A badminton net is a fun thing to set up in an indoor space in your home or on your property. If you love the game of badminton, having a net can be a great way to ensure that you get exercise and have an opportunity to play the sport from the comfort of your home. Additionally, the costs associated with playing the game and maintaining the net and court are reasonable, provided that you have the indoor space available for the game. Read on for a brief guide on how to set up an indoor badminton net.
Step 1 -- Measure out the Court
According to the standard regulations for badminton, a standard doubles play court is a rectangle that is exactly 44 feet long by 20 feet across. A singles only court is 17 feet across and just as long. Find a suitable area indoors where you can fit the appropriate court, and be sure to also keep some room on the outside of the court as well, if you would like to leave space for spectators, storage or other things.
Place a cone at one corner of the court, then use the measuring tape to mark out the length of the court at 44 feet. Place another cone at this point. Measure the proper width across 17 or 20 feet to place a third cone. Confirm the location of the fourth cone by measuring from both the first and third cones.
Step 2 -- Mark the Borders
Mark the outer borders of the court with either paint or chalk, if you'd prefer not to have the court be a permanent fixture. The width of the borders should be 1 3/4-inch across. If you'd prefer not to use paint or chalk at all, place additional cones to mark the perimeter of the space for a more casual game setup.
Step 3 -- Measure and Set up the Net
The net should be placed at 22 feet from the edge on the long side of the court. Measure that distance out on both sides with the tape measure, then affix the poles for the net at those points. Hang the net so that the bottom edge of the net rests about 5 feet above the surface of the court.
Step 4 -- Measure and Mark Additional Lines
For singles play, mark short service lines that are about 15 1/2 feet from the back of the court. For doubles play, mark long service lines that are 2 1/2 feet from the back of the court on both sides. If desired, measure and mark out a center line that connects the short and long service lines.
Take note of whether the chalk begins to come off the surface and replace it before it is completely gone to save yourself the trouble of measuring again.