World class badminton makes a welcome return to the BBC next week with live coverage of the prestigious YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships being broadcast online to the nation through the BBC Sport website. The Championships, which sees Rio 2016 Olympic champions head a world class field at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, enjoy
Lougborough Lightning missed out on a place in the AJ Bell National Badminton League Championship Final for the first time in three year after defeat at the hands of Team Derby. Facing their East Midlands rivals on home turf at Loughborough University, the side in purple fielded a young, untested team due to a number
Loughborough Lightning Badminton kept their Championship Final hopes alive thanks to a thrilling 3-2 home victory against newcomers Bristol Jets. Victories for Chloe Birch and Henri Hurskainen left the match hanging in the balance at 2-2 going into the men’s doubles, however alumni Harley Towler and Peter Briggs ensured Loughborough got the result they needed.
Loughborough Lightning Badminton team narrowly lost out 3-2 to local rivals University of Nottingham in the latest round of the National Badminton League, but still remain on course for a place in the Championship Final. After a stunning 4-1 win away at defending champions Birmingham Lions last time out, Lightning were forced to make a
Badminton has received a welcome vote of support today as Sport England, the grassroots sports investment agency, showed confidence in Badminton England’s strategy to reinforce the grass-roots of the sport by awarding £7.25 million over the next four years. Badminton England has declared themselves ‘delighted’ with the Sport England funding award which is the largest
Chris and Gabby Adcock made the perfect start to their BWF World Superseries Finals title defence with a comfortable victory over Japan’s world number 13 pair Kenta Kazuno and Ayane Kurihara. Showing all their world-class quality, the Adcocks took just 34 minutes to dispatch their Japanese rivals 21-15, 21-9 in their opening round fixture in Dubai.
Reigning World Superseries Finals champions Chris and Gabby Adcock will open their title defence against Japanese Olympians Kenta Kazuno and Ayane Kurihara on Wednesday (9am UK time) following the draw in Dubai. GB Badminton’s top mixed doubles pair, ranked eighth in the world, were crowned champions in 2015 beating Rio Olympic champions Lilyiana Natsir and
Loughborough Lightning suffered a shock defeat at the hands of National Badminton League newbies Suffolk Saxons, who produced the mother of all comebacks to beat last season’s finalists 3-2. Almost down and out in both the fourth and fifth events of the night, the east coast outfit showed tremendous resilience to overhaul the Loughborough University
centre:mk will host the AJ Bell National Badminton League Final – The Ultimate Smashdown – in February. The game-changing AJ Bell National Badminton League (NBL) will return to the scene of its first ever fixture after centre:mk in Milton Keynes was confirmed as the host venue for the season ending final – The Ultimate Smashdown –
Badminton England has announced that the 2017 English National Badminton Championships will be staged at Wycombe Leisure Centre in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire between 1-3 September. The Nationals, which have been held annually since 1964, will head to High Wycombe for the first time in its history, offering sports fans and families the chance to experience