Shuttle Time




Shuttle Time is a schools badminton programmeme supporting the principle that children should lead a healthy and active life, both in and out of school. BWF’s goal is to make badminton one of the world’s most popular and accessible school sports. Shuttle Time offers school teachers access to free resources, training and equipment, which support the teaching of enjoyable, safe and inclusive badminton activities to children aged 5-15 years old. Shuttle Time lessons are designed to provide children with a positive image of badminton through many opportunities to have fun, engage with others and experience success. The Shuttle Time programmeme is currently implemented at the global, continental, national and local level and can be adapted to suit a range of situations and environments.

Target group(s)
  • Children (3-12)
  • People with disabilities
  • Refugees
  • Women and Girls
  • Youth (13-18)
  • Development and Peace
  • Gender Equity
  • Health and Well-being
  • Increase sport participation
  • Social Inclusion
Type(s) of initiative
  • Coaching and Dissemination
  • Education / Capacity-building
  • Legacy of major sport event
  • Non-Competitive Sport for All
  • Sport for All resources & Toolkits
  • Sport for Development and Peace


BWF’s vision: Giving every child a chance to play for life

Shuttle Time’s Goal: to make badminton one of the world’s most popular sports in school.

Shuttle Time Aims:

  • Assist teachers to plan and deliver safe, fun, and inclusive badminton lessons;
  • Ensure that all children can experience success in badminton;
  • Achieve general physical education objetc.ives through the badminton activities;
  • Enable teachers to deliver a positive image and experience of badminton.
  • Cover badminton techniques, tactics and physical elements.
  • Enable children will experience the nature of badminton, without over complicating the
  • Content for teachers or children who are new to badminton.

Success Factors
& Achievements

  1. Free access to high quality teaching resources in over 20 languages, face-to-face trainings
  2. The programmeme is easy to adapt and is suitable for a variety of ability levels, including children with physical and/or intelletc.ual disability.
  3. The programmeme is scalable and can be delivered in a wide range of environments.
  4. There is a focus on the development of local workforce, which is achieved through the training of national tutor and teacher workforces. National coordinators oversee the project nationally.
  5. Badminton is a safe, low impact sport, which can be enjoyed by both boys and girls.
  6. Badminton can be played both indoors and outdoors and requires minimal equipment.
  7. The programmeme has been used as the basis for a number of projects, which focus on a range of social and health related areas like Integration of refugees / asylum seekers into society, Inclusion of females in sport, Inclusion of people with a disability in sport, Increased physical activity levels of inactive young people

and Participants


  • Sport Clubs, Educational Institutions, Private spaces, Public spaces (parks, beaches, etc.), Other venues (workplace, home, etc.), Virtual
Maximum of participants
  • No limit defined
Actual number of participants
  • 3,000,000+ global participants



  • 0 (entirely volunteer)

Equipment and Facilities

  • Shuttle Time Teaching Materials (Free) , Online Materials (Free), Badminton Equipment (Rackets, Shuttles, Nets)