What’s New

New Energy in Honduras

A new initiative to grow interest in badminton in Honduras over a three-year period has been launched by the Honduras National Badminton Federation (FENABAH in Spanish). The badminton course through the Shuttle Time programme has changed the way the sport is taught. Following the recommendations of Shuttle Time Trainer Oscar Vera (Colombia) and the Development Director of PanAm, Juan Pablo Alvarado, FENABAH has resolved to follow best practices to implement badminton in schools and educational institutions.

Shuttle Time expanding Sri Lanka

A Shuttle Time rollout intended to propel badminton development in the southern and eastern regions of Sri Lanka saw the enthusiastic participation of 50 physical education teachers.

Welcome Mayotte Island to the Shuttle Time Family

Badminton is relatively unknown in Mayotte Island, off the coast of southeaster Africa. To develop and popularise the sport, Ligue Mahoraise de Badminton conducted the island’s first Shuttle Time activity from 22 to 24 January 2024, with 17 participants.

IDSDP: Promoting Peace Through Badminton

Badminton World Federation (BWF) celebrates International Day of Sport and Development for Peace and #Whitecard Day through transformative badminton projects, in alignment with our steadfast vision of giving every child a chance to play badminton for life,

Shuttle Time Activation in Saint Lucia

A Shuttle Time activation in Saint Lucia for PE teachers saw 10 participants certified as Shuttle Time Teachers and two as Shuttle Time Tutors. The activation was held 6-9 November 2023 at the Vigie Sports Complex and was part of a rollout intended for primary and infant schools in four districts of Saint Lucia in 2023-2024.

Shuttle Time Teacher Course in Bulgaria

The Shuttle Time Teacher Course was first implemented in Bulgaria in 2022. Over two years, Shuttle Time in Bulgaria helped train more than 400 PE and sports teachers in the intricacies of badminton, and these teachers in turn inspired an increasing number of students to play badminton.

An Occasion to Celebrate – Through Badminton

In anticipation of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) 2023 and #WhiteCard Day on 6 April 2023, BWF celebrated the occasion using badminton and contributing to the community through the BWF Development CSR Project.

Shuttle Time Materials Updates

In addition to the updated Shuttle Time resources for teachers, we have recently updated the Shuttle Time resources for University course, Youth Leadership Workshop and Implementation Guidelines.

PBSI reactivates Shuttle Time

Hoping to create new tutors from the country’s 37 provinces, Indonesia Badminton Association (PBSI) reactivated its Shuttle Time programme in May in the northern Sumatran city of Medan after a pause in 2021.

Migrant Girls Get Badminton Exposure

Swiss Badminton launched a project in 2021 to integrate girls with migration backgrounds into badminton clubs in Switzerland, giving those aged between five and 15 years old a chance to experience the sport at a club near them.

Shuttle Time Promotes Inclusion in Badminton

In 2012, BWF launched Shuttle Time to the world – a schools badminton programme supporting the principle that children should lead a healthy and active life in and out of school – with the goal of making badminton one of the world’s most popular and accessible school sports.

Badminton Revived in Burundi

As part of its development strategy, Badminton Confederation of Africa (BCA) recently worked with the Fédération Burundaise de Badminton (FBB) in reactive badminton activities using the BWF Shuttle Time Schools Programme.

Shuttle Time Tours Azerbaijan Regions for First Time

As it is in every corner of the world, due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, schools in Azerbaijan have also been closed in preference of interactive teaching. After rounds of completed vaccination for teachers, now the hybrid model is being implemented and soon, there will be a transition to full-time interactive teaching.

Ghana, First in Africa to Implement Shuttle Time University Course

Badminton Association of Ghana announced on 11 April 2021 that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the University of Education’s (UoE) Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Sports (HPERS) Department. The MOU will establish and undertake cooperative programmes in the areas of badminton research, badminton university course, training, scholarships, technical and physical education […]

Kiribati students upskill in Fiji to ‘give back’ to their country

Badminton Oceania regional development officer Kumon Tarawa recently delivered Shuttle Time teacher training to 18 i-Kiribati students studying at The University of the South Pacific (USP) in Fiji. USP was looking for ways to engage its students and local Kiribati communities, who would later take their new skills home to deliver with Kiribati Badminton Federation. […]

Shuttle Time Ukraine’s next chapter begins with University Students

Since the BWF Shuttle Time Schools programme was first implemented in October 2019 (link), the Badminton Association of Ukraine (UBF) has attracted more than 300 teachers to attend and be certified as a Shuttle Time Teacher through the delivery of over 20 courses. With Shuttle Time gaining popularity among the teachers and pupils from primary […]

