Badminton Scotland believes everyone with a Physical, Sensory & Learning Disability should have the opportunity to participate in badminton activities.
Para Badminton is for people with a physical disability. Badminton Scotland run Para Badminton events across Scotland. The sport is included in the Paralympics with players taking part as GB team.
Special Olympics GB creates opportunities for children and adults with learning (intellectual) disability to take part in badminton events in Scotland and internationally.
GBR Deaf Badminton is on the lookout for talented players. Please click here for more information.
Where to Play
Below is a list of different badminton clubs/sessions that run regularly throughout Scotland:
Clubs interested in becoming more inclusive should go to the Shuttlemark Inclusive Disability Charter which can be found by clicking here.
The para-badminton development squad is made of players who are just below National Squad standard but have the potential to become full members. The squad is invitation only but Open Days will be held during the year for any players who have the talent and ambition to become Development Squad members. The Development Squad train alongside the National Squad under the supervision of our Head Coach.
Paris 2024 Paralympic Games (28 August – 8 September 2024)
If you would like more information please contact Jane Russell Badminton Scotland Disability Lead on firstname.lastname@example.org or Head Coach Kirsty Flockhart on email@example.com
Disability Workshop – This workshop is designed to build on knowledge gained through the Level 1 / 2 coach awards and previous coaching experience. It will also show that coaching disabled people challenges us in the same way as all other types of coaching and that by using common sense and sound ‘good coaching practice’ as learned in Level 1 and 2, coaches will have all the tools necessary to work successfully in this field.
For all Coach Education information, click here!
Technical Officials are central to controlling the game of badminton on-court and ensuring fair match play which follows the Laws of Badminton and the various competition regulations. Disability badminton also requires technical support to ensure we can manage and further develop our calendar of events, and we would encourage anyone who is interested in becoming either an umpire or linejudge to get in touch. Whether individually to become an Umpire or assist in scoring, or as a club wishing to undertake the very enjoyable and educational linejudges course, please contact Jane Russell Badminton Scotland Disability Lead at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information on Badminton Scotland Court Officials, click here.
Badminton Scotland Disability Working Group
In May 2013 the Scottish Disability Badminton Group became fully integrated with Badminton Scotland and became known as Badminton Scotland Disability Working Group.
The group is made up of representatives from Badminton Scotland, Scottish Disability Sport and volunteers from inclusive clubs. The BSDWG and Badminton Scotland Regional Development Officers’ aims are to encourage clubs to become inclusive, increase participation and continue to run successful 4 Nations events. Further events at regional level are expected as well as more coaching & volunteering opportunities.
For the BSDWG Terms of Reference, click here.
The BSDWG Development Plan can be found here.
Shuttlemark Inclusive Disability Charter (SIDC)
As more clubs open and more coaches are trained, the new SIDC will increase the accessibility and inclusivity of such opportunities, encouraging growing numbers of people to get involved.
Clubs who are interested in the scheme can apply if they are Shuttlemark Bronze, Silver or Gold accredited, and they fulfil a set criteria to become a SIDC club, with support available to clubs from their Regional Development Officer.
Once accredited, clubs will have access to a series of rewards, including training and Continuous Professional Development (CPD), working alongside partners such as Scottish Disability Sport (SDS) to maximise best practice in disability badminton in Scotland.
For more information, click here.
To find out more about disability sport please use the following links: