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Ft. Myers Announced as Host of 2013 USA Masters Badminton Nationals

9 Apr, 2013


USA Badminton (USAB), the national governing body for the sport of badminton in the U.S., has announced the location of the 2013 USA Masters Badminton National Championships, to be held May 21-25.

The hosting city is Ft. Myers, Florida, and the venue will be Estero Community Park Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL  33928.

Playing host to the event will be the will be the Southwest Florida Badminton Club (http://www.swflbadminton.com).

Host hotel for the event is the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton in Estero, Florida, 10611 Chevrolet Way, Estero, FL 33928. (Reservations for athletes, officials, press and spectators can be made by calling 239-541-1800 and asking for the badminton group rate of $79 per night single, $89 per night double.

There will be a tournament dinner at the venue on Saturday evening, May 25, 2013. Information on this is expected to be available shortly.

Information on the event, including registration and more, can be obtained at the USAB website, http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Badminton.aspx

USAB’s 2013 Junior Nationals tournament will be held in San Francisco, California from June 29-July 7. . The host organization is the Bintang Badminton Academy. The venue address, accommodation information and entry form are expected to be announced on the website by USAB. Information can be obtained from Chris Lawrence: ccclawrence@aol.com.

About USA Badminton: USA Badminton (USAB), the recognized national governing body for the sport of badminton in the United States, is headquartered at the United States Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  USA Badminton oversees sanctioned tournaments nationwide, develops grassroots initiatives to foster increased participation in the sport, certifies and educates coaches and prepares the best players in the nation to excel in international competition, including the Olympic Games.

 USAB sends teams to major international tournaments, including the Olympic Games, Pan American Games, World Championships, Sudriman Cup, Thomas and Uber Cup and World Junior Championships, to name a few.  USAB also hosts major national events such as the US Adult National Championships, US Junior National Championships, and the US Senior National Championships.  The organization also maintains the national player rankings, publishes educational materials on the sport and holds regular training camps and coaching clinics.

 USA Badminton boasts over 4,000 members nationwide and estimates many more thousands of recreational badminton players in the United States.  A 2008 study by the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association reported that approximately 1,362,000 people play badminton frequently in the US.  Badminton is truly a growing sport in the US as well as on the international level.

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