Classes & Training
Squash Programs
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BEST SQUASH COURTS DOWNTOWN

With 5 courts available at the YWCA Fitness + Racquet Club you'll be able to learn, train and play Squash to your heart's content!

Court access can be added to your membership for only $30/month (includes towel service).

For more details or to add court access, please call Member Services 604 895 5777 or 604 681 0178

Drop-in Squash | for Members Only

Join us at the Fitness + Racquet Club for our drop-in Squash. You’ll get a great workout, meet new people and have fun! 

Racquet rentals are available for $2. Please wear clean, non-marking athletic shoes and bring a ball.

Free for members with court access! $5 for members without court access.

Booking is required due to limited capacity. You can book up to 7 days in advance online through MyClub (under resource group Courts at FRC - Squash Drop In) or by email bookings@ywcavan.org.

Mondays, 6 - 7:30 PM | June 6 - August 29

BOX LEAGUES | FOR MEMBERS ONLY

Players are placed in a group (box) with 4 or 5 others and are given 6 weeks to arrange to play a match with each player in their box. We are offering Daytime and Evening/Weekend Box Leagues which run year round. Email racquet@ywcavan.org to secure your spot today!

VANCOUVER SQUASH LEAGUE | FOR MEMBERS ONLY

YWCA Fitness + Racquet Club is proud to have teams that participate in the Vancouver Squash League on Monday nights. Be sure to cheer on your fellow members and wish them luck for their league matches! Email racquet@ywcavan.org for more information.

Racquet Throw down

Come on down for our exciting racquet throw down!

Event: Racquet Throw down

When: Friday, Sept 16, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Details: All levels welcome! Players should be able to return serve with consistency (off the bounce) and sustain a 4-shot rally. Play the field with a couple rounds of Up-Down-Even, followed by the soon to be infamous racquet throw down to establish two teams. Once the lines have been drawn with 8 players aside, be part of an action-packed finale that you want to win! Capacity is limited to 16 players.

Cost: Members $35 | Non-members $43.50

Registration: Opens on Aug 17. Contact Member Services 604 895 5777 or 604 681 0178 to register.

World Squash Day Team Tournament | FOR MEMBERS ONLY

Celebrate World Squash Day by participating in our super fun team squash tournament!

Event: World Squash Day Team Tournament

When: Saturday, October 15th, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Details: This is a great opportunity to meet other squash players while having fun! The tournament is open to all levels. Teams are created and a unique scoring system is used to keep things close! Capacity is limited to 32 participants.

Cost: $40 + GST. Includes snacks, lunch, and prizes!

Registration: Opens on Sept 27. Contact Member Services 604 895 5777 or 604 681 0178 to register.

EXPLORE PROGRAMS

REGISTRATION OPENS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 AT 11 AM

To sign up for squash programs, simply visit us in person or give us a phone call at Member Services 604 895 5777 or 604 681 0178. Please note that payment is required upon booking. 48 hour notice is required for cancellations. We look forward to seeing you on the courts!

Intermediate Beginner Squash

The main feature of this program is to learn the intention behind each of your plays and pair it with the appropriate follow-up position. Add consistency to your game through repetitions of sequencing your setup and movement to each ball. 

Skills Development

  • Regrouping from back corners
  • Containment short and long
  • Serve/return routines
Schedule
Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Sept 22 - Oct 20 (5 classes)
Instructor
Andrew Mount
Location
Fitness + Racquet Club
Pre-requisite
Recently completed our Introduction to Squash program or have played 10 or fewer matches
Fee
Members $95 | Non-members $125

Rally Builder 3.0

Here you will learn what to direct your attention towards when you aren't hitting the ball. Hone this skill while using a collaborative drills-based approach. Players should be comfortable sustaining the boast/drive and rotating drives drills to maximize the benefits from this program or have a skill rating of 3.75+.

Skills Development

  • Improve consistency from the back corners
  • Groove movement patterns to the mid-court
  • Improve path to the ball selection
Schedule
Wednesdays, 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Sept 21 - Oct 19 (5 classes)
Instructor
Andrew Mount
Location
Fitness + Racquet Club
Pre-requisite
Be comfortable sustaining the boast/drive and rotating drives drills or have a skill rating of 3.75+
Fee
Members $95 | Non-members $125

Rally Builder 2.0

Strengthen your skills using a collaborative, drills-based approach. Build on your ability to sustain the boast/drive and rotating drives drills. To maximize the benefits from this program, you will have completed the Rally Builder 1.0 program once or twice and/or have a skill rating of 2.75+.

Skills Development

  • Improve defending from the back corners
  • Choose between defending and consistency swings in real time
  • Match responses in the front corners to rally conditions
Schedule
Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Sept 21 - Oct 19 (5 classes)
Instructor
Andrew Mount
Location
Fitness + Racquet Club
Pre-requisite
Completion of Rally Builder 1.0 program once or twice and/or have a skill rating of 2.75+
Fee
Members $95 | Non-members $125

Rally Builder 1.0

Learn the fundamental skills of squash using a non-competitive, collaborative approach. Here you will learn to sustain rallies with controlled, intentional shots. Build your skills through simulated game scenarios. Experience the thrill of long rallies and feel the burn.

Skills Development

  • Ball awareness, timing, and coordination
  • Racquet maneuvering, forehand and backhand
  • Footwork and movement
  • Collaborative rally-based games
Schedule
Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Sept 21 - Oct 19 (5 classes)
Instructor
Andrew Mount
Location
Fitness + Racquet Club
Fee
Members $95 | Non-members $125

Introduction to Squash

Whether you're interested in squash for fun and fitness or eventually for competitive play, this is the perfect place to start. Learn the fundamentals of the game of squash while having a big smile on your face!

 Skills Development

  • Rules and scoring
  • Court safety
  • Solo drills
  • Racquet maneuvering, forehand and backhand
  • Game play
Schedule
Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Sept 22 - Oct 20 (5 classes)
Instructor
Andrew Mount
Location
Fitness + Racquet Club
Fee
Members $95 | Non-members $125