TOURNAMENTS  IN  SUFFOLK

Organised by Suffolk Badminton Association (except IDBL and Ipswich PC tournaments)

29 Sep: Suffolk Senior & Masters County Championships (restricted)

5 Oct: Suffolk Under-14 and Under-18 Championships (restricted).

6 Oct: Suffolk Under-12, Under-16 and Under-20 Championships (restricted).

26 Oct: Badminton England Under-17 Bronze.

27 Oct: Badminton England Under-17 Silver.

16 Nov: Badminton England Suffolk Senior Bronze.

17 Nov: Badminton England Under-19 Bronze.

14 Dec: Badminton England Under-13 Bronze.

12 Jan: IDBL Under-15 (restricted).

19 Jan: IDBL Under-18 (restricted).

8 Feb: Badminton England Senior Tier 4

22 Feb: Badminton England Under-15 Bronze.

23 Feb: Badminton England Under-15 Silver.

21 & 22 Mar: Badminton England Senior Silver.

4 Apr: Badminton England IBPC Senior Bronze.

Details and How to Enter

Badminton England Senior County Championships

Suffolk Badminton Association is again entering two teams.

Senior Squads 2019-20

Club Support Grants

Badminton England is keen to support clubs looking to develop and has grants available. For clubs in Suffolk, contact Julie Pike (Relationship Manager) on 07725 413548 or by email:

Email Julie Pike

Coach Training Courses

Level 1: Starting 17th November, South Woodham Ferrers.

Book Course

Level 1: Starting 12th January, Ipswich.

Book Course

Continuing Professional Development (CPD): Developing Slice and Spin, 1st November, 10am - 1pm, Danbury.

Book Course

List of Coaches

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

Coaching Page

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.

IBPC

Commonwealth Champions Chris and Gabby Adcock answering questions during their visit to IBPC.

IBPC website

Junior Coaching at Bury St Edmunds & Great Cornard

Community Badminton junior coaching:

Mondays 4pm to 5pm (7 to 10 years old) & 5pm to 6pm (11+ years old). Skyliner Sports Centre, Bury St. Edmunds.

Thursdays 4pm to 5pm (11+ years old) & 5pm to 6pm (7 to 10 years old). Great Cornard Sports Centre.

Tel. 0800 888 6035 or email . . . ..

Email Community Badminton Community Badminton website

Badminton Sessions at Bury St Edmunds

Saxons Community Badminton Club (adults):

Mondays 8pm to 10pm.

Skyliner Sports Centre.

Contact Bryan Gates by email ....

Email Bryan Gates

Recreational Badminton at Kesgrave and Woodbridge

Recreational badminton

These sessions are aimed at inexperienced players who wish to improve their play before moving to a competitive club or who just wish to play for fun and recreation. Woodbridge sessions may be suitable for beginners. No membership is required as sessions are on a pay-and-play basis.. 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.

Kesgrave

Most Thursdays throughout the year 8pm to 10pm £4.50 (students £3). Contact Andrew Baker 01473 286007.

Woodbridge

Fridays from 13th Sept to 13th December except 27 Sept, 4 Oct, 15 Nov & 6 Dec. £3 (students £1.50). Contact Peter Webb 01394 386452.

Beginners and Intermediate Badminton

With coaching on racket control, shot production, movement, tactics, fitness etc.  Tuesdays at Waterloo Centre Leiston.

Coastal Leisure Learning website

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

Bungay High School team with the silver medals they won in the regional finals.

Ladies and 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 and girls

For more information, please phone Mary Hughes on 01359 240811 or by email ....

Email Stowmarket Badminton Club

Inclusive Badminton

Wednesdays 4:30 to 6pm (Sept to June) at Suffolk New College. For adults with intellectual disability.

More Information

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.

Special Olympics at Cannock National Games and Special Olympics Suffolk More Players Wanted

Organised by ActivIpswich with Special Olympics Suffolk

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.

Monday and Wednesday mornings 10am to 12 noon; Fridays 10:30am to 12:30am. Tel. 01473 433655.

Northgate Sports Centre in Ipswich

Mondays 4pm o 6pm. Tel. 01473 433655.

Brackenbury Sports Centre in Felixstowe

Wednesday and Friday mornings 10am to 12 noon. Tel. 01394 270278.

Organised by the sports centres

Daytime Badminton in Kesgrave

Casual pay-and-play, no booking necessary, term time only. Only £3 per session.

Mondays & Fridays 11:00 to 13:00, Tuesdays 9:30 to 11:30,

Please phone the sports centre to check whether this information is up to date. Tel. 01473 612648.

Organised by Kesgrave Sports Centre