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Best portable pickleball net in 2024 - top 6 compared

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Brandon Mackie

Updated on: Sep 24, 2023

Two of the best portable pickleball nets in 2024: the SwiftNet 2.1 and the PickleNet Deluxe

Did you know that over 75% of the courts on Pickleheads don't have a permanent net? That's why having your own portable pickleball net is such a great idea. It allows you to set up a game on a tennis or basketball court, or any flat surface with enough space.

In this list, I'll explain why the SwiftNet 2.1 is the best portable pickleball net in 2024. I've also included choices for players on a budget, nets you can take home, and nets that move around the court. Read on to see why SwiftNet, ZENY, and OnCourt OffCourt make the best portable nets for pickleball.

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Best overall

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1. SwiftNet 2.1

The US-made SwiftNet 2.1 is the best portable net because it's the lightest and fastest to assemble, and performs like a permanent net. It has the most advanced features on this list.
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Best cheap

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2. ZENY Portable Pickleball Net Set System

If you're on a budget, the ZENY Portable Pickleball Net offers an affordable full-size net that's easy to set up and light enough to sling over your shoulder.

Best on wheels

Photo of the OnCourt OffCourt PickleNet Deluxe pickleball net

Our Rating:

3. OnCourt OffCourt PickleNet Deluxe

The PickleNet Deluxe rolls on and off the court, and packs away into a neat bag. A great option for facility owners who want to offer portable nets with wheels on site.
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Most durable

Photo of the Dominator Rolling Portable Pickleball Net

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4. Dominator Rolling Portable Pickleball Net

The Dominator portable net is made from rust-proof aluminum and has a lifetime warranty. This is one net you can leave outdoors and not think about.
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Easiest to set up

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5. JOOLA Symmetry

The Symmetry portable net from JOOLA offers a full-size net that can be assembled in under five minutes. It's right up there with the SwiftNet 2.1 in assembly speed.

Best under $200

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Our Rating:

6. PickleNet Portable Pickleball Net System

The PickleNet Classic from OnCourt OffCourt is built with premium materials to make it strong and reliable, while still retailing at less than $200.
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The best portable pickleball nets in 2024

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Read on for a deeper look into each of my favorite portable nets.

Best overall

1. SwiftNet 2.1

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Lightweight, expertly designed, and can be assembled in minutes
9/10

Durability

10/10

Ease of use

9/10

Portability

Buy if:

  • You need a net that's quick to set up:

    I was able to assemble the SwiftNet in less than 5 minutes.

  • You want the lightest net on my list:

    at just 17 lbs, the SwiftNet 2.1 won't throw your back out before you even start playing.

  • You want a net that plays like a permanent net:

    the taut top cord, lack of a center post, and tucked-away feet set this apart from other portable nets.

Pass if:

  • You're on a budget:

    premium nets come at premium prices. I recommend the ZENY or JOOLA Symmetry as cheaper alternatives.

  • You want a net you can leave outside year-round:

    you'll prefer the Dominator, the most durable net on my list.

  • You need a net with wheels:

    the OnCourt OffCourt PickleNet Deluxe is my top choice for you.

