Canceled–Badminton Friendly

In line with official precautionary health and safety guidance, this event has been canceled. For the latest information on Club coronavirus-related measures, please check the Keeping Your Club Safe page.


Club badminton players host the talented shuttlers of Saitama’s Wako Club for a series of friendly games.

In what has become a regular event, Club players of all ability levels have the chance to put their court skills to the test during a fun evening of matches and mingling.

Leading the visitors will be former national team player Kimiko Jinnai, who competed in the women’s doubles tournament at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.

Fun Facts

  • Badminton is the second-most popular sport in the world, after soccer.
  • Badminton is the fastest racket sport, with Malaysia’s Tan Boon Heong once recording a smash at a staggering 493 kilometers per hour.
  • The best shuttlecocks are made from the left-wing feathers of a goose.
  • The International Badminton Federation (IBF) was founded in 1934.
  • Badminton made its Olympic debut at the 1992 Games in Barcelona.
  • More than 1.1 billion people watched the badminton competition on TV during the 1992 Olympics.
  • The sport was introduced to the United States in the 1890s and became popular in the 1930s.


  • Members only
  • Ages 12 & above

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