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.

Racket Pack

The new primary school age programme from Badminton England is now available >>More

No Strings Badminton

No Strings Badminton is the low cost way to play badminton for relaxed, social game-play for adult (16+) players of all abilities >>More


Badminton England's innovative youth badminton initiative >>More

Badminton in your area

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Border Badminton have achieved Premier Club status


Jonathan Harrison

Relationship Manager (Cumbria and Lancashire)


T: 07725 413 543


Nick Barr 

Senior Relationship Manager


T: 07901 005 315


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