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Suffolk Badminton Association Wins County Badminton Association of the Year Award

Suffolk Badminton Association has won Badminton England’s County Badminton Association of the Year Award.  Representatives received the award at a ceremony during the Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships in Birmingham on 10th March.

Criteria for the award include provision of tournaments, improving opportunities to play badminton across a wide spectrum and establishing excellent communications.                    Details ►

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 listed below to make sure places are available.

Badminton at Kesgrave

Woodbridge: Contact: Peter Webb 01394 386452.   (map ►)

Fridays 7:30pm to 9pm. £5 per session or £40 for ten sessions (students half price). 13th Jan to 24th March (no session half term 17th Feb).

Kesgrave:  Contact: Andrew Baker 01473 286007.   (map ►)

Thursdays 8pm to 10pm. £4 (students £3).  Sessions throughout the year except Xmas (organised by Andrew Baker April to August).

Hadleigh:  Contact: Alan Hughes 01473 823517.      (map ►)

Mondays 8pm to 10pm. £4 (students £3). Sessions continue to end of April 2017 except sports hall closures and public holidays.

Organised by Suffolk Badminton Association.

List of Coaches

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

Yonex Ipswich Badminton Performance Centre

Coaching is leading to good tournament results for junior players.

Blake HoangBlake Hoang wins Gold in National Championships

IBPC player Blake Hoang made history at the English National Under 13 Championships by winning a gold medal in the boys’ doubles with his partner Liam Purton of Essex. Blake is the first boy from Suffolk to win a junior national title since records began 67 years ago. He has since  been selected to play for England in Denmark.

Katie Scott Katie Scott (right)wins Bronze in National Championships

Katie Scott from Suffolk with her doubles partner Amy Hayhoe from Norfolk reached the semi-finals of the Under-15 English National Championships.  Katie also got through to the quarter-finals of the singles. The photo shows Amy (left) and Katie (right).

IBPC website ►

AGM Report ► (PDF 72 kbytes)

Invitation to Coaches

Coaches are welcome to visit the Yonex Ipswich Badminton Performance Centre to see up-to-date coaching techniques. To arrange a suitable date and time, please contact the Head Coach, Mark Methven, telephone 07711 851070 or email: markmethven@btinternet.com.

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

questions during their visit to IBPC.

Daytime Badminton for Over-50’s

No booking, just turn up!

Whitton Sports Centre in Ipswich (map ►) Monday and Wednesday mornings 10am to 12 noon.

Northgate Sports Centre in Ipswich  (map ►) Mondays 5pm to 6pm.

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

Tournaments in Suffolk 2016-17

25 Sep

Suffolk Championships (Senior & Masters)

Results ►

8 Oct

Suffolk Under-16 Championships

Results ►

9 Oct

Suffolk Under 14 Championships

Results ►

Suffolk Under-20 Championships

Results ►

16 Oct

Suffolk Under-12 Championships

Results ►

Suffolk Under-18 Championships

Results ►

29 Oct

Badminton England Under-17 Bronze

Results ►

30 Oct

Badminton England Under-17 Silver

Results ►

19 Nov

Badminton England Senior Bronze

Results ►

20 Nov

Badminton England Under-19 Bronze

Results ►

17 Dec

Badminton England Under-13 Bronze

Results ►

15 Jan

IDBL Under-15 Tournament

22 Jan

IDBL Under-18 Tournament

11 Feb

Badminton England Under-15 Silver

Results ►

12 Feb

Badminton England Under-16 Bronze

Results ►

18 Feb

Badminton England Senior Silver

Results ►

8 Apr

Badminton England Ipswich Senior Bronze

Online Entry ►

9 Apr

IDBL Championships & Veterans

Badminton England Tournaments in Ely, Cambridgeshire

(organised by Norfolk Badminton Association)

27 Nov

Norfolk Under-16 Bronze

Results ►

12 Mar

Norfolk Under-14 Bronze

Results ►

New Badminton Sessions at Bury St. Edmunds

Mondays:                                                         (map ►)

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

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

6pm to 7pm . . . . Recreational ‘Pay-And-Play’ for adults

7pm to 8:30pm . . . . Under-12 & Under-14 Saxon match play

8:30pm to 10pm . . . .  Adult coaching.

Contact Neil Gilmore 07803 534888.

Supported financially by Suffolk Badminton Association

Suffolk Spearheading Badminton Participation

Suffolk has been selected by Badminton England as one of three counties to lead the way in increasing the number of people playing badminton. The initiative is a partnership between Badminton England, Suffolk Sport, Suffolk Badminton Association, local leagues, community badminton networks and the Ipswich Badminton Performance Centre. With funding of an employee part-time, the focus is on getting more young children playing but also seeking to increase access to courts and to assist with the development of clubs. A key target is to double the number of junior clubs by 2018.  The new sessions at Moreton Hall (above) are part of this initiative.       Detailed plan ►  (PDF 129KBytes)

Supported financially by Suffolk Badminton Association

Suffolk Saxons in National Badminton LeagueSuffolk Saxons logo

A new franchise team called the Suffolk Saxons joined the AJ Bell National Badminton League (NBL) from the start of the 2016-17 season. The team, managed by Abbeycroft Leisure, is supported by a number of organisations including Suffolk County Council, University of Suffolk, Suffolk Sport and Suffolk Badminton Association.   Website ►

Match results:

   17 Oct, Birmingham Lions (away, lost 1-4, Report ►)

   7 Nov, Surrey Smashers (home, won 4-1, Report ►)

   28 Nov, Loughborough Lightning (away, won 3-2, Report ►)

   5 Dec, Bristol Jets (home, won 3-2, Report ►)

   23 Jan, Team Derby (away, lost 2-3, Report ►)

   6 Feb, University of Nottingham (home, lost 1-4, Report ►).

Volunteers Wanted to Help with Special Olympics

Saturday 22nd April at Suffolk One (map ►)

This will be an Eastern Region doubles tournament for adults with intellectual disability (see below). There will be a briefing session in the week before the event.    Contact Special Olympics Suffolk

Inclusive BadmintonSpecial Olympics Suffolk team

Wednesdays 4:30 to 6pm

(Sept to April)

Suffolk New College

For adults with intellectual disability. Contact Mike McCarthy,

01473 345350.    Flyer ►

Special Olympics Suffolk

Photo: Special Olympics Suffolk team with mayor at Bournemouth.

Organised by ActivIpswich with Special Olympics Suffolk

Badminton England Masterclass Videos

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

StowmarketStowmarket Junior Tournament Badminton Club Continues to Flourish

The club has ten adult league teams and a large junior section.

Club News ►

Junior Tournament Report ►

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 ►

Daytime Badminton in Kesgrave    (map ►)

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

Only £3 per session.

    Mondays 11am to 1pm         Tuesdays 9:30am to 11:30am,

    Thursdays 1pm to 3pm         Fridays 11am to 1pm.

Organised by Kesgrave Sports Centre 01473 612648.