The height of the hall should be 9.14m (30 feet) at the centre of the court. A hall with a slightly lower roof can be used but it would not be suitable for first class play. Halls of less than 7.62m (25 feet) from the floor at a point over the net, or 6.7m (22 feet) at the baseline, are unsuitable for the game to be played at a reasonable standard.

The background should be uniform in colour. The walls should be finished in medium to dark shades with a matt surface. The floor finish should be dull, not glossy or shiny or slippery. The marking lines should, preferably, be white, but may be yellow if this helps to distinguish them from those used for other sports.

When the court is permanently in use for badminton the best posts to use are those with a metal base that can be screwed to the floor. Alternatively, posts can be obtained with well weighted bases which will hold the net taut at the correct height.

Dimensions of an ideal hall for badminton

The daylight, if any, should come from above, through skylights on the north or east side to avoid sun glare. If windows are necessary for other reasons, then they must have curtains or blinds which can be drawn across when Badminton is in progress.

Artificial lighting
Good light is provided by two groups of lamps positioned on each side of the court, 4.88m (16 feet) from the floor and 0.6 to 0.9m (2 to 3 feet) outside, and parallel to, the side lines centralised over the net. Each fitting should, ideally, have a line of tungsten opaque lamps totalling at least 1000 watts. These may be either hung from the roof or fixed to posts.

KTG Badminton, 4th Edition 1988 [View similiar...]