What’s it all about?
Badminton is the World’s No. 1 racket sport, and approximately 2 million people play in the UK on a regular basis. Badminton is played by either two opposing players (singles) or two opposing pairs (doubles). Players or pairs take positions on opposite halves of a rectangular court that is divided by a net. Unlike many racket sports badminton uses a shuttlecock. Badminton became an Olympic sport at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992.
Badminton is an exciting sport and a fun recreation activity – whether it is playing in the back garden or on the beach, at World Class and Olympic level, or at all levels in between. Badminton can offer something for everyone. From young to old, all abilities can participate, you can reach success quickly and it is accessible to everyone. Most local leisure centres have courts available for hire for casual play.
Badminton England is on a mission to get the nation playing Badminton this summer. So join in with the playful ‘summer of Badminton’ celebration highlighting new opportunities for everyone. Badminton England’s online search tool is packed with:
- new Essentials beginners coaching courses
- weekly summer SmashUp! sessions – for 12-17 year olds
- exclusive summer social leagues (Battle Badminton) running in 28 towns and cities
- Over 1,000 weekly No Strings Badminton pay and play sessions to enjoy
- Join one of over 1,900 affiliated Badminton clubs
- Find a court at a local leisure centre or sports facility
You can also get together with friends, family, work colleagues or club members to enjoy a social hit on one of over 22,000 Badminton courts available across England.
This is a fresh and sociable way for you to grab a racket, rally around friends and head on court for action. No Strings Badminton involves convenient ‘pay and play’ sessions where you call the shots.
Let’s face it, whether you want to drop shot your way to a lower dress size, burn off those cheeky Friday night pints with the lads or fill your free time when the kids are off swimming, no strings badminton has plenty to offer… So, go on, sign up, join in, find a session and start holding court!
Badminton England have opened up free places for Battle Badminton, their new social badminton initiative. Battle Badminton takes casual competition to the next level; letting users find new players (aged 18+).