Opportunity for Girls to Join Suffolk Junior Squad

Free Squad Session

Following the successful introduction of an Under-13 Shires League team in 2023 Suffolk Badminton Association is actively recruiting girls who are under 11 to join our junior county squad in readiness for future seasons.

If you have a daughter who was born in 2014 or later and has started to play badminton regularly then please contact Adrian Cook either via the link below or telephone 07341 665331 for more information and a free trial squad session.

Contact Adrian Cook Junior Squads Web Page

Suffolk Badminton Association

Annual General Meeting 2024

7pm on Wednesday 17th July

Stowmarket Community Centre,

Hillside, Stowmarket, IP14 2BD.

Map

The meeting will also be available to join via Zoom.

Zoom Link

Non-affiliated clubs can be represented but may not vote.

Agenda and Reports

Would You Like to Become Involved With Badminton In Suffolk?

Suffolk Badminton Association is actively promoting the sport within the county. As well as the county junior, senior and masters squads, the association runs about ten tournaments each year. There is also a well-funded strategic development action plan to promote the growth of badminton across Suffolk: by supporting activities from grassroots to competition level.

More Information Strategic Development Action Plan (PDF)

Tournaments - Spring 2024

Restricted tournaments are open to all who live in, were born in or go to school in Suffolk


Suffolk Tier 4

27th January

Results

Suffolk Under-15 Bronze

17th February

Results

Suffolk Under-15 Silver

18th February

Results

Suffolk Senior Silver

9th & 10th March

Results

Masters Squads 2024-254

Masters Fixtures (updated 10/1/24)

Players can now play in Over-40 matches as soon as they reach their 38th birthday.

Suffolk Badminton Association enters teams in the Over-40, Over-50, Over-60 and Over-65 Masters County Championships. Fixtures are released at the end of August for the following season.

Masters County Championships Results 2023-24
(Tournament Software)

Over-40, Over-50 and Over 60 teams took part in the Inter County Challenge weekend on 13th & 14th January 2024.

Inter County Challenge Results 2024
(Tournament Software)

Masters practice sessions will be held on 6th October 2024 and 5th January 2025 at Suffolk New College, IP4 1LT from 12noon - 3pm. These will be run on a typical club night format of level and mixed doubles, giving everyone the opportunity to play with and against their age group team and others before competitive match play! If you are interested in coming along, please contact Sue McKinley.

Please contact Sue McKinley for more information.

Contact Sue McKinley Masters 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.

IBPC

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

IBPC website

Junior and Adult Coaching

Bury St. Edmunds

Mondays at Skyliner Sports Centre (juniors and adults).

Holbrook

Tuesdays at Holbrook Academy (juniors).

Ipswich

Wednesdays at Whitton Sports Centre (juniors).

Great Cornard

Thursdays at Great Cornard Sports Centre (juniors).

Felixstowe

Saturdays at Brackenbury Sports Centre (juniors).

Tel. 0330 551 9497 or email . . . .

Email National Badminton National Badminton website

Organised by National Badminton in association with Badminton England and Suffolk Badminton Association


Julie Bradbury and Kate Hooper of National Badminton gave pupils in Wells Hall Community Primary School in Great Cornard an introduction to badminton.

Newspaper Article

Suffolk Under-17 Silver & Bronze Tournaments

It was a fantastic weekend for Ipswich Badminton Performance Centre players as they dominated the two open Badminton England tournaments winning 9 out of 10 events. Natsha Adins (Essex) and Samuel Nok Chan (Essex) took both singles titles with Anastasiia Ruban (Suffolk) and Amelia Williams (Suffolk) winning both women's doubles events. Samuel paired up with Amelia to win the bronze mixed doubles title and with Kayleigh Williams (Suffolk) to win the silver mixed doubles. Zach Chung (Cambridgeshire) and Freddie Driver (Oxfordshire) prevailed in the open doubles bronze event, whilst Daniel Cook (Suffolk) and Samuel won the open doubles silver.

Players with medals

Whilst this was an excellent tournament for Samuel taking 5 out of 6 titles he entered, Suffolk players also performed very well. The standard of play was high and it was a very enjoyable weekend for all who participated.

