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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldhand View Post
    Threads merged.


    Ah, now you do
    good work
    pretty interesting tbh

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    Oh it exists There is also 'Standinfg Badminton' which is mainly for amputee's, or those who only have a slightly decreased function in their legs, theres also dwarf badminton and also learning disability badminton.

    In wheelchair badminton our net sizes are 6 inches (15cm) shorter, the only difference with the courts is that the area just infront of the service line is out in the whole game. Apart from that the rest is in. And believe me when I say... we most definitely have the strength to keep up with the pace of badminton, especially at the higher levels. One push can move quite ballisticly, and get you a fair amount of distance. We have no problem claering back to back, dropping or even smashing (And pretty powerful smashes at tha!).

    Theres a disabled european championship in a few weeks time in germany, and even a disabled world championships in korea this year.

    Alot of information can be found here:

    http://www.rolli-badminton.de/ibad/index1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradmyster View Post
    all i can say is its hard to imagine how disabled people would have the strength to keep to the pace of badminton. But if they can thats unbelievable.

    Are there any rule differences? smaler courts, net heights etc.

    Also i didnt even know wheelchair badminton existed lol
    Oh it exists, along with dwarf badminton, 'standing' badminton for amputees (although they don't just stand there, they move fairly quicky around court!), and also learning disability badminton.

    Well in terms of strength, we most certainly do have that to be able to keep up with the pace of badminton. We can clear back to back, smash with a fair bit of power, and drops.

    The higher level games have a fair bit of speed about them, if people would like to see, i could record a video of us playing the game at my club.

    For wheelchair badminton the nets are lower by around 6 inches (15cm), our court dimensions for singles is just half court and the area before the service line is out at all times and then the rest of that half court is in. In doubles again the area before the front service line is out at all times and other than that the whole court is in.

    Theres a disabled european championship later this month and a world championship in korea later on in the year. We're really hoping to try push disabled badminton into the paralympics for 2016.

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    I know this thread has died and I am performing some awesome CPR to revive it after 2 years, but does anybody have any new info/videos on wheelchair badminton?
    Also for the partially sighted has anyone tried using these shuttles or do they just use normal shuttles? http://jnjcoltd.en.ec21.com/LED_Ligh...5_4555186.html

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    Hey there Andy check out the video gallery on this site for videos and other information. It not only has wheelchair badminton, but dwarf and standing (people with amputations and/or leg/arm impairments) too. All 3 together as a collective are known as ParaBadminton :P

    Heres a few other useful links:

    After recently integrating with the Badminton World Federation the ParaBadminton World Federation now has its own section on the BWF site http://www.bwfbadminton.org/page.aspx?id=19107. The old PBWF website is also still running however http://www.parabadminton.org/.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/vettomd

    http://www.youtube.com/user/OwenTK1?feature=mhee - These I uploaded from a recent ParaBadminton International Tournament. I have a ton more that I haven't uploaded.

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.p...00002494396313 - There is also a facebook page!

    Need any more info just ask
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    Coincidentally the World Championships are next week from the 22nd to 26th of November to be held in exotic Guatemala

    Here is the Dutch team (WR #1 WS, WD and XD on the left, WR #5 in MS, #3 in MD and #1 in XD in the middle and WS #6, WD #4 and XD #4 on the right)

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    Have actually played a couple of social doubles games against him before and an able bodied partner (think it was shortly before a European Championships), he can indeed get some pretty decent power out. Last year they played league matches in the normal league competition albeit in the bottom division of the regionals and finished 2nd to last (don't know if the other team was also made up of parabadminton players though).

    Here is more news and info in general http://www.parabadminton.org/
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