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Coaching Course (Level 1)

Suffolk New College       13th, 14th and 20th October

The UKCC Level 1 Award for Assistant Coaches in Badminton is the entry point onto the coaching pathway.     Booking Form ►


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 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 94 KBytes)

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

questions during their visit to IBPC.


List of Coaches

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


Fun Sessions in Stowmarket for Ladies & Girls

4th, 11th, 18th & 25th September at Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre

Suitable for beginners and inexperienced players. There is a charge of just £1 per session. Four courts will be available. Organised by Stowmarket Badminton Club. Rackets available to borrow. Contact Mary Hughes 01359 240811 stowmarketbc@suffolkbadminton.co.uk.


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 ►


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


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 ►

Community Badminton Suffolk . . . . for juniors

Suffolk Badminton Association and the Suffolk Badminton Development Group are pleased to announce the latest initiative to grow participation in the sport on a long term basis across the county.  Later this year, Community Badminton Suffolk will be launched and follows successful launches in Oxfordshire, Avon and Dorset with others in the pipeline around the country.

As part of the Suffolk Badminton Development Plan , SBA will be working in partnership with ‘Community Badminton’ to deliver a programme of coached sessions for grass root juniors between the ages of 5 and 13, with  primary school pupils as the initial target group  This initiative compliments part of the SBA Development Plan which has already proved successful with the new Badminton Hub at Skyliner in Bury St Edmunds which started last year in conjunction with Abbeycroft Leisure.

Community Badminton is a ‘not for profit’ Organisation led by Director Julie Bradbury, an ex England International player with a wealth of experience in the sport.  The organisation is supported by Badminton England and is focused on introducing players to the sport to grow long term participation. They will organise the sessions and seek to employ a local coach to deliver the programme in Suffolk.

The programme will commence with up to 6 locations across the County where there is little or no badminton activity for these age groups.  The initiative will look at an exit strategy to keep the players active in the sport by establishing links to senior clubs who are open to receiving junior players from the age of 13 who will already have some knowledge and experience of the game.

There will be more information available on the Suffolk BA website and a dedicated Community Badminton Suffolk website very soon but if you want to learn more now about this new junior initiative or perhaps get involved, please  contact :

  Mike Tee, Chair Suffolk Badminton Association, Tel 07740839617

  email chair@suffolkbadminton.co.uk

Supported by Suffolk Badminton Association


Badminton Sessions at Bury St. Edmunds   (map ►)

Mondays:

   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

These sessions are suitable for beginners and inexperienced players.  If you or your child are interested in joining one of the sessions, please contact Amanda Balaam contact form ►

Supported 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


National Schools Championships

Winners if 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.


Medal from All England Open Championships

Amanda Balaam was presented with a medal for being selected as a service judge for the mixed doubles final of the Yonex All England Championships. The championships were held in Birmingham in March and are one of the top three tournaments of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Tour. Amanda is on the National Committee of the Badminton Umpires Association of England and on The Council of Suffolk Badminton Association.

Tournaments in Suffolk 2018-19

At Suffolk One (map►) except IDBL at Northgate SC (map►)

22 Sep

Under-14 Suffolk Championships

Entry form ►

Under-18 Suffolk Championships

Entry form ►

23 Sep

Under-12 Suffolk Championships

Entry form ►

Under-16 Suffolk Championships

Entry form ►

Under-20 Suffolk Championships

Entry form ►

30 Sep

Suffolk Senior County Championships

Entry form ►

27 Oct

Badminton England Under-17 Bronze

Online Entry ►

28 Oct

Badminton England Under-17 Silver

Online Entry ►

17 Nov

Badminton England Suffolk Senior Bronze

Online Entry ►

18 Nov

Badminton England Under-19 Bronze

Online Entry ►

8 Dec

Badminton England Under-13 Bronze

Online Entry ►

6 Jan

Under-15 IDBL Junior Championships


13 Jan

Under-18 IDBL Junior Championships


16 Feb

Badminton England Ipswich Senior Bronze


23 Feb

Badminton England Under-15 Bronze


24 Feb

Badminton England Under-15 Silver


30 Mar

Badminton England Senior Silver


31 Mar


6 Apr

Badminton England Ipswich Senior Bronze