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ONE COURT FOR
•Pickleball 20’ X 44’ (orange kitchen line)
•Youth Tennis U10
Short-Court Adult Tennis
•POP Tennis / Paddle Tennis
•Platform Tennis (added fencing)
Comments from associations/federations and players about the Next-Court...
*Looked exactly like a regular Tennis court with singles size and doubles alleys except smaller court overall (60’) to accommodate multiple sports. A great compromise!
* Net height was 34” at center which is exactly Pickleball height and lower than the Tennis net used at Tennis facilities. But that height works great on the 60’. Received a lot of feedback from players who would prefer a slightly lower net like this.
*The overall court dimensions were 60’ x 27’ which is exact paddle tennis size. However the width of the court on the “singles” portion was 20’, exact width of an actual Pickle court. Orange Kitchen lines were also included. In addition, the service boxes 22’ from the net instead of the usual 21’. That 22’ service box works well for tennis and paddle tennis service box but also creates a 44’ court length for Pickleball.
The Racquet & Paddle Sports Alliance
Racquet & Paddle Sports (RAPS) Alliance is an independent & innovative resource group created to provide a positive platform for business, related industries and associations focused on racquet, paddle sports, health & wellness.
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