Frequently Asked Questions about Badminton Posts
Which models or types of badminton posts are most commonly used?
There are different types or models, although the most popular are the mobile or movable badminton posts. They are designed to adapt to different needs and playing environments. One hall can be used for several sports disciplines.
Models made of metal are more commonly used for school use, while models made of aluminium are more commonly used for sports facilities such as sports centres, halls, badminton clubs, professional use or competition. The latter are also recommended for outdoor use.
What are the regulations that the standard badminton posts must comply with?
The regulation badminton posts must comply with the UNE-EN 1509 standard. These posts can be fixed by means of boxes, with a base and fixed to the floor or self-stable with counterweights. The net must be at the height specified in the following section.
How high should the badminton net be?
The regulatory height of the badminton net in the centre of the court is 1.55 m above the outer doubles sidelines and 1.524 m in the centre of the court. For the mini-badminton net: 1.30m, 1.27m in the centre of the court and the pre-badminton net, 1.10m adapted to the height of boys and girls.
How long are the official badminton nets?
The badminton nets with regulation measurements are 6.10m long and 0.76m wide. The mesh must not be less than 15mm and not more than 20mm in dark colour and will have a 7.5cm wide white band folded at the top, so there will be 3.75cm of white band on each side.
What are the most commonly used badminton nets?
The most commonly used models of regulation badminton nets are made of nylon or polyamide, with a mesh size between 15-20mm.
What features should I consider when purchasing badminton posts for sports facilities?
When choosing a set of badminton posts for sports facilities, you should take into account:
Materials: The material in which badminton posts are made can vary, the most common being steel and aluminum. Steel is typically heavier and cheaper, while aluminum is lighter and more resistant to corrosion.
Stability: They must have a correct system of anchors, fixings or counterweights, in the case of using mobile models.
Mobility: As we mentioned previously, mobile badminton posts are the most in demand. If you need to transport them frequently or if you have a track where various sports activities take place, considering this option will be a good option.
Durability: Make sure they are durable and able to withstand heavy use and weather conditions. An important factor to take into account is that they are treated with baked epoxy paint. This paint application provides increased durability and corrosion protection, ensuring the posts maintain their performance over time.
Ease of installation: Opt for badminton posts that are easy to install. Make sure they have assembly instructions and that they are clear.
Compliance with regulations: Verify that they comply with the official height and dimension regulations established for the competitions or levels of play in which you will participate.
Trust: It is essential to purchase said product from a company that generates trust and provides good after-sales service. Look for reviews from other users.
What is the difference between metal and aluminum badminton posts?
The main difference lies in the material used in its manufacture. Metal badminton posts are normally used in schools, they are heavier and a more economical option. On the other hand, if you value lightness and corrosion resistance, aluminum badminton posts may be more suitable. The latter are preferred in competitions or sports facilities of clubs or sports halls. Both models are valid, everything will depend on the client's needs and preferences.
Is there the same set of poles for several sports disciplines?
Yes, multisport posts exist, being adjustable to the height of the tennis, badminton and the six volleyball heights. Not being regulatory as a whole for each of the sporting disciplines.
How do you know if badminton posts are suitable for sports facilities or should they be replaced?
For badminton posts to be suitable for use in sports facilities, at least:
- That they comply with the regulatory standards UNE-EN 1509.
- The net is installed at the regulatory height, with the net tensioning system functioning correctly.
- Have the assembly instructions.
- The warning label with the manufacturer's name must be clearly read.
- There should be no parts that could cause cuts or injuries, nor rusty parts.
- They must be in good condition, without cracks or deformations.
- They must include some ground anchoring system or sufficient counterweights.