Manashi Joshi is India’s current Para badminton world champion and BBC India’s Sportswoman of the year. She claimed the World Championships gold in Basel last year and is set on the road to the Paralympic Games in Tokyo 2020 (postponed to 2021).
AirBadminton is our ambitious new development project designed to create opportunities for people of all ages and ability to play badminton on hard, grass and sand surfaces in parks, gardens, streets, playgrounds and beaches around the world.
In February 2020, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) published a public application process for research projects, which aim to improve the level and quantity of scientific material available to coaches and badminton practitioners, as well as to increase the players’ and coaches’ knowledge of performance and safety at international level.
AirBadminton debuted at the Guangzhou Sports Festival and National Fitness Day staged last weekend (8 August 2020).
AirBadminton made an appearance at the Beach Sports Week organised by Dubai Sports Council, at the famous Kite Beach in Jumeirah 3, Dubai end of July.
Badminton World Federation has launched a new Statutes App which has all the rules and regulations of the BWF in one convenient location.
The BWF Coach Education Level 1 Online Component provides an opportunity for participants to cover theoretical aspects of the Level 1 programme, in a fun and interactive way.
13th May 2020 marks one year since the global launch of the outdoor game, AirBadminton, and new outdoor shuttlecock, the AirShuttle, in Guangzhou, China. It was a milestone moment for the BWF and its Global Development Partner, HSBC.
A study on the jump smash by researchers at Loughborough University as part of a project funded by the BWF Research Grants Programme throws light on some vital aspects of this important shot.