Playing Equipment 2017-05-10T18:44:01+00:00

Playing Equipment

Pickleball Paddles

The paddles used in pickleball are usually constructed of wood or a high-tech composite. The paddles range in cost from 20 to 100 Euros. The combined length and width of the paddle may not exceed 61 cm. There are no restrictions on paddle thickness or weight. Paddles that produce a trampoline effect or an effect similar to a stringed racquet are prohibited by the International Federation of Pickleball (see the IFP Official Rules for additional specifications).

Pickleball Balls

An official pickleball is made of plastic and is between 7 cm to 7.5 cm in diameter and weighs between 22 grams and 26 grams. There are no color restrictions. The International Federation of Pickleball has sanctioned the following balls for official tournament play: Cosom Fun Ball, Dura Fast 40, Dura Fast 26 (large hole), Easton, Jugs Bulldog, Mach-Z, Onix Sports 503, Rawlings, TNT and Uniker Sport Ace 40. For more information about balls go to List of IFP Approved Tournament Balls.

Pickleball Nets

The pickleball net is similar to the nets used for tennis and pádel (platform tennis).
Net Width: The pickleball net is 6.7 m wide in order to extend slightly beyond the width of the pickleball court which is 6.1 m.
Net Height: The net height is 91.44 cm on each end of the net and 86 cm in the middle.
Pickleball can be played with either fixed or portable nets. Fixed pickleball nets have posts which are set into the court surface. Portable pickleball nets are designed for quick and easy to set up and take down. This allows pickleball to be played anywhere there is a hard, flat surface.