Badminton is a racket sport, which is usually played on a rectangular shape court.
These courts are made of wood, synthetic cement, and acrylic.
One can easily play on these courts and also learn to perform some fast and frequent shots.
This sport is played in two forms- singles and doubles, and the court is marked according to it.
The dimensions of both the court are different from one another.
Also, I will try to explain every marking with the help of a diagram below.
So let’s begin:
Badminton Court Size and Measurement in Meters
According to BWF, the standard court size is 13.41 meters long and 6.1 meters wide for doubles.
While in singles, the court size is 13.41 meters long and 5.2 meters wide.
The net is placed in the middle of the court and divides the court into two equal parts.
And as per singles and doubles, the court is marked with different lining and dimensions.
The doubles court is 6.1 meters wide, a bit wider compared to the singles court, whereas the singles court is 5.2 meters wide.
The court’s length remains the same, which is 13.41 meters.
Rather than this, the doubles court holds a different back serve line, which is slightly short as compared to the singles court.
As a result, it sometimes causes confusion among the players, especially the beginners.
Dimensions and Sizes
- The dimensions of a standard court are 13.41 meters long and 6.1 meters wide.
- The net line in the diagram above states where the net is placed and divides the court into two equal parts.
- A non-volley zone or the short centerline is 1.98 meters long from the centerline.
- One should place the net post 1.54 meters above the court surface.
- And the net must be in-depth at 0.75 meters and should be 6.1 meters wide.
Now let me explain to you the dimensions and the size of a court with the help of a table:
|Singles Court||13.41 m||5.2 m||69.73 sq m|
|Singles Service||4.72 m||2.6 m||12.27 sq m|
|Doubles Court||13.41 m||6.1 m||81.8 sq m|
|Doubles Service||3.96 m||3.05 m||12.08 sq m|
|Net||0.76 m||6.1 m||4.64 sq m|
|Side Alley||13.41 m||0.45 m||6.03 sq m|
Remember: These badminton court dimensions are universal whether you are playing a domestic or an international tournament.
Court Size for Singles
According to BWF, the singles court measures about 5.2 meters wide and 13.41 meters long.
It is smaller in size compared to the doubles court, and this enables the player to cover the entire court easily.
Court Size for Doubles
According to BWF, the doubles court measures about 13.41 meters long and 6.1 meters wide.
As in doubles, two players are on each side of the court and use the entire standard court.
Badminton Court Area
The area of a court is 81.8 m sq, which is calculated by simply using the formula (length x breadth), where length is 13.41 meters, and breadth is 6.1 meters.
Court Area for Singles
The overall area of a singles court is 69.73 m sq.
Court Area for Doubles
The area of the doubles court is 81.8 m sq.
Badminton Net and Pole Height
A net stands 1.54 meters high at the edges and 1.52 meters high in the middle.
The net plays a major role while playing this sport, and this net is made up of different materials like polyurethane, nylon, and vinyl.
The net is placed in the middle of the court, which divides the court into two equal parts and allows you to hit the shuttle from one court to another without touching it.
The height of the net posts (attached to the net) is 1.55 meters high, which BWF sets.
The tape at the top of this net is 6.09 meters long and 0.07 meters wide, indulged on both sides of the net.
Click here if you want to know how a net is made.
Height of badminton ceiling
The height of a court ceiling should measure about 11.8 meters.
This height is set by BWF according to its rules and regulations.
And as per this rule, this height is applied in all international tournaments and matches.
But if you are playing domestic matches or tournaments, you will find the height of the ceiling approx 9.14 meters.
Do you know why the ceiling of a court is this high?
It is because it helps you to play comfortably and does not allow the shuttle to hit or touch the ceiling while trying to perform a powerful shot.
To become a professional player, you must know the dimensions and measurements of a badminton court.
So this post can benefit beginners and intermediate players who face difficulties recognizing the marking and boundaries.
And in case you face any problems or have any questions in your mind regarding this post, then feel free to ask or pin them in the comment section below. We will try to clear out all your doubts.