7 Best garden Badminton Sets
The game of badminton, in its modern form was developed in the middle of the 19th century and is named after the Duke of Beaufort’s home. There are numerous theories to when and where the game come from, but the exact details are not known. What we do know, however, is that it has since become a sport and pastime familiar to millions of people, in every corner of the globe. Its popularity probably comes from versatility, as it can be played with varying numbers of people, and also as a fast paced competitive sport or simply as a relaxing bit of exercise depending on what the players desire.
Badminton is also a relatively safe game that is suitable for all ages. Having your own badminton set for your garden is very handy for the summer season, especially if you have kids on their school holidays (as well as some cool inflatable toys for the garden). Most modern garden badminton sets are inexpensive, easy to set up, and include everything you need to play, but some people prefer to buy the net separately to the racquets and shuttlecocks so that they have more control of the quality of the individual products. It is our aim with this article, to shine some light on the best badminton sets and nets for your garden that you can buy in the UK. You can read our reviews below but before you go out and buy any of these products, make sure your lawn is cut nicely first and for that I would recommend one of these best selling lawn mowers.
1. Jaques of London Badminton Set
The first garden badminton set we are reviewing comes from Jaques of London and is priced at £59.99. For that price you get a complete set that consists of net posts, net, racquets and shuttlecocks. While this set might be a bit more expensive than some of the budget products out there, the quality is better, and Jaques of London are known for their excellent customer service and will replace any faulty components very quickly, and even offer a money back guarantee. This shouldn’t be a problem that arises though, the steel poles and 5ft x 20ft all-weather net won’t be falling apart anytime soon, especially as the net has a nylon outer border to prevent any rips, 4 wooden regency racquets are included in this garden badminton set along with three shuttlecocks. The racquets feel sturdy enough to last a while but I would recommend investing in some better shuttlecocks other than the ones provided as their durability is questionable, you know that plastic feel you get? Well aside from that, this is a really nice set and worth the price tag for sure. This set comes with a carry bag that everything fits in once it is disassembled. All in all, this is a good quality badminton set for the garden that is worth spending the extra pounds on as it will withstand some heavy use.
- Full set- poles, net, racquets, and shuttlecocks
- Thick gauged steel poles
- 5ft x 20ft Nylon bordered net to prevent rips
- 4 wooden regency badminton racquets and 3 cork tipped shuttlecocks
- Free Carry bag
- Excellent customer service and money back guarantee
2. Fineway Badminton Set
If you’re looking for a low price badminton set for a little light use in the garden with the family, this product might be for you. It is available for £16.95, which is just over a quarter of the price of our first review. However, the lower price means that the overall standard isn’t quite as high either.
Now, I’m not saying this is a bad product, the poles are made from gauged steel and will support the net easily, and the racquets are surprisingly good for such a low price. The net isn’t terrible, but it doesn’t really compare in quality to the Jaques of London net, and I found it a bit hard to get it to remain steady without a fair bit of fiddling with the guy ropes. In the end I got it right though and the net worked just fine. As with our previous review, the shuttlecocks in this garden badminton set are not the best quality and I can’t see them withstanding many fast paced games, so you’re better off buying some decent ones but this is a reoccurring theme with most sets so don’t let it put you off, it’s a bargain!
- Low price for a full set
- 4 good quality racquets
- Thick gauged steel poles
- Free carry bag
- Good for light use in the garden with the family
- 2 shuttlecocks
3. SONGMICS 5m Tennis Badminton Net
This best-selling garden badminton net can be yours for £36.99 with free UK delivery, and it won’t leave you disappointed with your choice. This is a great product with some nice design features and made to a high standard. First of all, the metal poles have been powder coated to prevent them rusting so you don’t have to worry about leaving them out in the rain. Also, the plastic connectors have been made with the same material they use for bumpers to stop them from cracking easily. The net itself is 20mm x 20mm mesh made from Polythene and oxford fabric. It is height adjustable so you can use it for tennis, child’s badminton or regular badminton.
Set up is very simple because of the clever, strung post system where an elastic cord runs through all the tubes connecting them together and then it is used to secure the net that slips over the top. This also has the added bonus of keeping the net from sagging in the middle. The net is 5 metres wide and the three adjustable heights are 107cm, 120cm, and 155cm. This net comes with its own carry bag for easy storage or transport.
- Best-selling product with a lot of positive feedback
- Adjustable for different purposes
- Rust resistant poles
- Strong connectors
- Clever strung post system makes it easy to set up and keeps the net tort
- Good quality, strong net
- Carry bag included
4. Vermont ProCourt Mini Tennis & Badminton Combi Net
The Vermont ProCourt Combi net can be used as a garden badminton net or you can use it for tennis also. It is available in 3 different sizes- 10, 20, and 30 feet wide priced at £49.99, £79.99, and £119.99 respectively. This net is made to a professional standard and will withstand some heavy use. A powder coated frame made from premium grade steel keeps the net sturdy and will remain rust free. The net is a combination of 1 inch mesh PE, PVC Tarpaulin sides, and 210D oxford material has been used for the banding on the top and bottom. Assembly is quick and straight forward, as is packing it away and won’t take you more than a few minutes. Once packed up, the net is lightweight enough to be carried and stored wherever you wish.
