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PARA-BADMINTON

PARA-BADMINTON

Giving disabled players opportunity to: -  play competitive Para-Badminton for the first time-  play competitive Para-Badminton more often-…

UK Championships

The pinnacle domestic competition for players in BWF classifications to be crowned the inaugural UK Champion. Click here for results.

PARA-BADMINTON CIRCUIT

Para-Badminton Tournaments

Gold 4-Nations Worcestershire

Inclusive badminton tournament for physical and learning disability players.

Venue: University of Worcester Arena, Worcester WR2 5JN

Date: 18th & 19th January 2020

Time: Saturday 10am - 4pm and Sunday 9am - 3pm.

There will be a free inclusive doubles event on Sunday for any players participating in the tournament. If you want to play please select the event on your entry.

Entry form: Please click here to enter.

Inclusive Festival

A free come and try badminton session, to provide a fun introduction to the sport for players with a disability, including friends/family.

Date: Sunday 19th January 2020

Time: 12:00pm - 3.00pm

What's included

  • Try out your aim with our target challenge
  • Practice you serve accuracy with the serve challenge
  • Test you foot work with our speed challenge
  • Coaching sessions throughout the day - learn about the basics and brush up your skills
  • Just play – pick up a racket and try it out!
  • Learn about disability badminton
  • Information on local inclusive clubs.
  • Disability classification for badminton.
  • Meet our England players

To register for the event please click here.

 

Offering para-badminton classification, and learning disability. Other disabilities may also be available TBC.

Disability Classifications

Disability badminton includes Para-Badminton which is the International and Paralympic recognised categories set according to the Badminton World Federation’s Para-Badminton classifications.

For tournaments with categories for learning disabled players, players will be eligible if they have an IQ of 75 or less.

Players of any standard are welcome to enter events. Some tournaments may require players must be classified (BWF classifications), which will be stated in the tournaments Terms and Conditions, and usually available at the tournament unless otherwise stated.

Physical Disability Classifications – a quick guide:

Group  Classification Name  Typical Examples of Impairment Types*
 Wheelchair WH1 

 Spinal injury causing impairment to upper

  • limbs/trunk
  • Scoliosis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  WH2

 Spinal injury causing no impairment to

  • upper limbs/trunk
  • spina bifida
  • Above knee amputation necessitating use of a wheelchair
 Standing SL3
  • Single above knee amputation
  • Double below knee amputation
  • Cerebral palsy
  SL4
  • Single below knee amputation
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Leg length difference (of minimum 7cm)
  SU5
  • Upper limb amputation
  • Upper limb deficiency - e.g. brachial plexus injury
 Dwarf SS6
  •  Short stature condition
 Learning Disability LD
  • IQ of 75 or lower, who have been identified as having a learning disability by a relevent agency or professional.

 

*These are given as an example – final classification will be based on a full classification process at an event and may differ to the suggestion in this guide.