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
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.
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:
Spinal injury causing impairment to upper limbs/trunk
Spinal Injury causing lower impairment to upper limbs/trunk
Above knee amputation necessitating use of a wheelchair
Single Above Knee amputation
Double Below Knee amputation
Single Below Knee amputation
Leg length difference (of minimum 7cm)
Upper limb amputation
Upper limb impairment – e.g brachial plexus injury
Short Stature/dwarf condition – e.g. achondraplasia
E.B.A.D. encourages and is always happy to receive any news, information or activities to do with parabadminton.