Start playing squash this spring

Mar 24, 2015

Interested in learning how to play squash? Look no further than our guide to playing squash in Montreal. Today we’ll look at the benefits of the sport, where to learn in the city, along with great resources for players of all levels. Best of all, our 2125 St. Marc Community in Montreal offers an on-site squash court for all residents to use and enjoy.

Why play squash?

Squash is a high-energy and fun indoor racquet sport that is played by two or four TC Montreal Squashplayers in a four-walled court with a small, hollow rubber ball. This fast-moving sport provides an excellent cardio workout and is available at most indoor fitness centres and gyms. Health benefits of playing squash include improving your cardio health, increasing strength and fitness, promotion of good coordination and flexibility and improving hand-eye coordination.

Getting Started

Before starting to play squash you’ll need a few pieces of equipment. These include a racquet, which can either be bought or rented from a squash/fitness centre, ball, activewear clothing and protective eyewear. The objective of the game is for players to take turns hitting the ball against the front wall, above the tin and below the out line. Each game is played to 11 points and the first player who scores 11 wins the game. For more detailed information about the game visit the World Squash website.

Where to play in Montreal

Club Atwater:

Club Atwater offers seven international squash courts for both singles and doubles. Club Atwater has a squash pro on site, along with a number of adult and junior programs where members can make new friends and improve their skills. Club Attwater is less than a ten-minute walk from Timbercreek’s 2125 St. Marc Community.

Midtown Athletic Club

Montreal’s Midtown Athletic Club offers a premier sports complex with six squash courts, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, an indoor pool and outdoor whirlpool. Squash lessons are available for both adults and youth.

Downtown YMCA

Montreal’s downtown YMCA offers ultra-modern facilities including new gym equipment, indoor swimming pool, hot tub, four squash courts, a gymnasium for team sports, a sauna, a cycling studio, a jogging track and more. The YMCA is a ten-minute walk from Timbercreek’s 2125 Marc Street Community.


Timbercreek’s own 2125 Marc Street Community is located in the heart of Montreal and features an amazing assortment of on-site amenities. We offer a fully equipped gym, sauna, pool and squash court to help you practice and improve your game.

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