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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)

Suffolk Under-15 Team Reach National Play-off

Congratulations to the team for reaching a play-off of the Shires Badminton League. After a long journey travelling to Liverpool to play Lancashire the team lost 4-16.

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 ►

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.

Would you like to play for a Suffolk senior or masters team?

If so, come along to the County Club and Masters Practice Session at Suffolk One (Map ►) on Sunday 14th September 11am to 2pm. £5 (students £2.50). All players who think their standard of play is approaching county standard are very welcome.

Play Badminton . . . . . . In Suffolk

Do you want to start playing badminton?             Play ►

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).

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

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

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

Fridays resuming 26th September 7:30pm to 9pm. £3 (students £1.50).

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 ►

National Badminton League to Start

The NBL will start in October, initially with six franchised professional teams: Milton Keynes and the universities of Birmingham, Nottingham, Derby , Loughborough & Surrey. There will be the usual men’s singles, women’s singles, mixed doubles, men’s doubles and women’s doubles. However there will be changes to the rules including best of five games and tie breaks. Matches will be broadcast monthly live on Sky Sports and around the world by digital streaming. Each squad must include two under-21 players and is allowed up to three overseas players.

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)

Entry Form

11 Oct

Under-15 Suffolk Championships

Entry Form

11 Oct

Under-19 Suffolk Championships

Entry Form

12 Oct

Under-13 Suffolk Championships

Entry Form

12 Oct

Under-17 Suffolk Championships

Entry Form

15 Nov

Badminton England Suffolk Senior Bronze

Entry Form

13 Dec

Badminton England Suffolk Under-17 Silver

Entry Form

14 Dec

Badminton England Suffolk Under-19 Bronze

Entry Form

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

County Club and Masters Practice

Sunday 14th September 11am to 2pm.    Suffolk One (Map ►)

£5 (students £2.50)

You do not need to be a member of a county squad to attend this session. This is a good opportunity for members of affiliated clubs who are of league badminton standard to get some valuable practice.

Organised by Suffolk Badminton Association