Judy Devlin Fund

About Us

The mission of the Massachusetts Badminton Association (MassBad) is to promote and develop badminton awareness and competition for players of all levels in the Bay State.  In addition, MassBad represents the interests of Massachusetts to the Northeast Badminton Association, (the organization designated by USA Badminton, for the District of Columbia and the 12 states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia).

Massachusetts has more than three-dozen private, university and community clubs throughout the state offering play opportunities for thousands of recreational and competitive Bay State residents.

Accomplishments:

  • Mass State Championships held annually from the late 90s until 2004 when badminton started competition in the summer Bay State Games;
  • Bay State Games from 2005 to present; 
  • Team Tournaments, starting in 2007 with B Doubles League and building annually include A, B, C and D levels;
  • USA Badminton Senior Nationals in 2006 (Westborough, MA);
  • 2012 USA Adult Team Trials in December, 2011
  • USA Junior International Team Trials
  • MassBad High School Badminton Team Championships
  • Harold Seavey Masters Annual Tournament
  • Organize and underwrite clinic and exhibitions for local schools;
  • Support school–based clubs;
  • Occasional 'Mixer' events, primarily for Women's Doubles, for an afternoon of random partner doubles play;
  • Provided some (very small, but still some!) financial support for local elite athletes for international competition.

 

Massachusetts has long history in badminton - the American Badminton Assn, precursor of USA Badminton (national governing body under USOC), was founded here in 1936 – and is home of many past and present national champions.