Badminton is a racquet sport played using racquets to hit a shuttlecock across a net. Although it may be played with larger teams, the most common forms of the game are "singles" (with one player per side) and "doubles" (with two players per side). Badminton is often played as a casual outdoor activity in a yard or on a beach; formal games are played on a rectangular indoor court.
Badminton in Sri Lanka is quite popular and is played by all age groups and is a family recreation sport. The local calendar is kept busy with the main Association conducting its regular open events at Provincial Level and Nationals. Affiliates such as schools and mercantile also have busy schedules throughout the year.