The Badminton court or any court for that matter can be an intimidating place if you’re just starting out. But knowing the basics can really improve your confidence and it might even drastically improve your play. So let’s take a look at the dimensions and vocabulary you’ll need to know.
A Badminton court will be a rectangle laid out with lines of 40mm wide, preferably in white or yellow colour for better visibility. The dimensions are 13.4m in length and 6.1m in width. The post are 1.55m in height from the surface of the court and stay vertical when the net is strained. The is made of a fine cord of dark colour and even thickness with a mesh of not less than 15mm and not more than 20mm. The net shall be 760mm in depth and at least 6.1m wide.
The top of should always edged with a 75mm white cloth. The top of the net from the surface of the court shall be 1.524m (5ft) at the centre of the court and 1.55m (5ft 1in) over the side lines for doubles. There shall be no gaps between the ends of the net and the posts. If necessary, the full depth of the net should be tied at the ends. The recommended surface for a badminton court is wood and bituminous material. Avoid concrete or carpet as playing on it will easily injure you and you don’t want that! Now let’s learn the names of the different parts of the court.
The net line marks the middle of the court where the net is placed, creating a 22 feet by 20 feet area on each side of the net. Then there’s the short service line which is marked 6 feet 6 inches (some are marked 7 feet) from the center line. The area inside the short service line is also called the non volley zone.
The Centre Line is the line dividing the court from the short service line to the back boundary line. This delineates the Left from Right service court. The sideline for singles play is marked 1 1/2 feet from the edge of the outer boundary (doubles side ine). The back boundary line is the same for singles and doubles play, it is the outermost back line on the court. The long service line for doubles is marked 2 1/2 feet inside the back boundary line.
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