Whilst we are delighted that we are able to celebrate being another step closer to being back to badminton as we know it with full court singles and doubles now allowed, we know that there are still challenges that remain. We are acutely aware that one of these key challenges is getting all our clubs and players back playing due to the availability of courts across the country for badminton. The following details what our insight is telling us about the current situation, what Badminton England is doing to support this and how you can help.
What are we doing to help
To support the reopening of facilities we are:
- Working with Government, including the Department for Education, to lobby for the additional support for the safe and efficient opening of facilities.
- Working with Sport England, ukactive and Community Leisure UK to consult commercial leisure operator partners to better understand when facilities will reopen and how we can support the opening of facilities
- Leveraging our partnerships with school facility providers to try and open doors to new and alternative venues on either an interim or permanent basis.
- Working to update our activity finder to be able to quickly and easily notify the badminton community of facilities that are open to help find alternative venues where required.