Racquetball and Squash
There are many exciting Racquetball and Squash activities for members to choose from. League play for racquetball and squash, as well as lessons, are available. Greg Lewerenz, our Racquetball and Squash Professional, is available for lessons for all ages and ability levels. Brad Schopieray, Racquetball Association of Michigan, Male Player of the Year, is also available for racquetball and squash lessons for all ages and ability levels
A quick glance at our fitness classes
Franklin hosts the Club Championship Tournament in racquetball (singles and doubles) and in squash (singles and doubles) annually. Winners of each division are posted on plaques displayed in the club. Trophies are awarded for first and second place in each division.
There has been a renewed interest in having kids participate in racquetball and squash classes. Greg Lewerenz, our Professional, will organize activities in racquetball and/or squash for kids throughout the school year. Children, ages 8 and up, are eligible to participate. Greg will meet with interested participants after school or during the summer.
Racquetball and Squash Court Reservations
Racquetball courts are reserved on the half-hour for one-hour periods (i.e., 3:30, 7:30)
Squash court reservations are made on 45-minute intervals (i.e., 3:45, 4:15, 5:00)
For all court reservations, only one reservation per person during prime hours. Prime time hours are located at the reservation desk, or simply ask the desk attendant over the phone.
Court Check In
All members must check in before court time. Failure to do so may result in court reassignment or removal from the court. If players are not present on a reserved court 15 minutes after the reserved time, the court will be considered open.
Franklin hosts informal challenge courts. Typically, Tuesday and Friday mornings from 9:30-11:00am have an informal challenge court for racquetball players. Squash singles players who play challenge court informally usually do so on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at about 6:30am. Occasionally, we will host a formal event, such as a league banquet/challenge court night or a small series of challenge courts for our Members. Challenge courts are free to Franklin Members..
$25.00 per court per hour. Must be a member to rent courts.
Juniors must be 16 or older to rent courts.
- It is the players’ responsibility to retrieve and return net to the storage position.
- Balls must be purchased. (We do not have loaner balls)
- Courts can only be held for 15 minutes past your scheduled time. Courts not cancelled within 24 hours will be charged full court rates.
- PLEASE WAIT UNTIL BELLS SOUND BEFORE ENTERING THE COURTS. Please exit the court immediately after the bell. The NET must be put away at the end of your reserved time.
Racquetball and Squash Professional
“Big Daddy” Greg Lewerenz has more than 30 years of competitive racquetball and squash experience, including 10 state championships and 15 World Outdoor Racquetball Championships to his name. Greg not only brings his tremendous racquetball and squash ability, but he is also the recipient of the 2008 Spirit of Detroit Award – in recognition of his exceptional achievement in leadership and dedication to improving the quality of life for the citizens of Detroit. Greg is also a teaching professional for racquetball and squash and works with all ages and abilities.