A racket sport contested on a court by either two individual players (singles) or two pairs (doubles) from opposing sides of a net. Players score points by hitting a shuttle with a racket so that it falls on the opposing side of the court. The rally ends when the shuttle touches the floor or if there is a fault. The shuttle is a projectile with unique aerodynamic characteristics that give it a much different flight trajectory than balls used in the majority of racket sports. The player or team that scores the most points wins the match.
The Association de Badminton de la Région de Montréal (ABRM) is the official governing body for the sport of badminton in the Montreal-Concordia region, as recognized by both the sport’s provincial federation (Badminton Québec) and the Ville de Montréal.