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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 8:00pm to 9:30pm. £3 per session or £25 for ten sessions (students half price). Sessions resume 22nd September; hall not available 17th November. Last session in 2017 is 15th December.

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

Thursdays 8pm to 10pm. £4, from September £4.50 (students £3). Sessions throughout the year except Xmas. Last session in 2017 is 14th December. (Organised by Andrew Baker April to August).

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

Mondays 8pm to 10pm. £4 (students £3). Sessions resume 11th September and continue to end of April 2018 except sports hall closures and public holidays.

Organised by Suffolk Badminton Association.

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 some great results this season, winning a gold medal in the girls’ doubles at the Badminton England Surrey Under-13 Gold Tournament and a gold medal in the mixed doubles at the Lilleshall Under-13 Gold Tournament. Chloe won all three events at the Suffolk Under-15 Silver Tournament.

IBPC website ►

AGM Report ► (PDF 91 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.

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 Kathy Brill & Cameron Sherman won silver at Special Olympics GB Games in Sheffield. Photo: with supporters in Sheffield.  Report

Special Olympics Suffolk

More junior and senior players wanted ►

Organised by ActivIpswich with Special Olympics Suffolk

Badminton Sessions at Bury St. Edmunds


   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

Contact Lea Denley (Suffolk Sport) 01394 444311 email ►

Supported by Suffolk Badminton Association

November Newsletter

Download ► (PDF file 3.9 MB)

Results of Under-11 and Under-13 Tournament

Held on 10th June.     Download ► (Excel file 22KB)

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

List of Coaches

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

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.

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.

Organised by Ipswich Borough Council

Badminton England Masterclass Videos

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

Tournaments in Suffolk 2017-18

At Suffolk One (map ►) except IDBL at Whitton Sports Centre (map ►)

23 Sep

Suffolk Under-14 Championships

Results ►

Suffolk Under-18 Championships

Results ►

24 Sep

Suffolk Under-12 Championships

Results ►

Suffolk Under-16 Championships

Results ►

Suffolk Under-20 Championships

Results ►

1 Oct

Suffolk Senior Championships (restricted)

Entry form ►

Online entry ►

28 Oct

Badminton England Under-17 Bronze

Online entry ►

29 Oct

Badminton England Under-17 Silver

Online entry ►

18 Nov

Badminton England Suffolk Senior Bronze

Online entry ►

19 Nov

Badminton England Under-19 Bronze

Online entry ►

16 Dec

Badminton England Under-13 Bronze

Online entry ►

14 Jan

IDBL Under-15 Championships

Entry form ►

21 Jan

IDBL Under-18 Championships

Entry form ►

9 Feb

Badminton England Senior Silver

(Friday evening & Saturday)

Online entry ►

10 Feb

24 Feb

Badminton England Under-15 Bronze

Online entry ►

25 Feb

Badminton England Under-15 Silver

Online entry ►

14 Apr

Badminton England Ipswich Senior Bronze

Online entry ►