The 2002 Thomas & Uber Cup was held in Guangzhou, China from May 9 to May 19, 2002. It was the 22nd tournament of World Men's Team Badminton Championships of Thomas Cup and 19th tournament of World Women's Team Badminton Championships of Uber Cup.
It is the only Thomas & Uber Cup that was played in a 7 points / 5 sets scoring system.
Indonesia won the Thomas Cup for the fifth time in a row and China won the Uber Cup for the third time in a row.
The following nations from 2 continents, shown by region, qualified for the 2002 Thomas & Uber Cup. Of the 11 nations, defending champions of Thomas Cup, Indonesia, and host nation as well as defending champion of Uber Cup, China and its Thomas Cup team qualified automatically and did not play the qualification round.