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Play Badminton at Kesgrave or Hadleigh

Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced player, you are very welcome to our fun recreational sessions. Shuttlecocks are provided and rackets are available to borrow. There is no need to book but please telephone the contact person listed below to make sure space is available.

Cost is £4 per evening or £3 if under-18.

Badminton at Kesgrave

Kesgrave:  Contact: Andrew Baker 01473 286007.  (map )

Thursday evenings 8pm to 10pm. No session 17th April (before Easter). Sessions continue through the summer but between 2nd May and 28th August they are organised personally by Andrew Baker not SBA.

Hadleigh:  Contact: Alan Hughes 01473 823517.    (map )

Sessions have moved to Mondays 8pm to 10pm. The last session before the summer break is 28th April.

Organised by Suffolk Badminton Association.


Players Wanted

Get back into badminton: join a group of players at The Lindos Centre, Melton (map ) on Thursdays 5pm to 7pm. Experienced players most welcome. Phone Len on 01394 387012.

Not organised by Suffolk Badminton Association


Ipswich Badminton Performance Centre

Coaching is leading to good tournament results for junior players.

IBPC website ►


List of Coaches

To help people find a coach, a new list of available coaches has been placed on our coaching web page.                                    Coaching ►


Badminton is More Popular than Tennis

A survey by Sport England for the year April 2011 - April 2012 estimated that 535,000 adults play badminton, more than double the numbers that play cricket, rugby and basketball.          Sport England Report ► (PDF)


Opportunity to Get Involved with Suffolk Badminton

Suffolk Badminton Association would like to hear from anyone who would like to support badminton in Suffolk by coordinating publicity for the association. If you are interested please contact Steve Cox 01394 279174 or by email ►

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Badminton England Ipswich Senior Bronze Tournament

Saturday 26th AprilEntry Form

Suffolk One, Ipswich (map )

This is a new tournament this season and is organised by the Yonex Ipswich Badminton Performance Centre.


Under 11 and Under 12 Tournaments

Saturday 10th MayEntry Form

Rushmere Sports Centre, near Ipswich  (map ►)

This tournament provides an opportunity for all players of a reasonable standard to be considered for joining the Suffolk Under-13 Squad next season.


Under 16 Tournament

Sunday 11th May Entry Form

Rushmere Sports Centre, near Ipswich  (map ►)

This tournament provides an opportunity for all players of a reasonable standard to be considered for joining the Suffolk Under-17 Squad next season.


Under 14 Tournament

Sunday 18th May Entry Form

Copleston Centre, Ipswich  (map ►)

This tournament provides an opportunity for all players of a reasonable standard to be considered for joining the Suffolk Under-15 Squad next season.


Annual General Meeting

Monday 12th May 7:30pm                     Ipswich YMCA  (map ►)

Every Agenda affiliated club in Suffolk is entitled to send two voting members. Other members are also welcome to attend.


New Recreational Badminton Sessions in Woodbridge

Sessions will be starting on Friday 7th February 7:30pm to 9pm in The Dome at Woodbridge School  (map ).

Beginners and inexperienced players are welcome as well as those who have played before. The objective is an enjoyable, relaxed and healthy experience.

The cost is just £3 per session, reduced to £1.50 for students. No membership is required.

There is no need to book but it would be helpful if you register your interest in attending by clicking here: Interested

If you are new to the sport, help will be available from experienced players.

Racquets will be available to borrow. Please note there are no changing rooms available.

Junior players over about 14 are welcome but we cannot guarantee that an organiser with completed CRB check will be present so it may be necessary for a parent or other adult to be in the hall.

There will be no session on 18th April (Good Friday). The last session before the summer break will be on 2nd May.

If you would like any further information, please use the Contact Us form or contact Peter Webb on 01394 386452.

Organised by Suffolk Badminton Association

with assistance of Woodbridge Badminton Club


Suffolk Under-15 Team Reach National Play-off

Congratulations to the team for reaching a play-off of the Shires Badminton League. After a long journey travelling to Liverpool to play Lancashire the team lost 4-16.


Continue Playing Through the Summer

If your club does not continue playing through the summer months, Ipswich YMCA Badminton Club invite you to come along to their summer sessions every Tuesday 7:30pm onwards £2.50. Play will be with feather shuttlecocks.                                                                Club website ►


Beginner Coaching and Instruction

Ipswich YMCA Badminton Club are offering coaching and instruction for beginners 6:30pm to 7:30pm every Tuesday.             Club website ►


Stowmarket Badminton Club Celebrates 50 Years

Over 60 present and past members celebrated the club’s anniversary with a function at a local hotel. The club now has about 60 adult members and 45 junior members. The junior club benefits by having four Level-2 coaches and seven Level-1 coaches.                           Celebration ►


Woodbridge Badminton Club is Runner-up in Project of the Year Award

For its initiative to encourage more ladies to play badminton, Woodbridge Badminton Club was runner-up at Suffolk Sports Awards.