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 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.

Search for badminton sessions near you

Want to get involved in Badminton? Visit our Club & Activity Finder to find a club near you in Northumberland.

Useful links

Northumberland Badminton

Badminton England


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