Badminton is the nations number one racket sport with over a million people playing each month. We have many popular age-specific programmes that welcome you onto court, regardless of age or ability guaranteeing an experience you can trust and enjoy.

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Badminton in the School Games

We have a long lasting relationship in the secondary School Games through our National Schools Championships, a competition in which over 1,000 schools and 15,000 young people take part. This makes it one of the largest school competitions not just in this country, but in Europe. 

As an NGB, we want to broaden our School Games offer to provide a positive first experience for primary aged children. To support this we have introduced our inclusive Racket Pack ‘smash’ Festival for ages 5+ with Racket Pack ‘Tink and Flo’ Tournament options for those in who want a more formal offer to support SGO’s and school delivery.

The Racket Pack is a primary aged, focused initiative designed to inspire a lifelong love of badminton by providing fun, skill-based sessions for 5-11 year olds. Depending on the intent of your competition, the festival can be easily adapted for varying numbers and different abilities with smaller courts, nets, and spaces all the way through to full court tournament competition. Badminton is a fun and dynamic sport that can be played individually or as part of a team. It is easy to set up with most sports halls having badminton courts, although these are not essential if running a festival. It is not weather dependent, can be easily adapted, and can be played by anyone who wants to regardless of their starting ability level.

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The Racket Pack remains a key driver in the continued growth of U11’s playing badminton. We have seen an 181% increase since the programme started in 2017 with over 80,000 young people taking part.

Badminton England

We are the National Governing Body for all things badminton in England. We love playing, watching, and supporting badminton and aim to ensure that everyone in England has the opportunity to do the same and become part of the badminton community, whether as a player, coach, volunteer, or fan.

The unique qualities of badminton make it accessible and enjoyable for anyone and everyone. We work collaboratively with our partners and stakeholders to provide traditional and innovative opportunities for all to be involved; from our Racket Pack primary school programme to adult social badminton, from clubs to counties, and from our world class coaching development to our major events delivery we aim to inspire the next generation of players and fans.

If you would like more information about how to deliver badminton please get in contact with our development team [email protected] who will put you in touch with your local Relationship Manager. Don’t forget to check out our Badminton England Resource Hub and take advantage of the fantastic resources that are available!

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A whopping 776,000 people in the UK tuned in to watch the 2020 Yonex All England Championships which brings together the best players from across the world to compete in the world's oldest badminton tournament held in Birmingham’

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Primary Resources

Link to Badminton England’s online resource hub with lesson plans, technical resources, teacher training opportunities and much more - Badminton England Resource Hub

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Activities to do at home

For all our ‘Return to Play’ guidance, which is regularly updated, please visit our website here

We have also adapted our Primary Offer (The Racket Pack) to include a socially distanced module to support at home learning. 

Badminton England actively supported National School Sport Week at Home as part of our continued commitment to PE and School sport. In these challenging times, it is more important than ever that our young people are active. To support this we have lots of exciting daily activities and challenges for young people and families to take part in through our online Badminton England Resource Hub. Here are a few examples you can try at home;

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