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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).

Sessions continue through the summer, organised by Andrew Baker.

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

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

There are sessions to end of April (except Easter Monday).

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

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

No session Good Friday. Last session 1st May. Resume 4th Sept.

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 ►

Commonwealth champions Chris and Gabby Adcock answering questions during their visit to IBPC on 9th December 2014.

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)

Tournaments 2014-15  All at Suffolk One, Ipswich Map

26 & 28 Sep

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


8 Feb

Badminton England Suffolk Under-17 Bronze


14 Feb

Badminton England Suffolk Under-13 Bronze

(Date changed)


21 Feb

Badminton England Suffolk Under-15 Silver


21 Mar

Badminton England Suffolk Senior Silver


Entry Form

18 Apr

Badminton England Ipswich Senior Bronze

(organised by Ipswich Badminton Performance Centre)

Entry Form

16 May

Under 11&12 Tournament

17 May

Under 14 Tournament

Entry Form

Annual General Meeting

It is planned to hold the AGM on 11th May.

CenterParcs Schools Competition   January 2015

Thurston Community College's teams at the under-16 tournament. The boys won the boy’s event and the girls were runners-up in their event.

Katie and Alex Win BE Bronze Tournament

Katie Scott and Alex Rolph won the girls and boys singles at the Suffolk Under-15 Bronze Tournament on 21st February. Both are under-14 players.

Suffolk Players Excel in BE Bronze Tournaments

Several players from Suffolk won medals in the recent Under-13, Under-15 and Under-17 Badminton England Bronze Tournaments.    More ►

Beginner Coaching and Instruction

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

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 12noon. No booking, just turn up!

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 ►