Club info:

Abbeygate Badminton Club

Badminton in Bury St Edmunds for over 50 years.

Abbeygate is a Badminton England Premier Club with club mark accreditation. "Premier Club recognises those clubs ensure a safe, rewarding and fulfilling place for participants of all ages by meeting a minimum level of operating standards."

The club hall has four courts and has been specifically refurbished for badminton. We also exclusively use feather shuttles. We have both junior and senior club members, many who represent the County and some individuals that play tournaments at national level. This mix of good club to county to national level of play means that you can enjoy the opportunity to play some great badminton within a relaxed and highly sociable club.

The club has nine senior teams: two teams in the Bury and District League (one mens and one ladies); five teams in the Ipswich and District League (two mens, one ladies and two mixed); and two teams in theNewmarket League (one mens and one mixed).

We believe in the growth of badminton and have developed a thriving Junior Club, many of whom have gone on to represent the club at senior level as well as county and some compete in national competitions.

Whether you are a club player looking for a good standard of play, a player returning to the game after a break, a junior looking for great coaching; we would welcome you. Due to our hectic match schedule and busy club nights we don’t have any coaching facilities for seniors so new members are invited to attend for up to three club nights as a guest to have the opportunity to experience the standard of play and allow the committee to assess your suitability. Any guest fees paid are deducted from the annual membership cost should you subsequently join the club.

Senior Club:
  • Around 45 adult members
  • September to March during term time
  • Monday club nights, 7:10pm to 10pm
  • Thursday match nights, 7pm to 9:30/10pm
  • Guests welcome at £5 per session, please contact the club secretary for further information
Junior Club:
  • Around 50 junior members
  • September to March during term time
  • Mondays 5:45pm to 7pm
  • Wednesdays 6pm to 8pm
  • Guests welcome at £3 per session, please contact the junior head coach for further information


Chairperson: Jo Hughes
Secretary: Jess Courtney
Treasurer: Lesley Crack
Match Secretary: Andy Longfield
Club Captain: Alan Jones
Junior Head Coach: Pauline Tarbit
Welfare Officer: Carol Bowden
Membership Secretary: Lisa Lee
Social Secretary: Alan Jones
Junior Representative: Laurence Chappel


Club kit:

The club has a web shop from where you can buy Abbeygate shirts, hoodies, etc directly.

Top Spin Tennis is a local and online seller of sports equipment and clothing.

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