World Badminton Day

First ever World Badminton Day was held on Tuesday 5th 2022 and was celebrated in the Cook Islands. This day was established to invite individuals and networks to encounter fun and comprehensive badminton, through an assortment of dynamic, connecting with, and imaginative badminton occasions. This is going to be a yearly event where all canContinue reading “World Badminton Day”

Highlights; Masters in Paradise 2022

Opening night Thursday 26th May 2022, Edgewater Resort, Umu hut, 5:45pm was a start to an awesome night of the first ever Badminton Oceania Masters in Paradise 2022, in association with Badminton Oceania. The night saw the blend and mingling of local players wth the NZ and Australian based players. The night was filled withContinue reading “Highlights; Masters in Paradise 2022”

Covering all bases: Coach education, player development and AirBadminton resort launch

Pictured: Robbie Thackham and The Edgewater Resort and Spa staff play AirBadminton on the beach In late January, our Coaching and Development Manager, Robbie Thackham, took advantage of the quarantine-free bubble in operation between New Zealand and the Cook Islands to lead a Pacific Coaching Course, deliver a player development camp and launch AirBadminton into The Edgewater Resort and Spa. Firstly,Continue reading “Covering all bases: Coach education, player development and AirBadminton resort launch”

AirBadminton debuts at the 2022 Cook Islands Beach Games

The 2022 Cook Islands Beach Games took place across Rarotonga at the end of January, bring the island’s most popular sports together across their stunning beaches and backdrops. AirBadminton, the outdoor game which launched two years ago, made its debut at this year’s edition of the Games. The new version of the sport is recognizedContinue reading “AirBadminton debuts at the 2022 Cook Islands Beach Games”

Cook Islands Badminton Awards Night 2021

On Saturday 11th December we will be holding our end of year Awards evening at 5pm at a venue to be confirmed.  It is an open invitation to all our players, supporters and families to attend and to please bring a plate.  The theme is Island Wear.  There will also be entertainment and some fun games We will beContinue reading “Cook Islands Badminton Awards Night 2021”

Apii Nikao Triumphant Again

5th Annual Primary School Badminton Tournament 2021 Held at the TSA Friday 12th November The day had finally come, where our coaches had been in different schools, delivering Shuttle Time classes in preparation for this day. The tournament started in the morning with the arrival of different schools followed by a welcoming speech, and thenContinue reading “Apii Nikao Triumphant Again”

Juniors impress at the Cook Islands Under 15 National Championships

Pictured: (left to right) Tereapii Akavi, Te Pa O Te Rangi Tupa, Zarrian Heather-Rau and Kaiyin Mataio It was a smashing weekend for Badminton Cook Islands with their Under 15s National Championship Games taking place last weekend at the TSA Arena. Thirty players participated in singles, doubles and mixed doubles matches with most of theContinue reading “Juniors impress at the Cook Islands Under 15 National Championships”

U15 Badminton Nationals Championship 2021 Exhilarating

Was an extraordinary beginning to our 2 day U15 Nationals Championship 2021, with some spectacular matches being played. Day 1 saw a blend of games from Boys Singles, Girls Singles, Boys Doubles, Girls Doubles and Mixed Doubles matches being played with finals to be played on day 2. There were additional consolation matches happening also.Continue reading “U15 Badminton Nationals Championship 2021 Exhilarating”

Primary School Program Gets On There Way

We have kicked off our Primary School Program for 2021, delivering our Shuttle Time Program in schools around Rarotonga for the next three weeks to Years 4, 5 and 6, Thank you to our Shuttle Time coaches who will be delivering our grassroot initiatives to our children. Our kids will be learning the different skillsContinue reading “Primary School Program Gets On There Way”

Elite Business House Competition 2021

This will be the final Elite competition for 2021 kicking off on Monday 11th October for 8 weeks, which should bring us close to the end of year ‘Christmas time’. Looking forward to seeing some great matches played and with the inclusion of 3 V 3 would make for a more exhilarating event. Details asContinue reading “Elite Business House Competition 2021”