In 2012 BWF launched Shuttle Time to the world as a schools badminton programme supporting the principle that children should lead a healthy and active life, both in and out of school. BWF’s goal is to make badminton one of the world’s most popular and accessible school sports.

Shuttle Time offers school teachers access to free resources, training and equipment, which support the teaching of enjoyable, safe and inclusive badminton activities to children aged 5-15 years old. Shuttle Time lessons are designed to provide children with a positive image of badminton through many opportunities to have fun, engage with others and experience success.

Shuttle Time is currently being implemented in 137 countries in partnership with BWF’s Continental Confederations and Member Associations.

Since its launch in 2012 the Shuttle Time programme has expanded considerably. Click here to view an overview of the resources that make up the programme.

BWF have created various resources to support National Badminton Associations wishing to implement Shuttle Time in schools. Resources available for National Badminton Associations include:

Implementation Guidelines – Used by Badminton Associations to plan and implement Shuttle Time nationally.

Shuttle Time Overview  – Provides an overview of the Shuttle Time programme

The Shuttle Time programme is made up of a series of free teaching resources, which include:

Teachers Manual

22 Lesson Plans

92 supporting Video Clips


Shuttle Time resources are currently available in 20 languages and allow teachers with limited experience, to introduce badminton related skills, movements and tactics to pupils through a variety of fun games and activities. Shuttle Time lessons are suitable for children aged 5-15 years old and have been designed to ensure that pupils are physically active throughout the duration of a lesson.

Get the full Teachers overview and lesson plans here 

Register online

To receive the mentioned material listed above, follow 5 simple steps and register online here:

Shuttle Time-App

A more recent enhancement to the Shuttle time programme is the Shuttle Time Mobile Application. It includes teaching resources, in addition to competition table, scoreboard, draw feature, and is available for free on GooglePlay and AppStore .

For further information, we kindly ask you to visit the official website of BWF Shuttle Time:

You are also welcome to contact BEC Development and High Performance Officer Tommi Saksa at