The BWF is responsible for developing, regulating and managing badminton and para-badminton at the international level.
The BWF is working hard to make sure badminton (para-badminton) becomes a Paralympic Games sport in 2020.
There are many national federations, clubs and associations around the world who are involved in badminton training and competition for people with a disability. BWF promotes a “one sport – one team” philosophy – badminton and para-badminton.
Para-badminton players compete in singles (men / women), doubles (men/women) and mixed doubles. Players are classified into “Sport Classes” to ensure fairness in competition. In para-badminton there are 6 Sport Classes.
- Wheelchair Sport Classes - WH 1 and WH 2
- Standing Sport Classes - SL 3, SL 4 and SU 5
- Short Stature Sport Class - SS 6
Classification is a central activity in Paralympic sports. The BWF has Classification Regulations which comply with the IPC Classification Code and International Standards.
The BWF has a Para-Badminton Committee and a Para-Badminton Commission to oversee the technical development of para-badminton. The Para-Badminton Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Council on the regulation and management of para-badminton.