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Weight

17 lbs

Wheels

No

Carry Bag

Yes, with long straps

Dimensions

22' wide, 36" at posts, and 34" high

Indoor Or Outdoor

Both

Frame

Aluminum

The SwiftNet 2.1 is my favorite overall portable net because it's the lightest and fastest to assemble of any net I've tested to date. Yet, it plays surprisingly like a permanent net.
This net is the updated, newly redesigned version of the SwiftNet that's now faster to set up. At just 17 lbs, it's way lighter than your average net (many are in the 30 lb range). However, the big draw for me is how durable and tough this net is, playing really close to a permanent net.
The features set it apart. There are no velcro straps. Instead, it uses a high-tensile, non-stretch top cord that doesn't flop under the ball. There's no center post to get in the way. The new feet are low down and tucked away too.
Overall, this is a neat, user-friendly net that I can see appealing to players from any level—all the way up to advanced players and coaches.
Who it suits
Since it's so easy to assemble, this net suits players from beginner level and up. Its sturdiness and excellent features also make it suitable for serious players and coaches. I can see it being used in clubs and tournaments.
It doesn't have wheels, so I had to dock a point on portability. Check out the OnCourt OffCourt PickleNet Deluxe on my list if you need a net with wheels.
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Features
The SwiftNet 2.1 uses a unique design to achieve its regulation height and width. Rather than a metal frame and elasticated net like many others, it uses lightweight aluminum uprights that sit on splayed carbon fiber feet.
A carbon fiber boom is then strung through the net, and attached at each end to the uprights.
The whole net suddenly firms up when you bend the boom down and strap it to the bottom middle of the net, creating a strong arch shape. Just pull the cords on the top line of the net and you have a reliably taut net at the perfect playing height.
Design and feel
The SwiftNet is made in the original home of pickleball (Washington State), using recycled carbon fiber from the not-for-profit Carbon Recycling Technology Center (CRTC). It has a sturdy, premium feel that I didn't expect given the light weight.
The simplistic design means fewer poles, straps, and attachments to slow down assembly.
Another reason I rate this net so highly is that it holds up in windy conditions. The Phoenix wind did catch it sometimes, but it's surprisingly resilient for its weight—on a par with much heavier nets. You won't need sandbags to hold it in place like you may with cheaper portable nets like the ZENY.
Performance
This is an impressive net. Carrying it to and from the courts is a piece of cake. While the manufacturer, CRTC, claims it can be assembled in three minutes, it takes me just under five on average.
I love how small the feet are. This allows you to hit around-the-post (ATP) shots without tripping over any legs.
It's resistant in play. The flexibility of the carbon fiber means it bends rather than breaks under strain and springs back into shape. The arch-shaped boom provides consistent tension, which is one of my biggest gripes with portable nets—how they start to sag after a few weeks.
When balls hit this net, it reacts more like a permanent net. The top cord stays strong and doesn't flop under the ball.
Value for money
The SwiftNet 2.1 doesn't come cheap, but for $369.99, you get a portable net made in the USA with a super-advanced design that comes with a one-year warranty. Plus, you're contributing to an awesome recycling project that keeps carbon fiber out of landfills.
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My verdict
The SwiftNet 2.1 takes my top position today as there's simply no other net that's as light and easy to assemble, yet so advanced in its design. It stays taut and plays almost like a permanent net, making it worth the investment if you're serious about pickleball.

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2. ZENY Portable Pickleball Net Set System

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You won't find a better portable pickleball net for under $100
6/10

Durability

7/10

Ease of use

9/10

Portability

Buy if:

  • You're on a budget:

    the ZENY is a full-size, user-friendly net for a great price.

  • You're new to pickleball:

    if you're just learning pickleball, you probably won't want to spend a bunch on a net.

  • You plan to carry your net over long distances:

    at only 18 lbs, this net won't wear you out.

Pass if:

  • You plan to play in gusty conditions:

    unlike the similarly light SwiftNet, the ZENY can blow over if not weighed down.

  • You want to leave the net outdoors:

    this net won't stand up to the elements quite as well as the Dominator.

  • You have $200 to spend:

    for an extra $100, you can get an upgrade in quality and durability with the PickleNet.

Weight

18 lbs

Wheels

No

Carry Bag

Yes

Dimensions

22' wide, 36" at posts, and 34" in the middle

Indoor Or Outdoor

Both

Frame

Steel alloy

This is the net you buy when you want to quickly set up a court without spending a fortune. When it comes to quality-to-price ratio, this is the best net I can recommend.
The ZENY is very similar to the PickleNet Classic (my favorite net under $200), with all the same features and a near-identical design. However, it's only a third of the price.
Who it suits
I added this for those on a budget, as not everyone wants to spend hundreds of dollars on a portable net. This one is great if you're building your own pickleball court, as well as for coaches and pickleball organizers who need to keep a few spare nets around.
It's also a great option for getting younger players into pickleball, such as at a school or summer camp. Anywhere you need a cheap pop-up net, the ZENY is definitely one to consider.
Watch me set it up here:

