Racquet Up Detroit

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Derek Aguirre, President and CEO
Primary Contact Name
Lindsay Regalado
Main Address

Racquet Up Detroit
6530 West Outer Drive
Detroit, MI 48235
United States

What We Do

Racquet Up Detroit is 14 years strong in offering an intensive, holistic and long-term youth development program. The purpose is to help Detroit students get to and through college or a career. Youth join in 5th grade and are supported through graduation from high school and college. 100% of the students to complete the program have graduated from high school and gained access to college. Over many years in the program, students are provided with significant academic support, world-class coaching in the sport of squash, and a wide range of character-building exposure activities. 

In Racquet Up's core program, students attend three weekly practices in the after school hours, where their time is split between academic and education support, and fitness and squash training. Students are also engaged in enrichment trips, weekend squash tournaments around the country, college visits, career exploration, mentorship opportunities, and extensive summer opportunities. 

Our mission is to support and empower Detroit youth so they can achieve their full potential through a long-term, demanding, and inspiring mentoring program of squash, academics, and community service.

Interesting Info
  • Racquet Up Detroit built a 19,000 sq ft facility that includes three state-of-the-art classrooms, a college & career center, and eight world-class squash courts
  • Racquet Up's student enrollment is at an all time high with 150 5th-12th grade students and 42 graduates
  • 6 Racquet Up students won the national championship in the "Boys Under 19" division in 2018
Geographic Location
Volunteer Opportunities

Racquet Up Detroit Volunteer
Repeats daily for 365 times
Duration of 23 hours 59 minutes

Racquet Up student at  squash tournament
Racquet Up's facility
National Championship "Boys Under 19" Division