Racquetball Canada Hall Of Fame
The Racquetball Canada Hall of Fame was incepted in 2017. Racquetball Canada annually honours those who have made significant contributions to the development of Racquetball in Canada through the Builder Category and those who have achieved extraordinary results in the Athlete Category.
Class of 2018
Mike Ceresia, Burlington, ON - Mike Ceresia holds five World Championship titles, one Pan Am Championship title and ten Canadian Championship titles. He competed for Canada at seventeen international events from 1988 to 2002 including eight World Championships and the 1995 Pan Am Games. During his national team career, Ceresia won twenty-nine medals for Canada and was active on the pro-circuit.
Josée Grand'Maître, Longueuil, QC - Grand'Maître competed for Canada thirty-five times over a span of twenty-six years, including four Pan Am Games and twelve World Championship appearances. She amassed over forty-five international podium finishes throughout the duration of her career. Grand'Maître holds the Canadian record for the most Canadian Women's Open Doubles Championship titles, having won the event fifteen times.
Christie Huczek (Van Hees), Bozeman, MT - Christie Huczek holds three World Championship titles and six Canadian Championship titles. She also holds the distinction of being the only Canadian woman to have won the US Open, which she did on three occasions. She was highly successful on the women's pro-tour and was ranked as the top Women's Professional Racquetball Organization (WPRO) athlete in 2005.
Gary Ness, Wolfville, NS - Gary Ness contributed to coach and athlete development not only to Racquetball, but to Canadian sport in general. He made significant contributions to coach education through his work with the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), the National Coaching Institute (NCI) and the Advanced Coaching Diploma. Ness served as the National Teams Coach for Racquetball Canada from 1989 to 1996, coaching some of Canada's most successful international teams.
Calvin Smith, Coquitlam, BC - Calvin Smith was selected to officiate at twenty-one international events from 1986 to 2015. He has been appointed as Chief Referee at over twenty Canadian Championships. Smith contributed to officials development through the development of training programs, policies and rules. He has served in provincial, national and international governance capacities, as well as coach and team manager positions for national teams.
Class Of 2017
Sherman Greenfeld - Athlete
Cliff Hendrickson - Builder
Lindsay Myers - Athlete
Heather Stupp - Athlete