Herts Badminton Association Committee

HBA Committee 2013-14

Minutes and reports of HBA meetings are on the About Us webpage






Paul Kempster

01438 313767


County Secretary


Minutes Secretary


Simon Gouldstone 




Colin Walker

01992 422073


County Squad Team Management

Andy Walden, Liz Austin and Ben Vranjkovic



Tournament Sec. 

Eddie Lintott

01727 864240



County League Coordinator

Graham Cobb


Development Co-ordinator.

Badminton Herts Development Committee Chairman

David Bartlett*

01438 715374


Coaching Co-ordinator

Brian Jackson*

01920 438561


Veterans Rep.

Steve Willis

North Herts Rep.

Bob Green*


Hertford Area League Rep

Pam Newman



East Herts Development Rep

Doug Clark*


South West Herts League Rep

Martin Winstone*



Ken Winchester*

 01707 645025


News Editor


County Welfare Officer Barbara Lewczynska 01923 856539 Email
HBA President Bob Welsh 

Details of our committees can be found on the Committees and Contacts page of our website.    Other quick links:     HBA Constitution. Badminton England Insurance Options and queries   Badminton England Membership Insurance Policy summary

See also: HSBA website,  BE Safeguarding Children policy January 2015 


HBA Role of Honour

HBA Vice Presidents 

Elected AGM 2015Angela Blowers, Pat Walker, Phil Westwood, Paul Widdicombe .

Previously elected:

Laura Andes; Natalie Barton; Tony Clarke; Duncan Conway; Marion Conway; Margaret Cooper; Gail Emms; Malcolm Fraser; Andy Goode; Megan Lumb; Pam Newman; Lynne Parker; Byron Perry; Jim Shekle; Gary Southgate; Geoff Thomas.

HBA President, Bob Welsh 
Minutes and reports of HBA meetings are on the About Us webpage. 

Senior County Chairman of Selectors

Overview:  The Chairman of Selectors principal role is to help with the smooth running of the senior county teams. They are responsible for the co-ordination of team selections for county matches according to agreed criteria and for organising the senior county training programme.

 Time involved: There are 3 weekends for Premier league matches for the county first team. For the regional divisions, changes for 2015/16mean the matches will now also be taking place on those same weekends but on individual days.  Around 30 hours pre-season training sessions to assess players and assist with squad selections.
Attendance at HBA committee meetings with 4held per year and each 2 hours in duration. 

Knowledge required:  The individual must have knowledge of the game and of the players who are eligible to represent the county. They must also become familiar with the rules of the Senior County Competition to support the team captains with queries, disputes and to escalate any issues to Badminton England.

Responsibilities:  Organise the senior county pre-season training programme

- Co-ordination of the players who are eligible to represent the county

- Support team captains with the selection of players

- Attend the 4 HBA committee meetings held during the year and report on team progress  

Contact HBA Chairman Paul Kempster if you can help.


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!!