Shuttle Time, AirBadminton Flying High in South Africa

October 2, 2020

Badminton South Africa is on a roll delivering more grassroot activities to promote badminton as a safe sport during the COVID-19 pandemic.

From September 2020, Badminton South Africa has been working with its local partner Eyethu Badminton Development to run a series of activities for two months for the rural communities of Duduza.

The purpose of the activities are:

  • To introduce Shuttle Time and AirBadminton to a wider audience in Duduza and surrounding suburbs.
  • To raise awareness and understanding of badminton as a sport.
  • To provide opportunities for locals to play and experience the new outdoor game – AirBadminton.
  • To allow people the chance to interact safely while enjoying sports.

The main target audiences are children, youth, adults, parents and other potential local stakeholders, which include people with all levels of abilities.

No. Date Location Venue
1 19 September 2020 Duduza Duduza Tennis Courts
2 26 September 2020 Dunnottar Dunnottar Park (Opposite Spar)
3 03 October 2020 Nigel Angelo Mall Parking
4 10 October 2020 Alra Park / Mckenzie Sports Centre
5 17 October 2020 Tsakane Tsakane Mall Parking
6 24 October 2020 Carnival Carnival City Parking / Carnival Mall

Each activity comprises Shuttle Time lessons, AirBadminton exhibitions and sharing sessions involving various speakers.

Herculaas (Klaas) Visser, Shuttle Time Coordinator of South Africa:

“I look forward to working with an enthusiastic, committed and positive team to take badminton forward in rural South Africa. Shuttle Time and AirBadminton are the ideal vehicles to reach out to rural communities, develop abilities like leadership, choices and the effect thereof, teamwork and team building, concentration, hand-eye coordination, physical activities and fun. Helping to develop children of all ages and genders in rural communities will add to the legacy we leave behind.”