Speedminton® Sporting Goods Inc. was formed in January 2013 to bring the sport of Speed Badminton to the US. Speedminton® USA and ISBO President Rene Lewicki embarked on the journey to the US from his native Berlin, the home of Speedminton® in September 2013, where he worked for Speedminton® GmbH, the holding company of Speedminton® USA.
Developments progressed well enough for Jamie Kingston to join as Marketing Coordinator in January 2014, adding another dimension to Speedminton® USA working on the company’s web presence as well as marketing, press and PR, social media and the exciting event style Speedminton® product, Blackminton®.
2014 developed to the point where Speedminton® gained a presence in 40 of the 50 US States. They also worked with more than 10 universities nationwide, 20 Sport and Social Clubs, YMCA summer camps, various Parks and Recreation departments, including New York City, as well as dozens of other partners.
January 2015 saw another member of the team, Paul Thorman, joined after moving here from London, England and took responsibility for the institutional marketing, developing existing and new relationships with schools, universities, YMCAs, Sport and Social Clubs. A new playing group has been started up locally, in San Diego, and there has been further growth in schools and universities with San Diego State University the latest to host a Blackminton® event.
Speedminton® USA have built quality relationships and through this will continue to establish themselves as one of the most exciting new sports in the US.