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Play Badminton . . . . . . In Suffolk

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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 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. £4 (students £3).

Session on 18th December, then resumes on 8th January.

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

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

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

Friday evenings 7:30pm to 9pm. £3 (students £1.50).

No session on 19th December, resumes 9th January.

Organised by Suffolk Badminton Association.

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 ►

Yonex 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 ►

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.

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)

Tournaments 2014-15  All at Suffolk One, Ipswich Map

26 & 28 Sept

Suffolk Championships (senior)


11 Oct

Under-15 Suffolk Championships


11 Oct

Under-19 Suffolk Championships


12 Oct

Under-13 Suffolk Championships


12 Oct

Under-17 Suffolk Championships


15 Nov

Badminton England Suffolk Senior Bronze


13 Dec

Badminton England Suffolk Under-17 Silver


14 Dec

Badminton England Suffolk Under-19 Bronze


7 Feb

Badminton England Suffolk Under-15 Bronze

Entry Form

8 Feb

Badminton England Suffolk Under-17 Bronze

Entry Form

14 Feb

Badminton England Suffolk Under-13 Bronze

(Date changed)

Entry Form

21 Feb

Badminton England Suffolk Under-15 Silver

Entry Form

20 & 21 Mar

Badminton England Suffolk Senior Silver

Entry Form

18 Apr

Badminton England Ipswich Senior Bronze

(organised by Ipswich Badminton Performance Centre)

Entry Form

CenterParcs Schools Competition

The winning schools were:

Girls under-14: East Bergholt

   runners-up: Farlingaye (Woodbridge)

Boys under-14: Thurston College

   runners-up: Hardwick Middle  (Bury St. Edmunds)

Girls under-16: Bungay High

   runners-up: County Upper (Bury St. Edmunds)

Boys under-16: Thurston

   runners-up: Copleston High (Ipswich)

Beginner Coaching and Instruction

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

Successful 50th Season for Stowmarket Badminton Club

The club’s ladies team in the Ipswich and District Badminton League (IDBL) won the Division One title and a (separate) team in the Bury and District Badminton League won the ladies’ title. For the third time in seven years the club was overall winner of the Suffolk Junior League. Several club players have represented Suffolk at junior, senior and masters. In the IDBL tournament, all four players in the ladies’ doubles final were club players.

Review of the season ►

Badminton England Quarterly Report for Suffolk

Badminton England’s regional team for the South East are involved in numerous initiatives to increase participation in the county. These include Community Badminton Networks, Center Parcs National Schools Championship, SmashUp in schools, SmashUp in village halls etc, No Strings, Essentials, Play Badminton, Battle Badminton, Ipswich Badminton Performance Centre and coach training courses.

Quarterly Report for Suffolk Sept 2014 ►