|Pickleball is played on a smaller court compared to tennis. A standard pickleball court is 20 feet wide and 44 feet long
|A tennis court is 27 feet wide and 78 feet long for singles and 36 feet wide for doubles.
|The net in pickleball is lower than in tennis. In pickleball, the net is set at 34 inches at the center
|A tennis net is 36 inches at the center
|Pickleball is typically played with a solid paddle
|Tennis uses strung rackets
|Pickleball is played with a plastic ball with holes
|Tennis a felt-covered tennis ball.
|In pickleball, underhand serves are the norm, and the ball must be hit below the player's waist.
|In tennis, serves are typically overhand, and there are no height restrictions.
|Pickleball often uses a rally scoring system, meaning points can be scored on both the serving and receiving side.
|Tennis uses traditional scoring, where only the serving side can score.
|Pickleball involves less lateral movement due to the smaller court size.
|Tennis players cover a larger court, which requires more running and agility.
|Pickleball can be less physically demanding.
|Tennis is generally considered a more physically demanding sport due to the larger court, faster-paced rallies, and the need for explosive movements.
|Pickleball is played with a slower-moving ball, making it more accessible to beginners.
|Tennis involves hitting a faster ball, which requires quicker reaction times.
|While both sports can be played in singles and doubles formats, pickleball is particularly popular in doubles play, and it's common to see all four players on the court simultaneously.
|Tennis is commonly played in both singles and doubles format.
- Tennis v Pickleball - compare the physical demands of these two similar sports
- Pickleball Basic Rules
- Energy Expenditure of Pickleball
- Pickleball Equipment
- Pickleball Main Page