Shuttle Time Resources Now Available in 21 Different Languages

Nine years since the launch of the BWF Shuttle Time Schools Programme, 139 countries across five Continental Confederations have now successfully implemented the programme with the new addition of Senegal and Ukraine in 2020. (map) The programme had successfully trained and educated 54,709 teachers worldwide. Recently, the Shuttle Time resource material published its 21st language […]

Badminton Off and Running in Senegal

Despite only becoming a BWF Member Association in February 2020, Comite National de Promotion du Badminton Au Senegal (CNPB Senegal) delivered its first BWF Shuttle Time Tutors and Teachers courses in November and December 2020 to promote and develop the sport locally. Being the host of the 2026 Youth Olympic Games, it is important to […]

BWF Shuttle Time Survey 2020 – WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT

We would like to say a big thank you to the 70+ users who completed the BWF Shuttle Time Survey 2020. All the feedback provided, will help us to continuously improve our content and better understand our audience’s needs. Furthermore, it will help expand content on our channels across website, Facebook and our app too. We are […]

Shuttle Time Videos Now Available in 4 Different Languages

Shuttle Time is Badminton World Federation (BWF) Schools Badminton Program that aims to help teachers all over the world develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to plan and deliver safe and fun badminton lessons. We are pleased to announce that the BWF Shuttle Time Video Clips are now available in English, Spanish, French and the […]

Shuttle Time Trumps Regular PE, says study

A study undertaken by a team at Coventry University has found that the BWF Shuttle Time programme for schoolchildren is superior to the UK’s regular national curriculum on Physical Education classes in terms of improving Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) which is a key indicator of overall fitness. The study, undertaken by Michael J Duncan, and [...]

Shuttle Time App Available in 19 Languages!

We’re extremely pleased to announce there are now more than 43,000 teachers using the Shuttle Time App to teach badminton to kids in their schools! The mobile App has grown in popularity with teachers in all of the world since its launched and we have received fantastic feedback from both teachers and individual about how […]

#ShuttleTimeAtHome Challenges

Great news, BWF Shuttle Time is coming to your living room. Get your children involved in badminton by trying these simple skills at home.Post your videos on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #ShuttleTimeAtHome Challenge 1: Balloon Tap The aim is to find the right feeling for controlling the balloon instead of just trying to hit it [...]

University Research Shows Shuttle Time Beneficial to Schoolchildren

BWF’s Shuttle Time Schools Programme has now been proven scientifically to improve schoolchildren’s Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) – a key indicator of their overall fitness. According to a study by Michael J Duncan and his colleagues from Coventry University, Shuttle Time has been more effective than the UK’s regular national curriculum on Physical Education classes. […]

BWF Shuttle Time University Course Updates!

The BWF Shuttle Time University Course has been designed to offer International Certification to trainee teaching students, while providing the knowledge and support required to deliver fun, safe and enjoyable badminton lessons to groups of children aged 5-15. The Shuttle Time University Course covers both theory and practical work and is delivered in a modular […]

BWF Shuttle Time Youth Leadership Workshop resource is AVAILABLE!

The BWF Shuttle Time Youth Leadership Workshop has been designed to allow 16-18 year old school students the opportunity gain experience in sports leadership and badminton through Shuttle Time. The award aims to provide students with the knowledge and support required to deliver fun, safe and enjoyable badminton lessons to groups of school pupils. With […]

Nauru All Set to Shuttle Up

Do not let the speckle on the map deceive you, Nauru is fuelled by enthusiasm as the Shuttle Time Schools Badminton Programme is about to take the tiny island nation by storm. Located North East of Australia and in extreme close proximity to the equator, Nauru is home to roughly 10,000 people and has only […]

Shuttle Time Explodes

The Shuttle Time Schools Programme has grown by leaps and bounds since its launch eight years ago in 2012. BWF’s flagship programme, initiated to lay the foundation for badminton to reach more corners of the globe through youth participation, has now touched another milestone. Last week, the programme surpassed 50,000 trained teachers worldwide – 56% male […]

Shuttle Time Impact in Haiti

Haiti is one of 135 countries in which BWF’s Shuttle Time School Programme was implemented since its launch seven years ago. Having suffered a setback with a devastating earthquake in 2010, which severely damaged its infrastructure and economy, Haiti has attempted to bounce back. Like many organisations that have used sport to help in recovery, […]

Badminton Beyond Borders

Last week, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) delivered a training course to educate Syrian refugees as badminton teachers using the BWF Shuttle Time programme. The initiative is part of BWF’s commitment to further humanitarian, peace and development-supporting activities in the Middle East, combining with the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation and World Taekwondo to deliver fun activities […]

Welcome to the Shuttle Time Family!

