Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Pickleball: How To Modify A Tennis Count

The easiest way to modify a tennis court is to adjust the existing net and add one set of pickleball lines. On a standard tennis court, the net is 36 inches high at the center strap and 42 inches high at the either side post. The first step to conversion would be to lower the net down to 34 inches at the center. (A pickleball court is half the width, so the net height at the side lines is 36 inches.)

Once the net is the right height, pickleball lines can be added with chalk or paint, while still keeping the tennis court lines intact.

Turning one tennis court into one pickleball court is the easiest conversion, but it will leave a lot of unused space. A standard tennis court is 60 feet by 120 feet, and the minimum size of a pickleball court is 30 feet by 60 feet. Because of this size difference, one tennis court can be turned into two, or even four pickleball courts.

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Sequim Pickleball Facility Committee Documents/Plans (2014-2015) The pitch to the City of Sequim to build 8 Pickleball Courts

Do It Your Self Guidline (USAPA)

Find Out What Happens When Tennis and Pickleball Mix The California desert is redefining the relationship between pickleball and tennis! Watch this exciting episode of I ♥ Pickleball and hear how ambassador Chris Thomas worked with the City and local tennis clubs and resorts to grow pickleball in the greater Palm Springs area...and pickleball is exploding!

Hear directly from the pros who run the tennis and pickleball programs at three major country clubs about how their tennis communities have embraced pickleball.

Jefferson County Courthouse court is a multi-use court for tennis and pickleball.

The tennis court was installed in the 1970s and had pickleball lines painted on it in 2012.

Example of two tennis courts with pickleball lines. Bricks are used to lower the net.

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