What competition should I enter?

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    Junior 7-13
    Junior 14+
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    Beginner
    Intermediate
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    County+

    Competitions for adult beginners

    If you’ve played only occasionally with friends or don’t have experience with other racket sports you might fit into the beginner category. There aren’t many competitions available at a beginner level but if you don’t mind a challenge the following events are ok.

    Copper Doubles

    Our Copper event a friendly doubles competition. Complete beginners might struggle but if you have a little experience and are comfortable playing doubles you’ll be fine entering the lower division.

    • Enter with or without a partner
    • 3 hour event
    • Round Robin format with lots of games guaranteed

    Singles League

    This runs like a mini tournament meaning there’s not much sitting off. Complete beginners might struggle but if you can move around a court and can hold a rally you’ll be fine.

    • You’ll be placed with others of a similar level
    • 2 hour event
    • Round Robin format with lots of games guaranteed

    Competitions for adult intermediate players

    If you’ve played for a few years (not necessarily in a club or a league) you’ll likely fit into the intermediate category. You probably have some understanding of shots and tactics. Lots of intermediate players have experience with other racket sports.

    There’s a large overlap between intermediate and club players which can be quite confusing. The good news is each of our events is designed to be accessible to wide variety of levels so even if you’re not sure, you’ll still be able to get good games.

    Copper doubles

    Our Copper event is ideal for intermediate players to play with others of the same level.

    There’s two divisions, lower is suitable for anyone while upper is best for confident players.

    • Enter with or without a partner
    • 3 hour event
    • Round Robin format with lots of games guaranteed

    Singles League

    This runs like a mini tournament meaning there’s not much sitting off.

    Each player is placed in a group with others of a similar level.

    • You’ll be placed with others of a similar level
    • 2 hour event
    • Round Robin format with lots of games guaranteed

    Competitions for adult club players

    Club level covers a wide range of players who play regularly in clubs or league matches. You have a good understanding of tactics and how to win.

    There’s a large overlap between intermediate and club players which can be quite confusing. The good news is each of our events is designed to be accessible to wide variety of levels so even if you’re not sure, you’ll still be able to get good games.

    Copper Doubles

    Our Copper event is ideal for club players to play with others of the same level.

    There’s two divisions and upper is recommended for regular league players.

    • Enter with or without a partner
    • 3 hour event
    • Round Robin format with lots of games guaranteed
    • Level and mixed pairs compete together

    Bronze Doubles

    Bronze tournaments are suitable for club players who would like competitive and fun games against others of a similar standard.

    Winning pairs compete in the A draw while losing pairs drop down to compete in the B and C draws.

    • Enter with or without a partner
    • 3 – 4 hour events
    • Level and mixed doubles events
    • 3 full matches guaranteed
    • YONEX Prizes

    Singles League

    This runs like a mini tournament meaning there’s not much sitting off. It’s an easy way to get competitive singles games that you might miss at your club.

    • You’ll be placed with others of a similar level
    • Two hour event
    • Round Robin format with lots of games guaranteed

    Competitions for adult county or higher players

    If you’ve played for a long time and have plenty of tournament experience at a high level you’ll fit into this category. The video below gives an example of some Silver finals.

    Silver Doubles

    Silver events are BadmintonScotland B grade with 10,000 points. Expect tough opponents and competitive matches.

    • Enter with or without a partner
    • 3 – 4 hour events
    • 3 full matches guaranteed
    • BadmintonScotland B Grade
    • YONEX Prizes

    Singles League

    The top division of the singles league is county level. It’s a great way to get competitive singles practice.

    • You’ll be placed with others of a similar level
    • 3 hour event
    • Round Robin format with lots of games guaranteed

    Competitions for junior beginners (U14)

    For any young players who has recently taken up badminton!

    Singles League

    This runs like a mini tournament meaning there’s less sitting off (and waiting for parents).

    Suitable for literally anyone if they can serve and have a rally. It’s helpful to know how to score but not required as there are helpers available.

    The players in the lowest division are sometimes just 7 years old so everyone welcome.

    • Play with others of a similar level
    • 1.5 hour event
    • Round Robin format with lots of games guaranteed

    Competitions for junior intermediate players (U14)

    For any juniors with a year or two experience.

    Singles League

    This is a mini tournament and we keep sitting off to a minimum… less waiting around for parents!

    We place players with others who we think they’ll have good matches against.

