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How Much Do You Know About Pickleball Courts?

How Much Do You Know About Pickleball Courts?

  • Try your hand at the following questions to see if you have the knowledge to hold court with our quiz

1. How many pickleball courts can fit into a standard size tennis court?

A) Eight

B) Two

C) Four

D) None of the
above

2. The first permanent pickleball court was built in the U.S. in what year?

A) 1963

B) 1965

C) 1967

D) 1969

3. Which was the first country outside of the U.S. to build a pickleball court?

A) France

B) Spain

C) London

D) Canada

4. Which U.S. city has the
most pickleball courts?

A) Seattle

B) Naples, FL

C) Houston, TX

D) Surprise, AZ

5. How long is the baseline of a regulation size pickleball court?

A) 32 feet

B) 24 feet

C) 12 feet

D) 20 feet

6. How many pickleball courts are in what is thought to be the largest indoor facility in the U.S.?*

A) 12

B) 15

C) 18

D) 34

7. Which of these is not part of a regulation pickleball court?

A) The kitchen

B) The non-volley zone

C) The center line

D) The pickle line

8. A tournament-size pickleball court is larger than which of these? 

A) Basketball court

B) Badminton court

C) Handball court

D) Volleyball court

9. A regulation pickleball court surface should comprise which colors?

A) Green with white stripes

B) Blue with white stripes

C) Green and blue with black stripes

D) Any of the above

10. What’s the general cost to build a standard-size pickleball court?

A) $11 to $22 per square foot

B) $32 to $44 per square foot

C) $68 to $84 per square foot

D) $95 to $125 per square foot

Answer Key: 1. C) Four—quadruple the fun! 2. C) 1967. Though pickleball was invented in 1965, it wasn’t until two years later that the first permanent pickleball court was constructed in the U.S. 3. D) Canada. Snowbirds who spent winter months in the U.S. brought pickleball back home, and courts were built on the rooftop of the Doan Development building in Vancouver, British Columbia, during the ’70s. 4. A) Seattle. According to data firm Statista, there are three courts per 20,000 residents. 5. D) 20 feet long. 6. *At press time, C) 18. Located in Fenton, the Missouri Pickleball Club, which clocks in at 51,000 square feet, opened its doors in September 2021. 7. D) The pickle line. 8. B) Badminton court. Though the court size of a doubles badminton court and a pickleball court are both 20 by 44 feet, the playing area of a tournament-size pickleball court is 34 by 64 feet. 9. D) Any of the above. Want to paint your pickleball court gold and purple? You can! There is currently no rule regarding the color of courts, though it’s easier for players if court colors contrast the yellow and lime green of pickleballs. 10. A) $11 to $22 per square foot, which means the 30-by-60-foot recommended play area costs an average of $30,000 to build.
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