Badminton Court

The badminton court is rectangular in shape, and has different dimensions for singles and doubles.

Standard Dimensions

The full doubles court has a measurement of 13.4m (44′ 0″) by 6.1m (20’0″):

Badminton Court

Badminton net

The badminton net goes across the middle and is 1.52m (5′ 0″) high at the middle and 1.55m (5’1″) high at the posts.

The net is made of dark fine cord and is 76cm (2’6″) in depth.

The line that you must stand behind when you serve is called the short service line and it is 1.98m (6′ 6″) from the net.

Singles court measurement

The singles court only makes use of the shaded area:

Badminton Court

The area not shaded above is called the ‘tramlines’.

In singles the long service line is the very back line of the court, parallel to the net. In doubles this is the line 76cm (2′ 6″) nearer the net. The area between these two lines in called the back tramlines.

The line perpendicular to the net that bisects the court is called the centre line, and the outer edges of the side tramlines are called the sidelines.

Badminton lines

Each line is part of the court, so that if the base of the shuttle touches any part of a line, it is considered as being ‘in’, ie having landed within the area of the court.

The lines need to be easily distinguishable, usually white or yellow in colour.

They are 4cm (1.5″) wide.

Sometimes you will find two short lines either side of the long service line for doubles. These are what the shuttle should land between when being tested from the opposing back line.

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15 Responses to Badminton Court

  1. Krisna Wahyu says:

    Some questions from me:
    1. What is the minimum distance between two badminton court?
    2. What is the minimum distance to the wall beside the line?
    3. What is the minimum distance line back to the wall?

    thank you

  2. adrian says:

    badminton is my favorite sport

  3. santosh kumar says:

    thanks for providing us
    Information of badminton

  4. amelia says:

    i love badminton but in singles don’t know if the tramlines are in or out
    please reply quick. Amelia

  5. dddd says:

    what is the area

  6. DIKSHA MAHNOT says:


  7. Finbarr Judovic says:

    That is Epic man. I mean, Badminton is awesome. I’m gay, I know.


    dear sir,
    i want the indoor total height size of the court

  9. Henry Potter says:

    Is it possible to project the lines of a badminton court from an overhead projector onto a community hall floor? The floor is relatively new and hosts a number of private functions, weddings etc. and the management would rather not have permanent taped lines stuck on the floor.
    Where could we obtain such a projector.

    • iugoagv says:

      It can be very difficult to find ideal location for the projector, even with more than one projector. Players will cast shadows. There will be gaps in lines seemed by other players

  10. Breda Dromgoole says:

    I am treasurer of our local community centre and we are painting the centre at the moment and as I have played the game of badminton I want to get the the right colour for the game. I know that the right paint helps with the sight of the shuttle. I would appreciate your advice.

    Thanking you,

  11. Derek says:

    Is there a technical term for the small rectangular box in each corner of the court?

  12. puliramu says:

    thank you for the given details and i want some more details about measurements of boxes i.e side and back boxes

  13. Hishaam says:

    Why are the service areas different for doubles and singles? Reply asap

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