Generous Donation to the National Badminton Museum

Written by Geoff Hinder

At the 2020 Yonex All-England Badminton Championships, the Nippon Badminton Association made a very generous donation to the National Badminton Museum. Mr. Kinji Zeniya Secretary-General of the Nippon Badminton Association presented the cheque to Bill Andrew Chairman of the National Badminton Museum. Brenda Andrew presented Mr. Kinji Zeniya with information files of Japanese badminton held in the Museum.


L to R. Geoff Hinder Secretary and Trustee of NBM, Adrian Christy Chief Executive of Badminton England, Kinji Zeniya Secretary-General of the Nippon Badminton Association, Bill Andrew Chairman of NBM, Brenda Andrew Treasurer of NBM.

Photo: – Alan Spink

During the 2020 Yonex All-England Championships the National Badminton Museum at the National Badminton Centre, Milton Keynes received 40 visitors from Japan. The visitors included Etsuko Toganoo neeTakenaka and Noriko Nakayama nee Takagi  All-England Champions from the 1970s, Yoichi Satake and Sakae Yamakage from the Nippon Badminton Association.


 If you have any badminton memorabilia, archive material, or any other items and would like to donate them to the National Badminton Museum please contact us at: –
Thank you to all the ‘Friends of the Museum’ and people who have made donations to the National Badminton Museum, your support enables us to purchase extremely rare badminton artefacts for the National Collection as they become available.


Visitors are welcome to look around the Museum unescorted at any time – the National Badminton Centre is normally open 9am to 8pm every day.
National Badminton Museum, National Badminton Centre, Bradwell Road, Loughton Lodge,

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For more information and to book a room go to: – Badminton England website –  –  National Badminton Centre  – National Badminton Centre Hotel.

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