Line marking drawings

Court marking combined layout drawing production

Product Reference : LMDRAWING

Your Price: £350.00

Continental would be pleased to provide a CAD colour coded drawing showing court marking lines for your sports hall, outdoor MUGA, activity room or any room with marked lines.

We ensure that courts shown are:

  • Compliant with Sport England and governing body guidelines and reflect up to date layouts
  • Given the correct order of precedence when super-imposed
  • Coordinate with the planned sports equipment
  • Arranged so as to avoid lines on top of lines

If Continental is subsequently awarded the work to apply the lines to your facility we would be pleased to waive the charge for this service. The standard price includes as many drawing revisions as are necessary.

Q My court line markings must comply with Sport England. Can you do this?


We advise taking the Sport England guidance as a starting point and then taking into account various other matters which include:

  • Special features of the hall
  • Common practice
  • Conflicts between different National Governing Bodies
  • The trade off between hall size and court size with recommended run-offs

For example, the Sport England guidance document shows the "old style" basketball court rather than the one adopted by FIBA from October 2010.  Whilst the old style court is still compliant until August 2012 we would always recommend specifying the new layout.

Run-offs in a standard 4-court hall (33m x 18m) are often contentious and always confusing.  For example, five a side recommends no run-off (i.e. there is not seen to be any excessive risk in running at the walls), whereas basketball wants 1m run-offs with the old style court but 2m with the new style court (but will accept 1.5m to fit a standard court in a 4-court hall), and netball (a sport where the players aren't allowed to run with the ball) requires huge 3m run-offs around the court - so a standard netball court size of 30.5m x 15.25m must be reduced to a much smaller 27m x 12m (i.e. 30% smaller) court to fit in a 33m x 18m hall.

Many of our customers choose to adopt the guidelines on run-offs on health and safety grounds, but others (having undertaken their own risk assesments) prefer to have larger courts.

We produce line marking drawings on a daily basis and if you choose Continental to produce your drawing (and hopefully undertake the line markings as well) we will ensure your drawing complies as far as possible with the requirements of the National Governing Bodies and we will point out where we recommend a divergence from any guidance so that you can decide how to proceed.

We often receive comments and questions on our line marking drawings and have included specific advice / comments on each sport's lines in answers to separate questions.

Q Which lines do you apply first? What is order of prominence for the lines?


This varies according to the courts you require marking, but the basic advice is that the smaller the projectile, the faster it moves and the more important the line then the more prominence it is given.

Therefore badminton, with a small fast moving shuttlecock and lines that are vital to marginal calls of "in" or "out" always has preference to say basketball where the line has less importance to the larger, slower moving ball.

Q What colour should I paint the lines for each sport?


The answer is based on a combination of the following:

  • Requirements of each sport - e.g. basketball specifies black and netball specifies anything other than yellow
  • Tradition / common practice - e.g. some sports don't specify a colour but there are certain colours normally used such as blue or green for volleyball
  • The range of courts being painted - e.g. if two governing bodies both want the same colour it would cause confusion so typical compromises are made
  • The colour of the floor - e.g. if you have a green vinyl floor then volleyball would be better painted in blue than green

Continental will suggest colours for your courts as part of our sports hall line marking drawing production service.  These will be suggested in line with the considerations stated above, but our default colours are shown below:

SportDefault colour
Badminton White
Netball Red (can use any colour other than yellow) 
Five-a-side  Yellow / light blue 
Basketball  Black 
Volleyball Green 
Tennis Yellow 
Hockey Orange / light blue 
Handball Orange / light blue 
Practice basketball Dark blue 



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