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Racquet Centre



The largest public racquet facility in Canada

The UCalgary Racquet Centre is home to 13 Squash courts and 4 Racquetball/Handball courts, all international size.

The facilities are free to use for current UCalgary students and Active Living members. 

Every player must check in with their Unicard ID at the Active Living Client Services desk and receive a wristband prior to accessing the court facilities. Non-members can purchase a day pass. Any players without a wristband will be asked to leave the court area.

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How to book a racquet court

You must book a court before playing. You have a few options when booking your Squash, Racquetball/Handball, or Tennis court (outdoor courts open April-Sept).

Online Booking

Click below to log in to our booking system.

Book a court online

Phone Booking

Call the Active Living Client Services front desk and they can help you. 

T: 403.220.5029

Book In Person

Visit the Active Living Client Services desk at KNA 104. They can also help you with racquet rentals. 

Squash player in a court

Adult Racquet Programs

Whether you're brand new to the sport of squash or want to sharpen your skills, our programs are designed to help you improve and enjoy yourself. 

Youth racquet sports

Youth Racquet Programs

Learn to play squash, racquetball or handball in our fun racquet programs. Experienced players can join our competitive classes for a real challenge. 

UCalgary multi-racquet camp

Racquet Summer Camps

Try a whole array of racquet sports at UCalgary's summer camps. Suitable for children of all skill levels. 

UCalgary tennis court match

Racquet Restringing

Drop off racquet at the desk inside the court areas or the office by the Racquet Centre doors (KNA 166). Restrung racquets available in 3 business days.

Rate: $35-$45 (includes labour, string, GST).

Email racquet@ucalgary.ca for information

Kid playing racquet sports at University of Calgary

Group Bookings

Active Living would love to host your school group, corporate team building, club outing or just a fun activity with a group of friends.

Almost any activity we offer can be customized into a private booking for your group.

Learn more about private group bookings

Racquet Centre Hours

Schedule updates: 403.220.5029


September 5 – January 1

  • Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday: 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

January 2 - April 30

  • Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday: 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Holiday Hours

  • Dec 23: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Dec 24 - 26: Closed
  • Dec 27 - 30: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Dec 31 - Jan 1: Closed
  • Feb 20: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Apr 7 & 10: Closed

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Tennis players at UCalgary courts

Racquet Centre Rules


  • Every player MUST check in with an University of Calgary ID card at the Active Living Client Services desk (KNA 104) prior to accessing the court facilities. Any players without a wristband or day pass will be asked to leave the court area. 
  • Students and members can book 3 Squash, Racquetball / Handball and/or Tennis courts at a time and up to 14 days in advance.
  • Cancellations must be received prior to court time.
  • Failure to check-in or cancel a court will result in a no-show. After 3 no-shows, users cannot book courts until a penalty fee (day pass fee) is paid at the Active Living Client Services desk.
  • If player does not show up for court time, it will be given away after 15 minutes of scheduled time.
  • Players must play on their court number. Players will be asked to move to the correct court number.
  • No sports activities can be played on the Squash and Racquetball courts other than Squash or Racquetball/Handball.
  • Players must book a court — no drop-ins.
  • Squash, Tennis, Racquetball and Badminton racquets, eyewear, and Badminton nets are available for rent at the Active Living Client Services desk and must be returned at the end of your court booking. A photo ID must be left in order to rental equipment.
  • Customers must supply their own balls or badminton shuttles. These items can be purchased at the Active Living Client Services desk.
  • All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 17.


  • The Racquet Centre facilities are available for Non-Members. To purchase a day pass and book a Squash, Racquetball / Handball, Tennis (outdoor courts open from April-September), and/or Badminton court, stop by the Active Living Client Services desk in the Kinesiology Complex (Block A) located by the Red/Gold Gyms (KNA 104).
  • A day pass must be purchased prior to accessing the Racquet Centre court facilities. Only same-day booking is permitted.
  • No phone-in bookings for non-members.