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Vacancy for Secretary

Do you have two or three hours a month to support badminton in Suffolk? Suffolk Badminton Association is a voluntary group responsible for co-ordinating the sport in Suffolk.  We are looking for a willing volunteer who is interested in the sport to arrange council meetings (about 6/year), take brief accurate minutes at the meetings for circulation to its members, and be a central point of contact for Badminton England, working alongside the chair.  

If you would like to know more or to be considered for the post, please contact Mike Tee, Chair of Suffolk Badminton Association, via e-mail in the first instance. Email►

Play Recreational  Badminton at Woodbridge, Kesgrave or Hadleigh

Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced player, you are very welcome to our fun recreational sessions. Shuttlecocks are provided and rackets are available to borrow. There is no need to book but please telephone the contact person to make sure places are available.  Click for details . . . .

Woodbridge Kesgrave Hadleigh

Organised by Suffolk Badminton Association.

Badminton at Kesgrave

Yonex Ipswich Badminton

Performance Centre

Coaching is leading to some good tournament results for junior players. Several players have won medals in Badminton England tournaments.

Congratulations to Chloe Dennis (right) on being selected to play in the Under-15 Eight Nations Cup in Holland in February.

IBPC website ►

AGM Report ► (PDF 94 KBytes)

Chris & Gabby Adcock at IBPC Commonwealth champions Chris and Gabby Adcock answering

questions during their visit to IBPC.

Ladies & Girls Badminton

Stowmarket Badminton Club are running sessions for ladies and girls at Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre on Tuesday evenings from 8pm.

The sessions are suitable for beginners, inexperienced players and ex-players who fancy starting up again. There is a small charge per session and rackets are available to borrow.

Stowmarket Ladies Badminton

Please contact stowmarketbc@suffolkbadminton.co.uk for more information or phone Mary Hughes on 01359 240811.

Stowmarket Badminton Club

The club hosted a junior tournament with 94 players participating. They also ran other junior and senior tournaments. Club News ►

Daytime Badminton in Kesgrave    (map ►)

Casual pay-and-play no booking necessary, term time only.

Only £3 per session.

    Tuesdays 9:30am to 11:30am,         Fridays 11am to 1pm.

Please phone sports centre to check whether this information is up to date, tel: 01473 612648.

Organised by Kesgrave Sports Centre.

Daytime Badminton for Over-50’s

No booking, just turn up, but please phone sports centre to check whether this information is up to date.

Whitton Sports Centre in Ipswich (map ►) Monday and Wednesday mornings 10am to 12 noon; Fridays 10:30am to 12:30pm. Tel: 01473 433655.

Northgate Sports Centre in Ipswich  (map ►) Mondays 4pm to 6pm. Tel: 01473 433655.

Brackenbury Sports Centre in Felixstowe (map ►) on Wednesday and Friday mornings 10am to 12 noon. Tel: 01394 270278.

Badminton England Masterclass Videos

Some videos, originally from a DVD commissioned by Badminton England, are now available via YouTube.     Masterclass Videos ►

Paul Brinkley

A memorial service for Paul Brinkley will take place at 11:45am on 20th July at Cockfield Church (details). Paul was a Vice President of Suffolk Badminton Association.

Badminton Sessions at Bury St. Edmunds   (map ►)


   4pm to 5pm . . . . Junior Saxons coaching (Years 5 & 6)

5pm to 6pm . . . . Junior Saxons coaching (Years 7, 8 & 9)

6pm to 8pm . . . . Junior games (Years 7 to 11)

8pm to 10pm . . . Saxons Community Badminton Club (adults)

These sessions are suitable for beginners and inexperienced players.

To enquire about junior sessions Contact Us ►.  To enquire about the club, please contact Bryan Gates Info.suffolksaxons@gmail.com.

Supported by Suffolk Badminton Association

Community Badminton in Wells Hall Community Primary School, Great Cornard

Julie Bradbury and Kate Hooper of ‘Community Badminton’ gave pupils an introduction to badminton. Newspaper Article ►

National Schools Championships

Winners of the Suffolk round were:

Years 7, 8 & 9 girls:  Thomas Gainsborough School

Years 7, 8 & 9 boys: East Bergholt High School

Years 10 & 11 girls:  Bungay High School

Years 10 & 11 boys: Debenham High School

The teams went on to compete in regional finals in Cambridge.

Bungay High School team with the silver

medals they won in the regional finals.

Wishing to join a club?

Skillcentre Badminton Club in Ipswich have vacancies for new members, both male and female. Please contact their secretary if you wish to go along to a free first session.   Club web page ►

St. Phillips ABC Badminton Club in Newmarket also have vacancies for new members.    Club web page ►

List of Coaches

To help people find a coach, a  list of available coaches has been placed on our coaching web page.                                     Coaching ►

Inclusive Badminton Sessions

Wednesdays 4:30 to 6pm (Sept to June), Suffolk New College

For adults with intellectual disability. Contact Mike McCarthy,

01473 345350.    Flyer ►

Organised by ActivIpswich with Special Olympics Suffolk

Inclusive Badminton: Special Olympics

Suffolk players won 4 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals at a regional tournament in Cannock. Photo: with supporters in Cannock.

Silver at National Games

Special Olympics Suffolk

More junior and senior players wanted ►

Organised by ActivIpswich with Special Olympics Suffolk

Tournaments in Suffolk 2018-19

22 Sep

Under-14 Suffolk Championships

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Under-18 Suffolk Championships

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23 Sep

Under-12 Suffolk Championships

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Under-16 Suffolk Championships

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Under-20 Suffolk Championships

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30 Sep

Suffolk Senior County Championships

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27 Oct

Badminton England Under-17 Bronze

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28 Oct

Badminton England Under-17 Silver

Results ►

17 Nov

Badminton England Suffolk Senior Bronze

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18 Nov

Badminton England Under-19 Bronze

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8 Dec

Badminton England Under-13 Bronze

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6 Jan

Under-15 IDBL Junior Championships

13 Jan

Under-18 IDBL Junior Championships

16 Feb

Badminton England Ipswich Senior Tier 4

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23 Feb

Badminton England Under-15 Silver

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24 Feb

Badminton England Under-15 Bronze

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30 Mar

Badminton England Senior Silver

Results ►

31 Mar

6 Apr

Badminton England Ipswich Senior Bronze

Results ►

28 Apr

IDBL Championships & Veterans Tournament

16 Jun

Under-11 and Under-13 (restricted)

Singles results ►

Doubles results ►

Recruitment of Head Coach

Applications are invited from coaches qualified to Level 2 or 3 for the position of Head Coach of Yonex Ipswich Badminton Performance Centre.     Details