FAQ

Why join Penn Badminton?

We are not just a group of people interested in playing badminton – we are a small community. If you enjoy playing badminton, meeting new people, making friends with other players, and feeling like you are part of a team, Penn Badminton is perfect for you! We host 2-3 sessions every week and also host our own social events – from Halloween movie nights to dinners out at Han Dynasty to Bubble Tea breaks after practice! No matter your level (competitive or recreational) and level of commitment (dropping by or coming 2-3 times a week), feel free to drop by during our open gyms in the second and third weeks of class to check it out! Try-outs for the competitive team will follow open gym!

What level of play does the Penn Badminton Club?

We host both recreational and competitive players! All levels of experience are welcome!

When do you meet?

Our schedule for this year is not yet available. However, try-outs will begin in the second or third week of school, and a schedule will be posted at that point.

Is the Badminton Club open to Penn undergraduate students and graduate students?

It is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

How often do you play?

Our competitive team plays 2-3 times per week (1-2 hours per session). Our open play players can come and drop by anytime. We generally reserve 1-2 hours every week for open play/recreational players to play on the courts.

I’m not a Penn student. Can I join?

We are unable to support players outside of the Penn Community. If you have specific reasons/needs to join, please contact us via the contact page and we will review your situation.

How much does it cost to play on the team?

For both A-team (competitive players) and B-team (recreational players), the semester fee is $50 per undergraduate and $80 per graduate student. These club dues go to purchasing birdies, maintaining the nets, tournament fees, subsidized team gear, and subsidized team events (hang-outs, dinners, etc.). If you prefer to pay on a ‘per session’ basis, it is $10 per session to play with the team on the courts.

Do you have rackets available for use?

Yes, if you don’t have a racket, we have rackets that you can use for free.

How can I get updates on Penn Badminton?

You can get updates on Penn Badminton through joining our Facebook Group and liking our Facebook Page. Also, make sure to subscribe your email to this site (in the footer), so you can get updates on blog posts from our website!