The following opportunities are available in East Dunbartonshire for badminton.

Casual Play

Courts available to book at any of the 3 Leisure Centres.

Children's lessons

Beginner, Improver and Intermediate lessons available for children aged 5 years and over.


A fun course aimed at those new to the sport as well as those who have mastered the basics of the game.  The course contains co-ordination, movement, racket and shuttle skills in addition to singles and doubles play. For ages 5 years+.


A course aimed at players with a firm grasp of all the major shots and a good understanding of the rules. Players should be competent at high/low serves, overhead clears and should be comfortable playing a rally of six shots or more.  Aimed at S1-S6 age group.

For booking details and other sports see our multi sports programme page. 

Badminton Games

We have introduced a new badminton course at all 3 leisure centres.

It’s called Badminton Games and is aimed at those in P7 and above who have played badminton before.  It’s a supervised session with one of our EDLC badminton coaches and the focus is on playing games of badminton (both doubles and singles).  There will be a small element of group coaching in these classes but the majority will be games.  All equipment will be provided if you don’t have your own racquet.

As a result of this, there will be a higher participant to coach ratio, however the cost of these courses will be lower than our fully coached sessions.  The courses will cost £24 per 12 week block, so it works out at £2 per week. (EDLC Passport to Leisure prices will also apply)

Social Badminton

A new initiative within East Dunbartonshire, Community Participation Club started on Friday7 October 2016 in the Allander Leisure Centre.

These sessions are for you if:

  • you are wanting to play non competitive badminton in a relaxed atmosphere.
  • you haven't played in a while.
  • it's hard to find a playing partner
  • your competitive days are over
  • you just want to play badminton.
  • you want to keep fit

All ages and abilities are welcome.

Sessions structure

As this is a social environment, there won't be lots of rules and regulations for you to worry about.  Simply come along, put your name on the board, and the organiser on the night will do the rest. You can play as many or as few games as you want.  There will be time to sit and chat with your fellow players as well.

Cost will be £5 per session.

Rackets and shuttles will be provided if you need them.

If you have any questions, contact 0141 578 8437 or email sports development

For more details, see the full press release here