Badminton sport is one of the popular sport in Indonesia, Indonesia has badminton legends that ever reached the highest achievement in international level, call it Taufik Hidayat, Susi Susanti, Liem Swie King and others. To play badminton is of course required equipment and adequate field, the following we will explain the equipment and size of badminton field, hopefully provide additional knowledge for you lovers of sports in general and badminton in particular.
Badminton is similar to table tennis, which tries to include in the opposite game area and score points. To play this sport, it must be prepared in advance the necessary facilities and infrastructure. What are the facilities and infrastructure? following his review. Means and Infrastructure Badminton
1. Racket (Racket)
The racket of the past, until the 1970s, is still known as a good racket of handle and head (leaf) made of wood, now the racket is generally made of graphite material, although there are still made of aluminum or light iron. The form of various kinds, but the trend until now is commonly used players of National Training Center. Usually a costly, expensive racket is getting lighter and stronger the racket.
The racket has a net made of a synthetic plastic strap, this rope is commonly referred to as string or string. Good strings are the ones that can be mounted as hard as possible but not easily broken off, so that the racket can reflect a fast hit or fast shuttle. The racket also comes with a bag that can hold multiple rackets at once.
Utilization of carbon fiber blend material or titanium mixture as a racket framework, has several advantages compared to wood materials, among others;
1. The shape is not easy to change (not easily bouncy), so no need to clamp it with the framework of the press when not in use.
2. Lighter, making it easier to swing according to the type and direction of the punch that the user wants.
3. The strike voltage can be higher, so it can produce a harsh shuttle rate when hit.
4. Relatively more resistant to weather change, making it more durable and durable.
Badminton regulations do not mention specific requirements regarding rackets. Generally the length of the racket is 56-67 cm and weighs 100-200 grams. For today’s string straps are generally made of high quality nylon material with a diameter of 0.65 to 0.70 cm.
Shuttlecock in Indonesia is commonly called shuttlecock, usually made of goose feathers made in factories, generally already have a standard determined by the badminton organization itself (BWF/Badminton World Federation). The shuttle weighs about 5.67 grams, the goose fur that stuck in the cork wrapped in white leather amounted to between 14-16 pieces, and tied two ropes in order not to easily loose.
This type is used for official championships. Abroad also used a lot of rubber shuttle, both for cork and fur. Shape, size and magnitude should be the same as the shuttle made of goose feather, but generally plastic shuttle is used only during exercise alone. A good shuttle is when being hit with a racket with the hand below the waist sliding straight, with no movement to the left or right while in the air. International players often try to shuttle by hitting into the space next to the net. When hit with a paddling hand from the bottom, a good shuttle will reach roughly in the same place as the service performer.
3. Badminton Field
Badminton field is quite simple and easy to make anywhere, as long as available space about 12 times 20 meters. To make the field in the open space of course in trying to avoid the wind disturbance is not too large, whereas if the room is closed, the roof of the building as much as possible above eight meters so that the middle is played not to be caught or disturbed by the roof of the room. For the borderline used a striking color, this is done to facilitate the referee saw the entry or not a punch.
Field length: 13.40 meters.
Single field number width: 5.18 meters.
Double field width: 6.1 meters.
In Indonesia, especially in the countryside badminton field is mostly established on land, cast cement, or asphalt. But in the gym is usually already a cement covered with vinyl or wood floor. In the field of international standard used carpet made of hard rubber but elastic.
5. Pillars and Net The poles and the net are an integral part of the field, the poles mounted on the outside of the side line separating the two areas. For the material itself the pole is made of strong and hard material, while the net is made of nylon rope equipped with white ribbon on the top.
Net length: 6.10 m. Net width: 76 cm.
Net height: 1.55 m.
Top band width: 3.8 cm
6. Shoes and Clothes
Because players are demanded fast and agile on the field, then the players need a strong foothold in the field to maximize the performance in the field. Badminton shoes require rubber soles for strong claws, rigid side walls for durability during drag, and shock dispersion technology when jumping, badminton causes quite a lot of stress (knee) on the knee and ankle.
As athletes in general, every badminton player has the main and additional equipment when appearing in a game or match, clothes, trousers, shoes belonging to the main accessories, being tied hands, headbands, knee protectors, necklaces can be called additional. Badminton shoes should be light, but bite when used in the field, so that players can move maximally forward or backward without slipping.
Those are the information i can share to you. hope, it will be useful for all badminton lovers or for people who want to play badminton.