Don't let all those lines confuse you. Becoming familiar with a badminton court is one of the first steps to learning how to play the game. Once you've conquered the badminton court, you are ready to conquer the game.
Badminton CourtThe components of a badminton court
In order to succeed at badminton you have to be familiar with the ins and outs of a badminton court. This will help you better defend your side of the court and also improve your offensive strategy.
In between the lines
A badminton net separates the badminton court into two, equal sides. Each side is marked with several lines to allow for single and double play. Here's a quick overview of the lines found on a badminton court that might help eliminate any confusion.
Each side of a badminton court has two rectangles that are designated as the place to receive the shuttlecock. There is a right-service and left-service court.
Long service line for singles:
The line that is farthest away from the badminton net is the service line that should be used for singles. This line also doubles as the back boundary line.
Long service line for doubles:
This line, which is located directly in front of the long service line for singles, indicates where the server should stand on the badminton court when playing doubles.
Short service line:
The line found closest to the net on a badminton court is the short service line.
Badminton courts also have two side lines. The farthest one out is used to mark the play area for doubles and the other one is used for singles.
Of course, the measurements of badminton courts may vary slightly, but the official measurements are as follows.
- For singles, the badminton court should be 17W x 44L feet
- The lines that mark play for doubles should measure 20W x 39L feet
- Nets used for badminton courts should be 5H feet
If you are planning on adding a badminton court to your yard, you should anticipate needing approximately 1,620 square feet.