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Badminton England Performance Centre

About Yonex Ipswich Badminton Performance Centre

In 2008 Badminton England launched its vision for future international success. Part of their plan was to develop a countrywide network of performance centres by 2013. These centres are to focus on delivering quality coaching and fitness development for juniors by well-qualified coaches in the very best environments.

The Ipswich Badminton Performance Centre has been set up as part of this programme and the centre has secured experienced coaches with strong track records in developing junior players to international standard.

High quality talent identification programmes are run to proactively seek out young people that demonstrate considerable talent characteristics.

These may be those who:

► have had little exposure to sports coaching;

► have had a lot of exposure to sport but not necessarily badminton;

► are already engaged in badminton.

A player pathway supports player development to enable them to maximise their potential, whilst also maintaining a clear route back into the club pathway.

For information on the pathway and squad sessions, click  . . . . . . . .

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Excellent play by IBPC players in Badminton England Tournament

A number of IBPC players took part in the senior Badminton England Suffolk Bronze Tournament on 17th November, playing against players from other English counties.

James Clouting took centre stage, winning his first senior singles title at the age of 17. The event saw James fight his way through a 42 man entry to reach the final against the number 2 seed Reece Wiggins of Essex. This was an enthralling contest full of guile and deception, speed and agility providing a fine spectacle for the audience and other players. Although the final was a close affair, James maintained some dominance in the match to edge the match and take the title in straight sets.

Another IBPC player, Kym Gormer reached the final of the ladies’ doubles partnered by Freya Webb of Lancashire. She also reached the semi-finals of the mixed doubles, partnered by Daniel Hooper of Suffolk.

Both James and Kym represent Suffolk in the senior Badminton England County Championships.

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Suffolk One

The facilities at Suffolk One are second to none. The building was opened in 2009 and is a flagship centre of excellence for education of 16 to 19 year olds. Not only is there is a six-court badminton hall, but the performance centre also has access to the dance studio and fitness suite with all the latest assessment equipment.

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