Badminton is a popular “sport for all,” including people with an impairment or disability. The dynamic game is played using a racket to volley a feathered plastic projectile called a "shuttlecock" or "birdie" across a net, without touching the floor. Now a Paralympic sport, para-badminton competitions feature wheelchair and standing classes.
“We are very excited about the Discover Para-Badminton clinic. Paralympic sports activities like para-badminton can improve the lives of people with disabilities. We are empowering people to expand their social circles, to exercise more, and to challenge their skill-sets,” said Mary Palacios, Miami-Dade Parks Manager for Therapeutic Recreation and Inclusion.
The 2019 Discover Para-Badminton clinic is sponsored by Miami-Dade County together with USA Badminton, USA Para-Badminton, and YONEX.