A new para-badminton tournament is set to take place at the end of May, with Kent playing host to an action-packed weekend.
Richard Morris, GB Para Badminton coach, and members of the GB Para Badminton team will head to Gillingham’s Medway Park Sports Centre on May 28-29, with a para-badminton tournament and coaching experience on Saturday followed by a fun team relay event on Sunday.
Events will take place in men’s and women’s singles and doubles across the following disciplines:
- SS6 – have a short stature due to a genetic condition inc but not limited to achondroplasia.
- SL3 – must play standing. The player could have impairment in one or both lower limbs and poor walking/running balance.
- SL4 – second standing class where the player has a lesser impairment compared to sport class SL3. The player could have an impairment in one or both limbs and minimal impairment in walking/running balance.
- SU5 – Impairment of the upper limbs
- WH1 – requires a wheelchair to play badminton. Players in this sport Class usually have impairment in both lower limbs and trunk function which affects the core
- WH2 – could have an impairment in one or both lower limbs and minimal or no impairment of the trunk. Has strong core.
- Players with a Learning Disability
Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded while the minimum age for competitors is 12.
Entry to the competition is available through the Badminton England online entry system, while further information is available here – entries close on May 13.