Established as the Badminton Association of England in 1893, the association is based in Milton Keynes and has departments for Elite Play, Events, Membership, Development and Coaching. It closely liaises with the 41 Counties of England to provide support to the club and league structures.
In 2006 Badminton England set up a joint venture with Inchima Limited to provide on-line coaching to its members. This service - called badminton.tv - represents the first time that a national badminton association provided media services to its members through the internet.
National badminton centre
The National Badminton Centre in Loughton, Milton Keynes is a purpose-built elite training facility that provides a base for the Great Britain and England badminton squads and has a number of badminton courts, meeting rooms and accommodation facilities. The facility is partly funded by commercial conference letting.
The Centre is near the junction of the A5 with the A509, just west of Central Milton Keynes. However, because this junction is grade separated, vehicular access is from Dansteed Way (H4). Pedestrian/cycle access from Milton Keynes Central railway station is via a redway from Elder Gate beside the Quadrant:MK (Network Rail national centre) Coordinates:
- All England Open Badminton Championships
- International Badminton Federation
- European Badminton Union
- English National Badminton Championships