Tournaments - Autumn 2023
Restricted tournaments are open to all who live in, were born in or go to school in Suffolk
Suffolk Senior Restricted
Suffolk Junior Restricted
30th September and 1st October
Suffolk Under-17 Bronze
Suffolk Under-17 Silver
Suffolk Senior Bronze
Suffolk Under-19 Silver
Masters Squads 2023-24
Masters Fixtures (updated 4/10/23)
Players can now play in Over-40 matches as soon as they reach their 38th birthday.
Suffolk Badminton Association entered teams in the Over-40, Over-50, Over-60 and Over-65 Masters County Championships. Over-40, Over-50, Over-60 and Over 65 teams will take part in the Inter County Challenge weekend on 13 & 14 January 2024 in the following locations:
Over 40 & Over-60: Eastleigh, accommodation at Sutton Scotney
Over 50: Bournemouth
Over 65: Wolverhampton
Masters practice sessions will be held on 24 September 2023 at Suffolk One (11am-2pm) and 7th January at Suffolk New College (Goals) 10am-12.30pm. These are 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 strikes! Please contact Sue McKinley for more information.
Contact Sue McKinley
Masters Web Page
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.
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)
Recreational Badminton at Woodbridge
Most Tuesdays September to April 8pm to 9:30pm.
£3 (full-time students £1.50)
Sports Dome, Woodbridge School
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. Rackets are available to borrow. Players under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Contact Peter Webb 01394 386452.
Chloe Wins Silver in All England Junior Championships
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.
Ipswich Tier 4 Tournament
Saturday 13th May 2023
A highly successful "copper" tournament was run with 80 players descending on Suffolk One to take part in the latest Badminton England circuit event hosted by Suffolk Badminton Association. This senior tournament attracted players from a far away as Yorkshire and was played in an exemplary manner.
Whilst the titles were shared between a number of counties, pride of place will go to our own Rylee Hoang who teamed up with Sneja Jogi to win the mixed doubles title as an unseeded entry: an excellent performance.
Men's singles – Zixia Ziang (Middlesex)
Women's singles – Jo Copestake (Norfolk)
Men's doubles – Charlie Wakefield (Norfolk) & Yi Ng (Essex)
Women's doubles – Michaela Anthony & Louise Williams (Yorkshire)
Mixed doubles – Rylee Hoang (Suffolk) & Sneha Jogi (Hertfordshire)
Congratulations to all who took part. Mike Tee (Chair)
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.
Suffolk First Team Finish Season Top of Division
Winning Division 1 South meant the team travelled to Milton Keynes for the play-offs (top two teams from Division 1 South and top two teams from Division 1 North) over the weekend of the 6/7th May to contest for promotion. Despite a valiant effort the team finished third in the table with the top two going up to the Championship.
Suffolk Second Team endured a tough season and unfortunately finished in the relegation places (by just one rubber) having held themselves in Division 3 for a few years.
To help players find a coach, a list of available coaches has been placed on our coaching web page.
Contact our Badminton England Relationship Manager, Julie Pike, for the most up to date information on any funding that is available
Email Julie Pike
Junior and Adult Coaching
Bury St. Edmunds
Mondays at Skyliner Sports Centre (juniors and adults).
Tuesdays at Holbrook Academy (juniors).
Wednesdays at Whitton Sports Centre (juniors).
Thursdays at Great Cornard Sports Centre (juniors).
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.
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
Felixstowe Shuttlers Badminton Club
The club has a focus on sociable exercise in a friendly environment and welcomes all abilities. Current membership ranges from 19 to over 80 years of age! The club meets on Wednesday evenings (7pm to 9:30pm) at the Felixstowe School (formerly Felixstowe Academy).
For further details contact Hugh Pierce on 07921 268763 or by email:
Email Hugh Pierce
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
Badminton England has been organising annual Racketpack festivals in Suffolk.
Report and Photos
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. For adults of any age, including those with long-term health conditions and/or a disability.
Organised by ActivLives
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.
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 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