Paul Whetnall (19 February 1947-1 May 2014) was an English badminton player who won national and international titles between 1968 and 1980. He was married to Susan Pound Whetnall who was a brilliant doubles player of the same era.
Whetnall was noted for his shot-making accuracy and tactical astuteness. In his most successful season, 1975–1976, Whetnall won the open men's singles crowns of South Africa, Scotland, Germany, and the USA, as well as his third and last English National singles title. In 1970 Whetnall was a men's singles runner-up in the quadrennial British Commonwealth Games, losing a close final to Canada's Jamie Paulson. Shortly after this, his tournament career suffered a 2½ year hiatus due to a badminton pro-tour venture which folded in 1973. Whetnall represented England in Thomas Cup (men's international team) competition in the 1969–1970 and 1975–1976 campaigns.
He coached badminton in Kent for many years 
- "Open Championships," Badminton USA, May 1976, 6.
- Pat Davis, The Guinness Book of Badminton (Enfield, Middlesex, England: Guinness Superlatives Ltd., 1983) 86.
- Davis, 113.