Bay Area Shuttlecock Enthusiasts (BASE) is a totally open, non-exclusive (actually, pro-inclusive!) Meetup Group created for people living in the San Francisco Bay Area who have even a tiny interest in the sport of Badminton. There are no requirements to join this group that exists to create a community of badminton-interested people who are looking to find other people to play some pick-up at a local recreation center or a nearby park. Since BASE is member-driven initiative, any who joins is able to organize a meetup by clicking on the 'Schedule a new meetup' link on the group's home page. Meetups should have a precise date/time and location. Open-ended meetup invitations can be posted in the 'Discussions' section of the site. Simply take the initiative of reserving a court at the nearest gym or setting up a net at a nearby park and tell the group about your plans in order to find a hitting partner nearby. The objectives of the group are to 1) get some exercise, b) meet new people, and iii) have a ton of fun! Enjoy tossing up birdies and diving for really short drops: Badminton is a thoroughly enjoyable activity and BASE members are here to keep it fun.