Yonex Ipswich Badminton Performance Centre

Sessions restarted after lockdown

Coaching is leading to some good tournament results for junior players. Several players have won medals in Badminton England tournaments.


Commonwealth Champions Chris and Gabby Adcock answering questions during their visit to IBPC.

IBPC website

Junior Coaching

Community Badminton (Suffolk Badminton School)

Sessions restarted after lockdown

Bury St. Edmunds

Mondays at Skyliner Sports Centre,


Tuesdays at Gainsborough Sports Centre (sessions still suspended due to it being a mass vaccination centre).


Wednesdays at Holbrook Sports Centre.

Great Cornard

Thursdays at Great Cornard Sports Centre.


Saturdays at Brackenbury Sports Centre.

Tel. 0800 888 6035 or email . . . ..

Email Community Badminton Community Badminton website

Organised in association with Badminton England and Suffolk Badminton Association

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

Recreational Badminton at Kesgrave and Woodbridge

Sessions at Kesgrave restarting after lockdown

Kesgrave badminton

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. Please telephone the contact person to make sure places are available.


Most Thursdays throughout the year 8pm to 10pm, £5.00 (full-time students £3). Sessions resuming from 20th May. Contact Andrew Baker 01473 286007.


Most Fridays September to April, £3 (full-time students £1.50). Contact Peter Webb 01394 386452.

List of Coaches

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

Coaching Page

Racketpack Festival Visits Suffolk

Pupils from 13 primary schools attended a very successful festival near Ipswich organised by Badminton England.

Full Report and Photos

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

National Badminton Museum

Old photo

The National Badminton Museum website has very interesting information on the history of badminton and some fascinting old photos.

Museum website

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

"Ray Learney" Junior Team Challenge

Nine teams from clubs around the county entered the event which was hosted by Abbeygate Badminton Club in Bury St. Edmunds on 25th January.

Ray Learney Junior Team Challenge

A total of 55 players took part in under-12, under-14 and under-16 age groups. The winners were Abbeygate Badminton Club's 'Red Team'. Ipswich YMCA team won the 'One Minute Team Challenge' and the Players' Player Award went to Connie Adderson of Stowmarket Badminton Club.

Full Report

Ladies and Girls Badminton at Stowmarket

Suspended due to coronavirus

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

Suffolk Badminton Golf Society

After last year's enjoyable inaugural Golf Day at Hintlesham Hall, it has been decided that a second event will be held in spring or autumn 2021 on a date to be announced. If you would like details to be sent to you when this is arranged, please contact Sue McKinley.

Contact Sue McKinley

Inclusive Badminton

Suspended due to coronavirus

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: Wimbledon Tournament

Nine Suffolk players competed in the regional singles tournament. The team won a number of medals with Donna Wyatt and Harry Creasey winning gold medals in their divisions.

More Players Wanted

Organised by ActivIpswich with Special Olympics Suffolk

Daytime Badminton for Over-50's

Suspended due to coronavirus

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 to 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

Suspended due to coronavirus

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

Crowdfunding Support for Clubs Affected by Coronavirus

Sport England in association with Crowdfunder has a budget of £1m to match funding raised by local community sports clubs through crowdfunding.

Sport England: Crowdfunding Support

More details are available on the 'Crowdfunder' website.

Crowdfunder: Active Together

They are running free online workshops to show sports clubs how crowdfunding can be an effective way to raise funds.