Girl playing badminton

Badminton is a racquet game played over a net on a rectangular court involving a shuttlecock (this is half a rubber ball with feathers attached in a cone shape). It’s a little like tennis except the net is higher off the ground more like a volleyball net and the racquets are much smaller and softer.


Badminton is easily accessible to both girls and boys. On a social level, boys and girls can play, train and compete together.


  • Aerobic workout
  • Increase hand-eye coordination and motor skills
  • Improve teamwork and leadership skills
  • Make new friends

Equipment needed

Sports clothes and sports shoes.

Season / typical registration periods

Member registration can occur at any time during the year but typically January-March. Clubs may also offer casual player rates.

Approximate participation costs

A casual rate (2 hour session) may range between $5-25. Membership subscriptions start from around $25 per annum.

Levels of competition

Clubs offer standardised badminton coaching sessions for individuals or groups.

Badminton organisations

Badminton Australia by state

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Similar options

Tennis, squash or table tennis.