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Environment of Badminton Game

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Environment of Badminton Game

Badminton is usually played outdoors as the shuttlecock drag is higher and it is difficult to play in windy weather conditions. As a recreational activity Badminton can be played outdoors.


Badminton court is rectangular and is divided into two equal symmetric halves by a net suspended from two vertical posts fixed at either side of the court. Courts are marked for singles and doubles, as they differ in their dimensions; the doubles court is larger in breadth than a singles court and has a shorter serve-length dimension.

The width of doubles court is 20 feet and that of the singles court is 17 feet, and both are of the same 44 feet length. A short service line is marked on either side of the court at a distance of 6ft 6inches from the net. A doubles long service line runs across the breadth of the court at 13 feet from the short service line, and the end of the court marks the singles’ long service line. A center line parallel to the length of the court divides each side of the court into two equal halves. A net is suspended from poles at the center on each side of the court on double sidelines. The bottom of the net is at a height of 5 feet 1 inch from the ground at the edges and 5 feet at the center.

Service courts

The service courts are smaller box shapes inside the court.The badminton court has a line down the middle, extending from the back to near the net; this is the center line. At the front of the court, the center line is met by another line; this is the front service line. These two lines form a T shape where they meet.

A singles service court is a box made from four lines:

  • The center line
  • A singles sideline (inside sideline)
  • The front service line
  • The back line (the outside one, all the way at the back)

When you are playing a game you found two service courts on both sides of net right service court, and your left service court. The same is true for your opponent.

The doubles service courts are slightly different. They are wider because they use the outside sideline (remember: the doubles court is wider); and they are shorter because they use the inside back line. It’s probably the most confusing line on a badminton court because that’s all it does! So just to be clear, a doubles service court is made from these four lines:

  • The center line
  • doubles sideline (outside sideline)
  • The front service line
  • The inside back line (not the very back line, but the next one in)

How service courts are used

Service courts are used for three things:

  • The server must stand inside a service court.
  • The receiver must stand inside the diagonally opposite service court.
  • The serve must travel into the diagonally opposite service court.

left service court, which is also where the historic example, suppose the server is standing in his left service court. The receiver will be standing in serve has to go.

If the serve is going to land outside the service court, then the receiver should let it fall to the floor. If the receiver hits the serve, then the rally continues even if the serve had been going out. The server and receiver must stay inside their service boxes until the server contacts the shuttle with his racket. After that, they can leave the boxes immediately and move anywhere on the court.

If you have a keen interest in badminton then definitely this post is really useful for you. This post contains all the information about badminton court dimensions.

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