Play Badminton at the Harrisburg Area YMCA!

Badminton is a racquet sport played using racquets to hit a shuttlecock across a net. Badminton can be played with larger teams. “Singles” (with one player per side) and “doubles” (with two players per side) are the most common forms of the game. You play Badminton 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. The play ends once the shuttlecock has struck the floor. The play also ends if a fault has been called by the service judge or (in their absence) the opposing side.

The shuttlecock is a feathered or plastic projectile. It flies differently from the balls used in many other sports. In particular, the feathers create a 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
  • Members only; no guests

Additional Information:

  • Only 2 courts may be played at a time, which will be both side courts. The middle court will not be playable, due to social distancing.
  • YMCA members only
  • 18 and older only
  • Locker rooms are available
  • Memberships must be reactivated prior to using the facility. You may reactive by calling the YMCA at (717) 737-9622 or stopping by the YMCA Welcome Center.

*Days and Times are subject to change. Please visit your local YMCA schedules page! You can find out when classes are available.

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