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Features
The ZENY net is made from a durable material (tetoron polyester fiber) and uses velcro straps at each end to keep it taut. A fiberglass rod runs inside a pocket to create rigidity in the middle of the net.
Velcro straps do an okay job of keeping the net taut, but you'll definitely be able to tell the difference compared to permanent nets.
The steel tubing is powder-coated and reinforced at the weak points. However, unlike the PickleNet Deluxe on this list, this steel isn't oval-shaped, so it doesn't have quite the same durability.
The ZENY also uses a push-lock system, which can be trickier to assemble and disassemble. You have to rotate the tubes to find the right alignment, which I find can add to the set-up time.
Brandon Mackie assembling the ZENY portable pickleball net
Brandon Mackie assembling the ZENY portable pickleball net
Design and feel
Despite the budget price tag, this net doesn't feel cheap. While the tubing isn't oval, it is 25 mm thick and reinforced at the weak points. The net is lightweight, bringing down the overall bulkiness of the unit, so it's easier to carry. The carry bag is a little flimsy but still does a decent job.
Performance
Considering it's only $80, I really can't fault the ZENY's court performance. It does exactly what you need it to do. The setup is a little trickier than some others, but still pretty straightforward. My initial setup time was just over eight minutes.
All the components are numbered and the instructions are clear. The net is kept taut by the adjustable straps, and supported by the middle pole.
Once assembled, you have a full-size net that's solid and reliable. It tends to fall over in high winds, but a couple of sandbags quickly solve this.
Value for money
At just under $80, this net is a real bargain. The materials may be a little lower quality than my top pick, the SwiftNet 2.1, but the ZENY offers what many others charge twice as much for.
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My verdict
For a budget option, the ZENY doesn't feel cheap. It offers excellent usability and packs away to a neat size and weight. If you're just getting into pickleball and don't want to spend over $100 on a net, the ZENY is the best option I can recommend.

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3. OnCourt OffCourt PickleNet Deluxe

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A durable, portable net that moves around effortlessly on wheels
8/10

Durability

9/10

Ease of use

8/10

Portability

Buy if:

  • You want a net that's portable even when fully assembled:

    this can be easily moved around to clear the space.

  • You want a heavy-duty net that can still be transported easily:

    the wheeled bag makes this net easy to move around.

  • You want a strongly built net:

    this has a solid metal frame and thick net material that helps it hold up even outdoors.

Pass if:

  • You want a lightweight net:

    check out my top pick, the SwiftNet 2.1, for a lighter option.

  • You're on a budget:

    this is the most expensive net on my list, so take a look at the ZENY instead.

  • You're buying for personal use:

    wheels are likely unnecessary if you're just looking for a net to set up and take down at your local courts.

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Weight

42 lbs

Wheels

Yes

Carry Bag

Yes

Dimensions

22' wide, 36" at posts, and 34" high

Indoor Or Outdoor

Both

Frame

Hybrid steel and aluminum oval tubing

The PickleNet Deluxe is the sturdiest and best-built wheeled net on the market. It's a great option if you're a facility owner and want to offer pickleball at your space. My fellow co-founder at Pickleheads, Max Ade, uses this one at his home court and swears by it.
Who it suits
If you use your pickleball net in a space that you sometimes need for other uses, this is a great one to consider.
When fully assembled, it can be rolled along on its sturdy casters, which then lock into position to stop it rolling around when parked up. It's perfect for gyms, driveways, and open play sessions.
Max Ade with the OnCourt OffCourt PickleNet Deluxe pickleball net
Max Ade with the OnCourt OffCourt PickleNet Deluxe pickleball net
Features
The PickleNet Deluxe is a heavy-duty net system, with 1.5" x 3" metal tubing that's oval-shaped to further prevent bending and twisting. This makes it strong and sturdy—great for tougher outdoor conditions.
Velcro tensioning straps on the top band keeps your net from sagging in the middle.
The five 4" locking casters (two on each leg and one for center support) mean you can move the fully assembled net on and off the playing area with no disassembly. That way, you can quickly free up the space.
Design and feel
This whole net assembly feels solid and well-built. The main frame elements are made from heavy steel, with other non-loadbearing parts made from aluminum to reduce the weight.
That said, it isn't light, at 42 lbs altogether. The steel used is also oval, for extra strength, which helps when pushing it around on its wheels.
It comes with a carry bag that's divided into handy compartments. I love this feature because it keeps the various elements from shifting around during transportation. The bag also has built-in wheels to make what could be a bulky unit much easier to move about.
Performance
You'll soon see why this net system is so popular once you get it set up on your court space. The whole assembly is high-quality and carefully designed.
The frame is powder-coated for protection. The velcro tensioning system means you can keep your net taut, and balls can roll under it, which saves time collecting them after each point.
The casters are strong and lockable, but also gentle on wooden surfaces. Overall, this net glides around smoothly—not like a crummy cart you might find at the grocery store.
Value for money
At $460, this portable net system is expensive, but the materials used are top quality and the whole assembly is super easy. If you're hosting open plays or offering pickleball at your space, it's well worth the investment.
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My verdict
The PickleNet Deluxe from OnCourt OffCourt is the best portable net on wheels available. I'd recommend it to anyone who wants a solid net that can be rolled around when necessary. It's perfect for mixed-use facilities and anyone organizing open play sessions.

