By Renu Chopra
Tickets are now on sale for next year’s YONEX All England’s Open Badminton Championships which will see the return of world class players take to the courts at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena next March.
For those who have not been before, whether you are a badminton fan or not it does not matter—it is an event of class and excitement as you witness blood, sweat, fast feet and not to forget extremely long rallies. The atmosphere is vibrant, particularly nearing the final stages of the competition as fans from all over the world come to cheer their home players.
The YONEX All England is the oldest tournament in badminton and is also one of five ‘majors’ of the sport. Audiences will get the chance to watch the stars of Rio alongside upcoming champions to see how will win the famous title.
China’s Double Olympic finalist Lin Dan will be hoping to build on his six YONEX All England Men’s Singles Titles.
While England’s mixed doubles pair, Chris and Gabrielle Adcock, who reached the semi-finals last year, will be sure to search for England’s YONEX All England’s crown which they last achieved in 2005.
Alongside the exciting matches to watch all day in singles and doubles, there are stalls where you can purchase the latest rackets and badminton equipment alongside games to play.
Preparations are underway for the 107th Championships which will take place from 7-12 March 2017 and tickets will be selling out fast so make sure you secure a seat at the finals.
Tickets are on general sale now and start from £5 for a child ticket and £15 for an adult ticket, with discounts available for concessions and group bookings – a great day out for all the family.
For more information and to purchase tickets go to www.allenglandbadminton.com
Images credited to Badminton England.