The Pacific Games 2019 – Oceania’s regional multisport Games – were held in Samoa in July. Eight countries took part in the badminton competition, including two that made their first-time appearance: Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and Solomon Islands. Interestingly, Tonga performed well with a young team whose members have all come through the Shuttle Time […]

Making Badminton Accessible in Guam

Badminton is now officially recognised as a sport under Special Olympics Guam’s (SOG) programme. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed to this effect between SOG and Guam National Badminton Federation (GNBF) on 24 August 2019. Both parties agreed to make badminton a sport for children – those with and without intellectual disability (ID).

Badminton+ Shuttle Time Crowns Its School Champion in Spain

BWF’s novel relay scoring method was successfully used at the second edition of the Schools Spanish Championship, which was the culmination of the Badminton+ Shuttle Time programme conducted by Badminton Spain. The final stage was a four-day competition in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid, which saw 80 children from 16 schools take part. Antonio […]

Shuttle Time Reignites the Spirit of Badminton in Sri Lanka

For the first time in two years Sri Lanka Badminton Association (SLBA)  conducted a BWF Shuttle Time school programme to introduce local teachers to the health benefits of badminton. The Shuttle Time Teacher course was conducted In February 2019 in six provinces: Northern, North Western, North Central, Central, Eastern and Uva. The participants who attended […]

AirBadminton – The New Outdoor Game

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) and HSBC jointly launched a new outdoor game, AirBadminton, and a new outdoor shuttlecock, the AirShuttle, at a global launch ceremony outside the Tianhe Gymnasium in Guangzhou, China, in May 2019. AirBadminton is an ambitious new development project in partnership with HSBC, BWF’s Global Development Partner, designed to create opportunities [...]

BWF Shuttle Time Encourages “Sport For All”

Beginning of April, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) hosted a charity coaching clinic with two homes for underprivileged children in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Six volunteer coaches along with BWF staff provided a simple introduction to the sport to 74 children from Rumah Hope and Rumah Ozanam homes through the BWF Shuttle Time programme. The initiative was held [...]

BWF Shuttle Time Graduates Debut on the Big Stage

Compared to the other regions in the world, Oceania faces unique challenges due to the remoteness, distance between countries and continents and difficulty in accessing resources. This creates several barriers to participation and challenges to aspiring players. However, opportunities such as the BWF Shuttle Time programme provides a solid platform and model for teachers and […]

Healthier Children with Shuttle Time

BWF Shuttle Time has been proven to positively impact the health and well-being of school children, following a six-week study of two age groups (6-7 years and 10-11 years). Conducted in the UK last year, this evaluation focused on scientifically assessing if Shuttle Time enhances fundamental movement skills (FMS) in children. Results showed that Shuttle […]

BWF Development Newsletter Goes Live in March 2019

Great news!! The BWF Development Newsletter will go live in March 2019!! We know that many of you are eager to know about the latest badminton news and BWF development activities. We are very excited to invite you to join our monthly BWF Development Newsletters to get updated on the world’s fastest racket sport! To […]

BWF – AGITOS Para Badminton Technical Workshop in Bangalore, India

In partnership with AGITOS Foundation and the Para-Badminton Association of India, the BWF recently hosted a three-day Para Badminton Technical Workshop in Bangalore, India from 08 – 12 December 2018. Participants from India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Spain attended the activity, which included a Disability Coaching workshop and National Classifier workshop. BWF experts Mohamad Zuno […]

Happy Holidays!

  It has been a fantastic year full of great development activities- Thank you for all your hard work and awesome teamwork👏   We look forward for more amazing projects and to continue the great collaboration from all of you!   Warmest wishes fro a happy holiday season and a wonderful new year from the […]

Shuttle Time for Inclusive Unified Badminton

BWF Shuttle Time is being used to promote the game of badminton as a sport for all in Fiji.  Badminton Oceania have collaborated with Special Olympics Asia Pacific and Special Olympics Fiji to deliver Shuttle Time Teacher training to teachers, and family support members of intellectually disabled children. In 24 – 25 November 2018, Shuttle [...]


