Facility support and guidance

We are Badminton England

On 12 July 2021, the Government announced to move to Step 4 of their roadmap. We are delighted to welcome back players, clubs, leagues, counties, coaches, and volunteers across the country, with all forms of badminton now allowed to commence.

We appreciate that many challenges remain despite legal restrictions being lifted, and one of the key challenges still facing the badminton community is the availability of badminton courts and facilities across the country.

We are doing all we can to support a safe return to courts, and as part of this we are working closely with facility providers to understand availability and access to courts as quickly as possible. Examples of this support is outlined below along with opportunities for you to let us know about your facility challenges or search for venues through our Discover Badminton Activity Finder.

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.
  • Providing tailored support for those struggling to access venues near them, or those whose facilities are being used as vaccination sites.

What we know

We now know:

  • Of the facilities we know are open, 94% are available for badminton bookings
    • This equates to 2,647 venues nationally that are now open for badminton
  • There are 23,810 bookable badminton courts nationally
  • 46% of clubs are linked to a venue that is open for badminton bookings
    • If you have not yet told us that your club is back playing badminton, please do so on our visual Badminton’s Return map
  • 27,200 members are now linked to a venue that is open for badminton bookings
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Venue Feedback Form

To help gain valuable insight into whether your local facility is open for badminton please complete our online form.

Activity Finder

We will continue to update our Activity Finder with details of venues that are open as we gather this insight through our online form.

School Lettings

To support the badminton community to return to play, we have formed national partnerships with the following School Lettings Agencies. These partnerships deliver value to affiliated clubs who can gain discounts on new court bookings.

  • 10% discount on new bookings for Badminton England affiliated clubs
  • A 12 month price freeze in place for Badminton England affiliated clubs

To search for facilities near you, please visit our activity finder.

For more information on 3D Leisure and to view their range of facilities, please visit the 3D Leisure website.

  • Please enquire directly with BookingsGuru to understand if they can offer a 10% discount on new bookings for Badminton England affiliated clubs

To search for facilities near you, please visit our activity finder.

For more information on BookingsGuru and to view their range of facilities, please visit the BookingsGuru website.

  • 10% discount on new bookings for Badminton England affiliated clubs
  • A 12 month price freeze in place for Badminton England affiliated clubs

To search for facilities near you, please visit our activity finder.

For more information on Buddle Venues and to view their range of facilities, please visit Buddle Venues website.

  • 20% discount on new bookings for Badminton England affiliated clubs
  • A 12 month price freeze in place for Badminton England affiliated clubs

To search for facilities near you, please visit our activity finder.

For more information on Community Lettings UK and to view their range of facilities, please visit Community Lettings UK website.

  • 10% discount on new bookings for Badminton England affiliated clubs
  • A 12 month price freeze in place for Badminton England affiliated clubs

To search for facilities near you, please visit our activity finder.

For more information on Edu-Lettings and to view their range of facilities, please visit Edu-Lettings website.

  • 10% discount on new bookings for Badminton England affiliated clubs
  • A 12 month price freeze in place for Badminton England affiliated clubs

To search for facilities near you, please visit our activity finder.

For more information on Hire A Pitch and to view their range of facilities, please visit Hire A Pitch website.

  • 10% discount on new bookings for Badminton England affiliated clubs
  • A 12 month price freeze in place for Badminton England affiliated clubs

To search for facilities near you, please visit our activity finder.

For more information on North West School Hire and to view their range of facilities, please visit the North West School Hire website.

  • 10% discount on new bookings for Badminton England affiliated clubs
  • A 12 month price freeze in place for Badminton England affiliated clubs

To search for facilities near you, please visit our activity finder.

For more information on Progressive School Lettings and to view their range of facilities, please visit the Progressive School Lettings website.

  • 10% discount on new bookings for Badminton England affiliated clubs
  • A 12 month price freeze in place for Badminton England affiliated clubs

To search for facilities near you, please visit our activity finder.

For more information on School Community Lettings and to view their range of facilities, please visit the School Community Lettings website.

  • Please enquire directly with Schools Plus to understand if they can offer a 10% discount on new bookings for Badminton England affiliated clubs

To search for facilities near you, please visit our activity finder.

For more information on Schools Plus and to view their range of facilities, please visit the Schools Plus website.

  • 10% discount on new bookings for Badminton England affiliated clubs
  • A 12 month price freeze in place for Badminton England affiliated clubs

To search for facilities near you, please visit our activity finder.

For more information on School Space and to view their range of facilities, please visit the School Space website.

  • 10% discount on new bookings for Badminton England affiliated clubs
  • A 12 month price freeze in place for Badminton England affiliated clubs

To search for facilities near you, please visit our activity finder.

For more information on Vivify Venues and to view their range of facilities, please visit the Vivify Venues website.

Club Facilities Pack (School Lettings)

As national restrictions begin to ease, we want to do all we can to support the badminton community to return to play as soon as possible. We recognise it has been a frustrating time for everyone, and facility access continues to remain a big challenge for our sport. 

To support clubs, coaches and players get back on court, Badminton England have designed a Club Facilities Pack. You can download these documents, amend where appropriate and use them to support conversations you are having with school facilities that are reluctant to open their venue to badminton bookings. 

We hope these documents will support you in your efforts to convince schools that it is safe for them to open their sports facilities to badminton clubs and encourage schoolto work with the badminton community to get people back playing. 

A letter from Adrian Christy (CEO, Badminton England) requesting schools to re-open their sports facilities to badminton bookings.

Detailed risk assessment template to provide evidence on how clubs will protect themselves and keep their participants safe during sessions while managing the risk of COVID-19

A draft letter you can edit with the appropriate information (club name, school name), which can be sent to the school outlining the importance of commencing badminton and reinforcing the guidance your club is following.

Providing a relatable example for schools that have already re-opened their sports facilities to badminton bookings, along with the benefits that come with this.

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