Badminton Association of Thailand
Badminton Association of Thailand (BAT, Thai: สมาคมแบดมินตันแห่งประเทศไทย), officially known as Badminton Association of Thailand Under Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King (Thai: สมาคมแบดมินตันแห่งประเทศไทย ในพระบรมราชูปถัมภ์) is the national governing body for the sport of badminton in Thailand. As of January 2019, there are 52 affiliated clubs and 304 associate member clubs across the country.
|Type||National Sport Association|
|Headquarters||Pathum Wan District, Bangkok|
|Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul|
The association was founded by four badminton enthusiasts in Thailand in 1950 and joined the International Badminton Federation a year later. It was awarded royal patronage in 1954 by King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who was also an avid badminton player. Long time support and contributions from the king was honored by Badminton World Federation in 2012 when former president Kang Young Joong awarded BWF President's Medal to the king.
List of presidentsEdit
The following is the list of presidents of the association since 1950.
|13||Patama Leeswadtrakul (Incumbent)|
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