2021 Grant Application

The spring 2021 Grant Application deadline is due March 31 for May 31st decisions. Download the application here:

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“Badminton Goes Viral” Goes Worldwide

Congratulations to “Badminton Goes Viral”, a USBEF funded project, which was recently featured by the Badminton World Federation! https://bwfbadminton.com/news-single/2020/07/12/icy-alaska-goes-wild-for-badminton/?fbclid=IwAR3B1Zd3kFamWnOkSPKalcQBCYl1D1LlMFL7Skub7bdyIi04_i5_5WUHIkw

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Dick Witte

http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Badminton/Features/2016/October/17/Another-Great-Champion-Gone Another Great Champion Gone   OCT. 17, 2016, 1:02 P.M. (ET)   Dick Witte, national and international champion many times over, passed away on Monday, October 10, at 91.  His body was gifted to science, and a memorial will be held in St. Louis in November. Contact with Pat, his wife, and family can… Continue reading Dick Witte

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Hugh Forgie

”I did for badminton what the Harlem Globetrotters did for basketball” Sports Illustrated, May 31, 1993 Brief Video of Hugh Forgie and Stig Larson playing badminton on ice, in the Ice Capades: http://youtu.be/TTOwmlwjyxw?t=1m58s

Belgian scientists develop new Badminton Robot

A robot to play with! A childhood’s dream has now come true for researchers at the Flanders’ Mechatronics Technology Centre (FMTC) in Belgium. Wim Symens and his team pioneered the development of the first robot ever to play badminton. But this robot is only a guinea pig to test a software application designed to optimise energy efficiency… Continue reading Belgian scientists develop new Badminton Robot

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The Cost of USA Badminton Player’s Olympic Dream

Original Post  By Tavia Fuller Armstrong | Yahoo! Contributor Network – Tue, Jun 19, 2012 What does it cost to be an Olympic badminton star? Probably a lot more than you might think. You may have played badminton at a family picnic or summer camp. The game involves little more than a couple of rackets, a net and a shuttlecock – the cone shaped… Continue reading The Cost of USA Badminton Player’s Olympic Dream

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USA Win Medals At 2011 World Senior Championships

link to article For the first time ever Americans have won medals at the 2011 Senior World Championships!  The 2011 Senior World Championships was held in Richmond, Vancouver  BC, Canada from 21 -27 August 2011 (  http://bwfworldseniors2011.com/ ). The USA team was comprised of 36 members. The USA winners are: + 55 Women’s  Singles  Gold Medalist… Continue reading USA Win Medals At 2011 World Senior Championships

USBEF Board of Director Jim Bosco Passes Away

Link to article USA Badminton was deeply saddened by the passing of life-long competitor and supporter 83-year-old Jim Bosco (Santa Cruz, Calif.) who succumbed to a massive heart attack while finishing his singles match in the 80+ division at the 2011 USA Badminton Senior National Championships in Raleigh/Durham, NC on March 24th, 2011. Born on… Continue reading USBEF Board of Director Jim Bosco Passes Away

Some Aspects of the Ethics and Spirit of Badminton

The “spirit” of Badminton involves a proper attitude concerning the game – a perspective that considers, for one, that there are no opponents – only participants. Aspirants, if you prefer, demanding the best of themselves… working, perhaps, in a sort of conflicting harmony – the barometer of excellence being determined by doing the best we can…… Continue reading Some Aspects of the Ethics and Spirit of Badminton