Badminton is a popular racket sports that can be enjoyed by players of all ages.
It can be played by either two opposing players (singles) or two opposing pairs (doubles) who take position on opposite halves of a rectangular court divided by a net. Players score points by striking a shuttlecock with their racquet so it passes over the net and lands in their opponent's side.
Badminton has been an Olympic sport since 1992.
You can play badminton on a recreational level at courts across our leisure centres as often as you like for free with a Leisure for Life membership.
We also have more structured badminton classes in which you can develop your skills and enjoy the game with the guidance of one of our expert instructors. This includes a specific junior badminton class. These classes are also free with your membership.
What will badminton class do for me?
Badminton is a high energy sport which requires aerobic energy, as well as fast movement and racket skills. It's a great way to enjoy sport and stay in shape. Whether you choose to play at your own pace or join the classes, you can also enjoy improving your game and perhaps even progressing to join a badminton team or competitive league.
How long is a badminton class?
You can hire courts by the hour if you wish to play recreationally. The structured classes are also around an hour long, but this depends on the numbers in the class.
How often should I attend and what should I wear?
Play as often as you like. Most leisure centres have racquets you can hire so don't worry too much about the equipment. Supportive, non-slip shoes and comfortable clothes are a must.
Leisure for Life Members FREE
Pay as you go - £5.85
Junior/Concession - £3.50