Which type last longer, badminton or tennis matches? Which type burns more calories per hour of competition, badminton or tennis? What is the difference in court measurements between the two type? Which sport is more famous, being practiced by the public, badminton or tennis?

If you have ever asked any of these questions or even have the idea of comparing badminton vs tennis, you are in the right place. In this article, we are going to compare between badminton and tennis. Curious? Then keep reading.

Duration – Badminton vs Tennis

Time is one of the most crucial factors in life and also a common question when comparing any sports. However, time can be measured in a lot of different ways and so is the case in sports. In this section, we will talk about the average duration of a rally, the average duration of a set and the average duration of a match.

Average duration of a rally

Rallies are, on average, longer in tennis than in badminton. Even though, the statistics showed a vary in tennis due to the different surfaces and conditions it is competed on, the trend is the same in almost all of them. The duration of the average rally of badminton is shorter. According to a study done by the University of Malaysia, the average rally of their tested matches was 4.62 seconds for male players and 4.16 seconds for female players.

This is absolutely not the average of a badminton rally

Regarding tennis, according to a study done by the University of Sydney, the range goes from 5.2 seconds for male players in Wimbledon, to 7.0 seconds for female players in the Australia Open. This means that the average duration of a point for tennis is between 1 and 1.7 times those of badminton. Although we haven’t found any study, we assume that the difference would be even bigger if we compared badminton to Roland-Garros.