As in badminton, Para badminton athletes compete in both men’s and women’s singles as well as men’s and women’s doubles, and mixed doubles. The objective is to hit the shuttlecock (also known as shuttle or birdie) over and across the net on the opponent’s court so that the opponent can’t find time to return it back and score a point.

The playing court of Para badminton is similar to that of badminton except that the singles matches of wheelchair and standing classes play half-court. In doubles matches both these classes play over the whole court. In wheelchair classes, the area between the short service line and the net is defined as outside court limit.

3.30pm - 4.30pm
Badminton Hall
220 Pages Road, Christchurch
Club: Badminton Canterbury

Development Manager
Jo Christie​​​​​​​

Carrie Wilson

ParaFed Canterbury
Hadleigh Pierson
Sports Manager
022 064 3001

ParaFed Canterbury works with local sports clubs and organisations to offer a range of Para sport opportunities to our members. In most cases members will require a classification before becoming involved in competitive Para sport.