Dubai hosts para-badminton workshop.
Summary: Initiative part of push to develop sport in light of Paralympic inclusion
Dubai: Dubai hosted its first para-badminton workshop at the Dubai Club for the Disabled courtesy of Shuttle Time Dubai last week.
Badminton is now a Paralympic sport and will debut at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
The workshop was held as part of the Badminton World Federation's (BWF) goal to integrate and develop para-badminton globally.
The 45 attendees from local clubs undertook the two-day course under the guidance of two international para-badminton coaches, Fraser Michie and Katie Hall.
Michie is the coach of Scotland's para-badminton squad, and a former junior international player. Hall also played internationally and is one of the coaches for Great Britain's para-Badminton squad leading up to Tokyo 2020.
Course attendees completed theory and practical sessions focusing on the technical skills, movements and coaching implications of para-badminton, development and high performance.
The course was held as part of Shuttle Time Dubai, which looks to develop the game at grassroots level locally to ensure a legacy from Dubai's four year hosting of the World Superseries Finals every December from 2014-2017.
For more information visit Badminton Shuttle Time Dubai on Facebook, or log on to www.dubaisuperseriesfinals.ae. Tickets to the Dubai World Superseries Finals will be available soon through Ticketmaster.
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|Publication:||Gulf News (United Arab Emirates)|
|Date:||Oct 11, 2016|
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