Sharper Image Portable Badminton w/ LED Birdies Setup / Rules


Thank you for purchasing Sharper Image Portable Badminton with LED Birdies. This new version of our portable badminton game includes LED birdies for use in low light. Please take a moment to read this guide and store it for future reference.


  • 1 Carry case / base
  • 2 Net posts
  • 1 Net (116” W x 11.5” H)
  • 4 Racquets
  • 4 LED birdies


  • Read all instructions before use.
  • This game can be used indoors or outdoors.
  • Adult supervision is required for young children.
  • Do not place this game in a street or in an active driveway or parking lot, or anywhere there is vehicular traffic.
  • Be sure to play on a clean, flat surface away from obstacles or tripping hazards.
  • LED birdies are for playing in low light conditions (i.e. dusk or evening). To prevent injury, do not play badminton in total darkness.
  • Disassemble and store the game when it is not in use. To increase its lifespan, do not subject this game to rain, snow, extreme heat or moisture.


  • Open the case and remove all of the contents (Fig. A, B, C).
  • The carry case is also the base. Insert the two telescoping net posts into thebase, with the thickest part of the poles going into the base (Fig. D).
  • Extend only the uppermost segment of the net posts (Fig. E).
  • Place the net onto the top ends of the net posts (Fig. F).
  • Extend the remaining segments of the net posts until the posts and net arefully extended and the spring pins are clicked into place (Fig. G).


Badminton can be played on nearly any flat surface, indoors or outdoors. Mark the boundaries with cones or chalk lines if desired.


Each birdie has an on/off switch that turns on a color-changing LED. Please be sure to turn the LED off when not in use in order to preserve battery life.


Like tennis, one player serves and one player returns. The server hits the birdie (a.k.a. “shuttlecock”) over the net. The object is to get the birdie to land in bounds on the opponent’s side of the court. When this happens, the server has won the rally.

The server can also win a rally if the opponent makes a mistake, such as hitting the birdie into the net, under the net or out of bounds.

When the server wins a rally, he or she serves again. If the server loses a rally, the opponent gets to serve.


Generally, whoever wins a rally gets a point. However, some badminton organizations maintain that only the person who served can earn a point. You should decide which rule to follow before play begins. The game goes to 21 points, and the winner must win by 2.


In doubles play (2 players per side), either member of a team can hit the birdie. You do not have to take turns. However, teams can only hit the birdie one time. You cannot “pass” the birdie to your teammate.


Take down the Portable Badminton game in the reverse order you assembled it. Be sure to store all of the parts and equipment in the carry case for future use.

Please note: The included net measures approximately 116” x 11.5”, with a height of 60”. It is intended for recreation only, and is not designed for official tournament use.


Sharper Image branded items purchased from include a 1-year limited replacement warranty. If you have any questions not covered in this guide, please call our Customer Service department at 1 (877) 210-3449. Customer Service agents are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET.



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