Badminton is one of the UK's favourite sports.

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 nearly 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.

Investment & Support to make your club more inclusive

BADMINTON England invites our member clubs, Community Badminton Networks (CBNs) and PlayBadminton (PB) facilities to take part in our Inclusive Clubs Investment Programme >>More

Get your sports hall rocking with SmashUp!

Quality assured by BADMINTON England – a name you can trust – SmashUp! takes down the traditional barriers that typically comes with inspiring non sporty and semi sporty children to get more active.   With no coaching, no dress code and 16 unconventional, big hitting badminton challenges to suit all abilities, SmashUp! sessions empower 13 to 16 year olds to choice how, when and with whom they build their own badminton experience. >>More 

Badminton in your area

There are 44 opportunities listed on the Physical Activity Directory. To view local opportunities please select your local area.

Border Badminton have achieved Premier Club status


Nick Barr

Participation Manager (Cumbria), BADMINTON England



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