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Court, racquet and shuttle guide
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The Court

The singles court is 44ft long (13.4m) and divided in half by a net hanging between two posts.

The net should be 5ft (1.5m) high from the surface of the court at the centre and 5ft 1in (1.55m) over the sidelines for doubles.

If you're going to try a sneaky drop shot, stick to the middle, you've got less to get over!

The singles court is 17ft (5.18m) wide.

The courts in Athens are top class

In doubles, the addition of 1.5ft (1.4m) 'alleys' along either side of the court increases the width to 20ft (6.1m).

More court to cover, but at least you've got someone to help you!

The service area is marked by a line 6ft 6in (1.98m) from the net and parallel to it.

A long service line 2ft 6in (0.76m) from the backline marks the back of the service court. The closer you can get it to this line, the better.

It's divided in half to form the two service boxes.

If any part of the shuttlecock hits the line, it's judged to be in or 'good' - so get practising!




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