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 co-ed and women's only 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.

Co-ed (max 12 participants): Fridays, 6 - 7:30 PM | January 21 - April 8 

Women's only (max 6 participants): Tuesdays, 6 - 7:30 PM | January 25 - April 5


 

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, Evening/Weekend, and Women's Box Leagues which run year round. Email racquet@ywcavan.org to secure your spot today!

VANCOUVER SQUASH LEAGUE FOR MEMBERS ONLY

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

EXPLORE PROGRAMS

To sign up for group lessons or Women's Intro to Squash, simply visit us in person or give us a phone call at YWCA Fitness + Racquet Club or YWCA Health + Fitness Center. Please note that payment is required upon booking. We look forward to seeing you on the courts!

Squash Training Level 3

This 4-week group program is designed for advanced level players who possess a variety of shots, can hit with reasonable consistency, and can return most shots hit into the back corners with straight drives. 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, with a minimum of 3 participants. We also require a 48 hour notice for cancellations. If you are unsure about which program level you should register for, please contact Andrew at racquet@ywcavan.org

Schedule
Fridays, 12:45 - 1:45 PM
February 4 - February 25 (4 classes)

Thursdays, 6:15 - 7:15 PM
March 3 - March 24 (4 classes)
Instructor
Andrew Lynn
Location
Fitness + Racquet Club
Fee
Member with court access $70 | Members without court access $90

Squash Training Level 2

Designed for intermediate to advanced level players, this 4-week group program is designed for players who are able to return the ball out of both back corners, but struggle to drive the ball from these positions. 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, with a minimum of 3 participants. We also require a 48 hour notice for cancellations. If you are unsure about which program level you should register for, please contact Andrew at racquet@ywcavan.org

Schedule
Thursdays, 12:45 - 1:45 PM
February 3 - February 24 (4 classes)

Thursdays, 5:15 - 6:15 PM
March 3 - March 24 (4 classes)
Instructor
Andrew Lynn
Location
Fitness + Racquet Club
Fee
Member with court access $70 | Members without court access $90

Squash Training Level 1

This is a 4-week group program for beginner to intermediate level players. It is specifically designed for players who are able to hit forehands and backhands, but struggle with consistency and to get the ball out of the back corners. 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, with a minimum of 3 participants. We also require a 48 hour notice for cancellations. If you are unsure about which program level you should register for, please contact Andrew at racquet@ywcavan.org

 

Schedule
Thursdays, 5:15 - 6:15 PM
February 3 - February 24 (4 classes)

Tuesdays, 12:45 - 1:45 PM
March 1 - March 22 (4 classes)
Instructor
Andrew Lynn
Location
Fitness + Racquet Club
Fee
Member with court access $70 | Members without court access $90

Women's Intro to 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 drop-in/practice 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 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

Additionally, all participants are more than welcome to join in for drop-in/practice time on Sundays from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM.

Please note that there is a limited capacity of 6 participants per instructional class, with a minimum of 3 participants. We also require a 48 hour notice for cancellations.

Schedule
Session 1: Wednesdays, 12:45 - 1:45 PM
February 9 - March 2 (4 instructional classes)

Session 2: Wednesdays, 5:15 - 6:15 PM
February 9 - March 2 (4 instructional classes)

Session 3: Wednesdays, 6:15 - 7:15 PM
February 9 - March 2 (4 instructional classes)

PLUS drop-in/practice time on Sundays from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Instructor
Andrew Lynn
Location
Fitness + Racquet Club
Fee
Member with court access $70
Members without court access $110
Non-members $158