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If you are searching badminton court size on the web then either you are building a court or your teacher gave you homework in school on this topic but don’t worry this guide will solve all your question regarding the different dimension of court in badminton

What will be covered in this guide

  • Court measurement of both singles and doubles
  • Pole height in badminton
  • How much space should be left between court and wall so that player racket will not hit anything while playing
  • Height of ceiling so that shuttle will not hit it

Court measurement in badminton

For the badminton, the court dimensions are almost universal and applicable to all levels – profession, collegiate, and high school.

The court dimension rules and regulations are usually mandated by the Badminton World Federation (BWF), which is the governing body for the sport of badminton recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the world governing body for the sport of badminton.

A badminton court is of a rectangle shape and it is divided into two sides for two-player

First, let’s look at the outer line measurement

The length of a badminton court is 44 feet(13.41 m) and the breath of the court is 20 feet (6.1 m)

These are the outer most line of a badminton court, from this we can also know how much area will a badminton court take

Area of a badminton court is 81.801 sq.m but some space should also be left along with the court so that players racket will not hit anything outside the court

Over 1 m should be left from both sides (vertical line) whereas 1.5 m should be left from both bottom side (horizontal line)

Second phase (badminton court size)

After the outer line lets look at the measurement of sidelines, 1.5 feet (46 cm ) should be space between the outer and inner line as shown in the picture

These sidelines are drawn for singles play(click here to know rules), any shuttle landing outside these line in singles is not valid, one more thing in doubles these lines (vertical to 44 feet line ) are considered as IN both during service and rally.

Whereas the lines which are drawn horizontal to net in both side of the court is service line and any shuttle in both singles and doubles if land before this line is considered as OUT

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Third phase (badminton court size)

After the sideline now let’s draw the back service line for doubles and space between both lines is 2.5 feet (76 cm) as shown in the picture

These horizontal lines to the 20 feet lines is drawn for doubles service meaning that any shuttle which lands outside this line is OUT in doubles during service

Fourth phase

After the back service line for doubles now let’s look at the measurement of front service line the distance between net and front service line is 6.5 feet (1.98 m) as shown in the picture

Fifth phase

You can see in the picture that both side of court is divided further in two half and the distance between them is 8.5 feet (2.59 m) excluding the sidelines

Whereas the total distance of both halves combined is 17 feet

Both courtside is divided in two half because in badminton service is done diagonally

Sixth phase

In the previous phase, we discussed the breath of those two halves now the length of the half-court is 13 feet (3.96m). look at the picture for more clarification

This is the final phase of court measurement in badminton

Net and pole height in badminton

The net is 5 ft 1 inch high at the edges and 5 ft high in the center.

The net posts are placed over the doubles sidelines, even when singles are played.

Badminton nets in badminton are made of various materials such as nylon, polyethylene, and vinyl.

When you are selecting a net go for a dark color because it will provide better visibility during gameplay

The nets are lined with white tape on the upper side, that has a cord or cable within it so that the net can be stretched over each of the net posts on either side of the badminton court.

Height of ceiling

The BWF’s Laws of Badminton and Regulations Handbook states that the ceiling height for major tournaments must be 39 feet above the floor of the court. The same height requirement is prescribed for international badminton tournaments, as well.

But for a domestic court 30ft is also sufficient

The main purpose of a high ceiling is that the shuttle should not hit the ceiling when a player plays aggressive lob or clear.

Thank you for reading …


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Claudia Gomes · at

It is a good reference about the measurement of the badminton court.
Thanks a lot. It has helped

J. D. · at

What is the width of the actual lines? 1 inch? 2 inches??

Bob · at

The width of the court lines is 40 mm/1.5 in.

Rajesh k · at

Pl items indore court and total estimated pl

    Sahil · at

    Building 3 court academy can cost upto 20 lakh (excluding land cost),

Adil · at

Great work

    Sahil · at

    Thanks for the compliment

Suresh Kumar · at

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