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Most durable

4. Dominator Rolling Portable Pickleball Net

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A rust-proof portable net with built-in wheels that will last, even if left outdoors
9/10

Durability

7/10

Ease of use

8/10

Portability

Buy if:

  • You want a heavy-duty net that'll last:

    think of this as a long-term investment.

  • You play outdoors in very sunny or wet conditions:

    this net can withstand harsh weather conditions thanks to its rust-proof materials.

  • You want a net with wheels:

    the Dominator can be easily pushed around the court and out of the way when not in use.

Pass if:

  • You're on a budget:

    check out the ZENY on my list for a great portable net under $80.

  • You play mainly indoors:

    I'd recommend the SwiftNet 2.1 or either PickleNet instead.

  • You want something lightweight:

    the SwiftNet is a better bet here too, at half the Dominator's weight.

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Weight

35 lbs

Wheels

Yes

Carry Bag

Yes, with wheels

Dimensions

22' wide, 36" at posts, and 34" high

Indoor Or Outdoor

Both, but built for outdoor use

Frame

6061 T6 aluminum

If you're worried about leaving your portable net outdoors, give the Dominator a look. I chose the Dominator as the most durable portable net because it's rust-proof, built to withstand the elements, and has a lifetime warranty. Plus, I love that it has wheels.
Who it suits
This net is ideal for anyone who wants to leave their net outside without worrying about sun or rain damage. It also rolls around easily, so it can be pushed against a wall when not in use, making it ideal for front yards or driveways.
Features
This is the third net on my list to use aluminum (the SwiftNet has aluminum poles), but the only one with an entirely aluminum frame. This makes it completely rust-proof, so you'll never have to replace elements down the line.
The Dominator uses a simple assembly system of rectangular segments that takes minutes to set up. It has a high-quality, hard-wearing net, and easy-to-use velcro straps for tightening the net.
Design and feel
This net assembly is pretty heavy-duty, and the wheels and strong frame add extra weight. However, once assembled, it zips around on its wheels. Once the net is packed away, you can transport it to and from the courts using the wheelie bag.
Performance
The Dominator net is a simple piece of kit to use. All the parts are numbered for ease of assembly. Plus, they all pack away neatly into the carry bag.
The wheels make this a breeze to roll around the court, despite its 35 lb total weight. The rust-proof frame and durable net are perfect for outdoor clubs and courts.
Value for money
At nearly $400, this net doesn't come cheap, but thankfully you won't need to buy a replacement any time soon. You might want something a little cheaper if you're a casual player, but you won't find a better option than the Dominator for prolonged outdoor use.
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My verdict
The Dominator is marketed as a "long-term investment" and I agree. This net won't need replacing for a long time—even if it's left out in the elements. Its rust-proof materials and lifetime warranty mean this is one net you can safely leave outdoors. The wheels are a big bonus too.

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Easiest to set up

5. JOOLA Symmetry

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A net from one of pickleball's top brands that's easy to transport and assemble
7/10

Durability

9/10

Ease of use

8/10

Portability

Buy if:

  • You're looking for something easy to set up:

    only five components that take under five minutes to put together.

  • You want a net that can easily be carried around:

    this weighs only 27.5 lbs when packed away.

  • You're a JOOLA fan:

    this net is designed well—just like their paddles and pickleballs.

Pass if:

  • You want a net that can stay assembled over long periods of time:

    this is more of a pop-up temporary net, so try the Dominator instead.

  • You're on a tight budget:

    check out the ZENY for a more affordable option.

  • You want to leave your net outdoors:

    the Dominator will hold up much better if left outside.

