There are many clubhouses out there, but do you know the difference between sports courts, recreational courts, and multi-sport courts? Let’s explain everything.
Measures? Sizes? Spaces? What makes the courts different?
Many people have doubts about the size of each block, as well as their measurements, and therefore, find it difficult to differentiate each one of them. After all, would it be sports, recreational or multi-sport?
In this specific case, the difference is the size, because the sports court must have 16 mx 27 m, without exception. Any measure outside this standard is now called the recreational court, or simply sports court.
Usually, the blocks of the condominiums are recreational, due to the lack of space on the land. If you have official measurements, value this differential.
In addition to size, there are several types of flooring on sports courts: concrete (with or without non-slip resin), wood, rubber, grass, sand, and even gravel, specifically for tennis courts. While there are the most diverse measures for each type of court.
- sports court
- Society Football Court
- Tennis court
- Official Badminton Court
- shuttlecock court
- Squash Court
- handball court
- Volleyball court
- indoor soccer court
- Basketball court
Check out the different types of sports courts below.
The multi-sport court is an area of demarcated land, which is prepared to receive various sports activities, such as football, basketball, futsal, tennis, volleyball, among others. In addition, the dimensions of the multi-sport court were made especially to make the most of sports practice.
Measures of the sports court.
Regarding the measurements, the multisport court must have 16 mx 27 m, considered an official measure. Regarding the demarcation of measurements of the multi-sport court, according to international standards, each sport has a specific color to mark its measurements.
It is necessary to have different colors to distinguish sports well, for this reason, it is very important to understand the dimensions of the multisport court.
Measures, colors, and size of the sports court. Source: Pinterest
The floor can be cemented, asphalt, rubber or wood, in the case of covered areas. White is used to demarcate tennis, volleyball, badminton, squash, and paddle. Yellow is for handball and blue for basketball.
The multi-sport court must follow some parameters in its structures to ensure greater safety for its users, such as: fenced sides of the structure, protective net at the top (to prevent the ball from hitting people in the surroundings) and proximity of the fence with the calculated square.
In addition, it is a project aimed at places such as clubs, schools, farms and condominiums.
Society soccer court
For society football, the measurements of the court are different. The court must be 45 x 25 m. The goal must have a height of 2.2 m and a width of 5 m. The surrounding spaces, which are important for the safety and movement of people, must also be considered.
Measures of the Futebol Society court, very similar to the futsal court due to the size of the court.
In general, it is customary to work with a gap of 2 meters – both for each side and for the end lines. In addition to synthetic grass, the sand floor is ideal for practicing this modality.
The tennis court is a rectangular surface area, which is crossed in half by a relatively low net, as the height is normal as it is fixed only at its ends. Thus, the court is divided into two sides, one for each player or pair that will practice the sport.
Tennis court measurements.
The official tennis court must measure 23.77 x 10.97 m and have a wider safety margin around it, forming an area of 36 x 18 m. For this modality, the most common floors are clay or rubber floors. Asphalt, with a rough finish, can also be used. In addition, it is necessary that the court is prepared and marked for single practice and also for doubles.
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Official badminton court
The badminton court is essential for the game because the wind can influence the trajectory of the shuttlecock, so it is necessary to play on a court, inside an enclosed space.
Measures from the official Badminton court.
The official badminton court must measure 6.10 x 13.40 m and the net must have a height of 1.55 m. Among the floors recommended for this modality are asphalt and rubber.
The badminton court net is much taller than the tennis court, with 1.55 meters high.
Playing shuttlecock might seem very simple, right? However, there are rules and even a court for playing shuttlecock. Check out:
Measures of the shuttlecock court.
Measurements are very important. Yes, there is an official measure: to play shuttlecock, the sports court must have a measure of 7.5 x 15.0 m and a net with a height of 2.4 m. The sand floor can be used for this modality.
The measures of the squash court are a little more complex than the others. Very common in the inner areas of condominiums, the court has very specific measures.
Squash court measurements.
The width must be 6.40 m and the length 9.75 m. The sidewall must have a total height of 5.64 m. In covered areas, wooden flooring can be used. Also, indoors, the floor can be made of wood.
The handball court is a rectangular court with measures that accommodate the spaced movement of the players who are aiming for the goals, that is, the goals, as they are popularly called.
Handball court measurements.
A sport widely practiced in schools, handball requires a court measuring 20 x 40 m, and a goal 2 m high and 3 m wide.
The most common floor is asphalt, preferably with resin with impact absorption due to the players’ constant jumping.
The volleyball court has specific measures, as well as some markings that are very important for the development of the game.
Its lines and markings determine the most decisive areas and zones (service, defense, attack, and free zone) for a match.
As well as the net that is on the centerline, separating the court from the two teams. Since its height varies according to the age and sex of the players.
Measures from the volleyball court.
For volleyball, the sports court must be 9 x 18 m, with a 2.45 m high net (otherwise it’s easy to block!), and for that reason, its measurements are very specific. The asphalt floor is one of those indicated for this modality.
Indoor football court (futsal)
Measures of the indoor soccer court.
The indoor soccer court (futsal) is a rectangle, however, it does not have specific values for its measurements. In addition, it has specific markings such as the centerline, the sidelines and the finish line, in addition to the penalty and substitution areas.
Futsal court and its measurements.
The center of the indoor soccer court is marked by a line that divides the field in two and also determines the start of the game. The larger circle is the one that defines the distance between the players who will start the game.
Indoor football requires a 20 x 36 m sports court. The goal must be 2 m high by 3 m wide. The modality requires a hard floor, for greater agility of the game.
The basketball court is one of the best-known sports courts, has official measurements registered and has four boundary lines, two sidelines and two end or end lines, which determine important throws during the game.
Basketball football court measurements.
The basketball court must be 15 x 30 m. The basket must be 3.05 m off the ground, positioned 1.20 m from the edge of the sports court. The asphalt floor is one of those indicated for this modality.
Condos are becoming more and more complete, providing everything their residents might need. In addition to the sports courts, some condominiums have even started to offer fairs and shops.
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