badminton game.jpgThe Zimbabwe Badminton Association has stepped up its campaign to revive the sport in the country by training teachers the basics of the game.

Badminton is a sport which used to enjoy great popularity in the early 90’s.
However of late, the game has since retreated into the doldrums.

This has compelled the Zimbabwe Badminton Association to embark on a drive to resuscitate the game.

On Saturday, over 20 teachers converged at Prince Edward High school to attend a coaching clinic arranged by the badminton mother body, and this is seen as a fundamental step towards revival.

Zimbabwe Badminton Association Vice President for Development, John Imbeah says teachers are critical to the development of the sport due to their access to young people.

“We have taken it upon ourselves to educate people about the sport and spread it far and wide. We have targeted teachers from training colleges who we then expect to go back and impart the same knowledge in colleges and schools.The sport has suffered over the years because of lack of knowledge about the game” Imbeah said.

The coaching clinic is seen as the ideal foundation for the locals as they gear up for the International Umpires Course which will be held from the 27th of August to the 1st of September this year.