Badminton

Get to know shortly how we mark it on the map and what is the public Badminton court and what are the basic badminton rules and regulations.

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Badminton sign - Free Sport Parks Map

Its map label: Badminton

The outdoor Badminton courts are marked on the map with a lime green circle icon. Extra features are available (e.g. writing reviews, adding photo and video) on the data sheet at the locations marked with “i-circle”.

Features of court

The main feature of the outdoor Badminton court is that it has a rectangular shape surrounded by double outer lines and two net posts are placed at its midline.

Badminton court - Budapest (15th district), Kőrakás park- Free Sport Parks map
Badminton court - Budapest (15th district), Kőrakás park
  • Names: Badminton court
  • Dimensions of the court: The full width of the court is 6.1 metres (20 ft), and in singles this width is reduced to 5.18 metres (17 ft). The full length of the court is 13.4 metres (44 ft).
  • Ground: asphalt
  • Opening hours: sport parks, sport fields are usually open in 0-24 hours, but there are some fenced sport places with limited opening hours (eg from sunrise to sunset, etc.) that appear at the entrance.

Always take care of the cleanliness of parks, equipments and courts and the hygiene, so next time you will be happy to do sport there! And if you notice any damage or malfunction, please report it to us as soon as possible.

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Badminton court dimensions

Equipment and dimensions

  • Court:
    • Width: 6.1 metres (20 ft), and in singles this width is reduced to 5.18 metres (17 ft).
    • Lenght: 13.4 metres (44 ft).
  • Net:
    • Height at the edges: 1.55 metres (5 ft 1 inch)
    • Height in the centre: 1.524 metres (5 ft)
  • Racquets:
    • Badminton racquets are lightweight, with top quality racquets weighing between 70 and 95 grams (2.5 and 3.4 ounces) not including grip or strings.
    • They are composed of many different materials ranging from carbon fibre composite (graphite reinforced plastic) to solid steel, which may be augmented by a variety of materials.
    • Carbon fibre has an excellent strength to weight ratio, is stiff, and gives excellent kinetic energy transfer.
    • Before the adoption of carbon fibre composite, racquets were made of light metals such as aluminium.
    • Earlier still, racquets were made of wood.
  • Shuttlecock:
    • A shuttlecock (often abbreviated to shuttle; also called a birdie) is a high-drag projectile, with an open conical shape: the cone is formed from sixteen overlapping feathers embedded into a rounded cork base.
    • The cork is covered with thin leather or synthetic material.
    • Synthetic shuttles are often used by recreational players to reduce their costs as feathered shuttles break easily.
    • These nylon shuttles may be constructed with either natural cork or synthetic foam base and a plastic skirt.

 

  • (Image sources: TeachPe and Wikipedia)

Badminton court marking and dimensions - Free Sport Parks map
Badminton court marking and dimensions

 

Badminton shuttlecock - Free Sport Parks map
Badminton shuttlecock

Badminton basic rules

Out of signs and features get to know the basic rules and regulations also.

  • Badminton is a racquet sport played using racquets to hit a shuttlecock across a net.
  • Although it may be played with larger teams, the most common forms of the game are "singles" (with one player per side) and "doubles" (with two players per side).
  • Each game is played to 21 points, with players scoring a point whenever they win a rally regardless of whether they served
  • If the score reaches 20-all, then the game continues until one side gains a two-point lead (such as 24–22), except when there is a tie at 29-all, in which the game goes to a golden point. Whoever scores this point will win.
  • In subsequent games, the winners of the previous game serve first.
  • Matches are best out of three: a player or pair must win two games (of 21 points each) to win the match.
  • For the first rally of any doubles game, the serving pair may decide who serves and the receiving pair may decide who receives.
  • The players change ends at the start of the second game; if the match reaches a third game, they change ends both at the start of the game and when the leading player's or pair's score reaches 11 points.
  • The server and receiver must remain within their service courts, without touching the boundary lines, until the server strikes the shuttlecock. The other two players may stand wherever they wish, so long as they do not block the vision of the server or receiver.
  • The shuttle lands outside the boundaries of the court.
  • The whole shuttle shall be below the server’s waist at the instant of being hit by the server’s racket.
  • The server’s racket shall initially hit the base of the shuttle.
  • Both feet must stay on the ground until the server contacts the shuttle.
  • The shuttle is hit twice in succession by the same player.
  • The racquet touches the net.
  • The shuttle touches the person or dress of a player.

The source of these rules and more information is available on Wikipedia badminton page.

Sports Communities

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