JUNIOR RACQUETS



For more information please contact the Racquets Department racquets@rcyc.ca or call Taylor Fawcett, RCYC Sports Director at 416.934.4424. 


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Programs

Little Junior Racquets Program - Ages: 3-5

This introduction to racquet sports is a fun, interactive program geared for children three to five years old. The main emphasis is to teach the basics in racquet skills, hand/eye coordination (ball bouncing & catching) and general foot movement (running/skipping). Small classes held in the Sports Hall or squash courts ensures lots of participation, attention and loads of fun!

SCHEDULE: Thursdays 4:00pm – 4:45 pm
Fall - Session 1: September 21st – October 26th (6 Weeks) $103.00
Fall - Session 2: November 2nd - December 14th (7 weeks) $120.00
Winter: January 11th – March 8th (9 Weeks) $154.00
 
 SCHEDULE: Sundays 9:00 am – 9:45 am
Fall: September 24th – December 10th (12 Weeks) $206.00
Winter: January 14th – March 4th (8 Weeks) $137.00
Spring: April 8th – May 13th (6 Weeks) $103.00

Monday/ Wednesday After School Racquets Program - Ages: 5-15

The After-School Racquets Program's focus is to get RCYC's young Junior Members playing squash and badminton. The goal of the program is to teach each child the excellent values of exercise, meeting new friends and playing the sport into adulthood, while having fun. Coaches work with players on the basics of each game: forehand, backhand, volley, serve, movement, and game strategy. Sportsmanship and learning how to play in a fun competitive environment will also be reinforced. The after-school program can accommodate beginner/intermediate players.

SCHEDULE: Mondays and/or Wednesdays 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Fall - Mondays:  September 18th –  December 11th (12 weeks) $438.00
Fall - Wednesdays:  September 20th – December 13th (13 weeks)  $475.00
Winter - Mondays: January 8th – March 5th (8 weeks) $292.00
Winter - Wednesdays: January 10th – March 7 (9 weeks) $329.00
Spring - Mondays: March 26th – May 14th  (8 weeks) $292.00
Spring - Wednesdays: March 28th - May 16th (8 weeks) $292.00

Fall - Wednesdays: Extra 4:30pm-6:30pm $535.00

Saturday Youth Program | AGES: 5-16

The focus of the Saturday Youth Racquets Program is to introduce RCYC Juniors to squash and badminton. The program aims to help each participant develop and improve their athletic skills, meet new friends and most importantly, have fun! The children are divided into three age groups: 5–7 years, 8–10 years and 11–16 years. During each session, participants will receive technical instruction in squash and badminton. A graduated system is used to ensure the progressive advancement of each child. Participants will learn swing technique, tactical skills, proper etiquette, safety and rules for each activity. THIS PROGRAM IS FUN!

LEARN TO PLAY (LTP) | AGES: 5 - 10 

Fall & Spring 
Early Session: 8:40 am – 10:00 am

Winter
Session: 9:00 am – 10:30 am 

LET'S PLAY (LP) | AGES: 11 - 16 

Fall & Spring 
Session: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Winter 
Session: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm 

Fall: September 23rd – December 16th (12 Weeks) $438.00
Winter: January 13th – March 3rd (8 Weeks) $292.00
Spring: March 24th – May 12th (8 Weeks) $292.00

Supplementary Swim Lessons - Saturday

To supplement the Saturday Youth Racquets Program, the Aquatics Department will be providing Saturday Group Swimming Lessons. For more information please contact Reza Rad at aquatics@rcyc.ca.

RCYC Annual Youth Racquets Day

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16th, 2017

The younger children will participate in a skills competition (9:00 am - 10:15 am). The older children will play a tournament format event.

COST:
Free for all Saturday Youth and After School Program participants. 
Lunch will be provided.

Squash

2017/2018 Programs

TUESDAY/THURSDAY | COMPETITIVE SQUASH PROGRAM (CSP) - AGES: 11 + 

The CSP program is for the junior squash player who is interested in developing their squash skills so that they can compete; whether it be with a School Team or a local Squash Ontario/Canada competition. By increasing on-court time, by committing to 2 days a week for the entire year, players can work on different aspects of their game. Players must have competitive level squash skills to participate in this program. Top 12 players (Gold) and top 18 players (Blue)will be accepted into the program. To participate in this program players must commit to playing 2 times a weeks and play for the entire season (late September to mid May). 

Although groups will be made by age, we will also consider player's skill level in making groups.

RCYC Gold 
Tuesdays 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
FEE: $185.00

RCYC Blues  
Tuesdays 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Thursdays 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
FEE: $370.00

RCYC GRAND PRIX AND MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

We will pick leaders from our RCYC Gold group and make them Captains of various teams. Each player in the CSP will be allocated to a team. Each month, there will be a weekend competition where one CSP team will compete against another. Season stats will be kept and prizes will be awarded to winning teams. This will help create a leadership program where younger player learn from the older players and improve not only because of their weekly coaching, but learn from their own social/team units. 

EVENT: Compete against other Squash Ontario Players…AT HOME!

RCYC Squash will be hosting the Squash Ontario Grand Prix #2 on Saturday, October 7th. It’s a one day event that brings some of the top juniors from the GTA together.

Time: 9 :00 am - 5:00 pm
Divisions: Boys U11, U13, U15 | Girls U11, U13, U15.
Register online at squashontario.com

Note: All participants must be Members of Squash Ontario

Badminton

Junior Badminton Development Program (Ages 10+)

This program is focused strictly on Badminton development. Students will work on racquet skills, on-court movement, fitness, game-play strategy and preparation for competition of any kind. This program is designed for players who are interested in increasing their fundamental knowledge of Badminton.

DATES: 
Tuesdays - March 27th to May 15th, 2018
Thursdays - March 29th to May 18th, 2018

SCHEDULE:
5:00 pm – 6:00pm

COST:
$180.00 (plus HST)

Junior High Performance (Ages 10+)

These clinics are designed for athletes with a strong foundation and knowledge of Badminton fundamentals. The intention of these clinics is to prepare athletes for the Provincial and National competition.
 
DATES: 
Tuesdays - March 27th to May 15th, 2018
Thursdays - March 29th to May 17th, 2018 
Fridays - April 6th to May 19th, 2018

SCHEDULE:
Tuesday & Thursday: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

COST: 
One clinic per week $300.00
Two clinics per week $540.00
Three clinics per week $750.00