Record-setting Mass Participation Event to Happen at National Stadium: AirBadminton Marathon

Organised by Singapore Badminton Association in collaboration with Singapore Sports Hub, the event will witness 48 hours of non-stop AirBadminton across 36 sand courts

PHOTO: SINGAPORE SPORTS HUB


27 January 2022, Singapore - Fancy playing a game of AirBadminton with friends on sand? Well you will be able to do that as early as next month, thanks to the AirBadminton Marathon that is slated to take place inside the iconic National Stadium at the Singapore Sports Hub.


Singapore Badminton Association (SBA) announced the event in a media release today, sharing that the AirBadminton Marathon, which is organised in collaboration with the Singapore Sports Hub, will be held over 48 hours from 6pm, 25th February 2022, Friday to 6pm, 27th February 2022, Sunday.


The event promises to provide participants the rare experience of playing badminton on one of 36 badminton courts set up on the grounds of Singapore's iconic National Stadium for the first time.

PHOTO: SINGAPORE SPORTS HUB


Not only that, but you will also get to play on sand courts, another first for badminton players and enthusiasts in Singapore. The event is expected to attract sports fans who would wish to share in the unique experience of battling it out with family or friends into the wee hours of the morning on the National Stadium field of play, and be part of two record setting attempts.


SBA Chief Executive Officer Mr. Alan Ow shared, "We are very excited to be working with the Singapore Sports Hub to organise a mass participation sporting event like AirBadminton Marathon, at the iconic National Stadium no less."


"In addition to allowing people the opportunity to be a part of a record setting endeavour, we hope this event will also get the word out that AirBadminton is an excellent way for people to enjoy the sport of badminton in Singapore."

Singapore Sports Hub Chief Executive Officer, Lionel Yeo added, “Badminton has always been a popular sport in Singapore, and now even more so given the recent successes of our national players in international badminton championships."


"Singapore Sports Hub is delighted to partner with the Singapore Badminton Association to further fuel interest in this sport by introducing fans to AirBadminton and offering them the unique experience of playing it inside the National Stadium for the first time,” Yeo said.


The AirBadminton Marathon will allow players to enjoy the sport of badminton through the adoption of an innovative new shuttle known as the AirShuttle, which will allow people to play the sport outdoors without the constraints of playing in an indoor court.

PHOTO: BADMINTON WORLD FEDERATION


The SBA is looking to leverage on this event to urge all sports lovers, especially badminton enthusiasts, to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime experience through the attempt to set the following two national records:


Most Number of People Playing AirBadminton

Most Number of People Playing AirBadminton Continuously for 12 Hours


Court bookings for The AirBadminton Marathon are priced at $20 per court per hour.


Registrations have opened since 21st January 2022 and are strictly on a first-come-first- served basis.


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