The BWF is responsible for developing, regulating and managing badminton and para-badminton at the international level.

The BWF is working hard to make sure badminton (para-badminton) becomes a Paralympic Games sport in 2020.


There are many national federations, clubs and associations around the world who are involved in badminton training and competition for people with a disability. BWF promotes a “one sport – one team” philosophy – badminton and para-badminton.


Para-badminton players compete in singles (men / women), doubles (men/women) and mixed doubles. Players are classified into “Sport Classes” to ensure fairness in competition. In para-badminton there are 6 Sport Classes.

  - Wheelchair Sport Classes - WH 1 and WH 2

  - Standing Sport Classes - SL 3, SL 4 and SU 5

  - Short Stature Sport Class - SS 6

Classification is a central activity in Paralympic sports. The BWF has Classification Regulations which comply with the IPC Classification Code and International Standards.


The BWF has a Para-Badminton Committee and a Para-Badminton Commission to oversee the technical development of para-badminton. The Para-Badminton Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Council on the regulation and management of para-badminton.