Competitive Sports

Competitive Sports

Competitive Sports

SMUS competes at the varsity level in 13 sports. At the Senior level (Grades 11-12), all athletes compete through to the provincial championships. At the Junior level (Grades 9-10), all athletes compete through to the Vancouver Island championships.

In most sports, SMUS competes at the AA level (based on school size). At the Senior School level, all teams are competitive and thus, have a tryout component. Some competitive teams complete pre-season training, or fitness and conditioning programs, in addition to attending practices and games. Students who also play on a non-SMUS teams outside of school are expected to prioritize their school team. 

Senior School sports require a high level of commitment. Players will often travel for competitions, occasionally miss class time for games, and can expect to train 4-6 times per week. Students should ensure that they are able to meet the requirements outlined by their coach.

Two squash players compete
SMUS teams play on top quality courts on campus

SMUS is the dominant squash program on Vancouver Island and a great place to learn, develop and compete. SMUS has both senior and junior teams that consist of athletes that play competitively and recreationally.

SMUS Advantages

Some of the highlights and advantages of squash at SMUS include:

  • Top quality facilities with four hardwood squash courts on-campus
  • Travel to American Ivy League schools to experience the next level of competition
  • Host local tournaments against Victoria's and British Columbia's best players
  • Travel to other ISA Tournaments, Provincials and Nationals

Senior School Squash

Players: Approximately 50

Teams

  • A team (competitive)
  • B team (developmental)

Recent Highlights

  • SMUS athletes regularly compete in national tournaments and open championships including the British and US opens

Play

  • Practices 3/wk
  • Fall, Winter and Spring Term
  • Multiple Tournaments throughout the year

Coaches

  • Stuart Dixon
  • Chris Hanebury