Tournaments This Autumn
Suffolk Badminton Association has arranged 11 tournaments for this autumn. They include junior and senior county championships (restricted to Suffolk players). There will also be junior and senior tournaments in the Badminton England circuits.
Tournaments Web Page
Masters Squads 2021-22
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 will be held on 17th October, 31st October and 2nd January. Click below for more information.
Masters Web Page
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.
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.
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.
Most Thursdays throughout the year 8pm to 10pm, £5.00 (full-time students £3). Contact Andrew Baker 01473 286007.
Most Fridays September to April, £3 (full-time students £1.50). Contact Peter Webb 01394 386452.
Community Badminton (Suffolk Badminton School)
Bury St. Edmunds
Mondays at Skyliner Sports Centre,
Tuesdays at Gainsborough Sports Centre (sessions still suspended due to it being a mass vaccination centre).
Wednesdays at Holbrook Sports Centre.
Thursdays at Great Cornard Sports Centre.
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.
Stowmarket Junior Badminton Club
Saturday mornings at Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre.
Beginners & improvers 9am to 10:15am.
Intermediate & 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 & District Badminton League and into the Bury & District Badminton League. If you would like to join please contact Louise, the club secretary:
Email Club Secretary
Suffolk Badminton Golf Society
After the previous enjoyable inaugural Golf Day at Hintlesham Hall, it has been decided that a second event will be held in spring 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
List of Coaches
To help players find a coach, a list of available coaches has been placed on our coaching web page.
Racketpack Festival Visits Suffolk
Pupils from 13 primary schools attended a very successful festival near Ipswich organised by Badminton England.
Full Report and Photos
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
National Badminton Museum
The National Badminton Museum website has very interesting information on the history of badminton and some fascinting old photos.
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
"Ray Learney" Junior Team Challenge
Nine teams from clubs around the county entered the event which was hosted by Abbeygate Badminton Club in Bury St. Edmunds on 25th January.
A total of 55 players took part in under-12, under-14 and under-16 age groups. The winners were Abbeygate Badminton Club's 'Red Team'. Ipswich YMCA team won the 'One Minute Team Challenge' and the Players' Player Award went to Connie Adderson of Stowmarket Badminton Club.
Wednesdays 3:45pm to 4:45pm and 5pm to 6pm (Sept to June) at Suffolk New College. For adults (over 16) with intellectual disability.
Organised by ActivLives with Special Olympics Suffolk
Tuesdays 2pm to 3:30pm at Whitton Sports Centre in Ipswich. Targeted for those over 45, including those with a long-term health condition or disability.
Organised by ActivLives
Inclusive Badminton: Wimbledon Tournament
Nine Suffolk players competed in the regional singles tournament.
More Players Wanted
Organised by ActivLives with Special Olympics Suffolk
Daytime Badminton for Over-50's
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