Air Badminton comes to town
A new version of Badminton sport, ‘Air Badminton’ will be introduced at the Decathlon Arena at Pelawatte – Battaramulla, on September 28 at 4 PM.
At long last, arrangements are set to bring out this new Badminton version designed to take the sport out of the traditional courts into the outdoors, the way we used to play in the good old days! COVID and then the severe economic backlash the country faced with fuel shortages etc., caused several disruptions and postponements but Sri Lanka Badminton remained steadfast in its commitment to bring this new sport to the masses, so that all can enjoy Badminton as they have never done before!. BWF has been experimenting for a long time now to produce a special shuttle that could withstand wind effects. After much effort, the new Air Shuttle was launched in 2019 and has grown in popularity the world over. Several countries play the game now for fun and recreation but competition has also grown in interest with the BWF now planning international competitions next year! So finally, we can say that Sri Lanka has also come on stream and are proud to take the game to the provinces too, with simultaneous launches planned in Vavuniya, Anuradhapura, Badulla, Bandarawela and Ambalangoda, and many other districts ready to come on board.
Interestingly, the game follows the standard Badminton court dimensions and rules with a few modifications to encourage the novice player and family participation.
In addition to a singles game, you can also play double and even treble. Rackets are standard too but the special Air Shuttle is preferred.