Weight

27.5 lbs

Wheels

No

Carry Bag

Yes

Dimensions

22' wide, 36" at posts, and 34" high

Indoor Or Outdoor

Both

Frame

Aluminum

If you want a portable net that's super easy and quick to assemble, this is the one. I picked the JOOLA Symmetry portable net because it's a new competitor to my favorite overall pick, the SwiftNet 2.1.
It has almost the same design, and I find the setup time is just as fast as with the SwiftNet.
Who it suits
This net is for those who want more time playing and less time assembling (and who doesn't want that?). It's lightweight enough to be slung over your shoulder and carried to the park. If you want a version of the SwiftNet that's $50 cheaper, this one is worth considering.
Features
Like the SwiftNet, the JOOLA Symmetry uses lightweight aluminum posts with a long carbon pole spanning the net which bends to create the necessary tension. The net here is heavier duty than the SwiftNet, which adds to the overall weight of the unit and may make it stronger.
Design and feel
The Symmetry is a little bulkier, and not quite as premium as the SwiftNet.
It's certainly quick to set up. However, while the SwiftNet requires just one person, the Symmetry is better assembled with two people. Keep that in mind if you're going to be setting this net up solo. The whole thing does come in a neat carry bag, however.
Performance
The extra weight here means it can perform better in windy conditions without the need for sandbags.
The boom system helps the net stay taut without the need for velcro or cord tensioners. Plus, the fact that it's flexible and light means it can be safely picked up by two people and moved out of the way if necessary.
Value for money
At $320, this net isn't cheap. What you gain, though, is more time playing pickleball since the assembly is so straightforward. You also get a portable net from one of pickleball's leading and most trusted brands.
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My verdict
The Symmetry is basically JOOLA's version of the SwiftNet 2.1. While not quite as refined, it sets up quickly and costs $50 less. It's a new product with few reviews, but I think it has the potential to rival the SwiftNet.

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6. PickleNet Portable Pickleball Net System

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A tried and tested favorite that's durable, dependable, and easy to use
8/10

Durability

8/10

Ease of use

7/10

Portability

Buy if:

  • Your budget is $200:

    this is the best net I've tested at this price point, and my favorite mid-range option.

  • You want an easy-to-assemble net:

    while this isn't as fast as the SwiftNet, it's still quick and easy.

  • You want a net that stands up to tough outdoor play:

    the oval tubing system prevents twisting and the whole frame is coated to protect against knocks.

Pass if:

  • You want a light net:

    this one comes in at 32 lbs when packed up. For a lighter (and cheaper) option, check out the ZENY.

  • You want to wheel your net around:

    the PickleNet Deluxe on this list is the wheeled version of this net.

  • You can spend over $200:

    I think the upgrades in portability and assembly time make the SwiftNet 2.1 worth its premium.

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Weight

32 lbs

Wheels

None

Carry Bag

Yes

Dimensions

22' wide, 36" at posts, and 34" in the middle

Indoor Or Outdoor

Both (storage indoor recommended)

Frame

Oval, powder-coated steel

The classic PickleNet is the best portable net that you can get for under $200. Its improved oval tubing makes it super-sturdy and resilient against twisting, but it's also easy to assemble and keeps its tension over time.
This is the official net of USA Pickleball, so it comes with a strong reputation.
Who it suits
This net is the perfect all-rounder for anyone looking for a regulation-size portable net at an affordable price. The low cost means players of any skill level and budget can enjoy it, and it's very popular with pickleball clubs, schools, and rec centers.
Features
This net has been around forever. After many iterations, it's still one of the most useful and well-built portable nets on the market.
Recently, they introduced a unique oval shape for all the load-bearing metal components. This innovation strengthens the frame to prevent twisting or bending in windy conditions. It also helps to avoid net sag.
The net is further supported with a velcro tension system that helps maintain its regulation height.
Design and feel
Straight out of the bag, it's clear this net was developed on the courts. The whole system is user-friendly and built to stand up to plenty of use.
The heavy-duty carry bag has separate compartments to keep the 15 components secure during storage or transportation. The steel tubes are powder-coated to protect them from scratches and rust, and the net is a super-strong nylon that's almost impossible to rip.
In the center of the net is a center post to help keep the net at regulation height.
Performance
This net is super quick and easy to assemble. In less than 10 minutes, you're ready to play on a full, regulation-sized net.
The clever oval tubing of the frame not only provides strength but also makes the net easier to assemble and disassemble as there's no need for locking buttons. This is a big advantage over a net like the ZENY.
The sturdy velcro strap tensioning system works well to give you a consistent net height. In the long term, it won't be as sturdy as the SwiftNet 2.1, which uses a high-tensile, non-stretch top cord instead of velcro. However, it won't start to sag mid-game like some nets in this price range.
Value for money
At just under $190, this net isn't the cheapest on the list but it's well-built and has years of trust from an established fan base. It's the official net of USA Pickleball. Almost for that reason alone, it's surprising it's still so affordable.
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My verdict
This one had to make it onto my list because it offers everything a portable pickleball net should: usability, portability, and durability—all at an affordable price for the quality. This net is great value, and my top recommendation if you're shopping in the mid-range for a portable net.

