USA Badminton
USA Badminton Logo.png
SportBadminton
JurisdictionUnited States
AbbreviationUSAB
Founded1936; 86 years ago (1936)
AffiliationBadminton World Federation
United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee
HeadquartersEl Monte, California[1]
ChairmanKen Wong[2]
SponsorYonex, Tinsue, United Airlines
Official website
www.usabadminton.org
United States

USA Badminton (USAB) is the national governing body for the sport of badminton in the United States. There are currently 66 badminton clubs registered as of January 2019.[3]

History

The American Badminton Association was founded in 1936 when Donald Wilbur, Robert McMillan, Donald Richardson, and Phillip Richardson decided to unite various badminton groups in the country.[4] The name was later changed to United States Badminton Association in 1978 and later changed to its present name in 1996.

USA Badminton used to train its elite players at national training center in Colorado Springs, but they relocated to Anaheim in early 2017.[5]

In 2021, US Senator Chuck Grassley, Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, warned the leadership of USA Badminton about its potential criminal violations amid allegations that it sought to conceal claims of child sexual abuse and was obstructing an investigation by the United States Center for SafeSport.[6]

Tournaments

References

  1. ^ "Membership". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  2. ^ "KEN WONG RE-ELECTED AS THE USAB BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHAIR". USA Badminton - Team USA. Retrieved 4 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Find a Club". USA Badminton - Team USA. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Badminton in the US". USA Badminton - Team USA. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  5. ^ "USA Badminton to Relocate to Anaheim". Sports Travel Magazine. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Grassley Pushes Amateur Sports Organization to Comply with Law amid Alleged Obstruction of Investigation into Sexual Abuse | U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa". www.grassley.senate.gov.