Some 33 teachers and tutors from different schools in and around Harare and Chitungwiza are attending a ‘Shuttle Time’ schools badminton development project to make the sport one of the world’s most popular schools sport.

The project dubbed Shuttle Time which is designed to support teachers with coaching and teaching materials is funded by the Badminton World Federation and Badminton Africa Federation.

The three day workshop at Prince Edward School is meant to make badminton a global sport practised worldwide by players of all age groups and pathways from schools to Olympic podiums.

Zimbabwe Badminton Federation president Chipo Zamburani said the project is being implemented in 117 countries worldwide.

The course was being conducted by instructor Mauritian Dajee Annirao who said the schools badminton project is meant to spread the game worldwide especially in developing countries where there is an abundance of raw and untapped talent.

It is hoped that through Shuttle Time badminton programme, teachers and tutors will implement and impart what they would have learnt during the course to young and talented budding badminton players throughout the country.

The next training workshop will be for people living with disabilities outside the capital.