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Good Attendance at HBA AGM hears Head Office update

After the AGM business Relationships Managers Aleisha Challands and Mike Piggford provided updates and presented the BE 8 year strategy 'Discover Badminton' - see AGM documents on About us.

Almost 70 Children Participated in the Herts Primary Schools Team Tournament, Sunday 6Mar17

After an hour's coaching for many of the participants by Herts Coaches,

Brian Jackson, Doug Clark, Ken Winchester, Hazel Levins, John Stobo,

Dave Bartlett, Nick Goode,  the tournament started in front of a large audience.

The eventual medalists were:


Mixed team event:

1. Ladbroke   2. Templewood   3. Applecroft


Girls event:

1. Ladbroke   2.Applecroft   3. Templewood


Boys team event:

1. Cassiobury   2. St Johns Lemsford   3.Ladbrooke A

Thanks to principle organiser, Barbara Lewczynska and Mike Newlove everyone had a great time.

Good attandance at Herts Level 1 Coaching Course

Twelve participants are enjoying this year's Herts UKCC Level 1 badminton course at Herts Regional College delivered by BE tutor-assessor Sue Rutson (centre front row).
The 3 day course enables those who pass to assist any coached (badminton) activity,  run adult No Strings (Pay & Play) sessions and run their own session using BE's  'Kicking up a Racket' resource.    

BADMINTON England News Feed

Badminton is the happy place for Ugandan refugee

Read the remarkable story of Margaret Nankabirwa - Africa's number 4 badminton star, who went from Commonwealth Games delight to fleeing to England in fear of her life.


Adcocks beaten in Australia Open quarter-finals

 British duo defeated by Chinese pair Wang Yilyu and Huang Dongping


Women's Sport Week: The life of a badminton journalist

Badminton journalist Katie Falkingham talks us through what it's like to write about the sport on a daily basis


Adcocks into quarter-finals at CROWN GROUP Australian Open

 Chris and Gabby Adcock progress in Sydney, while Raj Ouseph is beaten.


Lifechanging accident won't stop my badminton love - Jarvis

Badminton coach Sue Jarvis suffered a life-changing accident and was told she would never walk again. Now she is back swinging a racket on court.


Dates for Your Diary

HSBA Newsletter April 2017

County Junior Trials for 2017/18
- will take place on Sunday 18th June 2017 at Birchwood Leisure Centre.
Under 18's – Years 2001/2002 - 0900-11.00 hours
Under 12's – Years 2007/2008/2009 - 1100-1230 hours
Under 14's – Years 2005/2006- 1230-1500 hours
Under 16's – Years 2003/2004 - 1500-1800 hours
Players attending will complete a registration process on arrival at their trial, and this process can be speeded up by filling in a Player Information Form beforehand and bringing it to the trial.   Click here for the Player Information Form  .
 Adult badminton Coached Sessions throughout the Summer at Herts Sports Village with Becky White, Herts U18 Squad Manager
Wednesdays from 7-8pm and Thursdays 4-5pm
Commencing 5th July until week commencing the 28th of August.
The sessions will be focused around movement, noticing patterns of play, the differences between attack and defence and general tactical awareness. We will be doing a little work on technique but the focus will be on tactical play.  

The cost will be £5 per session, all shuttles will be provided and rackets will also be available if needed. 

Contact Rebecca White 

Wimbledon Summer Team Tournament 22nd & 23 July 2017

One of the best team tournaments in the badminton calendar is back in 2017 at the Wimbledon Racquets & Fitness Club.

The Wimbledon Summer Team tournament has been going for over 10 years and in that time has gone from strength to strength. It's a fabulous competitive and fun team event but also a fantastic social event on the Saturday night with disco, BBQ and fancy dress. 

Past players have included ex internationals but it's not just aimed at very top players but also at a wider standard. Anyone who has played Gold or Silver Senior events, has represented their county at Senior Level or is a Division 1 club player would be eligible and enjoy this event.

Each team consists of three men and three women ranked one to three. Each team will play a minimum of five hybrid matches over the two days. A hybrid match consists of 9 rubbers ( 1 game to 21), 3 men's doubles, 3 women's doubles and 3 mixed.

Entry fee of £44 per player (£264 per team) is great value as it includes all the weekends badminton, party pass to disco and BBQ (which is great food) and a free Tournament Shirt. Cash prizes are available for at least first and second placed teams plus other prizes available.

If you are interested or want to find out more, please find attached link to the WRFC website and entry form or please contact the tournament organiser Tracy Dineen Tracy.Dineen@gmail.com. Places are limited and this is a popular event so don't delay!!