Racket Sports | Bat Sports

Racket and bat sports are a collection of game types where the rules of the game are based on how players or teams use specified rackets or bats to score points. These sports primarily differ based on the size of the teams and the style of gameplay from competitive points to each team taking turns at attempting to score.

Racket sports are most common in North America, Britain, and the Republic of Ireland where games are played as either singles or doubles matches with the players enclosed in a court setting. To secure a point, players compete by serving the ball at high speed within the court or against the wall, as was common before net based games became popular. Racket sports are fun sports, but they can be quite dangerous as the game is fast and players risk hitting each other with the ball.

Bat sports also have their roots in England and are played two opposing teams alternating between offensive and defensive roles. The defending team starts the game by throwing the ball to the players on the attacking team. Today, bat sports commonly include games like baseball and cricket are played across various age groups and skill levels in different parts of the world.

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Badminton Nets

Badminton nets run the entire width of the court (20’ | 6.1 m) and are placed over the doubles sidelines, even when singles games are played. The net is 5’1” | 1.55 m high at the edges and sags slightly at the center resulting in a height of 5’ | 1.52 m. Badminton nets are split into a 1:1 ratio from the floor to the top providing a 2.5’ | .76 m opening below and an equal mesh surface above. Variations of badminton nets come in polyethylene, nylon, and vinyl.

Dimensioned drawing of a Badminton Net with players documenting the width and height
Badminton nets run the entire width of the court (20’ | 6.1 m) and are placed over the doubles sidelines, even when singles games are played. The net is 5’1” | 1.55 m high at the edges and sags slightly at the center resulting at a height of 5’ | 1.52 m.

Dimensioned drawing of a Badminton Net with players documenting the width and height
Badminton Nets
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Height (Overall): 5’1” | 1.55 m
Height (Center): 5’ | 1.52 m
Width: 20’ | 6.1 m
Above Floor: 2.5’ | .76 m
Net Mesh: 3/4” | 19 mm
Material: Polyethylene, nylon, vinyl

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Badminton Net front elevation, front (players)

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Badminton Court

Badminton courts are rectangular and are divided in half by a center net. Regardless of the game type, courts are usually marked for both singles or doubles games. Both play styles require the same court length of 44’ | 13.4 m, but double (full) courts are 20’ | 6.1 m wide and single courts are reduced to 17’ | 5.18 m; shrinking by 1.5’ | .46 m on both sides. Service courts are split by a center line dividing the width of the court and are set back from the net by a ‘short service line’ of 6.5’ | 1.98 m. Doubles games also require a ‘long service line’ that is drawn 2.5’ | .76 m in from the back boundary. Clearances of 2’ | .61 m should be providing around the full court.

Plan drawing of a Badminton Court with dimensions labeled for singles and doubles games
Badminton courts are rectangular and are divided in half by a center net. Regardless of game type, courts are marked for both singles or doubles with both play styles requiring a court length of 44’ | 13.4 m and widths of 20’ | 6.1 m in doubles or 17’ | 5.18 m in singles.

Plan drawing of a Badminton Court with dimensions labeled for singles and doubles games
Badminton Court
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Length: 44’ | 13.41 m
Width (Full/Doubles): 20’ | 6.1 m
Width (Singles): 17’ | 5.18 m
Area (Full): 880 ft2 | 81.75 m2
Clearance: 2’ | .61 m around full perimeter

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Badminton Court plan

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Ice Hockey Rink - International

International ice hockey rinks are used for international competitions, such as the Olympics,  and for play in Europe. Compared to North American ice hockey dimensions, International rinks are larger in width by 13.1’ | 4 m. International ice hockey rinks measure 200.13’ | 61 m in length, 98.42’ | 30 m in width, and have corner radii of 27.88’ | 8.5 m. The total area of an International ice hockey rink is 19,000 ft2 | 1,765 m2.

The rink is further divided up by the blue lines at 28.98’ | 8.83 m from center and the goal lines 13.1’ | 4 m from the side boards. There are also nine faceoff spots on an ice hockey rink: one center faceoff, four in the neutral zone and four in the end zones. All faceoff circles have a diameter of 29.5’ | 9 m and spot diameter of 2’ | .6 m except for the center faceoff which is 1’ | .3 m. The end zone faceoffs are centered at 22’ | 6.7 m from the goal lines and the neutral zone faceoffs are 5’ | 1.5 m from the blue lines. The goal creases in front of the goals are 12’ | 3.66 m diameter.

