Badminton England has today announced that the 2017 English National Badminton Championships will be staged at Wycombe Leisure Centre in High Wycombe, Bucks 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 top class badminton in an intimate venue that puts spectators in the heart of the action.
Wycombe Leisure Centre is a superb facility and will be the 20th venue to have hosted the Nationals in its 53-year history, extending Badminton England’s commitment to take the Nationals around the country, following the 2016 championships which were held in Derby.
Adrian Christy, Chief Executive, Badminton England, said: “Traditionally, the Nationals have been staged in February.
“However with a busy conclusion to the AJ Bell National Badminton League season and the YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships just a few weeks later, we were mindful of the congestion in the calendar for fans, volunteers and technical officials.
“Our research and summer campaigns over the past two years have also shown that there is a tremendous appetite for badminton all year round, so the Nationals can serve to be a great opening event for the new season.”
Staged a week after the BWF World Championships in Glasgow, the Nationals provides badminton fans the opportunity to celebrate the latest generation of talent, including Rio 2016 Olympic Bronze Medallists, Chris Langridge and Marcus Ellis, reigning World Superseries Mixed Doubles Champions, Chris Adcock and Gabby Adcock and eight time National Singles Champion, Rajiv Ouseph.
Tickets will go on sale in early 2017.
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