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Now Accepting Applications for Grades 5-12!

Racquet Up COULD BE YOUR THING! There is no other program like it in Detroit. The coaching, tutoring, mentoring, college and career exposure, and travel will help you reach new heights. Don’t miss your chance to join!

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Northwest Activities Center
18100 Meyers Road
Detroit, MI 48235

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 11404
Detroit, MI 48211


Information For Students

How to Make the Team:

  • Try hard in squash and academics
  • Don’t miss practice
  • Be positive
  • Work together with teammates and staff

You do not have to know anything about squash yet. We’ll teach you.

It’s okay if you haven’t played sports before.

It’s okay if you need help in school.

Just show up, try hard, be positive, and work together, and you have a great shot at making the team.

Information For Parents / Caregivers

Why you should encourage your child to join Racquet Up Detroit:

  • Racquet Up students are successful – 100% high school graduation, and 100% acceptance into post-secondary education programs or colleges
  • We have a national championship title in squash!
  • This program is low or no cost, depending on your financial situation. We won’t let money be a barrier.
  • All students get a nutritious meal at each session.
  • Students will get help with homework, literacy support, and exposure to college and careers.
  • All students will experience world-class coaching in the racquet sport of squash.
  • The program takes place Monday through Friday at our new state-of-the-art education and youth development center at 6530 West Outer Drive across from Renaissance High School and FLICS School.
“I like that it keeps me mentally and physically stable with all the extra opportunities, like meeting new people and being able to better my mental squash game.”Antoinette, 11th Grade

Sign Up for Racquet Up

To apply, simply complete the form below and click “submit.” We will contact you with details on your first “try out” session.

    Student Information

    Student First Name*

    Student Last Name*

    Student Date of Birth*


    Current Grade*

    Current School*

    Parent/Caregiver Information

    Parent/Caregiver First and Last Name*

    Parent/Caregiver Phone Number*

    Parent/Caregiver Email Address*

    Final Information

    Why are you interested in joining?*

    What other activities do you participate in?*

    What days of the week are you available?*

    How did you hear about Racquet Up Detroit?