Register for Summer Classes today! Online Registration or in person class registration is considered a commitment to participate in and pay for the entire group class session. 

  • SPBASummerSession.pdfPlayers may sign up for any specific class any number of times a week.
  • Shannon must approve class level for each student. Skill level of each class may be higher than previous sessions.
  • Players previously enrolled and players on our elite teams have first priority registration. The SPBA will be in touch with all new students at the end of pre-registration and throughout the following week while we process level changes to confirm availability for new registrations. Classes are in high demand and early registration is recommended, especially in the fall and winter sessions. We will be do our best to try to accommodate all requests, but we do have limited spaces per class. 
  • Due to COVID-19 State Regulations, NO MAKEUPS WILL BE PERMITTED IN THE SUMMER SESSION. We have pre-built in free classes for you (in the form of discounts) for the summer session so you don’t have to worry if you miss a class. Extra classes missed beyond this will be lost except for in emergency circumstances. The more classes you sign up for, the more discounts you will get. And if you have perfect attendance, then please enjoy your bonus free classes.
  • Players with credit left over after Spring Session and Zoom Online Classes: We have kept track of everyone’s balance at the end of the Spring Session and Zoom Online Classes. We are committed to giving everyone value for the money they spent on lessons in the Spring 2020 session. Players can use their remaining credit for the Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Winter 2020/2021, and Spring 2021 sessions. Players can spend their credit on up to 25% of their class fees during the above mentioned sessions. The more classes a player enrolls in, the sooner they will use up their credit. Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.

Everyone must sign the new Covid-19 Waiver Form. New players must also sign our traditional waiver form. There will be more copies at the gym.

Please watch the videos below and familiarize yourself with the new safety regulations you must follow for the safety of everyone. 


SPBA Safety Procedures for Everyone

SPBA Safety Guidelines: Summer Session Classes

Click on the image below to read our new regulations during Phase 3 of Restore Illinois!


Badminton Class Registration Form

Cancelation Policy

  • Online, phone, and in person registration is considered a commitment to participate in and pay for class session or private lesson. Payment is due at time of registration confirmation.
  • If cancelation of group lesson occurs 24 hours before the first class starts, you may receive a full refund or not owe any payment. If cancelation occurs less than 24 hours before your first class, you are responsible for payment for the first class. If cancelation occurs less than 24 hours before the second class, you are responsible for the price of the current session.
  • 24-hour notice is required for cancelation of any lesson. Refunds are not provided for group lessons and make-up classes are not guaranteed. Make-up classes are only permitted if there was 24 hours notice of the cancelation and if there is open space in another day’s group lesson during the same session. If you give less than 24 hours notice to cancel a make-up class it will not be rescheduled. Less than 24 hours notice for all classes will be considered a no-show, and constitutes loss of lesson fee. Emergency cancelations will be handled on an individual basis. 
  • For semi-private lessons with 2-4 players –if a player doesn’t show up, or gives less than 24 hour notice for a cancelation that players is still responsible for their portion of the lesson fee and will not be rescheduled.
  • Failure to attend a lesson constitutes loss of lesson fee and will not be rescheduled.

Payment, What to Bring to Class, and Club Tournaments

  • Bring to the pre-registration week or a designated registration time the total payment (cash or check) for the session of classes. Checks can be made out to “Shannon Pohl Badminton Academy.” We do not take credit cards. We also take Zelle pay sent to Please make sure to list the student’s name and class day and time in the memo.
  • Please bring to the first class your racket (if you don’t have one you can rent one for $7, water, and a small notebook. $5 of every racket rental can be put towards a future racket purchase from our shop within the calendar year. $2 of your racket rental goes to purchase an overripe that you put on and take off yourself. All players must fill out the waiver and registration forms and the COVID-19 waiver form
  • Non-marking court shoes are required in the new facility. We sell them at the pro shop. Shoes worn outside are not permitted on courts, as wet and dirty shoes create a safety hazard. We also rent badminton shoes for $5 a class or open gym session (most sizes available).CURRENTLY SUSPENDED
  • Cell phone use is not allowed during classes. Players are expected to have phones put away at all times.
  • All SPBA players in our Elite Junior and Elite Senior Teams and above are expected to participate in SPBA Midwest Open Regionals  and participate in all other local ranking tournaments. All SPBA Players in Advanced Beginner level and above as well as elite team  are expected to give their vest effort to participate in the North Shore Open and other recommended tournaments. Tournament Dates are listed on the first page of the session schedule. 
  • You can find a list of even more local tournaments here, compliments of Badminton Chicago. USA Badminton publishes a list of all sanctioned tournaments here.