What is the badminton court size in the Olympics?

The length of an Olympic badminton court is 13.40m (44 feet) for both single and doubles. But the width differs based on the competition; the singles court is 5.18m (17 feet) wide, denoted by the sidelines, while the doubles court is 6.1m (20 feet) wide. 

The badminton court is divided into two halves, each measuring 6.7m (22 feet). Each half is divided down the middle vertically, as outlined with lines on the court. These are known as service courts. 

The court has two service lines; the short service line is 1.98m (6.5 feet) from the net, and the long service line which is 0.72m (2.36 feet) from the baseline.

What are the dimensions of an Olympic badminton net?

An Olympic badminton net is 1.55m (5 feet, 1 inch) tall at the posts and 1.52m (5 feet) tall at the center of the court; it should measure at least 6.1m (20 feet wide). The top of the net is edged with approximately (3 inches) of white tape doubled over a cable. The badminton net is a mesh of dark-colored cord and is held in position by posts placed on the outer sideline (doubles sideline).

What material are Olympic badminton rackets made of?

Badminton rackets were originally made out of wood. With the use of composite materials, such as aluminum, graphite or titanium, today's rackets are rigid and have a lightweight frame. Rackets usually weigh between 3 and 3.5 ounces (less than a quarter of a pound). The strings on the racket, made of synthetic threads, must be flat and form a uniform pattern. The entire stringed area can't be larger than 27.9cm (11 inches) in length and 22.1cm (8.7 inches) in width.

What type of shuttlecock is used in Olympic badminton?

The shuttlecock, also known as birdie or shuttle, is made of a cork-rounded base. Shuttles vary in length from 6.35cm to 6.85cm (2.5 inches to 2.7 inches) and weigh less than a quarter of an ounce. In an Olympic-caliber match, it is not unusual for several shuttlecocks to break.

How many goose feathers does an Olympic shuttlecock have?

Sixteen goose feathers are glued in the base, forming a cone shape.

What badminton shoes do Olympians wear?

Badminton shoes are short and flat. They provide a strong grip to the floor, preventing the athlete from sliding. The shoes have cushioning for jumping and landing and give enough ankle support to stabilize the feet in side-to-side movement.

What is the Olympic badminton uniform?

Badminton athletes wear shorts and short-sleeved shirts. It is mandatory in Olympic competition for players to have their name printed on the back of their shirt. Doubles partners are also required to wear the same color uniform, and that color must also be different than that of their opponents.