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Make the seasonal switch to Badminton

September 16, 2014

As summer turns into autumn, it is also time for you to make the seasonal switch to the warm, dry comfort of the badminton court in sports halls in Cumbria.

BADMINTON England is giving you extra motivation to swap the Great British summer for the great indoors with a range of fantastic ways to play badminton that are sure to keep up the feel good factors that came with the #summerofbadminton. 

This autumn right across Cumbria, you can enjoy:

• Essentials Badminton Beginners coaching courses – a great new way to learn to play with over 150 great value new courses now added • Weekly casual ‘pay and play’ with No Strings Badminton – over 1,000 ‘just turn up’ social sessions running weekly nationwide

• Local clubs are starting to re-open their doors – and there are more than 1,900 to choose from.

Whether you are looking for a new hobby, want to learn new skills, make new friends or find a new fun way to get fit, the new badminton season of exciting court time is worth checking out  >>More

Autumn is the new summer when it comes to badminton!

Badminton is a fast, dynamic Olympic sport played on an indoor court using rackets and shuttlecocks (feather or synthetic). It is played as singles, doubles and mixed doubles and caters for all ages and ability levels from beginner through to world class performance.

There are around 24,000 courts and over 500,000 people playing once per week in England with many more enjoying a game throughout the year. Whatever your reason for playing, be it fitness, health, to compete or just for’s easy to book a court and get playing at your local leisure centre but to make it even easier here are some more great ways to play more often.

Ways To Play   

Social Pay & Play Weekly Sessions [No Strings Badminton]

Relaxed, social game-play ideal for casual players of all abilities (ages 16+), led by a friendly, welcoming session co-ordinator.

Beginners Coaching Courses [Essentials]

Learn all the badminton basics at a relaxed pace with beginners coaching sessions over 6-8 weeks, led by BADMINTON England qualified coaches.

Casual Competition Leader boards [Battle Badminton]

Find new players (ages 18+) to play socially in matches where you pick the venue, set the rules and record your results online to earn points and rise the ranks in local and national leader-boards.

Badminton for Young People [SmashUp!]

Court time for 12-16 year olds where you can get involved with fun, big hitting badminton challenges with your music and mates.

For more information on these and other ways to play badminton visit: