Characteristics of a standard badminton court

Anyone who has played badminton has realized the importance of a good badminton court. It is an established fact that badminton playerscan only play on a badminton court so for several reasons.First, there is a net on a badminton court which determines the height of the shuttle’s flight. Playing inside a standard badminton court visibly shows right lines which are drawn that defines the perimeter of the court. It is much convenient for the line judge or even opponents to check if a serve is long or outside. A badminton court can have added features such as excellent flooring made of taraflex which serves as a cushion. Although some badminton court flooring are made of wood or even cement, taraflex flooring is comfortable , non-slip and suited for badminton since it reduces the shock from jumping by as much as 45%. For this reason, class A international badminton court use taraflex for its flooring.

A standard badminton court has standard features that should be followed. To begin with, the flooring should have a green color. The International Badminton Federation even dictates that flooring be colored mint green. This allows the umpire,line judge, and other players to clearly see where the shuttlecock lands.

Commonly,a badminton court is rectangular shape with 40mm lines drawn in white. Likewise, a standard badminton court is 13.4 m in length and 6.1 m in width. There are two lines drawn to visibly indicare the service line for a single or doubles play. In a singles badminton game, the width is reduced to 5.18 metres (17 ft). When playing doubles, the service court shows a long service line, which is 0.76 metres (2 ft 6 inch) from the back boundary. Two vertical standing posts are placed on the sides to hold the net. The net should stand 5 feet in the center and 5 feet 1 inch on the sides. The net in a badminton court has standard colors that must follow IBF rules. To begin with, the net should be stretched enough so there is no gap between the net and the posts where a shuttle can pass through. Additionally, usual badminton nets are dark colored with a white cloth on top of it.

An ideal badminton court must comply with the standard dimensions so players can be ensured of a good game in all competition.