Racquetball Canada Announces National Teams

Racquetball Canada is pleased to announce the selection of the Elite, Development and Junior National Teams for the 2021-2022 season. Athletes were selected based on results from the National Open Championships and the Junior National Championships held earlier this fall.

This year’s teams consist of several veteran athletes with considerable experience at the international level, some who also have success on the pro-tour. Added into the mix are athletes who have proven themselves in the junior ranks and at the national level.

“After a lengthy break from competitive racquetball I am so pleased to be able to announce Racquetball Canada’s National Teams for the 2021-22 season,” said Jen Saunders, Racquetball Canada’s High Performance Director. “There were some great battles at Nationals and Junior Nationals as we returned to the courts. Our team has some veteran players with a proven ability to medal internationally and lead us into this new phase of racquetball. We also have an amazing list of up-and-coming talent. I look forward to watching everyone’s progression as we are able to compete and train together again.”

Teams representing Canada in international competition will be selected from the national teams. With both the World Championships and the Junior World Championships coming up in November and December, athletes will have an opportunity to compete early at a major event. Based on results from the World Championships combined with National Team Selection points, Racquetball Canada will be nominating athletes for Sport Canada Athlete Assistance Program.

The following high performance coaches from across Canada coach athletes on the National Elite and Development Teams:

  • Michel Gagnon – Longueuil, Québec
  • Tim Landeryou – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Rino Langelier – Montréal, Québec
  • Evan Pritchard – Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Ross Richardson – Regina, Saskatchewan

The next major domestic event for national team members will be the National Team Selection Event in early February. Results from that tournament are taken into consideration for next season’s national teams, as well as competition at the international level.

National Women’s Elite Team

AthleteHome TownClub
Frédérique LambertMontréal, QuébecNautilus Plus
Brossard, Québec
Christine KeayRegina, SaskatchewanMaple Ridge Recreation Centre
Maple Ridge, British Columbia
Alexis IwaasaLethbridge, AlbertaKinsmen Sport Centre
Edmonton, Alberta
Juliette ParentSaint-Jacques, QuébecSani Sport
Brossard, Quebec
Michèle MorissetteBaie-Comeau, Québec Peps de l’Université Laval
Québec, QC
Cassie PrenticeMarcrorie, SaskatchewanUniversity of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

National Men’s Elite Team

AthleteHometownClub
Samuel Murray Baie-Comeau, QCSani Sport
Brossard, QC
Coby IwaasaLethbridge, ABLethbridge College,
Lethbridge, AB
Lee ConnellSaskatoon, SKUniversity of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK
Trevor WebbCambridge, ONChaplin Family YMCA
Cambridge, ON
Francis GuillemetteSaint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, QCNautilus Plus,
Brossard, QC
Tanner PrenticeMacrorie, SKUniversity of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK
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National Women’s Development Team

AthleteHometownClub
Marjolaine ParentSaint-Jacques, QCSani Sport
Brossard, QC
Ofelia WilscamRepentigny, QCNautilus Plus
Brossard, QC
Tamara WilscamRepentigny, QCNautilus Plus
Brossard, QC

National Men’s Development Team

AthleteHometownClub
Kurtis CullenBrandon, MBBrandon Community Sportsplex
Brandon, MB
Michael LeducValleyfield, QCPeps de l’Université Laval
Québec, QC
Mitch BrayleyCalgary, ABAcadia Recreation Complex
Calgary, AB
Nathan JauvinTerrebonne, QCNautilus Plus
Brossard, QC
Christian PocsaiNew Hamburg, ONA. R. Kaufman YMCA
Kitchener, ON

Junior National Team

AthleteHometownClubDivision
Juliette ParentSaint-Jacques, QCClub Sportif 777
Joliette, QC
18 & U Girl’s
Nathan JauvinTerrebonne, QCNautilus Plus
Brossard, QC
18 & & Boy’s
Naman GauriLethbridge, ABLethbridge College
Lethbridge, AB
18 & U Boy’s
Tamara WilscamRepentigny, QCNautilus Plus
Brossard, QC
16 & U Girl’s
Ofelia WilscamRepentigny, QCNautilus Plus
Brossard, QC
16 & U Girl’s
Christian PocsaiNew Hamburg, ONA.F. Kaufman YMCA
Kitchener, ON
16 & U Boy’s
Matthew HudsonBurlington, ONCedar Springs Health Racquet and Sports Club
Burlington, ON
16 & U Boy’s
Chloé JauvinTerrebonne, QCNautilus Plus
Brossard, QC
14 & U Girl’s
Alaya BullerGrand Prairie, ABEastlink Centre
Grand Prairie, AB
14 & U Girl’s
Asher PocsaiNew Hamburg, ONA.F. Kaufman YMCA
Kitchener, ON
14 & U Boy’s
Raphaël GuillemetteSaint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, QCNautilus Plus
Brossard, QC
14 & U Boy’s

Photo Credit : Racquetball Canada / Andre Forget