Red Bull Shuttle Up, India’s first ever exclusive women’s doubles tournament has returned for its third edition. Red Bull Shuttle Up Qualifiers are being held across 5 cities-Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Delhi, Mumbai and Guwahati from 18th September to 30th October 2021, with winning pairs from each qualifier to compete at the National Finals. The National Finals winners get a chance to play against Ashwini Ponnappa, one of India’s best doubles badminton players of all time and a partner of her choosing.
With the growing popularity of the sport be it viewership or participation, the tournament aims to further boost and improve participation and popularity amongst aspiring women players.
India’s ace women doubles shuttler and Red Bull athlete Ashwini Ponnappa said, “It has always been my ambition to promote the Badminton as a sport in India, especially for the women. It’s great to be associated with brands like Red Bull that create such platforms and gives wings to the aspiring talents. It’s been a great journey with Red Bull Shuttle Up and I only see it growing in the years to come.”
Details of the city qualifiers:
· Hyderabad: 18th September at Seven Star Badminton Academy, Hyderguda
· Chandigarh: 3rd October at Badminton Courts, Sector-38 (West)
· Delhi: 9th October at Thyagaraj Sports Complex
· Mumbai: 22nd October at Khar Gymkhana, Khar (West)
· Guwahati: 30th October at Cotton University
The dates for the National Finals will be announced shortly.
Open exclusively for women above the age of 16, all matches are played on the knock out basis where all pairs playa best of 3 sets with 21 points (rally points). Each pair, with prior notification to the referee can call for a super point once in a set. By calling for a super point, the pair will get 2 points if they win that particular point. There will be no deduction of points if the pair loses that point. To register and participate in Red Bull Shuttle Up, kindly visit – www.redbull.in/shuttleup.