Racquet Programs

Area outside of Active Living

Tips for visiting Active Living

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


Take a swing at a new thing

Racquet programs at the University of Calgary are the perfect way to try out a new sport and get off on the right foot.

Already know what you're doing? We have programs for the seasoned squash player too. 

Racquet Program at UCalgary

Racquet Programs

Introduction to Squash

Never played squash before? If you want to try it out in a small class setting, let our coaches teach you the rules and basics skills in a fun and relaxed environment.

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Ladies Only Squash

Come enjoy an evening out, ladies. These fun sessions will focus on the rules, learning the basic skills and techniques. Beginner to Intermediate levels welcome. 

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Next Step After Introduction

If you have been playing Squash regularly for a couple of years or have taken our Introduction lessons then this is the program for you. Continue to develop your game, learn and practice the variety of shot selections

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Squash - Intermediate & Advanced

Our certified instructors will focus on footwork, drills, technique and strategy. This course is only for Intermediate to Advance players (Level A – Open).

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Private Lessons

Our Certified instructors have extensive experience playing and coaching squash. 
No matter your level,  private lessons are customized to develop participant’s enjoyment of the game by
improving racquet skills, court movement, game strategy and overall fitness

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Assistant head squash pro Peter Trafford

Peter Trafford

Meet our squash head pro, Peter Trafford

UCalgary Racquet Centre Assistant Pro since 2018, Head Pro 2021

  • 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