Play it Once
Wynopoly participants have access to 1 x FREE Casual Visit Pass for Eagle Stadium including free use of Badminton equipment.
Play it at Home
Badminton Victoria have created some fantastic Shuttle Time at Home videos which allow you to give the sport a go anytime. Check them out here.
Play it Again
Eagle Stadium is home to the Werribee Badminton Association offering opportunities for junior, senior and ladies only to play. Click here for more info and to contact the WBA.
The History of Badminton in the Olympics
While badminton has been around for centuries, it is a sport that only has a very recent history in the Olympics having first been introduced at the 1992 Barcelona Games.
Badminton is a racquet sport that is played in singles or pairs involving players hitting a shuttlecock over a net into the opponents’ court. Each match is a best of three games, with each game requiring players to reach 21 points and winning by at least 2 points.
The name badminton comes from home of the Duke of Beaufort in the English county of Gloucestershire. His house on the estate was called Badminton House where the sport was played. These days the Asian nations of China, Indonesia and Korea have dominated the badminton medals at the Olympics.
Did you know?
Historically, the shuttlecock (also known as a “bird” or “birdie”) was a small cork hemisphere with 16 goose feathers attached and weighing about 0.17 ounce (5 grams).
Badminton competition in Tokyo will consist of a group stage followed by knockout games to decide medal winners. Competition will take place across most days from 24th July to 2nd August.
Want to give it a go?
Eagle Stadium is home to the Werribee Badminton Association offering opportunities for junior, senior and ladies only to play. There are also multiple times during the week where the community can come in and casually have a hit around on one of the courts.