Badminton Scotland's coaching development officer, David Forbes, has emphasised the importance of getting teachers involved if the sport is to flourish. He believes schools hold the key to increasing participation.
"We want to give training courses to teachers all across the country," he says. "Once these are complete, the teachers will be capable of giving badminton lessons. Hopefully, the knock-on from this will be more after-school clubs to get more people playing and enjoying badminton."