External Links

External Links

Below is a list of useful links.  If you find others you think are useful please send to Dave Bartlett. The links open in new windows.
- Hertfordshire Schools Badminton Association
Herts School Games Partnerships
SGPs, the government funded replacement organisation for the previous Schools Sports Partnerships comprise all state schools in their area and map approximately onto the old School Sports Partnership areas. Details of all Herts School Games Partnerships can be found on their county website
Owing to the Government's decision March 2013 to fund Primary school PE, September 2013, this will, in those SGPs that have Primary school buy-in, have some benefits to Secondary schools PE, too.

Luton Badminton Performance Centre

Herts Community Sports Networks
     Broxbourne 'Active Broxbourne' www.active-broxbourne.co.uk/
     Dacorum “Dacorum Sports Network” www.dacorumsports.net
     East Herts – “Active East Herts” www.activeeastherts.org 
     Hertsmere – “Active Hertsmere” 
    North Herts “Sport North Herts”
    St Albans – “Active St Albans” www.activestalbans.com 
    Stevenage - "Sport Stevenage" www.sportstevenage.co.uk
    Three Rivers – “Three Rivers Sport Network”
    Watford – “Active Watford” www.activewatford-csn.org 
    Welwyn Hatfield - “WHSPAA” www.welhatsports.org.uk
   - Badminton Europe 
       - Herts School Games Badminton
   - International Badminton Calendar (from BBC site)
   - "No Strings" Badminton: find sessions in Herts
   - Change4Life  - information and toolkit for increasing participation
   - Community Games - information, toolkits, e-learning
   - Fun stuff: Trick shots on Youtube
   - Herts Advertiser  - covers St Albans, Harpenden, Wheathampstead and Radlett.
   - London 2012
   - Leisure Review  'an independent view for the leisure industry'
   - MakeSportFun information and resources for clubs, coaches and CBNs 
   - Sport and Recreation Alliance  previously 'CCPR'
        - Sport And Recreation Alliance's Report on Sport in England
    - Sport England:
      - Sport England Strategy 2012-17 
      - Sports Halls design: SE 'Designing the Right Sports Hall'
   - TeamGB-Badminton page  - see David Cameron show-off his skills!
   - Volunteering:  become or find a Volunteer via
            - BE Volunteers

Dates for Your Diary

HBA January Newsletter 

Promote Women's and Girls' Badminton  
'This Girl Can 'in Herts is back in less than 2 weeks – Monday 18th to Sunday 24th June 2018.
Create an event and get  it promoted by Herts Sport Partnership,
Then see it advertised on TGC website
Hertfordshire Senior Silver
18 August 2018 to 19 August 2018
Hertfordshire Sports Village
Singles on Saturday, Doubles Sunday
 Entry open: 03 June 2018 10:00 (GMT +01:00)
Entry deadline: 29 July 2018 23:59 (GMT +01:00)
 Tournament contact Eddie Lintott
 County Fixtures evening
Thursday 6th September  7:30pm until 10:00pm
in Birchwood Leisure Centre Sportsman's room
 Contact Graham: Cobbie62@virginmedia.com
Compliance with General Data Protection Regulations
All  badminton clubs, leagues and county badminton associations will need to be compliant with these EU regulations by 25 May this year. BE Head Office are preparing advisory documents and they will become available on their Governance
webpage over the coming weeks. 
MasterStrokes Badminton Coaching -  Starting 22 April
 Returning to the sport after some time out?
A social player looking to play competitively?A regular player looking to make improvements to your game?An older junior looking to step up to a senior club?Come and join us!·Sessions led by qualified and experienced coaches·A mixture of coaching and games·For those looking to take their game on to the next levelWhen: Sundays 7-9pm: Starting 22 April Where: Hertfordshire Sports Village (HSV) Cost: £10 per night (pay on the night)Interested? Email msbcoachingl@gmail.com or call 07899 726909 to register


Wimbledon Summer Team Tournament 21st & 22nd July 2018

One of the best team tournaments in the badminton calendar is back in 2018 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.

Anyone who has played Gold or Silver Senior events, or has represented their county at Senior Level or is a Division 1, 2 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 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!!