Hertfordshire Schools Badminton Association

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Last Updated: 14th August 2018

Welcome to the Hertfordshire Schools Badminton Association Home Page


U18 ICT 2018


The aim of our website is to provide you with all kinds of interesting information about junior badminton in and around the county and beyond. Should you be looking for information and news on senior badminton in Hertfordshire, please visit our other website by clicking here.

If you are aged 18 down to just 5 years and want to play badminton then look no further for the best playing opportunities in Hertfordshire. Whether you are looking for a club to join, a tournament to enter or some coaching to get you started or help you improve, just click on the buttons on the left and you will find information to help. Perhaps you are seeking doubles partners in which case we may also be able to help you. Just pop your requirements on an email and we will try to point you in the right direction.

We would like to hear your badminton stories so please send in items of news and pictures so that we can share them with your badminton friends. So don't just depend on Facebook, let us all know about your badminton exploits together with any associated pictures. As always, we depend on your ideas to help improve the site and provide the information that you need, so if you notice anything missing, please email us and let us know!

Latest News


This year's AGM will be held in the International Suite at Hertfordshire Sports Village, De Havilland Campus, Hatfield Business Park, Mosquito Way, Hatfield AL10 9EU on Wednesday 27th June, starting at 20:00 prompt. The provisional minutes of the 2017 AGM are available here; the agenda and other AGM documentation will be made available on the downloads page prior to the meeting.

Young Coach and Young Volunteer of the Year 2018

HSBA and HBA are looking for this year's Young Coach of the Year and Young Volunteer of the Year. Do you know someone who in either category is outstanding? For Young Coach, the BE categories recognised are Young Leader Award holder, SmashUp! Activator, UKCC Level 1 or Level 2 award holder.

For Young Volunteer, they could be helpers in any way in clubs, schools, sports facilities, college or Uni, at tournaments, with social media, etc. click HERE for a copy of the nomination form. Please return this form, by 18th June, via email to Mike Newlove: Email: chair@hsba.org.uk

Missing your Badminton over the Summer...?

If your club is closed or you just want more badminton, the Ware Summer Club could be the answer.

Ware is one of the strongest and largest clubs in Hertfordshire, with a proud record of encouraging county juniors to play in a good quality senior club.

Our Summer Club is held at Allenbury's, in Ware, every Wednesday night during June and July, 8pm-10pm.

Contact Andy Walden: andywalden0@gmail.com, or 07946 520813, for more details.


Missed the EGM? - click here for the minutes of the EGM to elect our new chairman


Are you a school that runs badminton sessions? Affiliate to HSBA for free using this form


HSBA County trials for 2018/19 for the U12, U14, U16 and U18 squads will be held at Birchwood Leisure Centre, Longmead, Hatfield, AL10 0AN on Sunday 24th June at the following times:

  • 24th June, 11.00-13.00 Under 12 (Players born in 2008 or later)
  • 24th June, 13:00-15.30 Under 14 (Players born in 2006 or 2007)
  • 24th June, 15.30-18.00 Under 16 (Players born in 2004 or 2005)
  • 24th June, 09.00-11.00 Under 18 (Players born in 2002 or 2003)

Players attending will complete a registration process on arrival at their trial, and this process can be speeded up by filling in a Player Information form (click HERE to download) beforehand and bringing it to the trial.

Players who have previously been a member of an HSBA squad must not wear their County shirt at the trials.


The Ray Learney Fund may be able to help with some of the fees incurred in becoming a qualified coach! More details on the coaching page.


Want to know in whose footsteps you are following? Check out the HSBA Honours Boards by clicking HERE!