Badminton came into the country with the start of planned economic development and as Bhutan opened its doors to the outside world. Badminton is one of the most affordable sports and is accessible to most. It is an enjoyable healthy recreation and at the same time allows for the fostering of worthy values of discipline, healthy competition, and sportsmanship.
The Bhutan Badminton Association was formed in August 1994. In 1996, the Bhutan Olympic Committee approved the establishment of the Bhutan Badminton Federation (BBF), in place of the Bhutan Badminton Association. The BBF is governed by the provisions of the constitution of the Federation, which was ratified by the General Meeting of the Federation in August 1997 and by the Bhutan Olympic Committee, to whom the Federation is affiliated.