Beach Badminton has the same rules, sizes and equipment as Mini Badminton.
This helps juniors to play easily the same game, whether at school or outside with friends.
Badminton is a highly technical, mental and physical game, perfect for adult play.
This it can be stressful for young players to play adult strokes on a large, high net court.
Also, in some countries, there is not enough hall space for a school class to play and have fun together.
So, taking in account both problematic situations, the best solution is to play Mini Badminton on reduced size courts where juniors can do the same footwork and shots as adults. Also the net height is reduced to enable juniors to smash, drive and drop same as adults.
discipline court length court width net height
badminton 13.40m 6.10m 1.55m
Beach badminton (*singles) 8.00m 4.00m 1.40m
Beach badminton (doubles) 11.00m 5.50m 1.40m
* including junior doubles
This is a good solution for court size for juniors but there are some other problems concerning the equipment such as shuttlecock, racket and court lines.
Shuttlecock: a normal shuttlecock which normally travels the distance of 13.40m would be too fast for a mini court of only 8m or 11m in length!
For these mini courts we introduce the Ezyshuttle W7 which weights 7g. If there is some wind, a rubber ring can be added to increase to 9g. For increased wind, use Ezyshuttle W11.
Rackets: a normal badminton racket of about 67cm would be too long for doubles players to play easy. There are on sale shorter rackets 52-58cm but these, like badminton rackets in general, are structurely fragile in the hands of juniors.
Therefore, we have introduced our Mini rackets; unique rackets of about 48 - 53cm in length which avoids structure failure/string breakages and is ideal for doubles play on a mini court.
Court lines: as we think beach badminton should be FUN, ECONOMICAL and PRACTICAL, typical centre lines are eliminated leaving only a court perimeter which is 4 or 5,5m.sq. For practical reasons we use belt straps available in both sizes.