Play Badminton at the Harrisburg Area YMCA!

Badminton is a racquet sport played using racquets to hit a shuttlecock across a net. Although it may be played with larger teams, the most common forms of the game are “singles” (with one player per side) and “doubles” (with two players per side). Badminton is played on a rectangular indoor court. Points are scored by striking the shuttlecock with the racquet and landing it within the opposing side’s half of the court.

Each side may only strike the shuttlecock once before it passes over the net. Play ends once the shuttlecock has struck the floor or if a fault has been called by the service judge, or (in their absence) the opposing side.

The shuttlecock is a feathered or (in informal matches) plastic projectile which flies differently from the balls used in many other sports. In particular, the feathers create much higher drag, causing the shuttlecock to decelerate more rapidly. Shuttlecocks also have a high top speed compared to the balls in other racquet sports.

Badminton is open to adult YMCA Members throughout the week at the West Shore YMCA.


  • FREE to all Harrisburg Area YMCA Members
  • $5 Drop-In Fee for all Non-Harrisburg Area YMCA Members


Mondays – 6:00-8:00 a.m. and 8:00-10:00 p.m.
Tuesdays – 8:00-10:00 p.m.
Wednesdays – 6:00-8:00 a.m.
Fridays – 6:00-8:00 a.m.
Saturdays – 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Sundays – 6:00-8:00 p.m.

*Days and Times are subject to change. Please visit your local YMCA schedules page to find out when this class is offered at a branch near you.

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