With badminton facilities limited in Benin and most parts of Africa, AirBadminton poses to be a successful pathway to participation. AirBadminton was a key part of the activities in Countou and participants were excited to try out the new outdoor game.
Martinien Gnidé, President of Association Omnisports Alliance, told BWF: “I’m happy that the Benin Badminton Federation organised this national day because it brings badminton closer to the population through the Shuttle Time programme.”
“And with the discovery of AirBadminton it shows that badminton will be practised even more in a few years with great popularity like football.”
Dominique Anadi, a parent who participated in the activities, said: “I congratulate Benin Badminton for organising this day.
“The resources provided by the BWF are based on scientific principles and make it attractive and accessible to all.
“With AirBadminton, it will allow us to practise badminton everywhere and easily in the open air. Most importantly it can be practised by all age groups and abilities.”