The game of Squash combines fitness, flexibility, and mental toughness. It is a great social sport to meet new people and get a great cardio workout all at the same time.
The club is open to all levels, beginner, intermediate and advanced. Don’t be shy because you will definitely find someone to play with at your level. Come out and learn about the sport - rules of the game, tactics on how to play, tips on how to improve your game, and of course learning from playing with others (practice makes perfect!). Remember that this is a recreational club so we want you to come out to have fun and meet some new people!
There is no formal coach for this club but our team of execs includes people with a background in squash who will be around to answer any questions you may have or to get on court with you to help or play.
About the President
Shawn Brady: I have been playing squash for the past 10 years and have loved every moment of it. I joined the squash club in first year, became an executive in second year and now I am a co-president with a great friend of mine that I made through the squash club. I love this sport because it is a great way to meet new people from all types of backgrounds, create new friendships and to get your daily exercise. I am currently in my third year of school at King’s and I am studying Social Justice and Peace Studies as well as French. In my free time I enjoy playing the drums and my ukulele.
MengQi Zhang: I picked up squash near the end of high school and I’ve been playing actively since then. Squash club is great because it provides me a chance to take a break from my busy life and spend some time hitting a little black ball around in a box. I’ve met some incredible friends and it’s always fun teaching and trying to spread the game of squash. I always run into people who are intimidated because they’ve never played the sport, but it’s insanely fun so I’d highly recommend giving it a shot! In addition to Squash, skiing has been another of my favourite sports, but I’m always willing to try out new things, so let me know if you have any suggestions!
Events that the club will host
Fall and Spring Semester Tournaments
2 Certified Coach lessons
Members will get discounts in the fall and spring semester tournaments and are invited to the other events free of charge, club T-shirts and a good time making friends with whom you can play squash with even outside of squash club.
Fall term (Sep-Dec) = $25 +HST
Winter term (Jan-Apr) = $25 +HST
Fall/Winter term (Sep-Apr) = $40 +HST
* Goggles are mandatory and can either be purchased for $20, or borrowed from the equipment desk or squash club. Supplies are limited.
** We partner with “OfCourts”, our local racquet sport experts – to provide exclusive discounts for our members as well as amazing tournament prizes! We’ve been working together for a long time, to promote the great sport of squash!
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Squash Club - Practice Schedule:
Sport Club practices for Fall 2018 begin on Sunday Sept 23, and will conclude on Saturday Dec 1, 2018.
Practices for the Winter 2019 term resume on Monday Jan 7, and conclude on Saturday March 31, 2019.
Monday 7:45-9:15pm (WSRC Squash Courts #1-5)
Wednesday 7:45-9:15pm (WSRC Squash Courts #1-5)
Fall Reading Week - October 6-13, 2018
Winter Reading Week - February 16-23, 2019
Club registration is available at Campus Recreation, Membership Services in the Western Student Recreation Centre (WSRC). Membership in Sport Clubs is open to Western students and fee-paying adults (minimum 18 years of age) who have a valid Campus Recreation membership.
All memberships will be refunded within 14 days of purchase, minus a 10% administration fee*. After this 14-day trial period, partial refunds will be issued for medical reasons only (with written documentation).
* The 10% administration fee may be waived if transferring to another program/Club or leaving a credit on account for future purchases.
On occasion, certain facilities may not be available due to maintenance, special events, etc. Campus Recreation will provide notice whenever possible, but memberships will not be extended.