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Badminton is a racket sport that involves hitting a shuttlecock over a net on indoor courts. Points are scored when the opponent is unable to return the shuttlecock before it hits the floor.

An Overview of Badminton

  • Badminton is the world's fastest racquet sport, there's a raised net and you can play singles or doubles.
  • The aim is to hit a shuttlecock, a cone shaped object usually made of feathers with a cork or rubber base, over the net with your racquet.
  • If the shuttlecock lands inside your opponent's half, or if they fail to return it back over the net in the rally, you win the point.
  • The first to 21 points will win a game, and a match is a best out of three games.

Courts can be found in schools, universities, leisure centres, badminton and mixed sports clubs.

Find Badminton Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

This Girl Can

Tue, 01 Sep 2020

No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating.

No Strings Badminton

60 minutes of 'you time' on a badminton court – time to socialise, to de-stress, to keep fit, to compete, to challenge yourself.

This Girl Can

This Girl Can seeks to tell the real stories of women who get active or play sport in the way that’s right for them using images that show what activity really looks like in all its glory.

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Badminton England

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North Yorkshire Badminton Performance Centre

Badminton England funded and monitored delivering coaching to all ages and abilities from Club level to county & Country standards. The coaching team is headed by level 3 coaches Nitin & Sarah Panesar, ex England players. We provide junior coaching in H


Rossett Badminton Club

Local badminton club part of the Harrogate Badminton Network based at St John Fisher School. We offer opportunities for social play on Wednesday evening club nights and competitive play in the Harrogate and Ripon leagues.

Harrogate Racquets Club

Harrogate Racquets Club

Harrogate Racquets Club a 3 sport club Tennis, Badminton & Table Tennis, played at all levels/abilities. Offering premium facilities - 4 tennis courts (floodlit/astra), 3 badminton courts (sprung floor) 5 table tennis tables (match play), coaching at all

Boroughbridge Feathers Badminton

Boroughbridge Feathers Badminton

Junior and adult badminton from age 5yrs. Coaching available for all ages.
We play on Thursdays during term time.
Racket Pack 5.30pm to 6.15pm (5yrs to 11yrs) Junior Club 6.15pm to 7.30pm. Adult and Social play from 7.30pm to 9pm.
All abilities w