Measured drawing with dimensions of an official International Ice Hockey Rink
International ice hockey rinks are used for international competitions, such as the Olympics, and for play in Europe. International ice hockey rinks measure 200.13’ | 61 m in length, 98.42’ | 30 m in width, and have corner radii of 27.88’ | 8.5 m.

Measured drawing with dimensions of an official International Ice Hockey Rink
Ice Hockey Rink - International
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Length: 200.13’ | 61 m
Width: 98.42’ | 30 m
Corner Radius: 27.88’ | 8.5 m
Area: 19,000 ft2 | 1,765 m2
Blue Lines (from center): 28.98’ | 8.83 m
Goal Line (from boards): 13.1’ | 4 m
Goal Crease: 12’ | 3.66 m diameter
Faceoff Spots (Center): 1’ | .3 m
Faceoff Spots: 2’ | .6 m
Faceoff Circles: 29.5’ | 9 m
Faceoff (Neutral Zone from blue line): 5’ | 1.5 m
Faceoff (End Zone from goal line): 22’ | 6.7 m
Referee’s Crease: 19.75’ | 6 m diameter

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International Ice Hockey Rink plan

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Ping Pong Balls
Drawing with dimensions for diameter and circumference of a Table Tennis | Ping Pong ball with three-stars

Table Tennis | Ping pong balls are spherical polymer balls fabricated specifically for the sport. Established under international rules at a diameter of 1.57” | 40 mm (circumference of 4.94” | 125.6 mm) and mass of .095 oz| 2.7 g, ping pong balls are colored as either white or orange depending on the table surface and game style. White balls are official tournament balls and pair well with blue or green tables, while orange balls are used for casual games as they are easier to see in most settings. Table tennis balls are rated with a star system to denote quality—one star being the softest and easiest to break while three stars is the most durable and approved for tournament play. The official table ping pong ball has changed over the years from a composition of celluloid to polymer and from a size of 1.5” | 38 mm to 1.57” | 40 mm.

Table Tennis | Ping pong balls are spherical polymer balls fabricated at a diameter of 1.57” | 40 mm (circumference of 4.94” | 125.6 mm) and mass of .095 oz| 2.7 g. White balls are official tournament balls, while orange balls are used for casual games as they are easier to see in most settings.

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Diameter: 1.57” | 40 mm
Circumference: 4.94” | 125.6 mm
Mass: .095 oz | 2.7 g
Material: Polymer (previously celluloid)
Color: White or orange

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Table Tennis | Ping Pong Ball plan/elevation

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Ice Hockey Goals

Ice hockey goals are placed on each end of the ice rink and are used for scoring points. To score a goal, the entire hockey puck must cross the goal that is being defended by the goalie (goalkeeper). For professional ice hockey, the opening of a goal is 72” | 180 cm wide, 48” | 120 cm high, and 40” | 100 cm deep. This opening is held rigid by a metal tube frame that is roughly 2” | 5 cm in diameter to the outside of the goal opening and is enclosed by a cloth net with a mesh opening size of 1 5/8” | 4.1 cm.

Front and side elevation drawings of an ice hockey goal with goalie and dimensions
Ice hockey goals are placed on each end of the ice rink and are used for scoring points. To score a goal, the entire puck must cross the goal that is being defended by the goalie. For professional ice hockey, the opening of a goal is 72” | 180 cm wide, 48” | 120 cm high, and 40” | 100 cm deep.

Front and side elevation drawings of an ice hockey goal with goalie and dimensions
Ice Hockey Goals
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Width (Inside): 72” | 180 cm
Height (Inside): 48” | 120 cm
Depth: 40” | 100 cm
Net Mesh Size: 1 5/8” | 4.1 cm
Poles (Diameter): 2” | 5 cm
Materials: Metal frame, cloth net mesh

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Ice hockey goal elevation, elevation (goalie), side

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