle. Paddles are made from wood or lightweight composite materials. A pickleball is a hard plastic ball with round holes, similar to a wiffleball. At FPC, we provide paddles and pickleballs to our members and guests.
Players wear just about anything comfortable and appropriate: athletic shorts, sweatpants, wicking apparel, t-shirts, etc. Comfortable court shoes are recommended - non-marking, soft soled shoes are a must.
The USA Pickleball Association (USA Pickleball) is the national governing body for the sport of pickleball in the US and provides players with official rules, tournaments, rankings and promotional materials. Click below for their detailed step by step guide to learning the game.