Youth Racquet Sport Programs

Squash programs open for registration - August 28


Handball + Racquetball programs tentative return in October.

Check back for more info

Tips for visiting Active Living

  1. Masks must be worn in common areas of UCalgary. Read the mask policy here.  
  2. Change rooms and locker rooms are not available. Exceptions are made for Aquatic Centre programs that may access the change rooms (showers are closed).
  3. Drop-in opportunities are not available. 
  4. Bring your own water bottle – while you can fill your bottle, water fountains are not available.
  5. When you register for a program, we will supply you with new safety guidelines. Please review them carefully prior to your visit. 


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

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