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!

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!