Using the Youth Olympic Games as a catalyst, the BWF implemented a very ambitious youth engagement programme by organising a number of badminton activities before and during the Games in Buenos Aires. In collaboration with the Argentinean Badminton Federation, and the Pan Am Badminton Confederation, pre-games development activities were delivered in local schools.  School pupils […]

BWF Shuttle Time Launched in Eritrea

In September, BWF Shuttle Time School project had been launched in Asmara and Maekel, Eritrea. A 3-days Shuttle Time Tutor course and a 2-days Shuttle Time Teacher course had been delivered by Annirao Dajee, the Development Manager from Badminton Confederation of Africa had attracted a total more than 35 participants to join the courses. The […]

BWF-SOAP Regional Badminton Training

Badminton World Federation (BWF) & Special Olympics Asia Pacific (SOAP) had collaborated to deliver a 2-days BWF Shuttle Time Regional Training in Singapore from 11-12 August 2018. The training consisted a BWF Shuttle Time Face-to-Face Teacher course & a Special Olympics Asia Pacific Local Club Development Workshop. More than 15 participants from 8 different countries [...]

BWF Online Shuttle Time Component is HERE!

The BWFs online Shuttle Time component provides an opportunity for participants to cover theoretical aspects of the Shuttle Time programme, in a fun and interactive way. Once the online component has been completed, participants will be eligible to attend a reduced face-to-face course, which covers the practical elements of Shuttle Time. The BWF’s online Shuttle [...]

Special Olympics Unified Badminton through Shuttle Time

In July 2017, the Badminton World Federation hosted a Shuttle Time Coaches’ Workshop in Arizona for Special Olympics Arizona (SOAZ) and the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) to launch Unified Badminton in Arizona high schools as the USA pilot Unified Badminton program. The Workshop provided training and resources to several high school Unified Sports coaches on […]

Badminton Asia Kicks Off Capacity-Building Courses

Last March 2018, Badminton Asia had organized an Administration and Event Course in conjunction with the Leaders Meeting (Development). In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  This is a Pilot Project and a point of entry for the higher-level courses that runs at the Continental Confederation level. More than 25 participants from 17 countries attended the course and […]

Para Badminton Development in Australia

Last February 24-26, Badminton Association of Western Australia hosted the 2018 Australian Para Badminton Championships and Training Camp at Kingsway Indoor Stadium, Perth. During the championship, more than 20 players participated in the eight-event category which included WH1/2 Men’s Singles, WH1/2 Men’s Doubles, WH1/2 Women’s Singles, SL3/4 Women’s Singles, SL3/4 Women’s Singles, SL3/4 & SH6 […]

Bolivia And Venezuela Prepare For Badminton Growth

Last January, authorities of the National Federations of Bolivia and Venezuela received a successful Shuttle Time training at the offices of the Badminton Pan American Confederation to assist in promoting the development of our sport in their countries. The Development Area of Pan Am Badminton was in charge of imparting all the necessary tools to […]

Shuttle Time in European 2017 U17 Championships

Last November, the Czech Badminton Federation hosted the 2017 European U17 Championships in Prague.  More than 290 players from all over Europe took part of the Team and Individual competitions – where spectators witnessed exciting games of the future stars of the sport.  The Czech Badminton Federation took this opportunity to implement a Shuttle Time […]

Happy Holidays !

It has been a year full of great development activities – we couldn’t have done it without the support of you all.  We look forward to keep working to continue growing our sport. BWF Development Team wishes you all fantastic festive season and a superbly happy!

Shuttle Time Visit – Suriname

In the city of Paramaribo a school visit was made to primary school O.S.Devisbuiten, where Shuttle Time has been introduced after the Pilot Course held earlier this year. The BWF Shuttle Time programme was officially launched in Suriname in October 2017 (beginning of the school year), nevertheless, the schools have already witness  encouraging results among […]

BWF Named ‘Federation of the Year’ by Peace and Sport

BWF Named “Federation of the Year’ by Peace and Sport Badminton World Federation won the ‘Federation of the Year’ honours at the prestigious Peace and Sport Awards in Monaco on Thursday 7 December.   The Awards, instituted by Peace and Sport, an international organisation that works on using sporting initiatives to promote peace, recognise accomplishments […]

Republican Cup of Uzbekistan

Tashkent (Uzbekistan) – the Uzbekistan Badminton Federation hosted the Republican Cup of Uzbekistan (second most important competition).  The tournament gathered more than 100 players from all 12 regions of Uzbekistan – which showed the positive growth of the sport in the country. Women’s Singles and Women’s Doubles gold medals went to player from the capital, Tashkent.  Men’s Singles, […]

