Badminton-Action-ShotBadminton 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 over 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 fun…it’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.

Ways To Play

Social Pay & Play Weekly Sessions [No Strings Badminton]
Relaxed, social game-play ideal for casual players of all abilities (ages 16+), led by a friendly, welcoming session co-ordinator.

Beginners Coaching Courses [Essentials]
Learn all the badminton basics at a relaxed pace with beginners coaching sessions over 6-8 weeks, led by BADMINTON England qualified coaches.

Casual Competition Leader boards [Battle Badminton]
Find new players (ages 18+) to play socially in matches where you pick the venue, set the rules and record your results online to earn points and rise the ranks in local and national leader-boards.

Badminton for Young People [SmashUp!]
Court time for 12-16 year olds where you can get involved with fun, big hitting badminton challenges with your music and mates.

For more information on these and other ways to play badminton visit:

Badminton-England-LogoBADMINTON England

Your local Relationship Manager is Leanne Brown:

Development Programmes

The Racket Pack

The Racket Pack is Badminton England’s exciting new primary school resource. The programme provides fun, skill based sessions, where 5-11 year olds can learn and play Badminton. With awards to collect and characters to follow (Smash, Tink, Flo and Wise) players can give it a go in schools, leisure centres and junior clubs. The programme content is provided through an online platform for teacher, schools, clubs and coaches to access technical videos and session plans. Programme provides two modules of six weekly lesson plans across both key stage 1 &2 and a new club module is under development.

Badminton England Webpage: Racket Pack

Further details please email:

Secondary Programmes

National School Championships

Formerly part of the School Games, our National School Badminton Championships has been revamped for the 2018/19 season. Schools will now enter directly with Badminton England, entries via online booking system (entry date available via webpage below).

Competition is made up of four rounds of competitive badminton team match-play in different age categories and split by gender:

• Years 7, 8 & 9 Boys Years 7, 8 & 9 Girls
• Years 10 & 11 Boys Years 10 & 11 Girls

Winners of local round will go forward and compete in county, regional and national finals to find the best school team across the 4 formats.

Badminton England Webpage: National School Championships 

Further details please email:

Junior League

Offer young players an appropriate first step to moving into higher level competitions such as county and circuit tournaments. It’s all about getting young people competing locally, creating a good playing environment and gaining valuable experience.

Further details please email local Relationship Manager Leanne Brown (

Adult programmes

No Strings

Our hugely popular initiative offering social badminton for beginners and intermediate players who can’t commit to a club. It’s the low cost way to play Badminton in a relaxed and social environment for adults 16+. Sessions are delivered in numerous settings, typically leisure centres and great way for clubs to engage new players. If you like to start new session, please get in touch with us by using contact details below.

To find a local session near you: visit on our session finder

Further details please email:


Essentials is a coaching based course for beginners (adults) who would like to develop their playing skills. The course is normally run over 8 weeks, however, this can be flexible depending on the demands of the group. Course is ran by a qualified Badminton England level 2 coach.

Further details please email:

Badminton England webpage – see our programme page for further information

Coach Education

Level 1 & Level 2 Courses

If you are interested in becoming a Level 1 or Level 2 Coach, please click the link below for more information on the courses and course details.

Badminton England webpage: Coach Education

Further details please email: