Every sport invented by mankind has a history or a short story behind it. It is rightly quoted in the English proverb that “Necessity is the mother of invention”. Like all other sports, invention of Pickleball also has a story behind it. Dated back to the middle of 1960’s in Washington, a reputed government employee along with his comrades came back home completing their golf activities. During this time they sensed extensive boredom to be creeping into their minds which began making them dull and inactive. Hence, took birth what we commonly know as Pickleball sport event.
Pickleball is from the genre of racquet based sports activity. It can be played by either four sports person or by two people. It uses paddles made out of wood as the medium to hit a ball which is made of polymer but punctured from over the net. The ball is served lightly on an upward direction from where the player’s base is also called the baseline. The main aim is to throw the ball into the region of the opponent person.
One can say it is quite close to badminton. However, there are some differences which can be pointed out as the Pickleball Court Dimensions is little different than usual court sizes and measurements. Here is a brief overview:
Standards of Pickleball Court Dimensions
The standard court is as usual rectangular in shape. It is 44 feet in the length and 20 feet in the width. It is made sure that the central position of the net is at a height of 34 inches and the net located at the sidelines is at a height of 36 inches. Pickleball can easily be played by young people and also for people with less speed on their feet.
Essential court components
Pickleball Court Dimensions has some exclusive components unique to it which are as follows:
These are the lines which are located on each end of the pickleball court and are at parallel positions with the net.
These are those parallel lines which are located on both the sides of the court area.
The Centre line
On both sides of the court area the centre line is present and it is used to divide the area in between the non volley line and the baseline.
The non-volley line
Also present on both sides of the court, the non volley line is located in between the sidelines and they are positioned at a distance of 7 feet from where the net is located.
The non-volley area
This is the area which has the sidelines on all sides, has the net and it has the non-volley line around it.
The service areas
The service area is present on all sides of where the centre line is located and is encompassed by the non volley line, the sideline as well as the baseline.
Diagonally opposite to the player lies the opponent’s court and this is termed as crosscourt.
When a shot is made softly with the face of the paddle open, then it goes clearly over the net and lands on the non-volley area which is called dink.
Any mistake or infringement made in the rules of the game is termed as a fault.
When the ball is hit before it lands on the ground and it bounces it is called as a volley.
It is that zone of non-volley which is at a distance of 7’ from where the net is located.