Rules and Regulations: Badminton Racket Pack (Schools)

Last updated: November 9, 2022

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RAC 1 The London Youth Games School Games Badminton Festival will be run in accordance with the Badminton England Racket Pack Festival Guide.

RAC 1.1 Should any guidance listed below contradict those outlined by Badminton England, these will supersede those.

RAC 1.2 It will be at the sole discretion of the Competition Director as to the application of this guidance, and any subsequent decision made as a result will be final.

RAC 2 Age Category

RAC 2.1 The following age groups and respective minimum/maximum date of births will apply to the London Youth Games School Games Badminton Racket Pack;

Age Category Oldest DOB Youngest DOB Likely School Year
7 – 9-year-olds 01/09/2013 31/08/2015 Year 3/4

RAC 2.1. Participants should not enter this festival if they are ineligible.

RAC 2.1.1 Should a school wish to bring a participant who falls beyond this age range, approval should be sought from LYG by emailing

RAC 2.2 It is the responsibility of teachers & SGOs to ensure all participants details are entered correctly at the time of submission, and that they are eligible to take part.

RAC 3 Squad Size Schools are permitted to bring a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 8 participants.

RAC 3.1 Teams should be made up of 50/50 split between boys and girls.

RAC 4 Kit & Equipment All equipment is provided by the festival providers.

RCT 5 Format The festival will run across 8 badminton courts and consist of station-based activities and friendly match-play.

RAC 6.1 Station Based Activities Each team rotates to take part in each activity across a 5-7 minute play time. The 10 stations that will be played are as follows:

  • Egg Baskets
  • Switch
  • Catch the Bird
  • Ladders
  • Caterpillars
  • Backhand Tap-ups
  • Crazy Golf
  • Badders Baseball
  • Ready Steady Throw
  • Shooting Stars

RAC 6.1.1 Timings of play time per station will be subject to entry numbers.

RAC 6.2 Match Play Teams will get the opportunity to participate in some friendly badminton match-play. This will include singles, doubles, and some fun match-related badminton activity to ensure participants get the opportunity to experience playing badminton.

RAC 6.2.1 These matches will have no bearing on the results of the festival.

RAC 7 Scoring Only the station-based activity will contribute to the scoring of this competition. Each team will accumulate a score at each station, giving them a total score. The team with the highest total score will be awarded with a salver.

RAC 7.1 The score for each station will be recorded by the Young Official overseeing the activity.

RAC 7.2 If there is a tie for the winning school, the team with the most stations ranked first will break the tie. If still drawn, the most second, then third etc will be used.