The Cambs Badminton Academy have a number of tournaments before and after the start of the season, and also an opportunity to participate in badminton 'boot camps'.
The CBA Open Tournament for Seniors and Juniors, is on 14/15th September 2013. Seniors' tournament on Saturday 14th and Juniors on Sunday 15th. To be held at CRC Sports Centre, Kings Hedges Road, Cambridge. Entries to be in by 31st August 2013. £8 for singles and £7 for doubles.
Two ability categories for both seniors and juniors: County/League and Social/Club. Singles, doubles and mixed doubles (two competitions per player) for seniors and singles and level doubles for juniors. U11 (combined playing ability), U13, U15 and U17 age groups in juniors. Enter online at either:
Cambridgeshire Junior Ladder for all age groups from U11 - U17. Three day long competitions to be held at CRC Sports Centre, Kings Hedges Road, Cambridge. Dates of competitions: 9th November 2013, 7th December 2013 and 18th January 2014. Players are expected to play at all three matches and cost of the ladder is £30 for all three matches.
CBA Badminton Boot Camps are open to anyone. There are 3 different levels of training camps run over 5 days from 19 - 23rd August, with beginners/young players training for 90 minutes from 2 - 3.30pm each day; intermediate, more experienced young players training for 2 hours a day from 12 - 2pm and high level training for adult and very competent juniors for 3 hours a day from 9am - 12pm. There will be a professional strength and conditioning consultant giving between 30 minutes and an hour of training each day for all levels of ability, shuttle launching machine for accurate practising of shots, footwork drills, agility, balance and co-ordination exercises and much more.
£20 for beginners/young players (7yrs up) for the week
£35 for intermediate players for the week
£50 for higher level players for the week
Free refreshments for all throughout the week.
There will be a match play day at CRC, all day on Saturday 24th August for all those attending the intermediate and high level boot camps and anyone else who plays to a reasonably good - high level. That will run from 9am - 3pm and players are able to stay for as long as they choose throughtout the day. £8 per player however long they choose to stay. Open to all.