Badminton Malta was established in 1970. It has around 200 members of different ages and coming from all walks of life. The local Badminton season starts in September and ends around June. During this period, Badminton Malta organises several competitions such as the Team Leagues, the National Senior and Junior Championships as well as the Individual Singles, Doubles and Mixed Leagues.
Training courses are also regularly organised for beginners, umpires, PE teachers as well as for aspiring coaches.
Badminton sessions are held regularly during the week at the Cottonera Sports Complex in Cospicua, Kirkop Sports Complex at Kirkop, St. Aloysius College in B’Kara, De La Salle College in Cottonera, Immaculate Conception School in Tarxien, as well as at St. Martin’s College in Swatar.
Badminton has also been introduced at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) as well as at several private and state secondary schools and junior lyceums. Additionally, it is taught to youngsters by the Association’s qualified coaches as part of the “SkolaSport” Scheme.
Training Camps are periodically organised locally by Badminton Malta, with the valid assistance of the Maltese Olympic Committee. These are conducted by experienced international high-performance coaches and are intended for the better players of the Association, as well as for their respective coaches.
Badminton Malta also organized international tournaments locally. In this regard, one can mention the “Malta International Youth Tournament” for players aged under-18 as well as the “Friendship Trophy” or “Tazza tal-Hbiberija”, featuring local and overseas club teams.
Such events provide the local players with a valuable opportunity to enhance their experience and technique against foreign opposition.
Badminton is a modern sport which has now established itself on the local sports scene. It is particularly popular among youths. Badminton is also a non-contact sport; hence, the possibility of an injury is rather remote. Regular badminton play keeps you physically fit and healthy; it also relieves you from everyday tension and stress.