- Excellent quality, robust and sturdy
- Premium grade steel frame
- Very strong net made from durable materials
- Easy assembly and disassembly
- Powder coated to resist rust
5. Traditional Garden Games 3 m Badminton Volleyball and Tennis Play set
This set from Traditional Gardens gives you everything you need for a summer’s worth of fun in the garden. The way the frame is designed, with no need for pegs or weights, means that the net can be placed on hard ground as well as on grass or sand, which is a nice feature. The frame clicks together easily for a fast set up and can be taken apart for storage in one of the free carry bags in no time at all. The net is strong and can be adjusted from 85cm high for playing tennis, up to 155cm if you fancy having a game of badminton in the garden or even a game of volleyball down at the beach. Included in the set are 2 tennis racquets, 2 badminton racquets, 3 tennis balls, 3 shuttlecocks, 1 volleyball and a pump to inflate it. While these aren’t the highest professional standard, they aren’t exactly bad either and are more than adequate for their intended purposes. This is a versatile garden badminton set that’s sure to keep the kids busy and happy for a while and are ideal for the back garden.
- Versatile product
- Adjustable height for tennis, volleyball or badminton
- Frame clicks together for quick set up
- Stable and no need for pegs or weights
- Can be used on hard ground
- Comes with 2 tennis racquets, 2 badminton racquets, 3 tennis balls, 3 shuttlecocks, 1 volleyball and a pump
6. Ziland Easy Badminton Post Set
The Ziland Easy Badminton net has a different design to all our previous reviews. Instead of relying on poles that need to be stuck into the ground or a large frame for support, this garden badminton net is a very simplified idea and super handy to setup and move. How it works is that the hard plastic storage case also doubles up as the base. Two telescopic polypropylene poles are then attached to the base and then finally the net connects to those poles. This means it can be used indoors or outside. It really is a time saving design and can be set up in no time at all. Packing it away is just as easy and everything fits into the base/carry case to be taken wherever you wish. The net measures 155cm high and 483cm wide and has a protective border to prevent tears should you accidentally catch the top or sides. Four U-pegs are included so you can add extra stability when playing on grass so you don’t need any fancy cordless drills to get the thing setup!
- Lightweight but Good quality Plastic parts
- Innovative design where the case doubles as the base
- Outdoor or indoor use
- Very quick to set up and put away
- Strong bordered net measures 155cm high and 483cm wide
- Good price at £35.99
7. Winmax Badminton Volleyball Combo Set
This is another low cost garden badminton set that you can also use to play volleyball. For 27.99 you get- 4 badminton racquets, 3 shuttlecocks, a volleyball and pump, a regulation size net and a carry bag to put it all in. Like a lot of these low priced sets, the components are of mixed quality. The Powder coated steel poles are heavy duty and should have pretty good longevity. The net is about what you’d expect for a cheap set, neither great nor terrible. The racquets provided themselves would be ok if it wasn’t for the wrapping on the handle that comes off very easily, it’s not the end of the world but it is annoying. Also, the shuttlecocks aren’t up to much and if you fancy a real competitive match you should invest in some proper ones or spend more money on a higher quality set. The volleyball that’s included in this garden badminton set is decent but the pump isn’t the best and you’d be better off using a normal bike pump or better still, a good foot pump. The set also includes 4 pegs for securing into the ground and they are made of sturdy enough plastic. If you’re just looking for a cheap and cheerful set to use for a bit of fun with the kids the garden, then you’ll probably nice and content with this product. However if you intend on having a games that will be a bit more high paced and competitive, then I would recommend reaching deeper into your pockets and paying a bit more for a higher quality set, or buying a decent net and racquets separately.
- Low price of £27.99
- Set includes 4 badminton racquets, 3 shuttlecocks, a volleyball and pump, a regulation size net and a carry bag.
- Powder coated steel poles won’t rust quickly
- Adjustable net
- Easy to set up
There you have it, 7 garden badminton sets/nets to choose from. We tried our best to vary the products we reviewed as best as we could, and to offer things in different price ranges. If you would like to see more images of any of these products you can click on the links we have provided for you and if you didn’t find this all that appealing then why not take a look at our golf nets write up, perhaps that’ll help you keep the kids occupied this summer. These links will also provide you with pricing and shipping information, more specifications and some customer reviews too. If you have a spare moment or two, please take the time to view some of our other pages that are similar to this one, complete with product reviews. We have pages on a huge range of products so we’re sure you’ll find something to peak your interest.