Indoor Badminton Court – Confluence Club, GoodEarth Malhar

Indoor Badminton Court – Confluence Club, GoodEarth Malhar

GoodEarth – June 24, 2022

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The Badminton Court at Confluence Club at GoodEarth Malhar offers players a world class court that was planned and developed keeping international standards in mind. Right from the foundation, to the height, to the materials used, the entire design is on par with the best. In this blog we would like to delve deep into the technical nuances and standards that played a crucial role in its development and construction.

Badminton has been a popular sport in India for quite some time. We’ve had some world beaters to our credit – Prakash Padukone being amongst the most revered. It’s the fast-paced nature of this racquet sport that makes badminton exciting for the spectators. Be it the shuttle travelling at a speed upwards of 400kph or the delectable subtlety of drop shots. The margin for error is virtually nil. Which is why understanding the court and how to make effective use of space can often be all the difference between winning and losing.

A badminton court is usually laid on a wooden floor with synthetic mats used as the surface of the court. The courts are meant to provide cushion and support to shuttlers who zip back and forth across the playing surface. Hence keeping the court surface prim and proper is a must.

A badminton court provides for two types of competition — singles and doubles. The lines of the court are drawn accordingly.

General Badminton court size

As per the guidelines laid down by the Badminton World Federation (BWF), the length of a standard badminton court remains the same – 13.40m (44 feet) – for both types of competitions. But the width differs with the singles court running wide till 5.18m (17 feet), denoted by the side lines, while for the doubles court, the width is extended to 6.1m (20 feet), marked as the doubles sidelines.

The court has two halves measuring 6.7m (22 feet) each and separated by a badminton net that stands at a height of 1.55m (5 feet 1in) at the ends and dips to 1.52m (5 feet) in the middle.

The two playing areas on either side of the net are further vertically divided down the middle demarking the service areas. This means a badminton court has four service courts each of which is 3.96m (13 feet) long and 2.59m (8.5 feet) wide.

With laws of the game dictating specific rules for service in badminton, the court has two service lines, the short service line, which is 1.98m (6.5 feet) from the net, and the long service line 0.76m (2.5 feet) in from the baseline, specifically marked for this purpose.
In singles, the service needs to be beyond the short service line and within the boundary lines while in the doubles game, the service should be beyond the short service line but it’s the long service line that acts as the marker on the backcourt. This means, in doubles, the serve length is shorter than in singles.

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Confluence Club Badminton Court Highlights

GoodEarth Malhar has a World class Indoor Badminton Court at Confluence Club which comprises a series of four Doubles court. The Sizes of the courts meet the Badminton World Federation (BWF) guidelines which is 6.1m X 13.4m.

The Gap between the courts on the shorter side is 1.8m and 2.3m at the ends. The longer side gap between court and wall is 3.3m which ensures that there are no conflicts between the courts while playing.

Built-Up Area Statement:

Inner Dimension Indoor Space Built-up area Carpet Area
34.50m X 20.00m 711.96 Sqm (or) 7660.69 Sqft 690.00 Sqm (or) 7424.40 Sqft

Badminton Court Flooring

While there’s a lot of importance given upon markings and nets, the flooring and what’s beneath it often get neglected.

The Flooring plays a key role in a Badminton court. Any issues that arise from deviation from standards or lack of quality can bear heavy upon the entire experience. It can also lead to serious injury to the players exposed to it in the long term.

A Wooden flooring is arguably the best choice to have as a badminton court flooring because it is area elastic floor surface.

In fact, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) itself recommends wooden flooring. According to BWF’s official handbook, “It is desirable to have a wooden sprung floor together with approved non-slip court mats.”

Wood has a natural tendency to absorb pressure without being too hard on the body. This makes for a great playing surface. However, not all wooden surfaces are for badminton. Certain varieties are susceptible to getting slippery while others may not be as durable.
The most recommended types of wooden badminton court flooring are hardwood.

Technical Specification of Wooden Flooring Used In Confluence Club

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VDF Floor Base:

VDF Flooring stands for Vacuum Dewatered Flooring. It is a system for laying high quality concrete floors where the key is Dewatering of the Concrete by a Vacuum Process where the surplus water from the concrete is removed immediately after placing and vibration, thereby reducing the water-cement ratio to the optimum level. It helps increase the Compressive Strength, Tensile Strength, Abrasion Resistance and minimizes the Shrinkage and Floor Wraps. VDF Flooring results in high strength, longer life, better finish and faster work. This type of floor is suitable for high abrasion & heavy traffic movement.

The Under Frame:

Made of commercial quality Pine wood runners of 75 mm X 75 mm treated with anti-termite solution and fixed on the bottom side with 10 mm thick EPDM air cushioning pads by nails through the two wings at 300 mm c/c. On the Runners the Plywood surface has been placed Size of the board is 1.2m x 2.4m.

The Surface Board fixing:

10-20MM PINE/MAPLE WOODEN PANELS WITH TONGUE & GROOVE (6″X2′) 10-20mm Pine/Maple wooden panel Surface board finished with 10-20 mm thick, 150mm width and in 600mm length in tongue and groove shape. The edges of the boards will have a finger lock grove and the bottom side with air pass groove.

The Finishing:

After installation the floor will be machine sanded with floor sander machine and finished with Polyurethane Lacquer. The Game line marking to be carried out in required colours before applying the finish coat.

STRUCTURE

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Pre-Fabricated Building Structure:

The main structure was developed on a Pre-Fabricated Building system which ensured faster delivery, an easier compilation and an overall higher convenience compared to traditional structures.

Ventilation:

Ventilation is a very critical aspect while constructing badminton courts, especially for the players. Since badminton is a high-intensity workout sport, all the players constantly require to breathe fresh and clean air. To provide optimum ventilation, GoodEarth used a basic air-cooled natural system where 200 Sqft area of Glass Louvers was used at the floor level and 10 Turbo vents were used at roof level which allows for ideal fresh air circulation while shunting hot air out. Forced Ventilation provisions like ACs and Electric Turbo vents were also added.

Lighting:

Lights at the Confluence Club badminton court, have been designed according to the best standards. The lighting in the indoor courts offer players the equivalent of natural light. It has been aligned to pure color and optimal brightness. Further there is about 700 Sft of natural lighting skylights that open during the day.

The lights have been balanced out perfectly. Fluctuations in power do not affect the lights as the back-ups and UPS systems make the changeover seamless and without flickers or stroboscopic effects. The lights have been balanced to ensure that the players can sight all objects with accuracy and precision. All the lights installed are LEDs allowing the players to play without eye strain.

The Badminton court at Confluence Club meets exacting standards that offer players a world class experience. Aspiring shuttlers get an actual feel and the opportunity to practice on a court that gives them the familiarity of playing on a national and international stage.