It is not really possible to state any specific age. Some children start playing at a very early age and many yet many top players did not start playing until their teenage years.
The best advice is to begin by hitting shuttles together just for fun to let them get the feel for it. If it’s fun it is more likely that they will develop an interest. If your child is not interested it is best to leave the game for a while and try again later. If they become interested you can begin to play games together and when they re ready explore joining one of the many junior playing opportunities in Bradford.
For beginners there are a number of Turn up and Play session across Bradford. It's a great place to start and get spotted as the next talent in Bradford. Find a session near you by clicking here.
A number of schools across Bradford offer their pupils opportunities to play badminton, just for fun and competitively. Click here to find out more.
The Performance Centre offers invited players the opportunity to develop and hone their skills and compete locally, regionally and nationally to develop their talent at the highest level. Find out more about the Performance Centre. Parents have an important role to play in developing their children's skills and we encourage parents too to get involved.