Badminton is a sport that is enjoyed all around the world by millions of people of a wide range of ages. Special Olympics allows rule modifications in Badminton for wheelchair athletes. These modifications allow for wheelchair athletes to have the option of serving an overhead serve from either the left or right serving area. Additionally, the serving area is shortened to half the distance for Special Olympics wheelchair athletes.
Badminton is a sport that explores speed changes, reaction time demands, muscular strength and endurance challenges, and is heart pumping fun. This newly identified Olympic Sport benefits all who pick up a racket and a shuttle for their first time on the court.