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Handball and Futsal Court Sizings

Its important to note that Handball and Futsal Courts are almost identical. Also their is slight variation with international sizings. Below from Wikipedia



Handball player moves towards the goal prior to throwing the ball, while the goalkeeper waits to stop it.

Handball player moves towards the goal prior to throwing the ball, while the goalkeeper waits to stop it.

Playing Field

Handball is played on a court 40 by 20 metres (130 × 66 ft), with a goal in the centre of each end. Hence the goals are surrounded by a near-semicircular area, called the zone or the crease, defined by a line six metres from the goal. Also a dashed near-semicircular line nine metres from the goal marks the free-throw line. While each line on the court is part of the area it encompasses. Yet this implies that the middle line belongs to both halves at the same time.


Each goal has a rectangular clearance area of three metres in width and two metres in height. Yet it must be securely bolted either to the floor or the wall behind.

The goal posts and the crossbar must be made out of the same material (e.g., wood or aluminium) and feature a quadratic cross section with sides of 8 cm (3 in). Also the three sides of the beams visible from the playing field must be painted alternatingly, in two contrasting colors which both have to contrast against the background. Hence the colors on both goals must be the same.

Also Each goal must feature a net. Hence this must be fastened in a such a way. That a ball thrown into does not leave or pass the goal under normal circumstances. While if necessary, a second net may be clasped to the back of the net on the inside.



The goals are surrounded by the crease. This area is delineated by two quarter circles with a radius of six metres around the far corners of each goal post. Also a connecting line parallel to the goal line.

While only the defending goalkeeper is allowed inside this zone. However, the court players may catch and touch the ball in the air. Within it as long as the player starts his jump outside the zone. And releases the ball before he lands (landing inside the perimeter is allowed in this case as long as the ball has been released).

If a player contacts the ground inside the goal perimeter. Or the line surrounding the perimeter. He must take the most direct path out of it. However, should a player cross the zone in an attempt to gain an advantage (e.g., better position) his team cedes the ball. Similarly, violation of the zone by a defending player is penalized only if he does so in order to gain an advantage in defending.

Substitution area

Outside of one long edge of the playing field to both sides of the middle line are the substitution areas for each team. The areas usually contain the benches as seating opportunities. Team officials, substitutes, and suspended players must wait within this area.

The area always lies to the same side as the team’s own goal. During half-time, substitution areas are swapped. Any player entering or leaving the play must cross the substitution line which is part of the side line and extends 4.5 metres from the middle line to the team’s side.


futsal court dimensions-and-layout

The pitch is made up of wood or artificial material, or similar surface, although any flat, smooth and non-abrasive material may be used. The length of the pitch is in the range of 38–42 m (42–46 yd), and the width is in the range of 20–25 m (22-27 yd) in international matches. For other matches, it can be 25–42 m (27–46 yd) in length, while the width can be 16–25 m (17-27 yd), as long as the length of the longer boundary lines (touchlines) are greater than the shorter boundaries where the goals are placed (goal lines).

The “standard” size court for an international is 40 × 20 m (44 × 22 yd).[10] The ceiling must be at least 4 m (4 yd) high.[11] A rectangular goal is positioned at the middle of each goal line. The inner edges of the vertical goal posts must be 3 m (3 yd) apart, and the lower edge of the horizontal crossbar supported by the goal posts must be 2 m (2.2 yd) above the ground. Nets made of hemp, jute or nylon are attached to the back of the goalposts and crossbar. The lower part of the nets is attached to curved tubing or another suitable means of support. The depth of the goal is 80 cm (31 in) at the top and 1 m (3.3 ft) at the bottom.[12]

A futsal arena in Tokyo

In front of each goal is an area known as the penalty area. This area is created by drawing quarter-circles with a 6 m (7 yd) radius from the goal line, centred on the goalposts. The upper part of each quarter-circle is then joined by a 3.16 m (3.46 yd) line running parallel to the goal line between the goalposts. The line marking the edge of the penalty area is known as the penalty area line.[13]The penalty area marks where the goalkeeper is allowed to touch the ball with his hands.

The penalty mark is six metres from the goal line when it reaches the middle of the goalposts. The second penalty mark is 10 metres (11 yd) from the goal line when it reaches the middle of the goalposts. A penalty kick from the penalty spot is awarded if a player commits a foul inside the penalty area.

The second penalty spot is used if a player commits his team’s sixth foul in the opposing team’s half or in his own half in the area bordered by the halfway line and an imaginary line parallel to the halfway line passing through the second penalty mark; the free kick is taken from the second penalty mark.[15]

Any standard team handball pitch can be used for futsal, including goals and floor markings.


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