Handball court size

Handball court size

The game takes place indoors on a rectangular area of 40x20 m size. There shall be a safety zone around the area that is at least 1 m along the side lines and at least 2 m behind the goal line. Long boundary areas are called side lines, short lines (between the goalposts) or outer goal lines (outside the gate). All lines are a part of the areas they limit. The width of all marking lines is 5 cm (with the exception of the goal line width between the posts is 8 cm).

There is a goal area bounded by a goal area line drawn as follows and adjacent to each of the goal lines: directly opposite the goal, at a distance of 6 m from the goal line, a 3 m long line parallel thereto is drawn. The ends of this line are connected to the outer goal lines by arcs with a radius of 6 m, which are centered at the inner corners of the goal posts.

An interrupted free throw line (or 9-meter line) is drawn parallel thereto at a distance of 3 m from the outer boundary of the goal square line. The length of the segments of this line and the distance between them is 15 cm.

A 7-meter line with a length of 1 m is applied opposite the goal line, parallel thereto, at a distance of 7 m in the center of the goal.

A goal-keeper's restriction line (4-meter line) is drawn with a length of 15 cm opposite the goal line, parallel thereto, at a distance of 4 m in the center of the goal.

The midpoints of the side lines are connected by the center line.

Parts of one of the side lines from the center line to the distance of 4.5 m therefrom are called replacement lines for each team. The borders of the replacement lines are marked with lines that run at right angles to the sideline and continue 15 cm therefrom in both directions.

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