TOURNAMENTS IN SUFFOLK
29 Sep: Suffolk Senior 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.
8 Jan: Badminton England Senior Tier 4.
12 Jan: IDBL Under-15 (restricted).
19 Jan: IDBL Under-18 (restricted).
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 Ipswich PC Senior Bronze.
Opportunity to Play in Junior Suffolk Squad
Players are invited to apply to attend, free of charge, a three-hour 'trial' session at Suffolk One (Ipswich) on 14th September.
If you were born in 2005 or 2006, please contact the Under-16 Squad:
Email Suffolk Under-16 Squad
If you were born in 2003 or 2004, please contact the Under-18 Squad:
Email Suffolk Under-18 Squad
Golf Day - 6th September
The first Golf Day for Suffolk Badminton Association has been arranged for Friday 6 September at Hintlesham Golf Club.
To enter please contact Sue McKinley by 31st August:
Email Sue McKinley
Coach Training Courses
Level 1: Starting 17th November, South Woodham Ferrers.
Level 1: Starting 12th January, Ipswich.
Level 2: Starting 15th September, Thetford.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD): Developing Slice and Spin, 1st November, 10am - 1pm, Danbury.
List of Coaches
To help players find a coach, a list of available coaches has been placed on our coaching web 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.
Commonwealth Champions Chris and Gabby Adcock answering questions during their visit to IBPC.
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
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.
Most Thursdays throughout the year 8pm to 10pm £4.50 (students £3). Contact Andrew Baker 01473 286007.
Fridays from 13th Sept to 13th December except 27 Sept, 4 Oct, 15 Nov & 6 Dec (provisional dates), £3 (students £1.50). Contact Peter Webb 01394 386452.
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
Community Badminton in Wells Hall Community Primary School, Great Cornard
Julie Bradbury and Kate Hooper of Community Badminton gave pupils an introduction to badminton.
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.
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.
For more information, please phone Mary Hughes on 01359 240811 or by email ....
Email Stowmarket Badminton Club
Wednesdays 4:30 to 6pm (Sept to June) at Suffolk New College. For adults with intellectual disability.
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.
National Games and Special Olympics Suffolk
More Players Wanted
Organised by ActivIpswich with Special Olympics Suffolk
Vacancy for Secretary
If you would like the opportunity to be involved with badminton within Suffolk please contact Mike Tee, Chair of Suffolk Badminton Association, via e-mail in the first instance
Email Mike Tee
Under-11 and Under-13 Tournament Results
16th June 2019
Stowmarket Junior Tournament
Stowmarket Badminton Club hosted a junior tournament with 94 players participating. The club also ran other junior and senior tournaments.
Stowmarket Badminton Club News
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
Datime 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