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 A badminton court is a rectangular space, 44 feet long X 17 feet wide for a single's match and 44 feet long X 20 feet wide for a double's match. It is normally made out of wood or composite flooring surface. The idea is for it to be smooth and leveled. A minimum of 6.5 feet of clear space on all four sides is required.

The court is divided into two halves by a net. The next obvious question is- how high is badminton net? The net is supposed to be 5 feet 1 inch on the edges and 5 feet in the centre. The poles that support the net are planted outside the double's line even when a single's match is being played.

Overall Court Dimensions

The overall dimensions of a badminton court is 20 feet by 44 feet. The lines along these measurements mark the sidelines for doubles play and long service lines for singles play.
The Net Line

The net line marks the middle of the court where the net is placed, creating a 22 feet by 20 feet area on each side of the net.
Short Service Line
The short service line is marked 6 feet 6 inches (some are marked 7 feet) from the center line. The area inside the short service line is also called the Non Volley Zone.
Center Line
The Center Line is the line that divides the court from the Short Service Line to the Back Boundary Line. This delineates the Left from Right Service Court. 
Side Line for Singles Play 
The Singles Side Line is marked 1 1/2 feet from the edge of the outer boundary (doubles side line)
Back Boundary Line and Long Service Line for Singles 
The back boundary line is the same for singles and doubles play it is the outermost back line on the court.
Long Service Line for Doubles
The Long Service line for Doubles is marked 2 1/2 feet inside the Back Boundary Line.

 Net Height
According to the Badminton World Federation's Laws of the Game, the badminton net must measure 5 feet at the center and 5 feet 1 inch at the sidelines. Vertical posts at either side of the court provide support for the net. The net posts must measure 5 feet, 1 inch in height. The net height remains the same for singles and doubles play as well as for menís and womenís competition.

Net Width
The Badminton World Federation's Laws of the Game dictate that the dark mesh badminton net must measures 30 inches from top to bottom. The shuttlecock cannot pass through our under the net.

Net Tape
White tape runs along the top of the net covering the net cord. The white tape should measure about 3 inches in height. This tape makes the top of the net more visible to players, spectators and rules officials.

Compared to Other Sports Nets
Badminton requires a much higher net than tennis. According to United States Tennis Association and International Tennis Federation rules, the standard tennis net measures 3 feet at the center and 3 feet 6 inches at the sides. The badminton net does not reach as high as the standard volleyball net, however. According to USA Volleyball and International Federation of Volleyball rules, the standard volleyball net for menís competition must measure 7 feet ,11 5/8 inches, while the standard volleyball net for womenís competition must measure 7 feet, 4 1/8 inches.

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