Herts Leagues

Leagues and Competitions

The leagues in Hertfordshire are:

  Biggleswade & District Friendly Badminton League website 
  Hertford Area Badminton League: website 
  Herts Badminton Association's county league - Contact Paul Kempster
     county league see below
      and inter-county league results are available via the menu, left.
  Herts Schools Badminton Association: website   Tournaments 2016-17
  Letchworth & District Badminton League: website 
  St Albans Badminton League: information on Herts Direct webpage 
  South West Herts Badminton League: website
  Stevenage Badminton League: website
Herts County League 2017-18 
End of 2017-18 season results to follow
League Organiser: Graham Cobb  
           Battle Badminton
Herts Competitions and Tournaments
    Hertfordshire Open (to all affiliated to their National Governing Body) is usually the last weekend in August.  Details and how to book will appear about 6 weeks before the event.
    Hertfordshire Restricted (to those born, live, play in Herts) is usually the last weekend in September or the first in October. Details and how to book will appear about 6 weeks before the event.
BE Nationwide Tournaments - details on their webpage 
 NEW! BE Tournaments Mobile Phone App  
Singles Ladder for HBA members
HBA have joined up with SportMeets.com, an online service that helps sports players get together for games and events, find suitable partners and compete in sport ladders. Creating an event or challenging someone for a game takes only a minute. People get notified instantly and can RSVP via their preferred method - be it SMS, Email, Facebook or Twitter.
HBA New Singles Ladder
Members can challenge each other (up to 3 places above) for matches and move up and down the ladder as they win or lose (swap places if you win). Ladders are a great way to develop your game and meet new players. The only criteria are that you are an HBA member and 16+ years old.
Join the ‘HBA Mens Singles ladder’ by visiting http://sportmeets.com/ladder/hba-menssingles. Just head over to http://sportmeets.com/join to create your account and join in.
For those not affiliated to HBA, they will soon be able to join  the BE sports centres Battle Badminton.

  Junior Age Group Changes 2016

On 1st January 2016, Badminton Europe changed their rules for determining International Junior age groups so that Europe falls in line with the rest of the World. 

As a result of this Badminton England have reviewed the current domestic age groups and we will be changing from 1 July 2016.

Junior players will move up one age group – for example if you were born in 1999 you are currently regarded as an U17 player, but under the new rules you would be classed an U18 player, and therefore become an U19 next season.

Click here to find out more about the changes, and how you will be affected next season.

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!!