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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

Register Now!

You can register for the following programs in-person at Member Services or by calling 604 895 5777 or 604 681 0178.

Explore Squash Programs

Squash Training Level 1

This is a 6-week group program for beginner to intermediate level players. The focus will be on drives, volleys, serves, returns and movement. You'll improve your game with others through coaching from our Squash Pro, Andrew Lynn, Group size is limited to a maximum of 6 participants. If you are unsure about which program level you should register for please contact Andrew at racquet@ywcavan.org

Schedule
Wednesdays, 12:15 - 1:15 PM
September 29 - November 3 (6 classes)
Instructor
Andrew Lynn
Location
Fitness + Racquet Club
Fee
Member with court access $105 | Members without court access $135

Squash Training Level 2

Designed for intermediate to advanced level players, this 6-week group program focuses on drives, volley, drops, boasts and movement. With coaching from our Squash Pro, Andrew Lynn, you'll improve your current skills as well as develop new ones! Group size is limited to a maximum of 6 participants. If you are unsure about which program level you should register for please contact Andrew at racquet@ywcavan.org

Schedule
Session I: Thursdays, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
October 7 - November 18 (6 classes, no class Nov 11)

Session II: Thursdays, 5:45 - 6:45 PM
October 7 - November 18 (6 classes, no class Nov 11)
Instructor
Andrew Lynn
Location
Fitness + Racquet Club
Fee
Member with court access $105 | Members without court access $135

Women's Intro to Squash

With funding from Squash Canada and the Government of Canada, we're pleased to offer a program to encourage and support women in Squash. 

This is a beginner, learn-to-play program for any women interested in Squash. Those that are familiar with the sport will also benefit by improving their skills and techniques. Each instructional class is taught by our Squash Pro, Andrew Lynn, and the practice/play days are supervised by Squash experts. It's a fun program designed to get you started in the sport or improve your game. In the process you'll meet new people and stay fit! 

The instructional classes are on Tuesdays or Wednesdays with the following syllabus. 

  • Week 1: The Basics, Part 1 – Grip, Forehand Swing
  • Week 2: The Basics, Part 2 – Backhand Swing 
  • Week 3: Playing the Game – Rules, Serves & Returns
  • Week 4: Strategy – Safety, The T, Movement

As well all participants will get together on Sundays, October 10 - 31, 9:45-11:15 AM for supervised practice/play (optional).

Schedule
Session I: Tuesdays, 12 - 12: 45 PM
October 5 - 26 (4 instructional classes)

Session II: Tuesdays, 12:45 - 1:30 PM
October 5 - 26 (4 instructional classes)

Session III: Wednesdays, 5:15 - 6:00 PM
October 6 - 27 (4 instructional classes)

Session IV: Wednesdays, 6:00 - 6:45 PM
October 6 - 27 (4 instructional classes)

PLUS 4 optional supervised practice/play on
Sundays, October 10 - 31, 9:45-11:15 AM
Instructor
Andrew Lynn, Rocio Lebolo & Jamie Sonego
Location
Fitness + Racquet Club
Fee
With support of Squash Canada and the Government of Canada,
the program is free to any women interested in Squash
women playing squash

WOMEN'S
SQUASH WEEK 2021

We're pleased to participate in this year's Women's Squash Week by hosting an exhibition match and drop-in Squash at the Fitness + Racquet Club. The event is free, registration is required.

Wednesday, September 22 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM

  • 5:30 PM: Watch an exhibition match featuring Rocio Lebolo and Jamie Sonego (YWCA volunteers both ranked in the top 100 in BC!) and learn how a referee marks a match (keeps score)
  • 6:00 PM: Q & A with Rocio, Jamie and Andrew Lynn (Squash Pro)
  • 6:00 - 7:30 PM: Informal play with others - try some of the skills you have just watched!
Drop-in Squash for Members Only

Join us at the Fitness + Racquet Club for our co-ed drop-in Squash! You’ll meet others to play with, get a great workout 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 the capacity limit of 10. 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 | STARTS September 20