Other existing languages are English, French, Spanish, German, Arabic, Persian, Chinese, Italian, Portuguese, Estonian, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Slovak, Indonesian, Swedish, Tajik, Dutch and Bengali.
A total of 142 countries across five Continental Confederations have now successfully implemented the BWF Shuttle Time Schools Programme with the addition of Azerbaijan, Burundi and USA in 2021.
The programme has successfully trained and educated 59,424 teachers worldwide.
Recently, the Shuttle Time resource material published its 22nd language – Czech – which allows teachers with limited experience to introduce badminton related skills, movements and tactics to pupils through a variety of fun games and activities.
At the end of last month, Czech Badminton and Czech National Olympic Committee delivered a Shuttle Time seminar to promote the programme. With the support from BWF and Czech Badminton, the Shuttle Time Teachers Manual, Lesson Plan and Inclusivity Guide for Teachers are now available in Czech. The translated resources will benefit the local community in the country, where there are currently 629 certified Czech Shuttle Time teachers.
The Shuttle Time Mobile App in Czech will be available soon.
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. Shuttle Time’s Indonesian journey, which started with a pilot project that attracted
Making badminton more accessible around Europe
The 2022 Shuttle Time Tutors/Trainers Course in Caldas de Rainha, Portugal concluded successfully with participants ready to implement lessons in their countries. “The two-and-a-half-day course, split into theoretical content and court sessions, was a great opportunity for the attendees to lear
Namibia Introduced to Shuttle Time & AirBadminton
With support from Badminton Confederation of Africa (BCA), Shuttle Time Schools Programme hit Namibia in late April with the delivery of its first Teachers Course over three days in Oranjemund. Attended by 16 participants, the course showcased the teachers’ passion towards badminton and they to