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.

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!

ONLINE ENTRY FORM & DEADLINE:
All entries must be entered and paid in full through tournamentsoftware.com by Tuesday, September 27th to be eligible.
 
WITHDRAWAL DEADLINE
No refunds after September 27th.
 
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Facebook Invite Let others know you are coming, find friends and partners attending the event!
 
TOURNAMENT WEBSITE
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.

2021 Winter Camp

Camp Dates: Monday, 12/27 – Thursday 12/30:

We will be offering a 4 day junior camp open to all levels ages 7 and up from beginners to competitive team level.  We will group similar level players together.  
Sign up today on the camp website!

• Improve your speed on the court with proper footwork and agility drills
• Technique on Serves, Returns, Clears, Smashes, Drops, lifts, net shots and more!
• Drills and Strategies for singles and doubles
• Gameplay

Full Day: 9am – 4pm daily
Full Day Students will get 1 hour lunch break. Students must pack a lunch and students will be socially distanced for eating. 

Half Day: 9am – 12 pm morning session or 1pm-4pm afternoon session

SPBA Member Pricing:
$345 – 4 Full Days
$195 – 4 Half Days    
$100 – Per Full Day    
$55 – Per Half Day  

Non-Member Pricing:
$370 – 4 Full Days   
$215 – 4 Half Days  
$110 – Per Full Day    
$60 – Per Half Day      

Please send payment via Zelle to badminton@shannonpohl.com with the students name in the memo and the word CAMP. Thanks! 

No Winter Classes 12/20-1/1

Per the original schedule, there are no private lessons or group classes on December 20th-January 1st. Winter Session Classes resume on Sunday, January 2nd.

Please join us for open gym during the break or for the Winter Session Camp from December 27-30th! Some private lessons may be available December 27-30th. Please contact Shannon at badminton@shannopohl.com for scheduling.  

The club will be closed on December 24th, December 25th, December 31st, and January 1st.
2022 Memberships are now available! Enquire at open gym and get yours today!

North Shore Open Results

Congratulations to all the winners at all levels of the North Shore Open!  The 10 year anniversary of the North Shore Open was on Oct 2-3, 2021. The North Shore Open started at the SPBA in 2010 and ran for 9 consecutive years. We had to cancel the event in 2019 while we were building our new 13 court dedicated badminton facility, and in 2020 because of COVID-19. It was so great to be back in action with you all last weekend! Thank you to all the participants! We had players who were competing in their first tournament all the way up through professional players playing! We hope you all had a great time and learned a lot! We hope to see you back next summer of 2022 for the 11th Annual North Shore Open! 

A Men’s Singles:

Jimmy Pohan defeated Clay Gilmour 21-16, 21-14

A Women’s Singles:

Judy Yang defeated Carissa Chen 21-8, 21-10

A Men’s Doubles:
Jimmy Pohan & Clay Gilmour  defeated  Naresh Naskar & Ajit Ram  21-8, 21-5

A Women’s Doubles:

Keerthana Rajkumar & Jeslin Vettikkatt defeated Anvi Harish & Neha Kulkarni 21-19, 13-21, 21-16

A Mixed Doubles:

Jay Yang & Judy Yang d. Clay Gilmour & Nethmi Hewawitharana 21-9, 21-6 

Complete A-B-C-D results can be seen here:  www.tournamentsofware.com

See more photos all the winners on our Facebook Page

Registration for Fall Session

We are working on processing any move-ups for existing students as well as time changes and well as registrations for new students! The higher level classes will be notified first, so that we can create room for more move-ups all the way down to the beginner level later this weekend. If you are waiting for your confirmation please have patience while we reach out to everyone this extended weekend about availabilities. In some levels where there is a higher demand, we will be adding some classes and we will notify you of those opportunities as well based on the time of your registration. We thank you all and we can’t wait to have you join us!