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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 4th January to 25th April.

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

Friday evenings 7:30pm to 9pm. £3 (students £1.50).  Every week up to 22nd April (including Good Friday).

Organised by Suffolk Badminton Association.

New Arrangements for Badminton England Senior County Championships

Up to now senior county matches have been played as away and home fixtures. This has meant players having to give up eight Sundays during a season: quite a commitment.

From next season matches will be played at a central venue in the region. No other badminton events will be arranged on those days. The first day will be a Saturday with each team playing two ties. The second day will also be a Saturday with two ties. The third and fourth days will be one weekend with three ties played.

The selectors of the Suffolk teams hope more players will make themselves available for selection.  If you wish to be considered for selection, please Contact Us ►

Yonex Ipswich Badminton Performance Centre

Coaching is leading to good tournament results for junior players.

IBPC website ►

AGM Report ► (PDF 72 kbytes)

Commonwealth champions Chris and Gabby Adcock answering

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

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.

List of Coaches

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

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 ►

Tournaments 2015-16    All at Suffolk One, Ipswich Map

19 Sep

Suffolk Under-15 Restricted

19 Sep

Suffolk Under-19 Restricted

20 Sep

Suffolk Under-13 Restricted

20 Sep

Suffolk Under-17 Restricted

25 & 27


Suffolk County Restricted Senior

2 & 3


Badminton England Suffolk Senior Silver

Postponed to

20 Feb

24 Oct

Badminton England Suffolk Under-17 Bronze


25 Oct

Badminton England Suffolk Under-17 Silver


14 Nov

Badminton England Suffolk Senior Bronze


15 Nov

Badminton England Suffolk Under-19 Bronze


19 Dec

Badminton England Suffolk Under-13 Bronze


9 Jan

Badminton England Suffolk Under-15 Silver


6 Feb

Badminton England Suffolk Under-15 Bronze

Entry Form

20 Feb

Badminton England Suffolk Senior Silver

Online entry Entry Form

9 Apr

Badminton England Ipswich Senior Bronze

(Organised by Yonex Ipswich Badminton Performance Centre)

Entry Form

Level 2 Coaching Course             Suffolk One, Ipswich

23 & 24 April, 21 May & 2 July 2016

The UKCC Level 2 Certificate for Coaches in Badminton qualifies the coach to independently plan, lead and review coaching sessions and develop coaching programmes to support the development of players.

Details ►

Sandy Taylor wins Over-55 event at Kent Masters Gold Tournament

Receiving his medal for winning the men’s singles at Medway Park, Gillingham on 23rd October.

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 to be 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.

Players from Six Junior Clubs Compete in Stowmarket Junior Tournament

There was a record entry of 39 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 ►

Beginner Coaching and Instruction

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

Inclusive Badminton                    Wednesdays 4:30 to 6pm

Sessions for adults with learning disability.

Contact 01473 345350.                                                Flyer ►

Organised by ActivIpswich with Special Olympics Suffolk and Avenues East

Special Olympics Suffolk website ►

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)

Over 200,000 Young People Now Playing Badminton Weekly

With an increase of 19%, over 200,000 young people between 14 and 25 are now playing badminton.              More ► (Badminton England website)