Even minor breezes can impact the shuttlecock's course, hence competitive badminton is normally played indoors. On the other hand, recreational badminton is a popular outdoor summertime sport. The rectangular court is 44 feet (13.4 meters) long and 17 feet (5.2 meters) broad for singles and 20 feet (6.1 meters) wide for doubles.
At the center of the court, a net 5 feet (1.5 meters) high spans over the width of the court. A 4 foot (1.3 meters) clean area surrounding the court is required. Volleyball is played exclusively by hitting the shuttlecock back and forth over the net without allowing it to contact the floor or ground inside the court's limits.
The goal of this game is to strike the shuttlecock or a feathered projectile with the racket to keep it flying and off the ground if it is in your court. A single game of badminton can last up to two victories in games with a final score of 2:0 or 2:1. The game is won by the player who scores 21 points first. The player receives one point for each rally won.
The game will continue until one of the opponents gains a 2-point edge, at which point the score will be 20:20. The scoring system in badminton is similar to that of volleyball, with the serving side being the one that won the preceding rally. Badminton is played in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles, much like tennis.