Tournaments in Suffolk

Organised by Suffolk Badminton Association except IDBL, IBPC and NBF tournaments

29 Sep: Suffolk Senior & Masters County Championships (restricted)

5 Oct: Suffolk Under-14 and Under-18 Championships (restricted).

6 Oct: Suffolk Under-12, Under-16 and Under-20 Championships (restricted).

26 Oct: Badminton England Under-17 Bronze.

27 Oct: Badminton England Under-17 Silver.

16 Nov: Badminton England Suffolk Senior Bronze.

17 Nov: Badminton England Under-19 Bronze.

24 Nov: NBF Doubles Tournament (Newmarket)

14 Dec: Badminton England Under-13 Bronze.

12 Jan: IDBL Under-15 (restricted).

19 Jan: IDBL Under-18 (restricted).

8 Feb: Badminton England Senior Tier 4

22 Feb: Badminton England Under-15 Bronze.

23 Feb: Badminton England Under-15 Silver.

22 & 23 Feb: NBF International Tournament (teams)

21 & 22 Mar: Badminton England Senior Silver.

4 Apr: Badminton England IBPC Senior Bronze.

Details and How to Enter

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.

IBPC website

Junior Coaching

Community Badminton (Suffolk Badminton School)

Organised in association with Badminton England and Suffolk Badminton Association

Bury St. Edmunds

Mondays at Skyliner Sports Centre,


Tuesdays at Gainsborough Sports Centre.

Holbrook (near Ipswich)

Wednesdays at Holbrook Sports Centre.

Great Cornard

Thursdays at Great Cornard Sports Centre.


Saturdays at Brackenbury Sports Centre.

Tel. 0800 888 6035 or email . . . ..

Email Community Badminton Community Badminton website

Julie Bradbury and Kate Hooper of Community Badminton gave pupils in Wells Hall Community Primary School in Great Cornard an introduction to badminton.

Newspaper Article

Badminton Sessions at Bury St Edmunds

Saxons Community Badminton Club (adults):

Mondays 8pm to 10pm at Skyliner Sports Centre.

Contact Bryan Gates by email . . . .

Email Bryan Gates

Badminton England Senior County Championships

Suffolk Badminton Association is again entering two teams.

Senior Squads 2019-20

Club Support Grants

Badminton England is keen to support clubs looking to develop and has grants available. For clubs in Suffolk, contact Julie Pike (Relationship Manager) on 07725 413548 or by email:

Email Julie Pike

Phil Lowe

Phil Lowe passed away on 3rd November. He worked tirelessly in the Lowestoft area to promote badminton, had managed the Suffolk Under-17 squad and had been secretary of Kirkley Kasuals club. His funeral is at 11am on 19th November at the Waveney Memorial Park & Crematorium, Warrens Lane, Ellough, Beccles, NR34 7XE.

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. Woodbridge sessions may be suitable for beginners. No membership is required as sessions are on a pay-and-play basis.. Shuttlecocks are provided and rackets are available to borrow. There is no need to book but please telephone the contact person to make sure places are available.


Most Thursdays throughout the year 8pm to 10pm £4.50 (students £3). Contact Andrew Baker 01473 286007.


Fridays from 13th Sept to 13th December except 27 Sept, 4 Oct, 15 Nov & 6 Dec. £3 (students £1.50). Contact Peter Webb 01394 386452.

Racketpack Festival Visits Suffolk

Pupils from 13 primary schools attended a very successful festival near Ipswich organised by Badminton England.

Full Report and Photos

Ladies and Girls Badminton

Stowmarket Badminton Club are running sessions for ladies and girls at Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre on Tuesday evenings from 8pm.

The sessions are suitable for beginners, inexperienced players and ex-players who fancy starting up again. Rackets are available to borrow. For more information, please phone Mary Hughes on 01359 240811 or by email ....

Email Stowmarket Badminton Club

Newmarket Badminton Federation Doubles Tournament

Sunday 24th November 2019

Players will enter as individuals and will be drawn to form men's, ladies' and mixed pairings. Closing date is 9th November.

Details and Entry Form (PDF)

Newmarket Badminton Federation International Tournament

Weekend of 22nd & 23rd February 2020

Last year the tournament attracted a record 37 teams from around the country together with many Belgian friends. Teams consist of 2 men and 2 ladies (entering as teams or individuals) playing at least 20 games of level and mixed doubles in leagues which are split into four standards from C2 (club) up to B1 (county). Entries are now open and due no later than 20th January 2020.

Details and Entry Form (PDF)

Ipswich & District Badminton League Championships and Veterans Tournament

The tournament will take place on Sunday 29th March, 9am to 6pm, at Suffolk One. It is restricted to members of clubs in the league.

IDBL Tournaments

Beginners and Intermediate Badminton

With coaching on racket control, shot production, movement, tactics, fitness etc.  Tuesdays at Waterloo Centre Leiston.

Coastal Leisure Learning website

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

Coach Training Courses

Level 1: Starting 17th November, South Woodham Ferrers.

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Level 1: Starting 12th January, Ipswich.

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Continuing Professional Development (CPD): Developing Slice and Spin, 1st November, 10am - 1pm, Danbury.

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List of Coaches

To help players find a coach, a list of available coaches has been placed on our coaching web page.

Coaching Page

Suffolk Badminton Golf Day

The inaugural Suffolk Badminton Association Golf Day took place at Hintlesham Golf Club near Ipswich in September 2019. It was supported by many past and present players and proved a very sociable event on the course and afterwards with a meal and prizes.

The results were:

Men’s Stapleford individual winner: Paul Tee (21) - 45 points.

Ladies’ Stapleford individual winner: Sue Poole (23) - 38 points.

Winning Team: The Eagles (Paul Tee, Rob Dennis and Sue Poole) - 96 Stapleford points.

Team Runners Up: The Aces (Malcolm Simmonds, Steve Cook & Mike Tee) - 87 Stapleford points.

Nearest the Pin in 2 (Hole 7) – Alan Jones.

Nearest the Pin (Hole 13) – Malcolm Simmonds.

Following the success of the event, it is hoped to run another Golf Day in 2020 and more details will be published on this website.

Inclusive Badminton

Wednesdays 4:30 to 6pm (Sept to June) at Suffolk New College. For adults with intellectual disability.

More Information

Organised by ActivIpswich with Special Olympics Suffolk

Inclusive Badminton: Special Olympics

Suffolk players won 4 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals at a regional tournament in Cannock. Photo: with supporters in Cannock.

Special Olympics at Cannock National Games and Special Olympics Suffolk More Players Wanted

Organised by ActivIpswich with Special Olympics Suffolk

National Schools Championships

Winners of the Suffolk round were:

Years 7, 8 & 9 girls: Thomas Gainsborough School

Years 7, 8 & 9 boys: East Bergholt High School

Years 10 & 11 girls: Bungay High School

Years 10 & 11 boys: Debenham High School

The teams went on to compete in regional finals in Cambridge

Bungay High School team

Bungay High School team with the silver medals they won in the regional finals.

Daytime Badminton for Over-50's

No booking, just turn up, but please phone sports centre to check whether this information is up to date.

Whitton Sports Centre in Ipswich.

Monday and Wednesday mornings 10am to 12 noon; Fridays 10:30am to 12:30am. Tel. 01473 433655.

Northgate Sports Centre in Ipswich

Mondays 4pm o 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 per session.

Mondays & Fridays 11:00 to 13:00, Tuesdays 9:30 to 11:30,

Please phone the sports centre to check whether this information is up to date. Tel. 01473 612648.

Organised by Kesgrave Sports Centre