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.
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