Youth Racquet Sport Programs

For beginners to advanced players

Kids and youth programs come with free parking included during the time of the sessions. 

Everyone is welcome at the UCalgary Racquet Centre. Whether you've been playing for years or just picked up a racquet, benefit from the instruction of a head pro with experience coaching nationally ranked players.

Don't forget about our summer selection of multi-racquet camps. 

Boy in a racquet sport lesson at UCalgary
Kids ready to play squash

Junior Squash

All equipment (eyewear, ball, racquet) is provided to the players


Junior Squash | Ages 6-10

This course will introduce young players to the game of squash. Kids will develop hand-eye coordination, strength and body awareness through fun squash games and activities.

Register for Junior Squash

Junior Squash | Ages 9-12

Kids will develop hand-eye coordination, strength and body awareness through fun squash games and activities. This course is for kids new to squash as well as those who have some experience and are aspiring to improve their game.

Register for Junior Squash

Junior Squash Teen Club | Ages 12-17

Non-Competitive! These classes are for teens who wants to meet new friends in a fun and social setting. All levels are welcomed; brand-new to game or a few years of fun playing experience.

Register for Junior Squash Teen Club

Junior Squash - Competitive

These classes are geared for players aspiring to compete at a high level. Players will develop all aspects of their game and will be given a high level of instruction during complex drills and match play. Players in the competitive program are encouraged to compete at local tournaments.

Register for Junior Squash - Competitive

Junior Racquetball

All equipment (eyewear, ball, racquet) is provided to the players


Junior Racquetball | Ages 6-10

This course will introduce young players to the game of racquetball. Kids will develop
hand-eye coordination, strength and body awareness through fun squash games and activities.

Register for Junior Racquetball

Junior Racquetball | Ages 9-12

Kids will develop eye-hand coordination, strength and body awareness through fun racquetball games and activities. This course is for kids new to racquetball or have some experience and are aspiring to improve their game.

Register for Junior Racquetball

Junior Racquetball Teen Club | Ages 12-17

Non-Competitive! These classes are for teens who wants to meet new friends in a fun social setting. All levels welcomed; brand new to game or a few years of fun playing experience.

Register for Junior Racquetball Teen Club

Junior Handball

All equipment (eyewear, ball) is provided to the players


Beginner Junior Handball

This course will introduce young players to the game of handball. Kids will develop hand-eye coordination, strength and body awareness through fun handball games and activities.

Register for Competitive Junior Handball

Competitive Junior Handball

These classes are geared for players aspiring to compete at a high level. Players will develop all aspects of their game and will be given a high level of instruction during complex drills and match play. Players in the competitive program are encouraged to compete at local tournaments.

Register for Competitive Junior Handball


UCalgary Squash Pro Colin Whitney

Colin Whitney

Meet our squash head pro, Colin Whitney

UCalgary Racquet Centre Head Pro since 2016

  • Certified Level 3 Squash Coach — England
  • Increased UCalgary Racquet Centre Junior & Adult Program to 300+ players
  • Head Professional at clubs in Canada, England Ireland, Bermuda
  • Irish Junior National Coach 2003-2005
  • Coached nationally ranked Junior & Adult Champions
Assistant head squash pro Peter Trafford

Peter Trafford

Meet our squash assistant head pro, Peter Trafford

UCalgary Racquet Centre Assistant Pro since 2018

  • Certified Level 1 Squash Coach
  • Increased UC Racquet Centre Junior & Adult Program to 300+ players
  • UCalgary Racquet Centre Summer Camps Head Pro
  • Mentorship under Colin Whitney