Masters County Squads

Newcomers Welcome

We are always keen to add newcomers to our squad and this season, you can get involved in the Masters squad even earlier! The qualifying age for joining the Masters is now your 38th birthday – once you are past that date you qualify for the Over 40s and can start the “graduation” process up through all the age groups! Some of our Over 65s started playing for the county in the Over 40s so there is a long future ahead for the newcomers!

Whilst much of badminton is having a slow start to this season for obvious reasons, it is one of the key indoor sports which is able to take place under strict COVID-19 rules and regulations laid down by Badminton England and offers an opportunity to be active and enjoy sport within a Group of 6. Details of this can be found under Return To Play Roadmap on their website

If you want to get involved with Masters Badminton this season, please contact Sue McKinley, Masters Co-ordinator, and she will ensure you receive updates as soon as possible.

Contact Sue McKinley

Masters County Championships

For the 2020-21 season, Suffolk Badminton Association entered the following teams in the Masters County Championships: Over-40 (now over-38), Over-50, Over-55, Over-60 and Over-65. The league season was cancelled by Badminton England in October, due to COVID-19 restrictions.

It is hoped that some friendly matches may be arranged in 2021 with neighbouring counties and this situation will be reviewed in the early part of 2021 depending on restrictions in place and level of interest.

Over-60 County Championship Team

Over-60 Masters County Championship Team

Masters County Challenge

This national competition is traditionally held on an annual basis in January. The 2021 competition planned for 9 & 10 January has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation and it is hoped that a one-day event may be arranged in June 2021. More details will be announced nearer the time.

Masters County Challenge at Worcester

Masters County Challenge January 2020

Over-40 Team

Over-40 Team at Masters County Challenge

Practice Sessions

Masters players from all parts of the county usually have playing get-togethers in October and January each year. These are currently suspended but it is hoped that some can be arranged in 2021. Details will be published on this website. If you are over 38, live in Suffolk and would like to come to a session, please contact Sue McKinley by email:

Contact Sue McKinley

Not everyone is an ex-county player by any means. Many of those who play for Suffolk now, never had the opportunity to represent the county at an earlier age and are very proud to be able to pull on a Suffolk shirt.

Over-60 team

Over-60 Team at Masters County Challenge

Masters Calendar 2019-20

(example of a season without coronavirus)