Tournaments in Suffolk

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

29 Sep: Suffolk Senior & Masters County Championships

5 Oct: Suffolk Under-14 and Under-18 Championships.

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

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.

29 Mar: IDBL Championships and Masters.

4 Apr: Badminton England IBPC Senior Bronze.

Details & Results

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.

IBPC

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,

Ipswich

Tuesdays at Gainsborough Sports Centre.

Holbrook (near Ipswich)

Wednesdays at Holbrook Sports Centre.

Great Cornard

Thursdays at Great Cornard Sports Centre.

Felixstowe

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 has again entered two teams.

Senior Squads 2019-20

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

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. No membership is required. Shuttlecocks are provided and rackets are available to borrow. Please telephone the contact person to make sure places are available.

Kesgrave

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

Woodbridge

Fridays from 10th Jan to 3rd April. £3 (full-time students £1.50). Contact Peter Webb 01394 386452.

Grants and Kit Available to Clubs

Club Support Grants

Badminton England is keen to support clubs looking to develop and has grants available for any approved development plan.

Grants for 'No Strings' Sessions

Clubs setting up 'No Strings' sessions can receive a grant to cover the cost of the venue and coaching for up to 10 weeks. In addition clubs will receive a pack of rackets and shuttles. They will also get access to the new 'Discover Badminton' platform to promote and book sessions.

Grants for 'Racket Pack' Course

If a club sets up an eight-week 'Racket Pack' course they will receive a grant for venue and coaching costs. In addition they will receive a full starter kit and access to the new 'Discover Badminton' platform to promote and book sessions. Access would be given to a new online awards scheme.

For clubs in Suffolk, contact Julie Pike (Relationship Manager) on 07725 413548 or click on the email button below:

Email Julie Pike

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 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)

List of Coaches

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

Coaching Page

IDBL Championships

Sunday 29th March, 9am to 6pm, at Suffolk One.

Restricted to members of Ipswich and District Badminton League clubs.

Entry Form

IDBL Masters Tournament

Sunday 29th March, 9am to 6pm, at Suffolk One.

Restricted to members of Ipswich and District Badminton League clubs.

Entry Form

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.

Tuesdays 9:30 to 11:30 and Fridays 11:00 to 13:00.

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

Organised by Kesgrave Sports Centre