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

Masters Squads 2021-22

Masters Fixtures

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

Suffolk Badminton Association has entered teams in the Over-40, Over-50, Over-55, and Over-60 Masters County Championships.

Masters practice sessions were held on 17th October, 31st October and 2nd January. Click below for more information.

Masters Web Page

Suffolk Badminton Golf Day

After the previous enjoyable inaugural Golf Day at Hintlesham Hall, it has been decided that a second event will be held in October 2022 on a date to be announced. If you would like details to be sent to you when this is arranged, please contact Sue McKinley.

Contact Sue McKinley

Junior Coaching

Community Badminton (Suffolk Badminton School)

Bury St. Edmunds

Mondays at Skyliner Sports Centre,

Ipswich

Tuesdays at Gainsborough Sports Centre (sessions still suspended due to it being a mass vaccination centre).

Holbrook

Wednesdays at Holbrook Sports Centre.

Great Cornard

Thursdays at Great Cornard Sports Centre.

Felixstowe

Saturdays at Brackenbury Sports Centre.

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

Email Community Badminton Community Badminton website

Organised in association with Badminton England and Suffolk Badminton Association

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

Newspaper Article

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. No membership is required. Please telephone the contact person to make sure places are available.

Kesgrave

At Kesgrave Sports Centre most Thursdays throughout the year, 8pm to 10pm, £5.00 (full-time students £3). Contact Andrew Baker 01473 286007.

Woodbridge

At Woodbridge School most Fridays September to April, 8pm to 9:30pm, £3 (full-time students £1.50). Contact Peter Webb 01394 386452. No session on 18th February. Last session before Easter is 8th April.

Under-16 Team Win Very Close Match Against Surrey

The match could not have been closer, and the final result was 10 games each. However Suffolk edged the result by winning 23 rubbers to 22 which was a fantastic achievement.

Surrey came with a strong team, but the Suffolk team kept pace with them the whole way through the match, with some amazing individual performances and a tremendous team spirit.

Suffolk's Under-16 squad are undefeated in their last seven Shires League matches. Long may the run continue.

Under-14 Team Win at Home to Cambridgeshire

The Suffolk Under-14 Team won 16 - 4 but it was a much harder match than the score suggests. Coach Pauline Tarbit has congratulated all the players, including three who were playing their first ever county match.

The team will be training hard in preparation for their next match at home to Essex.

List of Coaches

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

Coaching Page

Woodbridge Badminton Club Has Moved!

Woodbridge Badminton Club have relocated from Farlingaye School in Woodbridge to Kesgrave High School. We now have club nights on Wednesdays and matches on Thursdays. Juniors remains on Mondays. New members welcome! For more information please contact the club secretary.

Email Club Secretary

Racketpack Festival Visits Suffolk

Pupils from 13 primary schools attended a very successful festival near Ipswich organised by Badminton England.

Full Report and Photos

Ipswich and District Badminton League

The league has had a successful season with temporary changes to the rules to help clubs return to competitive play after the coronavirus restrictions

IDBL Report for Suffolk Badminton Association AGM

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.

Contact Mary Hughes

Stowmarket Badminton Club

Stowmarket Badminton Club have returned to active 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 Louise, the club secretary:

Email Club Secretary

Grants and Kit Available to Clubs

Club Support Grants

Badminton England is keen to support clubs looking to develop and has grants available for any approved development plan.

Grants for 'No Strings' Sessions

Clubs setting up 'No Strings' sessions can receive a grant to cover the cost of the venue and coaching for up to 10 weeks. In addition clubs will receive a pack of rackets and shuttles. They will also get access to the new 'Discover Badminton' platform to promote and book sessions.

Grants for 'Racket Pack' Course

If a club sets up an eight-week 'Racket Pack' course they will receive a grant for venue and coaching costs. In addition they will receive a full starter kit and access to the new 'Discover Badminton' platform to promote and book sessions. Access would be given to a new online awards scheme.

For clubs in Suffolk, contact Julie Pike (Relationship Manager) on 07725 413548 or click on the email button below:

Email Julie Pike

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

Inclusive Badminton: Wimbledon Tournament

Nine Suffolk players competed in the regional singles tournament.

Inclusive badminton players at Wimbledon More Players Wanted

Organised by ActivLives with Special Olympics Suffolk

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 and Fridays 10am 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

National Badminton Museum

Old photo

The National Badminton Museum website has very interesting information on the history of badminton and some fascinting old photos.

Museum website