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Suffolk Badminton Association Wins County Badminton Association of the Year Award

Suffolk Badminton Association has won Badminton England’s County Badminton Association of the Year Award.  Representatives received the award at a ceremony during the Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships in Birmingham on 10th March.

Criteria for the award include provision of tournaments, improving opportunities to play badminton across a wide spectrum and establishing excellent communications.                    Details ►


Play Recreational  Badminton at Woodbridge, Kesgrave or Hadleigh

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 to make sure places are available.  Click for details . . . .

Woodbridge Kesgrave Hadleigh

Organised by Suffolk Badminton Association.

Badminton at Kesgrave


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.

Congratulations to Chloe Dennis (right) on some great results this season, winning a gold medal in the girls’ doubles at the Badminton England Surrey Under-13 Gold Tournament and a gold medal in the mixed doubles at the Lilleshall Under-13 Gold Tournament. Chloe won all three events at the Suffolk Under-15 Silver Tournament.

IBPC website ►

AGM Report ► (PDF 91 KBytes)

Chris & Gabby Adcock at IBPC Commonwealth champions Chris and Gabby Adcock answering

questions during their visit to IBPC.


List of Coaches

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


StowmarketStowmarket Junior Tournament Badminton Club Continues to Flourish

The club has ten adult league teams and a large junior section.

Club News ►

Junior Tournament Report ►


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 ►

St. Phillips ABC Badminton Club in Newmarket also have vacancies for new members.    Club web page ►


Inclusive Badminton Sessions

Wednesdays 4:30 to 6pm (Sept to June), Suffolk New College

For adults with intellectual disability. Contact Mike McCarthy,

01473 345350.    Flyer ►

Organised by ActivIpswich with Special Olympics Suffolk


Inclusive Badminton: Special Olympics

Suffolk players Kathy Brill & Cameron Sherman won silver at Special Olympics GB Games in Sheffield. Photo: with supporters in Sheffield.  Report

Special Olympics Suffolk

More junior and senior players wanted ►

Organised by ActivIpswich with Special Olympics Suffolk


Badminton England Masterclass Videos

Some videos, originally from a DVD commissioned by Badminton England, are now available via YouTube.     Masterclass Videos ►

Badminton Sessions at Bury St. Edmunds   (map ►)

Mondays:

   4pm to 5pm . . . . Junior Saxons coaching (Years 5 & 6)

5pm to 6pm . . . . Junior Saxons coaching (Years 7, 8 & 9)

6pm to 8pm . . . . Junior games (Years 7 to 11)

8pm to 10pm . . . Saxons Community Badminton Club

These sessions are suitable for beginners and inexperienced players.  If you or your child are interested in joining one of the sessions, please contact Amanda Balaam contact form ►

Supported by Suffolk Badminton Association


Level 2 Coaching Course    Bury St. Edmunds (map ►)

19th May, 20th May, 16th June & 28th July    Booking form


Suffolk Spearheading Badminton Participation

Suffolk has been selected by Badminton England as one of three counties to lead the way in increasing the number of people playing badminton. The initiative is a partnership between Badminton England, Suffolk Sport, Suffolk Badminton Association, local leagues, community badminton networks and the Ipswich Badminton Performance Centre. With funding of an employee part-time, the focus is on getting more young children playing but also seeking to increase access to courts and to assist with the development of clubs. A key target is to double the number of junior clubs by 2018.  The new sessions at Moreton Hall (above) are part of this initiative.       Detailed plan ►  (PDF 129KBytes)

Supported financially by Suffolk Badminton Association


National Schools Championships

Winners if 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 with the silver

medals they won in the regional finals.


Medal from All England Open Championships

Amanda Balaam was presented with a medal for being selected as a service judge for the mixed doubles final of the Yonex All England Championships. The championships were held in Birmingham in March and are one of the top three tournaments of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Tour. Amanda is on the National Committee of the Badminton Umpires Association of England and on The Council of Suffolk Badminton Association.


Daytime Badminton in Kesgrave    (map ►)

Casual pay-and-play no booking necessary, term time only.

Only £3 per session.

    Tuesdays 9:30am to 11:30am,         Fridays 11am to 1pm.

Please phone sports centre to check whether this information is up to date, tel: 01473 612648.

Organised by Kesgrave Sports Centre.


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 (map ►) Monday and Wednesday mornings 10am to 12 noon; Fridays 10:30am to 12:30pm. Tel: 01473 433655.

Northgate Sports Centre in Ipswich  (map ►) Mondays 4pm to 6pm. Tel: 01473 433655.

Brackenbury Sports Centre in Felixstowe (map ►) on Wednesday and Friday mornings 10am to 12 noon. Tel: 01394 270278.

Tournaments in Suffolk 2017-18

At Suffolk One (map ►) except IDBL at Whitton Sports Centre (map ►)

23 Sep

Suffolk Under-14 Championships

Results ►

Suffolk Under-18 Championships

Results ►

24 Sep

Suffolk Under-12 Championships

Results ►

Suffolk Under-16 Championships

Results ►

Suffolk Under-20 Championships

Results ►

1 Oct

Suffolk Senior Championships (restricted)

Results ►

28 Oct

Badminton England Under-17 Bronze

Results►

29 Oct

Badminton England Under-17 Silver

Cancelled

18 Nov

Badminton England Suffolk Senior Bronze

Results ►

19 Nov

Badminton England Under-19 Bronze

Results ►

16 Dec

Badminton England Under-13 Bronze

Results ►

14 Jan

IDBL Under-15 Championships


21 Jan

IDBL Under-18 Championships


10 Feb

Badminton England Senior Silver

Results ►

24 Feb

Badminton England Under-15 Bronze

Results ►

25 Feb

Badminton England Under-15 Silver

Cancelled

14 Apr

Badminton England Ipswich Senior Bronze

Online entry ►

Under-11 & Under-13 Tournament

Sunday 24th June, Ipswich School

For players born in 2006 or later who live or attend school in Suffolk..

Details & Entry Form ► (Microsoft Word document)