to Boston Area MA and Southern NH Badminton Clubs
There are a few opportunities to play badminton at Acton Boxborough Junior High School gym. To find out about these evenings, go to the Acton Boxborough Recreation website at abce.abschools.org. Click on the latest catalogue and search for "badminton".
As of the summer of 2011, this club is playing year-round.
The following info may be out-of-date - the folks who run these sessions do not keep me informed, and I do not want to chase them down every year.
There are six courts, and the school allows a maximum enrollment of 24 players on a first come first served basis. Four courts of the six courts have no obstructions and are suitable for doubles games. The other two courts are for warmup and practice only, since they do have some obstructions. nBeginners are welcome and can get some basic coaching advice.
The group is organized as part of the Acton Community Education program. You must sign up through them at 978-266-2525 (Fax: 978-266-2540) in advance. The cost varies according to the session.
There are also badminton classes for youths in Acton, and these are described here on this website's page for Classes and Coaching.
From a written announcement about this group:
Do you know what the most popular sport in the world is? Badminton! Come and join us and find out why. You will find that badminton is a fast, fun, and social game that can be played and enjoyed by people of all ages. If you have never played badminton before, you will quickly learn the basics and join others in exciting games. Experienced players as well as beginners will be taught. If you are looking for a great way to have fun while getting in shape and lighting up your nights, this is the place to be. Bring your racquet and we will provide the birdies.
If you have further questions, you can e-mail the club organizer, Harvinder Jassal at HJassal@hotmail.com.