Badminton is an exciting sport
and a fun recreation activity - whether it is playing in the
back garden or on the beach, at World Class and Olympic
level, or at all levels in between, badminton can offer
something for everyone. From young to old, all abilities can
participate, it is quick to get success and accessible to
Badminton is the World’s No. 1
racket sport, and approximately 2 million people play in the
UK on a regular basis.
BADMINTON England is the
National Governing Body of the sport in England, and has a
wide development network through England. One of their key
tasks is to introduce badminton to as many people as
possible, at schools and sports centres etc, so that they
can find out for themselves what an enjoyable sport is can
There are two distinct elements
of the game -
The sport where the shuttle can
travel in excess of 100 mph, and players compete in a fast
game which demands running, jumping, twisting, stretching,
running backwards, forwards and sideways, lunging and
hand-to-eye co-ordination, plus quick reflexes, sometimes a
delicate drop shot followed by a full-on smash. In a typical
two-game singles match, top players will cover nearly every
inch of the court, and travel more than a mile.
And a fun, active recreation
which can be played by people at all skill levels and ages -
from 5 to 95!
There are about 50,000 members
affiliated to BADMINTON England, and about 2300 clubs.
BADMINTON England looks after
our National Squad, and players represent England all over
the world. Gail Emms and Nathan Robertson won a silver medal
in the mixed doubles at the 2004 Olympics.
Badminton has something to
offer everyone - so say the approximately 2 million people
in England who play on a regular basis!
For further information:
contact BADMINTON England on
01908 268400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.