Pickleball Courts : Dimensions and Construction (Australia)

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Transform your backyard into the ultimate entertainment zone with a home pickleball court from MSF Sports, Australia's leading sports court builders. Whether you're a seasoned player or new to the game, our comprehensive guide will help you design and install the perfect pickleball court for your home.


Why Choose Pickleball?

Pickleball is a fast-growing sport in Australia, combining elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. It's easy to learn, making it perfect for players of all ages and skill levels. With a smaller court size and the requirement for less running, it's an excellent way to stay active with family and friends.

The total cost of a pickleball court?

The cost of installing a home pickleball court in Australia varies based on materials, size, and additional features. The total cost of a home pickleball court generally ranges from AUD 20,000 to AUD 50,000. This estimate includes basic construction such as excavation, concreting and fencing or netting, but excludes luxury additions like spectator seating, shade structures or advanced lighting systems.


Designing Your Home Pickleball Court

Court Dimensions

Feature Measurement
Court Size 6.1m x 13.4m
Net Height 0.914m at the sides, 0.86m in the centre
Service Boxes 4.57m x 2.43m
Total Area Minimum 10m x 18m for overruns

Surface Options

  • Concrete or Asphalt: Durable and low maintenance, but are prone to injuries.
  • Synthetic Turf: Offers excellent drainage and reduced joint stress. Needs to be resurfaced every couple of years.
  • Modular Tiles: Quick installation and available in various colours. The safest and most durable option lasting 10-20 years.

Fencing and Netting

  • Fencing: A 3m high chain-link fence is recommended to contain balls within the court area.
  • Netting: Standard pickleball net with a centre-strap design for height adjustment.


Consider LED lighting for energy-efficient, bright illumination for evening play. Lighting should be positioned to minimise shadows and glare on the court.

Accessories and Amenities

  • Benches or Seating: For players and spectators.
  • Shade Structures: To protect against the Australian sun.
  • Storage Solutions: For equipment and maintenance tools.

Installation Process

  1. Site Selection: Choose a level area with enough space for the court and overrun you've decided on.
  2. Preparation and Base Construction: Excavate the site and lay a sturdy base of crushed stone, followed by asphalt or concrete.
  3. Surface Application: Apply the chosen surface material evenly across the court.
  4. Fencing and Net Installation: Erect fencing around the perimeter and install the net at the correct height.
  5. Lighting and Accessories: Install lighting fixtures and any additional accessories or amenities.

General Pickleball Court Maintenance Tips

  • Cleaning: Keep the surface clean from debris and water to prevent slipping and moss growth.
  • Surface Inspection: Check for cracks or damage, especially after extreme weather conditions.
  • Net and Fence Care: Inspect and repair any damage to the net or fencing to ensure safety.

Cost Estimation

The cost of installing a home pickleball court in Australia varies based on materials, size, and additional features. The total cost of a home pickleball court generally ranges from AUD 20,000 to AUD 50,000. This estimate includes basic construction such as excavation, concreting and perimeter fencing or netting, but excludes luxury additions like spectator seating, shade structures or advanced lighting systems.



Pickleball Court Dimensions

Pickleball Court Dimensions

A pickleball court is designed to be 13.41 meters in length and 6.1 meters in width, a size that remains constant for both singles and doubles play. This compact dimension makes pickleball accessible and enjoyable in a variety of settings, from community centres to private homes.

Space Requirements Around a Pickleball Court

For optimal play and safety, additional space around a pickleball court is necessary. It is recommended to have at least 3 meters of clearance on all sides of the court. This ensures players have sufficient room to manoeuvre and reach for shots, enhancing the overall play experience. Consequently, the total recommended space for a pickleball court, factoring in this additional clearance, would be approximately 19.41 meters in length and 12.1 meters in width. This extra space is also beneficial for the placement of amenities such as seating and fencing.

Line Width on a Pickleball Court

The lines on a pickleball court are uniformly 5 cm wide. This consistency in line width helps maintain clarity on the court boundaries and service areas, aiding players in making accurate calls during fast-paced games. The clear demarcation of the playing area is essential for the smooth conduct of matches and player orientation on the court.

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Choosing the Right Pickleball Court Surface.

When deciding on the surface for a pickleball court, it's crucial to weigh the initial costs, performance characteristics, and ongoing maintenance needs of each option. Here's how various materials stack up for pickleball courts.

Grass: Grass surfaces are high-maintenance, requiring constant care to keep the grass short, healthy, and weed-free. This involves regular watering, fertilising, and mowing.

Clay: Clay courts demand less upkeep than grass but need frequent attention to maintain their condition. The surface can shift, necessitating regular raking or brushing. Additionally, clay may be lost during windy conditions, and replenishing the surface annually is often necessary.

Acrylic: Acrylic surfaces offer a balance of low maintenance and decent performance. Apart from routine cleaning to keep them free of debris, they require minimal additional care. Acrylic is permanent and cannot be moved to another property.

Asphalt: Asphalt surfaces are prone to cracking and typically need maintenance and resurfacing every few years. The cracks can expand rapidly, especially in colder climates, making timely maintenance critical.

Concrete: Concrete courts are among the lowest maintenance options available. They need occasional resurfacing but are less likely to crack compared to asphalt courts. However, plain concrete courts are prone to causing injuries and joint strain.

Modular Sports Flooring (MSF): Traditional surfaces like concrete, asphalt, and acrylic can be tough on players' joints, leading to strain and injuries. The MSF PRO sports flooring is a superior alternative for pickleball courts, designed to enhance performance, extend longevity, and minimise joint strain and noise levels — an ideal feature for residential areas. Modular flooring can be moved to a new location such as a new property if moving home.

As Australia's leading multi sports flooring, MSF PRO by MSF Sports incorporates advanced sports technology, suitable for installation on nearly any hard, flat subsurface, including concrete, decking, or asphalt. Available in 16 vibrant colours, the tiles are designed for easy DIY installation, making them a practical choice for pickleball enthusiasts.

Discover more about the benefits and features of the MSF PRO modular sports surface for your pickleball court here.

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Benefits of our MSF PRO Technology:

  • Consistent ball bounce
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  • Super low maintenance. Save time mowing lawns
  • Adds value and uniqueness to your property
  • Save time and costs travelling to stadiums to train
  • Water drainage system eliminates puddles, increases safety and ready to play on faster after rain
  • The most advanced sports cushioning system minimising joint strain & injuries.


Why Choose MSF Sports?

MSF Sports Logo : Building Better CourtsWe have a reputation for building high quality custom multisport courts tailored to your space and needs.

Proudly Australian-owned & operated, MSF Sports have been building professional-level sports court systems for over 20 years, having built 1000's of sports courts across the country. We have a 5.0 star review rating on Google from over 150+ reviews, most include their finished court pictures. Read our Google customer reviews with court pictures here.

After proceeding with a MSF Sports court, you will be assigned a dedicated court manager who will guide you through every step of the process, through to final installation, ensuring your new pickleball court is nothing short of perfect.

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