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How to choose the best portable pickleball net system

It's easy to be overwhelmed with options when choosing the right portable pickleball net. So, I've created a simple checklist to help you narrow down the choices and make sure you get the right one for your needs.

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Height and size

The net should be 22' wide, overlapping the 20' court on either side so that the posts aren't on the court itself. Pickleball net height is meant to be 36" high at the sideline and 34" at the center of the court.

Ease of assembly

You don't want to spend half your session setting up a net. So, choose a net that's easy to assemble and requires no tools.

Weight

Think about how you'll be transporting the net, and whether you need to carry it over long distances. Look for a net that's lightweight enough to be easily carried by one or two people.

Frame and feet design

Oval-shaped frames and scissor feet of nets are designed to provide maximum stability during play. The scissor feet also allow you to adjust the net height quickly and easily.

For indoor play, make sure there are rubber pads on the feet to prevent any damage to the flooring.

Extras

Some nets come with paddles, balls, or other pickleball accessories. These aren't always necessary but can add a little more value to the package—especially for new players.

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Net tightening mechanism

Different nets have different mechanisms for changing tension. Bungee cords, velcro straps, and ratchets are all popular choices. Bungees are the quickest and easiest to use, but they won't provide enough tension for a long session.

Material quality and durability

Don't only consider the frame but also the quality of the netting. Pickleball nets should be made with heavy-duty, tightly-woven polyester or nylon mesh. The frame should be rust-proof and able to withstand regular outdoor use.

Cost

Not everyone wants to spend hundreds on a premium net. I've included nets of all price points in my list, so you'll find something that fits your budget.

Why does the pickleball net matter in the game?

A sagging net means you aren't playing on regulation-sized equipment, which can lead to you developing bad habits and making mistakes later down the line.

It's important to use a net that's stable, well-tensioned, and properly sized. A good pickleball net should also be easy to set up and take down so you don't waste time when setting up the court or packing away after play.

Oval vs round tubing in pickleball net frame

Many cheaper pickleball nets on the market use round tubing for their frame. This can lead to a wobbly net, as it's harder to get a snug fit when putting the pieces together. Oval tubing provides greater stability and is usually found in higher-quality models.

What are the standard pickleball net specifications?

The official specifications for pickleball nets are as follows:

  • Width of 22' (6.7 meters)
  • Height of 36" (91 cm) at the posts and 34" (86 cm) in the center from the court surface
  • Netting constructed from 2.5-3 mm, high-strength polyester or nylon mesh with a minimum mesh size of 9" x 11" (23 cm x 28 cm)

Learn more about pickleball net regulations

Graphic showing the pickeball net height regulations

How do you set up a temporary pickleball court?

You can mark out the court lines and put up your net with a piece of chalk and a measuring tape. Then measure out:

  • 20' x 44' rectangle for doubles play or 20' x 30' rectangle for singles play
  • 7' non-volley zone (the 'kitchen') on each side of the net, marked by dashed lines
  • Center service line 8' from the net, marked with a solid line

Bottom line

That's it for my breakdown of the top portable pickleball nets in 2024. The SwiftNet 2.1 comes out on top as it's just so simple, light, and easy to set up. I don't like spending any more time than I have to setting up nets, and that's what I like most about the SwiftNet 2.1.

Here are my top six picks again:

  1. SwiftNet 2.1 - Best overall
  2. ZENY Portable Net System - Best cheap
  3. OnCourt OffCourt PickleNet Deluxe - Best on wheels
  4. Dominator - Most durable
  5. JOOLA Symmetry - Easiest to set up
  6. OnCourt OffCourt PickleNet (classic) - Best under $200

Whichever you choose, I hope it does what it's made to—allow you to play more pickleball! See you on the courts.

Recent updates

March 2024

My new picks are in and I've chosen the SwiftNet 2.1 as my new favorite portable net in 2024, replacing the Rally Deluxe Portable Net System. The SwiftNet is both the quickest to assemble and the lightest net on my list—two of the most important features to look for in a portable net.

I added a couple of new picks, including the JOOLA Symmetry ("easiest to set up"), taking note of what players want most in a portable net.

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Brandon Mackie
Brandon is an avid writer and co-founder of Pickleheads™. Once a competitive tennis player, Brandon can now be found these days honing his dinks on pickleball courts near Phoenix, Arizona.
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