The Shannon Pohl Badminton Academy offers private lessons, group lessons, camps, coaching clinics, tournaments, badminton open gym, and a pro shop. Shannon Pohl is also available for demonstrations and speeches. For more information about the Shannon Pohl Badminton Academy, sponsorship opportunities, or to book her for an event, please contact Shannon.

Thursday 12/22 Classes running as scheduled.

We will have class tonight 12/22. It is the last day of winter session class scheduled until winter session classes return on Friday, January 6th.

We will have our Winter Camp 1/2 – 1/5th. Sign up here!

We will have open gym available throughout the break except we are closed on 12/24, the morning of 12/25 (we will be open Christmas Evening 12/25), and 12/31 and the morning of January 1st (we will be open the evening of New Year’s Dad 1/1).

Happy Holidays everyone!

Sign up today for the North Shore Open

The 11th Annual North Shore Open will be October 1-2, 2022

The North Shore Open is a premier all ages tournament at the SPBA. Both adults and juniors of all levels are encouraged to participate. Events are held in A-B-C-D dropflight format in women’s singles, women’s doubles, men’s singles, men’s doubles, and mixed doubles. Awards are given to first and second place finishers of all flights. All SPBA students in levels Advanced Beginner and above should plan to play this event!  I hope everyone can join us!

All entries must be entered and paid in full through by Tuesday, September 27th to be eligible.
No refunds after September 27th.
Facebook Invite Let others know you are coming, find friends and partners attending the event!
more details here!

2022 YONEX SPBA Midwest ORC Prospectus Released

The 2021-2022 USA Badminton Open Regional Championships for Midwest will be held at Shannon Pohl Badminton Academy in Vernon Hills, Illinois from May 28, 2022 to May 30, 2022.

Consolation will be run for players who lose their first match.

Please remember to renew your USA Badminton membership through the new Club Locker system and follow the instructions in the prospectus regarding the eligibility document verification process. 

Note that due to a large number of requests for coaching passes coming in for all tournaments, we will be implementing a new deadline system for coaching pass requests. Please see the prospectus for more information. Coaching pass requests through Jotform that are considered “on-time” will need to be submitted by the deadline below. Coaching pass requests through Jotform after the deadline below and up until three days prior to the start of the tournament will be subject to a $200 late request fee.

Entry/Withdraw and On-Time Coaching Pass Request Deadline:
May 10, 2022 by 11:59 AM (one minute BEFORE NOON) PDT

Click here for the prospectus.

Click here for the TournamentSoftware page

Click here for the Tournament Page with more details about hotels, sponsorships, cheer ads, umpire clinics, and court rentals before the event

Spring Session Registrations

Due to overwhelming demand, we are in the process of getting back to everyone about their spring session move-ups and new registrations. Please be patient and we hope to be in touch with everyone by Friday! Thank you for your understanding.