You don’t have to drop 20 grand on a membership at the Vancouver Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club or be a UBC alumnus to play squash in Vancouver. Here, the top (affordable and accessible) Vancouver squash courts.
Bentall Centre Athletic Club
Located in the heart of the city, this deluxe health club allows players to warm up with a circuit in the weight training gym and unwind with candlelit yoga. The club offers a Vancouver squash league and tournaments on its five, international-size courts. 1055 Dunsmuir St., 604-689-4424.
Dunbar Community Centre
Ideal for beginners, lessons are available at this city community centre and a court (there are two) can be booked for under $10. 4747 Dunbar St., 604-222-6060
Vancouver Racquets Club
You won’t have a problem finding a partner at this club, which boasts the city’s largest membership. Let off steam during the workday by joining the Lunch Time Squash Box Ladder or get sweaty with some fit female players during Friday night drop-ins — and then buy a round at the Last Serve bar. 4867 Ontario St., 604-874-0242.
Evergreen Squash Club
You can play up the singles ladder, sign up for the doubles league or meet your buddies for a late-night session at this 24-hour North Shore club. Try before you buy with the three-month, $135 trial membership, which includes loaner equipment. 1802 Glenaire Dr., North Vancouver, 604-985-8636.
This down-to-earth club features three international courts and a ladder for players of all levels. The steam room and sauna are perfect after a tough match. 1731 Comox St., 604-688-2484.
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