UCC is a powerhouse in racquet sports, and squash is no exception. In 2014, the varsity team finished first in the regular season, having won every match but one, securing it top seeding at The Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association (CISAA) championship.
They made their way to the final match, and thanks to the power play and excellent court coverage of its veteran as well as up-and-coming players, UCC scored its first Tier 1 championship since 1995. Many of those players will go onto play for university teams throughout North America, following in the footsteps of such past squash stand-outs Tim Livingston ’09.
Before moving up to the varsity team at the Upper School, boys can play for the Under 16 and Under 14 teams which, in 2014, held their own against more experienced opponents.
Teams practise twice a week at the world-class courts at the nearby Dunfield Club where they develop their skills and tactical play. It may be an individual sport that’s less heated than some others, but it’s incredibly fast moving, physically intense and very rewarding.