BBC Sport - National Badminton League: Sport hopes new league makes impact
Badminton hopes for NBL impact
- From the section Badminton
Commonwealth Games medallist Chris Langridge and former Olympian Gail Emms hope the National Badminton League, Britain's inaugural professional badminton league, will make an impact.
Live television coverage, player auctions and shorter matches are all part of an effort to attract a new audience to the sport.
Surrey Smashers, who are based at the Surrey Sports Park in Guildford, are one of six franchises competing in the NBL.
BBC London's Chris Slegg speaks to Smashers captain Langridge and former world champion and Olympic silver medallist Emms, who has come out of retirement to play for Team Derby.