E.B.A.D.

England Badminton Players Association for Disabled

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Para - Badminton will be making its Paralympic debut in Tokyo, Japan 2020

Find out more: Paralympic Inclusion

Eligibility & Rules/Regulations

Want to know more about tournaments?  Want to know if you are eligible or which category/class you are in?

For classifications, rules and eligibility, visit the BWFBadminton Para-Badminton page to learn more.

 

Quick look at Para-Badminton categories:

 

Wheelchair categories - WH1 and WH2

Standing categories - SL3, SL4 and SU5

Short Stature category - SS6

 

IMPORTANT - Click here for New Classifications for Physical Disabilities and Wheelchair categories - in affect from April 2012

 

Want to know more about Rules, Regulations, court coverage?  Find out the rules regarding Wheelchair, Standing and Dwarf categories.

Rules, Regulations and Laws regarding different categories can vary - click here to see the BWF Badminton: Laws & Regulations; including court coverage, limitations, equipment.

Did you know? One main difference - Standing Class 2 / 2a Singles and Wheelchair Singles play half court.

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Physical Disability Classifications
 

BadmintonEngland and the BWF recognises disabilities to decide where players are suited into each category/class according to player's disabilities/abilities

Examples are below:
 

Wheelchair
WH1
Spinal injury causing impairment to upper limbs/trunk

Scoliosis

Multiple Sclerosis

 

Players:

Owen Kilburn

Paula Robinson

David Follett

Connor Dua-Harper

 

WH2
Spinal Injury causing lower impairment to upper limbs/trunk

Spina Bifida

Above knee amputation necessitating use of a wheelchair
 

Players:

Martin Rooke

Gobi Ranganathan
 

Standing
SL3
Single Above Knee amputation

Double Below Knee amputation

Cerebral Palsy
 

Players:

Daniel Bethell

Meva Singh Dhesi

Will Smith

 

SL4
Single Below Knee amputation

Cerebral Palsy

Hip dysplasia

Leg length difference (of minimum 7cm)
 

Players:

Bobby Griffin

Antony Forster

Bruno Forbes

Daniel Lee

Stefan Chung

 

SU5
Upper limb amputation

Upper limb impairment – e.g brachial plexus injury

 

Player(s):

James Binnie
 

Short Stature
SS6
Short Stature/dwarf condition – e.g. achondraplasia

 

Players:

Andrew Martin

Rachel Choong

Ollie Clarke

Krysten Coombs

Jack Shephard

Rebecca Bedford

Isaac Daalglish

 

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