Badminton is the fastest racket sport in the world. A shuttlecock can reach a speed of up to 206mph - about the same speed as Lewis Hamilton's Formula One car!
The game is one of the most popular sports in the UK. It is also played across the world in particular in China and South East Asia, where it is often played outdoors.
London Youth Games Badminton has the following competitions:
- Badminton Key Stage 3 (female and male) SCHOOLS
- Badminton Key Stage 4 (female and male) SCHOOLS
- Team Badminton OPEN/BOROUGH
Badminton England co-ordinates a development network that provides a pathway for aspiring players to progress from schools and clubs to the national squad and also helps prepare players for the Olympics.