Balboa Park Activity Center
San Diego Badminton Club (SDBC)
2145 Park Blvd.,
San Diego, CA 92101
Since 1937 the SDBC has welcomed players of all ages and skill levels to recreational and competitive badminton in Balboa Park. Initially, the activities were located in the Municipal Gym, then for many years, in the Federal Building and for a short time in the Municipal Gym again. The availability of a first-class badminton facility in Balboa Park helped in the development of a series of national and international champions, both men and women, who had their start in San Diego. Many of these champions are ensconced in the nearby Hall of Champions.
In April 1999, all badminton activities were centralized in the Balboa Park Activity Center, another first class venue for badminton. Here, the San Diego Badminton Club provides competitive and recreational play for about 200 members and supports open badminton for about 1,000 other San Diego residents and visitors, mostly young people.
The San Diego Badminton Club, through grants from several athletic associations, provides a development program for junior players ages 12-22, including coaching, clinics and tournaments support. The SDBC also provides badminton instruction to its members, sponsors sanctioned tournaments, holds badminton demonstrations, provides umpiring clinics and is host to a variety of local, national and international tournaments.
Membership is open to the general public. Minimal annual dues are required, which supports the activities described above. For further information, please visit their website.