About Us

The Bay of Plenty region is home to over 10 Badminton clubs catering to social and competitive badminton for all ages.

The BOPBA Staff - Delwyn Cooper, Tarryn Espitalier & Doanld Koh work throughout the region, offering a range of services from:

  • Introductory skills to children utilising the BWF Shuttle Time programme, a programme that focuses on introducing basic Badminton coaching skills to teachers and coaches working with school aged children,
  • Support & development for clubs and their volunteers,
  • support and development for coaches and
  • training and event opportunities for players of all ages and abilities.

We work closely with Badminton New Zealand to  "Inspire Kiwis to Love Badminton for Life."

How can you get involved?

  • Find a club to join
  • Encourage your students to join their school and a club
  • Volunteer to help at school, with tournaments, coaching or on club committees or the BOPBA Board.

What opportunities are available for Juniors?

  • Each year, Bay of Plenty Badminton hold interschool tournaments for the following age groups through out the regions in terms 2 & 3:
  • Intermediate – years 7–8
  • Junior – years 9–10
  • Seniors – years 11–13
  • Children are invited to trial for spaces in the BOP Rep teams that travels to Palmerston North each July to compete in the New Zealand Junior Team Championships.
  • Tauranga is fortunate to also be the host town for the AIMS Games for years 7–8 every September which attracts students from far and wide – start thinking about getting your students into the game at year 5–6.
  • For dates, check out the 2024 BOP Badminton Calendar

What opportunities are available for Adults?

  • We pre-season training and box singles and doubles leagues
  • We run interclub tournaments, Masters and ABCD Tournaments
  • Adults are invited to trial for spaces in the BOP Seniors, Masters (35+), Veterans (50+) and Super Veterans (60+) Rep teams who compete over different weekend throughout the playing season
  • For dates, check out the 2024 BOP Badminton Calendar
Delwyn Cooper
Community Development General Manager
027 212 4720
Tarryn Espitalier
Events & Schools Programme Coordinator
021 112 4570
Donald Koh
Coach Force Coaching & Development Manager
027 218 3147
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