Pickleball vs tennis. People draw so many comparisons between the two sports.
Most newcomers to pickleball want to know all they can about the sport and comparing it to something is helpful. Naturally and obviously, the closer sport is tennis since pickleball really is a derivative of tennis. You want find anyone comparing pickleball to bowling, for example.
After the size of the pickleball and how that compares to tennis, most people want to know about the two different types of nets that are used.
And on top of that: when putting pickleball courts onto a tennis court, of course you need to know all about pickleball nets and how they can fit on a tennis court.
Here’s why that’s important… you will need temporary pickleball nets if you’re playing pickleball on a tennis court.
Pickleball net vs tennis net
Head-To-Head: Pickleball Net vs Tennis Net
It all boils down to this:
Aside from pickleball net vs tennis net height (36″ vs 42″) the pickleball net length is 20′ less than a tennis net (22′ vs 42′); the graphic below shows the “official” differences between the two nets.
P.S. This is to scale, so you can see in detail the differences.