Sports only started to gain mass appeal in the 20th century, when they replaced our old national pastime--collecting pathogenic bacteria in our intestines. Get in the game with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $22 for one hour of badminton for four with racket rentals and one cafe starter (up to a $45 value)
- $29 for two hours of badminton for six with racket rentals and one cafe starter (up to a $73 value)
Starter options include tortilla chips with chili ($7), caesar salad with house-made dressing ($5) and deep-fried chicken wings with a choice of four sauces ($10).
When the competitive career of two-time Olympian and five-time Canadian National Champion Anna Rice came to an end, she never considered hanging up her racquet. Instead, she became the program director at Badminton Vancouver. Here, she and her fellow instructors teach students of all levels the sport's ins and outs, from basic shots and strokes to refining footwork.
Lessons take place on the facility's 12 indoor courts, which are outfitted with the same brand of scuff-resistant Mondo flooring used in the Olympic games. Thirty-three-foot-high ceilings accommodate even the loftiest lobs, and anti-glare lighting ensures that players can’t blind their opponents via the strategic use of wristwatches. Along with lessons, the courts host camps, birthday parties, tournaments, and drop-in games.
The pro shop equips players with racquets, shoes, apparel, and other gear. Overlooking the courts, The Mezz Cafe & Lounge beckons to guests with sandwiches, pastries, specialty coffees, and the latest sports on big-screen HD televisions.