Mike Tee (Chair, Suffolk Badminton Association)

Chloe Wins Silver in All England Junior Championships

All England Junior Silver Medalists

Congratulations to Chloe Dennis (left) & partner Leona Lee (Hertfordshire) on winning silver medals in the inaugural All England Junior Badminton Championships. The championships were held at Birmingham University from 27th to 30th July.

They reached the final of the girls doubles after beating the number 3 seeds from Estonia in the semi-final. Chloe and Leona lost the first set 21-16 and were 11-6 down in the second set before some great play from both of them turned the match around, winning the second set 21-18. A strong start in the third set let to a final set win of 21-12.

In the final they faced very strong opposition in a Canadian / American pairing who dominated the first set 21-5. There was a good recovery in the second set but ultimately Chloe and Leona lost 21-18.

Congratulations also to Chloe for being selected for the England Under-19 team to play in the Under-19 World Championships in America at the end of September.

Stowmarket Junior Tournament

Stowmarket Badminton Club's Junior Tournament was held on 17th March 2024 and received entries from five other clubs: YM Exiles, Abbeygate, Debenham, Bosmere and Little Shots. Over 80 children entered which resulted in 105 matches being played.

Stowmarket Junior Tournament players

Under-11

Winners: Archie Phaup & Feyhan Adilov (Debenham).

Runners-up: Christopher Chua & Sebastian Pop (Little Shots).

Under-13

Winners: George Hearn & Rudy James (Debenham).

Runners-up: Oscar Drake & Hari Sivakanthan (YM Exiles).

Under-15

Winners: Saad Shaik & Shoaib Shaik (YM Exiles).

Runners-up: Liam Gibbs & Toby Nottage (YM Exiles).

Under-17

Winners: Mikolaj Wyczesany & Milosz Wargocki (Little Shots).

Runnrs-up: Ben Margetson & Peter Lennon (Bosmere).

Thank you to everyone for taking part and supporting our Junior Tournament. Mary Hughes.

Recreational Badminton at Woodbridge

Badminton At Woodbridge

Most Tuesdays September to April 8pm to 9:30pm.

£3 (full-time students £1.50)   Sports Dome, Woodbridge School

Map

It is expected sessions will resume in September.

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. Regrettably at present the sessions are not suitable for beginners. No membership is required. Rackets are available to borrow. Players under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. To enquire whether places are available please contact Peter Webb 01394 386452.

Stowmarket Junior Badminton Club

Saturday mornings at Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre.

Beginners and improvers 9am to 10:15am.

Intermediate and advanced 10:30am to 12 noon.

Email Mary Hughes

Stowmarket Badminton Club

Stowmarket Badminton Club club nights on Mondays and Wednesdays each week. The club plays from 8pm to 10pm at Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre in the Main Hall. During the winter season teams are entered into the Ipswich and District Badminton League and into the Bury and District Badminton League. If you would like to join please contact Dan Simpson, the club secretary:

Email Club Secretary

Inclusive Badminton

Wednesdays 3:45pm to 4:45pm and 5pm to 6pm (Sept to June) at Suffolk New College. For adults (over 16) with intellectual disability.

More Information

Organised by ActivLives with Special Olympics Suffolk


ActivBadminton

Tuesdays 2pm to 3:30pm at Whitton Sports Centre in Ipswich. For adults of any age, including those with long-term health conditions and/or a disability.

More Information

Organised by ActivLives


Para-Badminton Tournament

Six players from Special Olympics Suffolk/ActivLives competed at Gillingham, producing some excellent performances. The tournament included players with physical, sensory and intellectual disabilities. Suffolk players managed to bring home 5 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals.

Para-Badminton Tournament

Daytime Badminton for Over-50's

Booking required.

Whitton Sports Centre in Ipswich.

Monday and Friday mornings 10:30am to 12:30pm. Tel. 01473 433655.

Northgate Sports Centre in Ipswich

Mondays 4pm to 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 £3.50 per session.

Tuesdays 10am to 12 noon and Fridays 9am to 12 noon.

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

Organised by Kesgrave Sports Centre