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Junior Badminton Trials

Players who are interested in representing Suffolk are invited to trials at Holbrook Sports Centre (map►).

Born in 2003 or 2004: Saturday 1st June, 1:15pm to 3:30pm.

Born in 2005 or 2006: Saturday 15th June, 1:15pm to 3:30pm.

Players must live in Suffolk, have been born in Suffolk or attend school in Suffolk. To apply to attend or for more information, a parent or guardian is asked to contact Jeremy Harvey (squad administrator) on 07788 695718.

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.

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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 ►

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

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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 ►

Mark Methven

It is with deep regret and great sadness that we report that Mark Methven, Head Coach at Ipswich Badminton Performance Centre, passed away suddenly on Tuesday 21st May.

A coach with great insight who loved the sport, he will be sadly missed by all. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

The funeral will be at West Suffolk Crematorium (Abbey Chapel) on 21st June at 3:30pm. It will be a simple, secular service to celebrate his life, followed by light refreshments at Ixworth Bowls Club, about 6 miles from the crematorium.

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 ►)


   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 webmaster Contact Us ►

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 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 ►

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

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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

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31 Mar

6 Apr

Badminton England Ipswich Senior Bronze

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28 Apr

IDBL Championships & Veterans Tournament

16 Jun

Under-11 and Under-13 (restricted)

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