Badminton Lessons

Pre-registration for the summer session for existing students of all levels is May 4-May 10th.

Current spring session students get first priority for class times in the summer. Players in levels Advanced Beginner and up who want to join the spring session pro-rated can still join!

The SPBA Summer Session starts June 6th. Sign up today!

New Students in the Beginner Younger and Beginner Older players who want to join for the first time are recommended to start in the summer session!  

New Students  of all levels looking to join for the summer session can register now, and will be notified of placements May 15-21st after the IHSA State Championships concludes. 

The Shannon Pohl Badminton Academy has coached both male and female students ages 5-75 and is happy to design a custom badminton program that is perfect for you! Get ahead of the competition—register online today!

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*** FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION PLEASE READ THESE DOCUMENTS ***

  • Available Classes
  • Class Schedules
  • Pricing
  • Registration Instructions
  • Cancellation Policy

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  • Club Information
  • Membership Form
  • Registration Form
  • Waiver Form
  • Cancellation Policy
*** FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION PLEASE READ THESE DOCUMENTS ***

  • Available Classes
  • Class Schedules
  • Pricing
  • Registration Instructions
  • Cancellation Policy

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  • Club Information
  • Membership Form
  • Registration Form
  • Waiver Form
  • Cancellation Policy

PRIVATE LESSONS:

clinicThe SPBA has a variety of private and semi-private lesson times available throughout the year. Come in and perfect your technique, footwork, or strategic game! Having trouble with a specific shot or want to move up in the line-up? Our coaches can create customized lessons for you. Players can book one private lesson at a time or weekly private lessons. Players must have a membership to the SPBA to participate in private lessons. Please refer to SPBASummerSession.pdf

1 Player 2 Players 3-4 Players
$90/hour $112/hour $132/hour
*Pay for 10 (1 hour) lessons up front, get one hour private lessons free!

GROUP LESSONS:

Several Classes are available throughout the year. Players must have a membership to the SPBA to participate in group classes ($100 per individual for 2020 please see here for family pricing). These sessions break down to $20 per hour per player. All classes will be taught by our team of highly qualified SPBA coaches. Go to SPBASummerSession.pdf for a list of classes, schedules, pricing, and registration instructions.

  • Beginner Class for Ages 6-10
  • Beginner Class for Ages 11+
  • Advanced Beginner Class
  • Intermediate Class
  • Advanced Class
  • SPBA Elite Junior Team
  • SPBA Elite Senior Team
  • Badminton Fitness Class
  • Adult Class

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Everyone must sign the Covid-19 Waiver Form. New players must also sign our traditional waiver form. There will be more copies at the gym, however as spectators aren’t permitted inside at this time we ask that you sign them in advance and bring them, if possible.

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

Make-Up Policy
We will allow 2 make-up classes per class you are enrolled in the session. Extra classes missed beyond this will be lost except for in emergency circumstances. These make-ups are subject to availability, and 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. All cancellations and make-up scheduling must be in writing through the online make-up form (telling a coach of your absence is not considered giving notice as coaches don’t manage the schedules). Less than 24 hours notice will be considered a no-show, and constitutes loss of lesson fee. Emergency cancellations will be handled on an individual basis. We recommend you do your make-ups earlier in the session as space gets more limited in the end of the session. You can even make-up prior to the days you are missing! Make-ups will not be scheduled until the 2nd week of classes. If you are sick or having symptoms, DO NOT COME TO CLASS!

PLEASE NOTE IHSA RULES: No restrictions on badminton lessons during the season!
I studied the IHSA rules and also confirmed with the IHSA that taking lessons at the SPBA during the high school badminton season does not affect IHSA eligibility. During the school year and during the badminton season any number of students from a school may participate in a sports lesson provided no coach from the school is involved in any respect and no matches are played. If a coach of an IHSA team coaches at a coaching school, no more than 2 players from the coach’s school may take lessons during the school year.