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Welcome to our big badminton net test 2022. Here we present all the badminton nets we have tested. We have compiled detailed background information and added a summary of customer reviews on the net.

We would like to make your purchase decision easier and help you find the best badminton net for you. You will also find answers to frequently asked questions in our guide. If available, we also offer interesting test videos. Furthermore, you will also find some important information on this page that you should be aware of when buying a badminton net.




Summary

  • There are two types of badminton nets that can be distinguished. One is tournament net sets and the other is outdoor nets.
  • The tournament net sets are used in badminton halls and at tournaments. The portable outdoor nets, on the other hand, can usually be used for several sports.
  • When buying a net, you should pay particular attention to the suitability, dimensions, scope of delivery and construction in order to find a net that meets your expectations.

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Guide: Questions you should ask yourself before buying a badminton net

What material is a badminton net made of?

A badminton net is usually made of polypropylene (synthetic fibres). The top edge of the net is framed with a polyester border. The 1.2 mm thick polypropylene fibres are processed into a mesh net.

Polypropylene is the lightest textile fibre of all. This and the high abrasion resistance speak for the material. The Kevlar, nylon or steel cable is located in the border of the upper edge of the badminton net.

What are the dimensions of a badminton net?

A badminton net is 6.02 m long and 76 cm high. The official net height is 155 cm at the outer support posts and 152.4 cm in the middle. To prevent the badminton ball from getting caught in the net, it must have a mesh size of 15 – 18 mm.

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The net is to be stretched according to the rules in such a way that the net height at the posts is 1.55 m and in the middle of the net 1.524 m. The lines are to be 4 cm wide and part of the net is to be 1.524 m high. The lines are 4 cm wide and are part of the court they delimit. The distance from the net to the front service line is 1.98 m. (Image source: unsplash / Frame Harirak)

It is very important that the net sags slightly to allow for the 2.6 cm difference, as these few centimetres make a lot of difference at 155 cm. Therefore, the measurements must be taken at the outer court lines and from the bottom of the court.

What does a badminton net cost?

Depending on what kind of net you want and from which supplier, the cost can also vary. Tournament nets are priced at around 30 – 70 euros depending on the quality and supplier. In a large price study, we examined a total of 105 products from the badminton net category to give you an overview. You can see the results here in our graph. Find out in our guide whether a product in the higher or lower price range is suitable for you.

What types of badminton nets are there and which is the right one for you?

Basically, you can distinguish between two types of badminton nets: Outdoor nets and tournament nets. In addition to a classic racket and a ball, you also need a net to play badminton. It divides the playing field into two. The choice of net depends on whether it is needed for school, hobby, club or competitive sport.

In the following section, we would like to help you find out which type of badminton net is best for you. For this purpose, we will introduce you to all the types mentioned above and clearly present the advantages and disadvantages of each so that you can get a brief overview.

What are the characteristics of an outdoor net and what are the advantages and disadvantages?

Outdoor nets are made of polypropylene, which is a light textile fibre. They have a high abrasion resistance so that no holes appear in the meshes if they are hit too hard. They are particularly characterised by the fact that they are adjustable in height and can thus be adapted to the respective use.

This makes them versatile and can also be used for other sports such as tennis, volleyball or Indiaca. In addition, they can be lowered for small children, which also allows them to play with them. Outdoor nets are usually not anchored to the ground. They are anchored to a ground frame with hooks.

Advantages
  • Versatile
  • Easy to transport
  • Cheaper than tournament nets
Disadvantages
  • More suitable for amateur athletes than for club players
  • Do not always comply with official competition standards and measurements

Because they are quick to assemble and dismantle, outdoor nets are mobile and can be used in a variety of locations. They can be used both indoors and outdoors and can be set up in the garden, in the park, at the lake, at the campsite or even at the beach, for example. Since they do not always comply with the official competition rules, they are rather intended for hobby sports. They are well suited for beginners or for family fun.

What are the characteristics of a tournament net and what are the advantages and disadvantages?

Tournament nets are also made of polypropylene and are very abrasion-resistant. In addition, their top edge is framed by a polyester edging to make the construction more stable. Tournament nets are altogether more solid and also of higher quality and durability, but at 30-70 euros they are somewhat more expensive than outdoor nets.

They are mainly produced by the brands and sponsor companies Huck, Victor and Yortex. They comply with the competition standards of the World Federation, which stipulates a length of 6.02 m and a height of 155 cm outside and 152.4 cm inside.

Advantages
  • Solid
  • High quality
  • Durable
  • Meet official standards
Disadvantages
  • Not portable or transportable
  • No outdoor use possible

These nets can only be set up indoors, where they are used for training and competitions. They are quick and easy to set up and dismantle. Tournament nets, as the name suggests, are used more by club, competition and professional players.

Outdoor nets are sufficient for everyday use, while the more expensive but higher quality tournament nets are better suited for serious and ambitious club and tournament players.

Are there differences in the height of the badminton net?

No, there are no differences. The net height is not changed. It remains the same for doubles and singles as well as for men and women.

What kind of posts are used in a badminton net?

There are two different types used in the construction of a badminton net: support posts and net posts.

Post type Features
Support posts The support post, also called a net support post, is a steel structure. It has a cross or plate foot and is equipped with a plastic guide for the net. These support posts must be placed in the centre on both sides of the field.
Net post The net post is responsible for tensioning the net and is a large and long steel structure. However, nowadays belt tensioners are more commonly used. These are equipped with a Kevlar rope and a clamping lock. As they have to withstand a high tensile load from the strap and tensioning device, they weigh around 11 kg.

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