PSAA: The Private Schools Athletic Association

PSAA Badminton

Inaugural 2019 Final Standings

Team Games Wins Losses Ties Points
Y, Z - Stony Brook 8 8 0 0 16
X - Long Island Lutheran 8 2 3 3 7
X - Kew-Forest 8 3 4 1 7
X - Knox School 8 2 4 2 6
Portledge 8 2 6 0 4

X - PSAA Championships Berth
Y - Regular Season Champion
Z - PSAA Champion

Regular Season:
H/A vs. each team within division (8 Matches) PSAA Championships: Top 4 Teams earn PSAA Championships berth.

Tuesday, May 14
#1 Stony Brook def. #2 Long Island Lutheran

Coach of the Year: Ghislain Normand, Kew-Forest
Regular Season Most Valuable Player: Jerry Liu, Stony Brook
PSAA Championship Most Valuable Player: Tony Yu, Stony Brook
All-PSAA Selections: Click Here (PDF)

Match Structure

Total: 5 singles & 4 doubles = 13 players. Best out of 9 wins.

- 2 boys (best 2-of-3 to 15)
- 3 girls (best 2-of-3 to 11)

2 girls, 1 boys, 1 mixed (best 2-of-3 to 15)

*Rally scoring (like volleyball). Will condense the length of matches for gyms with fewer courts.

***Exhibitions can be played for non-scoring player experience as space & time allow and are a common part of most Badminton matches.

Modified Structure vs.teams with Fewer Players

- 3 singles & 2 doubles = 7 players. Best out of 5 wins.

- 2 boys (best 2-of-3 to 15)
- 1 girl (best 2-of-3 to 11)

1 boys & 1 girls (best 2-of-3 to 15)

Dimensions for One Court

You'll need:
Measuring tape (at least 50 feet)
Dry erase marker (Use this to draw right on the wood floor)
Box Cutter
Blue Painters Tape (Champion 1" x 60 yds). You'll need 11 rolls for 6 courts.

1. Determine how many courts you can fit in your gym. For those who have seen my gym, I can fit two rows of 3 courts. You'll want at least two feet between each court in any direction to allow for people to pass through, scorers to sit, etc.

2. Find the outside corners of your exterior sidelines, meaning not the 4 corners of each individual court, but the 4 corners of the outside of all your courts. So for 6 courts find the top left corner of court 1, the top right corner of court 3, the bottom left corner of court 4 and the bottom right corner of court 6 (see image below). You can find these points by measuring off the walls on each side and determining how much space you need. (i.e. Measure 2.5 feet off one wall and 9' 8" off the opposite wall and that comfortably fits the 90' needed to fit two stacked 44' courts with 2' of passing space in between. And I measure roughly 3 feet off my side walls to fit the 64' I need for three 20' courts with two 2' passing spaces.

3. Tape the two sidelines, but not the baselines yet. If you have seams on your wood court use those to keep the lines straight. Do about 5 feet at a time and then smooth, working your way down.

4. Run measuring tape along your baseline points and mark off any additional internal sidelines you'll use. (That includes the right sidelines for courts 1 & 4, both sidelines of 2 & 5, and the left sidelines of 3 & 6). Remember, courts are 20' wide, so mark off 20', leaving a 2' gap if you will have two courts side by side. Tape these, again using floor seams.

5. Measure down the sideline on both sides of one individual court marking the following measurements for each horizontal line: 2'6", 15'6", 22', 28'6", 41'6", 44'. Those will become the 5 additional horizontal court lines you see in the document (22' is the midline which shows you where the net will go, helpful if you have a portable net. I mark this with a 2-3" piece of tape as a reference). After marking down each sideline with my dry erase marker, I then run my measuring tape down the center of the court and do the same measurements (except for 22'). This will aid you in taping across since the wood seams don't help in that direction. Then tape. Place the end of the tape on one sideline mark, run it out with my hand so that the tape doesn't snap off the ground, pull taught above the mid way mark, and slowly lower down. Then I proceed the same way to the opposite sideline. Repeat for all 5 horizontal lines.

6. On the baseline of one court, mark the singles line (1'6") on each side and the midpoint (10'). If you have court seams you can follow, you don't need to mark the other side. Singles lines run down all 44'. Mid-line runs 15'6",stops, then picks up again 15'6" form other baseline.

7. Repeat for all of your courts.


Feb. 14: Start of Spring Season

May 10: Last Day of Regular Season

May 13: PSAA Semifinals

May 15: PSAA Championship Game