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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 places are available.

Badminton at Kesgrave

Kesgrave:  Contact: Andrew Baker 01473 286007.   (map ►)

Thursday evenings 8pm to 10pm. £4 (students £3).  Sessions throughout the year except Xmas (organised by Andrew Baker April to August).

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

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

Sessions will recommence in the Autumn.

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

Friday evenings 7:30pm to 9pm. £3 (students £1.50).  Sessions will recommence on Friday 23rd September.

Organised by Suffolk Badminton Association.


Katie Scott wins Bronze in National Championships

Katie Scott from Suffolk with her doubles partner Amy Hayhoe from Norfolk reached the semi-finals of the Under-15 English National Championships.  Katie also got through to the quarter-finals of the singles. The photo shows Amy (left) and Katie (right).


Yonex Ipswich Badminton Performance Centre

Coaching is leading to good tournament results for junior players.

IBPC website ►

AGM Report ► (PDF 72 kbytes)

Commonwealth champions Chris and Gabby Adcock answering

questions during their visit to IBPC on 9th December 2014.


Invitation to Coaches

Coaches are welcome to visit the Yonex Ipswich Badminton Performance Centre to see up-to-date coaching techniques. To arrange a suitable date and time, please contact the Head Coach, Mark Methven, telephone 07711 851070 or email: markmethven@btinternet.com.


List of Coaches

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


Inclusive Badminton

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

For adults with learning disability. Contact Mike McCathy 01473 345350.

Organised by ActivIpswich with Special Olympics Suffolk and Avenues East

Flyer ►           Special Olympics Suffolk website

Suffolk to Have National Badminton League Team

A new franchise team called the Suffolk Saxons will be joining the AJ Bell National Badminton League (NBL) from the start of the 2016-17 season. The team, managed by Abbeycroft Leisure, is supported by a number of organisations including Suffolk County Council, Suffolk Sport and Suffolk Badminton Association.


Press Release ►


Schools Win Through to Regional Finals

Congratulations to teams from the following schools for winning through to the regional finals of the National Schools Competition held in Cambridge on 3rd March.

    Under-14 Girls: Bungay High School.

    Under-14 Boys: King Edward VI School, Bury St. Edmunds.

    Under-16 Girls: East Bergholt High School.

    Under-16 Boys: Thurston Community College.


Players from Seven Junior Clubs Compete in Stowmarket Junior Tournament

There was an entry of 38 doubles pairs in the tournament organised by Stowmarket Badminton Club.                           More ►


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 ►


Ipswich YMCA Summer Club for Beginners and Experienced Players

If you wish to play or to learn to play during the summer months, the summer club meets every Tuesday at 7:30pm April to August. You will be very welcome.                  Club website ►               Map ►


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 12 noon. No booking, just turn up!

Brackenbury Sports Centre in Felixstowe (map ►) have sessions for over-50’s on Wednesday and Friday mornings 10am to 12 noon.  Again, no booking is required.


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 2016-17     All at Suffolk One, Ipswich Map

25 Sept

Suffolk Championships (Senior & Masters)

Entry forms not yet available

8,9,15 & 16 Oct

Suffolk Junior Championships

(details to follow)

29 Oct

Badminton England Under-17 Bronze

30 Oct

Badminton England Under-17 Silver

19 Nov

Badminton England Senior Bronze

20 Nov

Badminton England Under-19 Bronze

17 Dec

Badminton England Under-13 Bronze

18 Dec

Provisional:  Under-11 or Under-12 Bronze

11 Feb

Badminton England Under-15 Silver

12 Feb

Badminton England Under-16 Bronze

18 Feb

Badminton England Senior Silver

8 Apr

Badminton England Ipswich Senior Bronze