Pickleball Game Duration Statistics

The average duration of a pickleball game is around 20-30 minutes.

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"A pickleball game ends when a team reaches either 11, 15, or 21 points, meaning the duration can vary."

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"Singles games of pickleball tend to last slightly longer, on average 15-20 minutes."

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"Most casual games of pickleball, including warm-up, play-time, and rests, could last up to an hour."

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"Breaks between games in a match generally last about 2 minutes."

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"Semi-final and final games in tournaments could last upward of 1 hour due to the high level of competitiveness."

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"In a professional pickleball match, the top performing teams can keep the ball in play for an average of 1-1.5 minutes per rally, which adds to game duration."

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"The longest recorded rally in a pickleball game lasted 25 minutes and involved 743 hits."

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"The longest pickleball game ever played lasted 60 hours, this however isn’t the norm."

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"Professional players have noted that intense tournament play could result in them playing pickleball for about 6 hours cumulative in one day."

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"The World Pickleball Championship, which uses round-robin brackets, could see players competing for upwards of 8 hours."

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"The Mixed Doubles 19+ game at the 2021 US Open Pickleball Championships lasted an impressive 37 minutes."

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"About 38% of pickleball players engage in 8+ games of pickleball per week, on average playing for 3 hours weekly."

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