    • Play with others of a similar level
    • 1.5 hour event
    • Round Robin format with lots of games guaranteed

    Competitions for junior club players (U14)

    For any juniors who have been training for a number of years. They should be comfortable moving around a court and playing shots.

    Singles League

    This is a mini tournament and we keep sitting off to a minimum… less waiting around for parents!

    We place players with others who we think they’ll have good matches against.

    • Compete with others of a similar level
    • 2 hour event
    • Round Robin format with lots of games guaranteed

    Copper Doubles

    11 years +

    The lower division of the Copper events is suitable for juniors who are capable doubles players.

    It’s a round robin format so everyone gets lots of games. Parents are welcome too!

    • Enter with or without a partner
    • 3 hour event
    • Round Robin format with lots of games guaranteed
    • Level and mixed pairs compete together

    Competitions for junior county or higher players (U14)

    For any juniors who represent their county or higher.

    Singles League

    This is a mini tournament and we keep sitting off to a minimum… less waiting around for parents!

    We place players with others who we think they’ll have good matches against.

    • Compete with others of a similar level
    • 2 hour event
    • Round Robin format with lots of games guaranteed

    Copper Doubles

    11 years +

    The lower division of the Copper events is suitable for everyone while stronger players should enter the upper division.

    It’s a round robin format so everyone gets lots of games. Parents are welcome too!

    • Enter with or without a partner
    • 3 hour event
    • Round Robin format with lots of games guaranteed
    • Level and mixed pairs compete together

    Competitions for junior beginners (14+)

    For any young players who has recently taken up badminton!

    Singles League

    This runs like a mini tournament meaning there’s less sitting off (and waiting for parents).

    Suitable for anyone who can have a game of singles and knows how to score.

    • Play with others of a similar level
    • 1.5 hour event
    • Round Robin format with lots of games guaranteed

    Competitions for junior intermediate players (14+)

    For any juniors who have played for a year or two.

    Singles League

    This is a mini tournament and we keep sitting off to a minimum… less waiting around for parents!

    We place players with others who we think they’ll have good matches against.

    • Compete with others of a similar level
    • 2 hour event
    • Round Robin format with lots of games guaranteed

    Copper Doubles

    The lower division of the Copper events is suitable for juniors who are capable doubles players.

    It’s a round robin format so everyone gets lots of games. Parents are welcome too!

    • Enter with or without a partner
    • 3 hour event
    • Round Robin format with lots of games guaranteed
    • Level and mixed pairs compete together

    Competitions for junior club players (14+)

    For any juniors who have been training for a number of years. They should be comfortable moving around a court and playing shots.

    Singles League

    This is a mini tournament and we keep sitting off to a minimum… less waiting around for parents!

    We place players with others who we think they’ll have good matches against. Stronger players might join adult divisions so they can be challenged.

    • Compete with others of a similar level
    • 2 hour event
    • Round Robin format with lots of games guaranteed

    Copper Doubles

    The lower division of the Copper events is suitable for everyone while stronger players should enter the upper division.

    It’s a round robin format so everyone gets lots of games. Parents are welcome too!

    • Enter with or without a partner
    • 3 hour event
    • Round Robin format with lots of games guaranteed
    • Level and mixed pairs compete together

    Bronze Doubles

    Experienced juniors can enter Bronze doubles events for a challenge.

    Expect tough competition from adult players.

    • Enter with or without a partner
    • 3 – 4 hour events
    • Level and mixed doubles events
    • 3 full matches guaranteed
    • YONEX Prizes

    Competitions for junior county or higher players (14+)

    For older juniors who have played and competed at a high level.

    Bronze Doubles

    Bronze tournaments are suitable for county juniors who would like competitive games against others of a similar standard.

    Winning pairs compete in the A draw while losing pairs drop down to compete in the B and C draws.

    • Enter with or without a partner
    • 3 – 4 hour events
    • 3 full matches guaranteed
    • BadmintonScotland B Grade
    • YONEX Prizes

    Silver Doubles

    Silver events are BadmintonScotland B grade with 10,000 points. Expect tough opponents and competitive matches.

    • Enter with or without a partner
    • 3 – 4 hour events
    • 3 full matches guaranteed
    • BadmintonScotland B Grade
    • YONEX Prizes

    Singles League

    The top division has experienced adult players so it’s a great way for juniors to get competitive singles practice.

    • You’ll be placed with others of a similar level
    • 3 hour event
    • Round Robin format with lots of games guaranteed