Badminton Herts Development Committee

Badminton Herts Development Committee

The Badminton Herts Development Committee (initially called HSBA-HBA DevelopmentCommittee) was established in April 2005 for county development as requiredby Sport England  and BADMINTON England. This was, and is, to co-ordinate badminton development, to obtain support from our partners (see the committee, below), to obtain development funding and a full time Badminton Development Officer (no longer available Dec2012).  We complied with the BE/SE requirements to tailor the BE Whole Sport Plan to create our own specific 'BADMINTON HERTS Whole Sport Plan 2005 - 2009' which is available by clicking here: the end of the 5 year report is included in the annual development  report for 2009 showing considerable success against the targets.

As required by SE and BE, the RDO and the development (and the corresponding funding) in Herts is managed through this, our BHDC, whose members are:
County  - HBA Chairman (Paul Kempster)
Herts  Schools Badminton Association  (Ken WInchester)
Herts Schools Sports and Herts Youth Games,  Senior Competitions Manager (Tony Marmo)
County Sports Development Officers Workgroup 
Herts Sports Partnership  Rep  (Peter  Simmons)
erts badminton  area reps from CBNs N, E,  S&W of the county; 
   North Herts Bob Green, Stevenage  (Ben Vranjkovic) East Herts Doug Clark,  Herts West (Gill Bartlett)
BE RDO and Herts BDO (no longer available, previously: Lee Bent, Jenni 
   Shehan, Malcolm  Jellows, Tom Burton, Richard Doling, Vicki Reed)
BE Regional Partnerships Manager (Leah Singleton)
HBA County Coaching  Co-ordinator (Brian Jackson)
BHDC Chairman, HBA
County  Development Co-ordinator and HBA Rep on
   HSBA Committee (Dave Bartlett, email
Acting  Secretary  and HBA Newsletter rep (Gill Bartlett, email) 
Our other BE Regional staff are: BE Participation Manager, Andy Royles, WorkForce Manager  Rob Flack; Sandy Kurek , Project Manager (Higher Education, Further Education & Para Badminton)
Local support is provided by the Community Badminton Networks - see links left. 

Next BHDC meeting: tba
20th January 2014: Minutes

25th September 2013: 
Minutes   HSP Update
17th July 2013 Minutes 
Previous Meeting dates, Minutes and Reports are shown below:

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:
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 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 Places are limited and this is a popular event so don't delay!!