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Play Badminton at Kesgrave, Hadleigh or Woodbridge

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 places are available.

Badminton at Kesgrave

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

Thursday evenings 8pm to 10pm. £4 (students £3).  Sessions throughout the year except Xmas (organised by Andrew Baker April to August).

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

Monday evenings 8pm to 10pm. £4 (students £3).

Sessions recommence 12th September and continue to end of April 2017 except sports hall closures and public holidays.

Woodbridge: Contact: Peter Webb 01394 386452.   (map ►)

Friday evenings 7:30pm to 9pm. £3 (students £1.50).  No session 21st October.                        Organised by Suffolk Badminton Association.


Yonex Ipswich Badminton Performance Centre

Coaching is leading to good tournament results for junior players.

Blake HoangBlake Hoang wins Gold in National Championships

IBPC player Blake Hoang made history at the English National Under 13 Championships by winning a gold medal in the boys’ doubles with his partner Liam Purton of Essex. Blake is the first boy from Suffolk to win a junior national title since records began 67 years ago. He has since  been selected to play for England in Denmark.

Katie Scott Katie Scott (right)wins Bronze in National Championships

Katie Scott from Suffolk with her doubles partner Amy Hayhoe from Norfolk reached the semi-finals of the Under-15 English National Championships.  Katie also got through to the quarter-finals of the singles. The photo shows Amy (left) and Katie (right).

IBPC website ►

AGM Report ► (PDF 72 kbytes)

Invitation to Coaches

Coaches are welcome to visit the Yonex Ipswich Badminton Performance Centre to see up-to-date coaching techniques. To arrange a suitable date and time, please contact the Head Coach, Mark Methven, telephone 07711 851070 or email: markmethven@btinternet.com.

Chris & Gabby Adcock at IBPC Commonwealth champions Chris and Gabby Adcock answering

questions during their visit to IBPC on 9th December 2014.


Inclusive Badminton

Wednesdays 4:30 to 6pm (Sept to April)      Suffolk New College

For adults with learning disability. Contact Mike McCathy 01473 345350.

Organised by ActivIpswich with Special Olympics Suffolk and Avenues East

Flyer ►           Special Olympics Suffolk website


Daytime Badminton for Over-50’s

Whitton Sports Centre in Ipswich (map ►) have recreational sessions for over-50’s on Monday and Wednesday mornings 10am to 12 noon. No booking, just turn up!

Brackenbury Sports Centre in Felixstowe (map ►) have sessions for over-50’s on Wednesday and Friday mornings 10am to 12 noon.  Again, no booking is required.

Suffolk Now HasSuffolk Saxons logo National Badminton League Team

A new franchise team called the Suffolk Saxons has joined the AJ Bell National Badminton League (NBL) from the start of the 2016-17 season. The team, managed by Abbeycroft Leisure, is supported by a number of organisations including Suffolk County Council, Suffolk Sport and Suffolk Badminton Association.

Home matches scheduled (in Ipswich):

   7th November, Surrey Smashers

   5th December, Bristol Jets

   13th February, University of Nottingham.                Website ►


Volunteer to be a Line Judge

A fantastic opportunity to get one of the best seats!   Details


Suffolk to Spearhead Badminton Participation

Suffolk has been selected by Badminton England as one of three counties to lead the way in increasing the number of people playing badminton. The initiative is a partnership between Badminton England, Suffolk Sport, Suffolk Badminton Association, local leagues, community badminton networks and the Ipswich Badminton Performance Centre.  With funding of an employee part-time, the focus is on getting more young children playing but also seeking to increase access to courts and to assist with the development of clubs. A key target is to double the number of junior clubs by 2018.     Detailed plan ►  (PDF 129KBytes)


Schools Win Through to Regional Finals

Congratulations to teams from the following schools for winning through to the regional finals of the National Schools Competition held in Cambridge on 3rd March.

    Under-14 Girls: Bungay High School.

    Under-14 Boys: King Edward VI School, Bury St. Edmunds.

    Under-16 Girls: East Bergholt High School.

    Under-16 Boys: Thurston Community College.


Players from Seven Junior Clubs Compete in Stowmarket Junior Tournament

Stowmarket Junior Tournament

There was an entry of 38 doubles pairs in the tournament organised by Stowmarket Badminton Club.                           More ►


Wishing to join a club?

Skillcentre Badminton Club in Ipswich have vacancies for new members, both male and female. Please contact their secretary if you wish to go along to a free first session.   Club web page ►

St. Phillips ABC Badminton Club in Newmarket also have vacancies for new members.    Club web page ►


List of Coaches

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

Tournaments in Suffolk 2016-17


25 Sep

Suffolk Championships (Senior & Masters)

Entry Form ►

Online Entry ►

8 Oct

Suffolk Under-16 Championships

Entry Form ►

Online Entry ►

9 Oct

Suffolk Under 14 Championships

Entry Form ►

Online Entry ►

Suffolk Under-20 Championships

Entry Form ►

Online Entry ►

16 Oct

Suffolk Under-12 Championships

Entry Form ►

Online Entry ►

Suffolk Under-18 Championships

Entry Form ►

Online Entry ►

29 Oct

Badminton England Under-17 Bronze

Online Entry ►

30 Oct

Badminton England Under-17 Silver

Online Entry ►

19 Nov

Badminton England Senior Bronze

Online Entry ►

20 Nov

Badminton England Under-19 Bronze

Online Entry ►

17 Dec

Badminton England Under-13 Bronze

Online Entry ►

15 Jan

IDBL Under-15 Tournament


22 Jan

IDBL Under-18 Tournament


11 Feb

Badminton England Under-15 Silver

Online Entry ►

12 Feb

Badminton England Under-16 Bronze

Online Entry ►

18 Feb

Badminton England Senior Silver

Online Entry ►

8 Apr

Badminton England Ipswich Senior Bronze

Online Entry ►


Badminton England Tournaments in Ely, Cambridgeshire

(organised by Norfolk Badminton Association)

27 Nov

Norfolk Under-16 Bronze

Online Entry ►

12 Mar

Norfolk Under-14 Bronze

Online Entry ►