Badminton is often described as the fastest sport in the Commonwealth Games with the shuttlecock reaching speeds of up to 400km/h.

At the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast Team England competed in six medal events; singles and doubles for men and women, mixed doubles and the mixed team event.

Team England placed 2nd on the medal table, just narrowly falling behind India with both winning a total of six medals but India grasping one more silver. Team England won two gold, two silver and two bronze. 

Chris and Gabby Adcock won gold for Team England in the mixed doubles at Glasgow 2014, a title which they retained on the Gold Coast. In 2014, the team won a total of five medals.