Can you guess which sport came out on top after a thorough analysis by Forbes magazine? It was heart-pounding, agility-requiring squash. Beyond that, we love the game because it’s something the whole family can enjoy (at a reasonable hour of the day) and it’s indoors—which we really appreciate come November. But more than all those things, we love the social, fun element of the game—with house leagues, club championships and camaraderie among players. Let’s hit!
National Squash Academy
At the National Squash Academy in Downsview, the kiddos can train in the same location as Canada’s top squash players—who are just about the nicest athletes around. The gold standard of all squash instruction, this club also offers March Break camps—perfect for your tiny squasher.
Executive Squash and Fitness
The great squash courts at this Vaughan club make it a perfect place to start the juniors off and the price is a relief—especially with free junior instructional camps throughout the summer! Bonus: there’s a great smoothie bar (just sayin’… slurp).
So why not get the little ones involved in a sport that they can play their entire lives? We’ve found the best programs around the broader GTA to enrol them in (and we’ve bypassed the exclusive clubs with the hefty membership fees and exclusive parking stickers.) See the rest of our 12 Places for the Whole Family to Play Squash.