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 

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 level
When: 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
General Data Protection Regulations Come into Force 25th May
This impacts all clubs and organisations that hold personal data. 
While Badminton England Head office will be preparing draft template policies and procedures and templates for clubs and organisations to use to comply with the new regulations you can read/download now the authoratative Information Commissioner's Office document on the background and the steps need to comply here.  
Update your Email Preferences or miss important information
Please can you remind all your members that they need to update their email preferences on the new Badminton England Go Membership system,  otherwise they will not receive any communication from them.

They should have received a generic message directly from Badminton England once you affiliated your club and all your members but Badminton England have advised that some members have not carried out this simple task.

It only takes a few minutes and  click here for a brief guide which shows members how to do this.

It is important to note that if members do not update this section they will default to “ Do Not Contact” and Badminton England will not send them any future communication. 

Colin Walker, HBA Membership Secretary