Padel tennis court size: the official measurements

What is a padel court size? To answer this question we need to refer to what is established by the International Padel Federation (FIP), which is responsible for regulating all the dynamics of this sport. Let's find out the official measurements together.

In this article we discover:


Padel tennis court size: all the measurements

The International Padel Federation (FIP) is the official body responsible for determining the rules of play and everything related to this sport, including the official dimensions that a padel court must have.

According to the FIP, a padel court is rectangular in shape and must measure 10 meters in width and 20 meters in length, with a tolerance of 0.5 percent.

In general, therefore, the size of a padel court is around 23 m x 13 m.

In addition to the padel court size, there are also other measurements to take into account to ensure that the installation perfectly meets the parameters dictated by the FIP, namely: 



Wall height

Fence height

Net lenght

Net height

Distance between the net and the side setback lines

Net width

Single padel field

3 mt

4 meters

20 meters

88 cm in the middle and 92 cm at the ends

6.95 meters per side

6 meters

Double padel field

3 mt

4 meters

20 meters

88 cm in the middle and 92 cm at the ends

6.95 meters per side

10 meters


In addition to having to strictly adhere to these measurements, it is essential for the padel courts to be constructed with specific materials, since this element can also influence playing performance. The choice of material depends, for example, the smooth bounce of the ball, which does not occur in wire mesh areas.

Plus, a minimum clearance of 2 meters around the entire court perimeter is mandatory to ensure player safety and unobstructed movement. When installing multiple padel courts, there should be at least 4 meters of distance between the side walls of adjacent courts to prevent interference during play and allow for spectator movement. These regulations help maintain an organized and safe playing environment.




Padel court dimensions

When discussing padel court dimensions, it's essential to follow the official measurements set by the International Padel Federation (FIP). A standard padel court is 10 meters wide and 20 meters long, with walls reaching 3 meters high and fences at 4 meters. The net spans 10 meters in length and varies in height from 88 cm at the center to 92 cm at the ends. Precise dimensions ensure fair play and optimal performance, making adherence to these standards crucial for any padel court construction.


Why install a padel court?

As we have seen, in addition to having to pay attention to the padel court size, there are several technical accuracies to take into account regarding the sport. The main ones include, for example, the characteristics of the net and walls, the lighting of the court, and, of course, the quality of the playing surface.

Although the situation may initially appear complicated, the benefits of installing a padel court are numerous, here are the main ones:

  • A padel court is very durable, in fact it can last from a minimum of 10 years to a maximum of 20 years; 
  • It occupies about a third of the space of a tennis court. This means that for the same amount of land, more matches can be played at the same time and this leads to an increase in revenues;
  • The required maintenance is truly minimal and this significantly reduces maintenance costs;
  • The possibility of making equipment available for rent is another form of revenue.

We have talked about the durability and minimal maintenance of padel courts. Obviously, these conditions depend greatly on the quality of the materials used and the attention that is paid to every detail during installation. This is why Italgreen is the winning solution for the construction of an excellent padel court.


The characteristics of Italgreen padel courts

Italgreen manufactures and installs two types of custom padel courts, fully compliant with the FIP regulations: with fiberglass or iron structure. Let's look at the main features.


Fiberglass padel court

One of the main advantages of a fiberglass padel court is definitely the absence of rust, which contributes greatly to keeping the condition of the court excellent.

But there is more. Choosing to use this material is a winning idea, in fact fiberglass:

  • Performs anti-abrasive and anti-shock function;
  • It acts as an anti-corrosion from saltiness;
  • It is lightweight and easy to install;
  • It is fire and UV resistant;
  • Provides electrical insulation;
  • Decreases the noise of ball impact during play;
  • It requires very little maintenance.
  • It is 100% Made in Italy in prompt delivery.




Iron padel court

Unlike "standard" iron that is often prone to rusting, the iron used by Italgreen is the result of great innovation and research, in fact it is a material derived from a hot-dip galvanizing process and subsequent heat-cured powder coating.

The result is a very strong and durable padel court, thus running no risk of deterioration.

In addition to this, Italgreen iron fields have the following advantages:

  • It is fully compliant with FIP and FIT specifications;
  • Acts as an anti-corrosion agent from saltiness;
  • Requires very little maintenance;
  • It is fire and tornado resistant, thus perfect for areas prone to this type of weather phenomenon;
  • It is 100% Made in Italy in prompt delivery.




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