Probably because it's fun and skillful and playing badminton is a fantastic way to get fit. It can be played by people of all ages in a variety of places. Badminton racquet's are very light which means it's an ideal sport for younger children, and it's a game to be enjoyed whatever your age.
Badminton is an Olympic sport with five competitive disciplines: men's and women's singles, men's and women's doubles, and mixed doubles, in which each pair is a man and a woman. At high levels of play, the sport demands excellent fitness: players require aerobic stamina, strength, and speed. It is also a technical sport, requiring good hand-eye coordination and the development of sophisticated racket skills.
There are 30 opportunities listed on the Physical Activity Directory. To view local opportunities please select your local area.
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Dates for your Diary - English National Championships - 1st February
European Mixed Team Championships - 12th February
European Junior Championships - 22nd March
Schools Championship Finals - 20th and 21st April
World Championships - 4th August