Badminton Court Dimensions & Measurements

Most American families love to play badminton as a outdoor backyard sport.  Badminton sets are typically inexpensive and can bring hours of family fun.  But for the serious competitors, they got to know where the out of bounds lines are.  Here you can find out the different dimensions of badminton courts.  You can also check out our Quick Facts About Badminton Court Measurements.

Badminton Court

Badminton Court Dimensions
6' 6"
12' 9"
Left Service Court
This court diagram shows both singles and doubles play
Court is 44 feet long
Right Service Court
Sideline for Singles
Sideline for Doubles
2' 6"
Line &
Line for
12' 9"
6' 6"
Long Service Line
for Doubles
1' 6"
1' 6"
8' 6"
2' 6"
Short Service
8' 6"

Quick Facts About Badminton Court Measurements

Q:  How far should the net be off the ground?
A:  The top of the net should be 5 feet, 1 inch at the poles with the center net being one inch less (five feet off the ground).

Q:  How wide is a badminton court?
A:  17 feet if you are playing singles; 20 feet for doubles

Q:  How long is a badminton court?
A:  22 feet on both sides of the net.

Q:  What is that thing called that you hit with the racket in badminton?
A:  Officially it is called a shuttlecock.  It has also known as a birdie.