Welcome to the East Sussex Junior Badminton Academy




Fun Day & Presentations:

The End of Season Fun Day was held on Sunday 10th April. Followed by Squad Awards presented by Peter Cooch- Chairman of scyp (Sussex Clubs for Young People) The group was divided into two sections where players paired with mums and dads competing along side the squad players. Winners of Group A was Nihtika and dad Chemindra, Runner Up were Amber and brother Herbie. Winners of Group B were Thomas and dad Alan Collis with Runners Up Dora and dad, Patrick Turnbull

Rising Stars Winners

This was the first tournament for both of our young players, so in at the deep end. SCB ran The Rising Stars Tournament at Haywards Heath on the 15th May. Tejas & Blake won all their games to the final taking the U11 Winners Award. Tejas also picked up the Runners Up medal for the Boys U11 singles-which he fought a close battle against his partner Blake, in the semi-finals , which he finally won 21-18.

Alumini Day – A ‘friendly’ match day was arranged at our Hastings venue between former Squad players and our current  older squad.  The players taking part were Jessica Newberry, Georgia Thomas, Callum Napier, Sahara Moshref, Ryan Burdett, Tom Napier, Harvey James, Nithika Biyanwila, Matthew Brand, Curtis Lynam and Dylan Taylor and Adam Newberry.  There were hard fought games but the  Alumni team managed to take a convincing 18-10 win overall.  As this was  such a great day, we will be looking to add this to our annual calendar of events in the future.

Chairman gains second tournament award.

Hastings players win Eastbourne Tournament.

Chairman reaches finals of Gold Tournament

ESJBA was the first ‘development’ group in the County and is now one of the largest in Sussex, providing a safe and professional environment for players that fall just below County acceptance. Each year many of our players go on to achieve the next step as a County player and some decide to continue their training with both ourselves and the Sussex county Juniors. ESJBA work closely with Sussex Junior Badminton and some of our coaches either work with or have worked with SCJB in the past.

For a comprehensive Introduction to the East Sussex Junior Badminton Academy CLICK HERE

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Fun Day-Mums and dads take to the courts.


Coaches take Disability Course in Canterbury






ESJBA is a non-profit making organisation, run and organised by a management committee comprising of volunteers. We are affiliated to Badminton England. ESJBA incorporate the Districts and Boroughs of Wealden, Lewes, Hastings, Eastbourne, Rother, and Brighton.

ESJBA respond annually, both pro-actively and re-actively by meeting the fluctuating demands such as, numbers, ages and locations of young players within East Sussex.

The object of the Academy is to encourage the development of badminton in East Sussex, and managing of its Squads.  We also aim to support progression in badminton and ultimately this often means a player improving sufficiently to be selected for the Sussex County squads.  Each year many of our players go on to achieve this next step and some decide to continue training with both ourselves and Sussex.  We are there to provide the additional training with professional coaching for those players that require more experience and knowledge of the sport to pursue their ambitions. 

As of July 19th


·         No legal limits on social contact

·         All play permitted

·         All tournaments permitted

·         No maximum group size.

·         No limits on spectators numbers

·         Use of changing rooms is permitted *

·         Face coverings are no longer required *


Although the government has allowed us to return to normal play there are several considerations badminton clubs, coaches and groups

need to bear in mind i.e.  Self Isolation &  Track and Trace.

*Face coverings are no longer required by law, but it is recommended that we should continue to wear them in crowded and enclosed settings.

*Participants and coaches are not required to wear a face covering while taking part in activity. However we will still be required to follow the guidance of your venue and any local recommendations. The use of changing rooms is permitted but you should also  follow your venue’s guidance.

It is still advised that we should continue the guidance of washing hands regularly and maintain social distances whenever possible.

As another measure all our coaches will have had one or two of their Covid vaccinations and/or take a self‐test at least two days prior to any session