Badminton Court: Some Basic things

Here, you will find the specific things about Badminton courts, and you will learn how to maintain, measure & other specifications about Badminton courts.

Badminton Court

The regular badminton court is an important part of the game, and it’s important to understand its different parts and features to be a good player.

Specific Things About Badminton Court

Lines and Markings

A court is marked by a yellow and white line that shows where the court ends and begins. The centerline is a straight line drawn near the net. Its main job is to divide the left service court from the right service court.

The court is split in half by the center line, which acts as a boundary for doubles plays. The service line marks the service area at the back of the court. The short service line, closer to the net, is used to make correct serves in doubles play.

Most of the time, a short service line is marked 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 meters) from the net. It also shows the point after which a player must serve the ball.

Whether you are a beginner or a skilled player, taking the time to understand the court lines and markings will help you get better at the game and enjoy it more.

Court Service Area

For a serve to count, the server must hit the shuttlecock from below the waist, and it must land in the opponent’s service area. If the shuttlecock lands outside of the service area of the opponent, it is a fault, and the opponent gets the point.

Each half of the court has a service area at the back, marked by two service lines. For the serve to be valid, the shuttlecock must also land in a way that meets the rules for landing.

The shuttlecock has to land in the service area and can’t touch the floor anywhere else. If the shuttlecock touches the floor outside the service area, it’s a fault, and the other player gets the point.

Court Dimension

The length, width, and height of the playing area for this sport are all part of the court’s measurements. But these court sizes can change based on whether a singles or doubles game is being played. Also, these sizes and measurements are standardized by the BWF and used in national and international tournaments.

The Badminton World Federation sets the size of the badminton court, which is an important part of the game (BWF). A badminton court is 20 feet long (6.1 meters) and 44 feet wide (13.4 meters). A center line divides the court in half, and each half is 20 feet (6.1 meters) wide.

The net is 5 feet 1 inch (1.55 meters) high in the middle and gradually gets shorter as it gets closer to the posts. The net should be tight and well-anchored so it doesn’t move or come loose while the game continues.

From what BWF says:

The length of the singles court is about 17 feet, and its width is about 44 feet.

The size of doubles court is about 20 feet wide by 44 feet long.

The court for singles is a little smaller than for doubles.

Game Scoring

In badminton, scoring is important because it decides who wins each rally and, in the end, the game. Most badminton matches are won by the person who wins the best three or five games. In a best-of-three match, the winner is the first person or team to win two games.

In a best-of-five match, the winner is the first person or team to win three games. In badminton, a player or team gets points if they hit the shuttlecock over the net and into the other team’s court without it being returned or landing out of bounds.

The game is over when the first player or team gets to 21 points and has a two-point lead over their opponent. If the score is tied at 20-20, the first player or team wins the game to get to 30 points.

Court Net Size

A nylon, mesh, polyester, or cord is used to make the net in the middle of the court. The net is made well and has a good mesh. Two poles hold up the net to stay straight, stiff, and firm.

It divides the court into two equal parts and makes it the goal to hit the shuttle and land it on the opponent’s court without touching the net. This net is 5 feet 1 inch (1.55 meters) tall at the edges and 5 feet (1.524 meters) tall in the middle. It is 20 feet wide.

Hopefully, this post will help you to find the basic things about a badminton court. Learn these basics and play a good game!

I am a Badminton player and my ten-year of experience in this game. I have thoroughly used many badminton rackets and related things in these ten years. I am passionate about playing Badminton, and I know everything about it. I also like to inform people by writing about the game and related news۔

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