Dimensions of a Handball Court?

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06: Luc Abalo of France jumps to shoot while Dalibor Doder (L) and Jonas Larholm (R) of Sweden can just watch on during the Men's Handball preliminaries group A match between France and Sweden on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Copper Box on August 6, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Handball Court Sizings

It’s important to note that Handball Courts and Futsal Courts are almost identical. Also, there is a slight variation with international sizings. Below from Wikipedia

Hand Ball Court

Playing Field

Handball is played on a Handball court 40 by 20 meters (130 × 66 ft), With a goal in the center of each end.

Hence the goals are surrounded by a near-semicircular area.

Called the zone or the crease.

Defined by a line six meters from the goal.

Also, a dashed near-semicircular line nine meters 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 meters in width and two meters in height.

Yet, it must be securely bolted either to the floor or the wall behind.

The goalposts and the crossbar must be made from the same material (e.g., wood or aluminum).

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 alternatively, in two c on resting 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 such a way. That a ball is 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.

D-Zone of a Handball Court

The crease surrounds the goals.

This area is delineated by two-quarter circles with a radius of six meters around the far corners of each goal post. Also, a connecting line parallels the goal line.

While only the defending goalkeeper is allowed inside this zone, 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 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 to defend.

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 meters from the middle line to the team’s side.



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