Hertfordshire Junior Badminton Association

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Last Updated: 9th May 2024


Welcome to the Hertfordshire Junior Badminton Association Home Page


U18 ICT 2024

Congratulations to the Hertfordshire U19 team on their success at the ICT recently. The team came a fantastic 10th. Well done to all the players and the coaching team!

Photo courtesy of Alan Spink at Action Photography ( Gallery).


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


HJBA County Squad trials for the 2024/25 season for both existing squad members and potential new members will be held on two dates at Hertfordshire Sports Village, University of Hertfordshire de Havilland Campus, Hatfield, AL10 9EU. Please note that the organisation of the trials this year has changed, with U11s being held on a different date to the other age groups, and each squad age group trial taking place across all three halls in separate time slots.

IMPORTANT: Please arrive 30 minutes before the start time to allow time for registration.

Wednesday 22 May

  • Players born in 2015 or later: 1800 - 1930 hours (Under 11 squad)

Wednesday 26 June

  • Players born in 2013 or 2014: 1800 - 1900 hours (Under 13 squad)
  • Players born in 2011 or 2012: 1900 - 2000 hours (Under 15 squad)
  • Players born in 2009 or 2010: 2000 - 2100 hours (Under 17 squad)
  • Players born in 2007 or 2008: 2100 - 2200 hours (Under 19 squad)

If you are considering trialling for one of the squads, please discuss this first with your coach/club organiser. A form is available for download HERE which you should complete and return to the relevant squad manager by email (see below) least one week prior to the trial date.

Young Coach and Young Volunteer of the Year 2023-24

HJBA and HBA are looking for this year's Young Coach of the Year and Young Volunteer of the Year. Do you know someone who is U22 on April 30th 2024 and 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 20th June, via email to Mike Newlove: Email: chair@hjba.org.uk

Ware Badminton Club

If your club is closed or you just want more badminton, it would be great to see you at the Ware Summer Club.

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

Our Summer Club is held at Wodson Park every Wednesday in June and July, 8:00pm-10:00pm.

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

Hertford Badminton Club

Hertford Badminton Club are running a summer club at Ware Drill Hall on Monday evenings 19:30 - 21:30 from 13th May to 19th August. They have 4 courts and play with feather shuttles. Junior cost is 3.00, Adult 7.00. For more details contact Jackie Ward on 07716 250404.


We have a Facebook account ( HJBAbadminton) which we are using to keep our members up to date with our latest news, so please sign up!


Are you a school that runs badminton sessions? Want to keep informed about junior tournaments and teacher support? Affiliate to HJBA for free using this form for the 2023-24 season.


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 HJBA Honours Boards by clicking HERE!

Contact us | Kevin Maughan, Secretary Tel: 01438 712944 | e-mail: admin@hjba.org.uk | Facebook: HJBAbadminton

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for loss occasioned to any person, for acting or refraining from acting, as a result of the information and materials given herein.