Available Courses

Courses For Players

Some Sports Centres provide courses for various ages and levels of ability.
Contact details can be found on our Sports Centres page
A Badminton Academy at Oaklands College

Those who are thinking of taking A levels, BTec, degree courses, some vocational courses, etc, may be eligible to continue their badminton performance development through a new Badminton Academy being established at Oaklands College based in St Albans with Herts Schools Badminton Association supported by Herts Badminton Association and BADMINTON England.

The wide range of courses provided by Oaklands College are shown on their website: 

Oaklands College has a strong track record of developing athletes in many other sports and are now providing a fantastic opportunity to give badminton players aged 16 years and over the chance to maximise their talent alongside studying too.


If you are interested in studying at Oaklands and having the option to have badminton and performance training and are of county squad standard or similar then please complete the application form for your chosen course via the Oaklands website and indicate ‘Badminton Academy’  in the ‘Course Name’ box.  If you are not already in Herts County Squads you are likely to need a badminton entrance assessment which will be organised by Herts Schools Badminton Association.


Please note this is the first  year of the Badminton Academy, and the badminton opportunity depends on a minimum of 8 HSBA or HBA members signing up.

If you have any queries on the academic study programme
please complete the query form on Oaklands website. If you have a query
regarding badminton at the academy or decide to
join Oaklands please
contact HBA Development Co-ordinator, Dave
Bartlett, email:

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!!