Navigating the Key Dimensions of a Perfect Badminton Court (Badminton court measurements)

Badminton court size

So you’re ready to dive into the exciting world of badminton! That’s awesome! But before you lace up your sneakers and grab a racket, let’s clear up that court size mystery.

Unlike some sports where the playing field can vary, badminton courts have specific regulations set by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). Here’s the breakdown:


  • Length: Always the same, at 13.40 meters (44 feet).

  • Diagonal: Measures 14.723 meters across the full court.


  • Singles: 5.18 meters (17 feet) wide, marked by the sideline.

  • Doubles: 6.1 meters (20 feet) wide, marked by the double sideline.


  • Net: Stands at 1.55 meters (5 feet 1 inch) at the ends and dips to 1.52 meters (5 feet) in the middle.

Service Areas:

  • Each side of the court is divided in half vertically, creating four service courts measuring 3.88 meters (12.72 feet) long and 2.53 meters (8.3 feet) wide each.

Service Lines:

  • Short service line: 1.98 meters (6.5 feet) from the net.

  • Long service line: 0.72 meters (2.36 feet) from the baseline (only used in doubles).

Remember: These are the official BWF regulations. Some courts may vary slightly, so it’s always best to check with your local facility for their specific dimensions.

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