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Man playing wheelchair badminton

Wheelchair Badminton

Try out the STAR Center’s new program- wheelchair badminton. This para sport is truly inclusive and will allow you to play against your friends and family with and without disabilities.

Who can participate in wheelchair pickleball?

Anyone, youth and adult, who has a mobility challenge. This program is co-ed.

  • Spina bifida
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Congenital limb issues
  • Amputations
  • Leg length discrepancy
  • Short stature
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Motor dyspraxia
  • Limited range of motion
  • Balance issues
  • Post stroke
  • Blind and visual impairment

Individuals may ambulate independently or use assistive devices or wheelchairs.

Winter 1 Wheelchair Badminton Program

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Wheelchair Badminton

Starts on: Sun, November 06 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

New this winter- STAR will begin offering wheelchair badminton. Learning this sport will allow you to play alongside your family and friends.

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Did you know?

The shuttlecock, also known as a “bird” or “birdie,” was historically a small cork hemisphere with 16 goose feathers attached. This bird weighed about 0.17 ounces and is still sometimes used in modern day play (Brittanica).

How do I play wheelchair badminton?

Wheelchair badminton is played with light weight racquets and a shuttlecock (“birdie”). The birdie is hit back and forth between opponents- both singles and doubles can be played. Wheelchair badminton is played essentially the same as stand up badminton. Part of an athlete’s trunk and legs must have contact with the seat of the wheelchair during play. Check out the link below to learn more.

Wheelchair Badminton Rules