First Experience Training-AMA School

Most (Czech Republic) – Martina Krocova prepared a training experience for kindergarten children during the first ever summer training camp held in the local badminton training center Super Stars in the town of Most. This first training experience within the Badminton Academy for AMA School was the first real sporting experience for many of these […]

Badmintonová Akademie Lukáše Kroce

Lukáš Kroc Badminton Academy is the first and still the only badminton academy set up in the Czech Republic, which combines badminton and education. This sophisticated system which combines badminton and education starts from kindergarten level (AMA School) and goes right up to university level (VŠFS Most). Kids start in this system from the young […]


From 16th June to 21st June 2017, Clermont-Ferrand, a French city of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, hosted one of the European Schools Championship Badminton 2017 organised by International School Sport Federation and the French School Sport Federation. The event was also supported by the Badminton World Federation, the French Badminton Federation, and also more specifically by the Badminton Europe which produced […]

Survey Winners Announcement!

Thank You to Everyone Who Entered! Last month, we launched a short survey calling for feedback and suggestion to improve our website, Facebook and Shuttle Time App. Our ultimate goal is to decide what types of features are built next, so we can better meet your need. We had nearly 250 feedback entries in the first […]

Celebrating Over 12,000 Downloads of the Shuttle Time App!

We’re extremely pleased to announce there are now 12,000 teachers using the Shuttle Time App to teach badminton to kids in their schools!   The mobile App has grown in popularity with teachers in all of the world within a year since its launched and we have received fantastic feedback from both teachers and individual […]

BWF Shuttle Time Feedback Survey!

It’s been now almost a year since we launched our Shuttle Time app, website and facebook. In order to improve the quality content for each, we are conducting a little survey to learn more about your experience with the app, website and our Shuttle Time facebook. Click here to access the survey in English! Click […]

BWF Shuttle Time Photography Grant

The BWF is pleased to offer Shuttle Time Photography Grants for Member Associations, which are intended to support the promotion of Shuttle Time globally. Member Associations involved in the project will be asked to: Hire a photographer for documentation purpose for Shuttle Time programme Send us minimum 10 good quality photos of the programme along […]


We will be running a series of Shuttle Time Big Hit Festivals to create a legacy from the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017 by encouraging thousands of children in Scotland to take up the sport of badminton. Big Hit Glasgow The inaugural Big Hit Festival was staged at the Emirates Arena on Monday 6 June […]

Asia-Pacific Special Olympics Regional Development Conference

Special Olympics leaders from 28 countries across the Asia Pacific gathered in Singapore to exchange ideas on how to do more for people with intellectual disabilities. Leaders from 28 countries across the Asia Pacific gathered in Singapore for the annual Special Olympics Asia Pacific Regional Leadership Conference to exchange ideas and renew their commitment to [...]

Badminton Commitments to Encourage Peace & Social Cohesion

Every sport has its own specific nature, which can provide a unique solution to the diverse needs of particular communities. This is certainly the case for badminton, whose educational values and benefits we intend to use to benefit vulnerable populations in Colombia and East Timor. This partnership with the BWF will allow us to be even more targeted and appropriate in operations we run in these two countries that have long suffered and deserve support in their efforts towards peace.


The 16th edition of SHUTTLE WORLD – BWF’s quarterly e-news magazine – is now available on the BWF website. Edition 16 – October 2016 – January 2017 Gold Coast 2017 – TOTAL BWF Sudirman Cup / BWF AGM BWF Research Projects Towards Tokyo 2020 / Para-Badminton Player Awards 2016 Gala Night in Dubai – Badminton Player Awards 2016 […]

BWF NEWSLETTER – SHUTTLE WORLD 15: July-September 2016

The 15th edition of SHUTTLE WORLD – BWF’s quarterly e-news magazine – is now available on the BWF website. Articles includes: Infront Sports & Media Partnership announced – 2018 – 2025 A.E Embraces Para-Badminton 3rd Indonesian Para-Badminton Championships Coaches Conferences in Bilbao (Nov 2016), Dubai (Dec 2016) and Glasgow (Aug 2017) Riveting Record-Setting Rio – Olympic Games Report […]

Shuttle Time Country Logo

The BWF recognizes the fine balance, and importance of Member Associations being part of a global BWF project, while also having the ability to self-promote, and give Shuttle Time its own national identity.