2016 Racquetball Canada National Championships
Racquetball Canada congratulates all the winners at the 2016 National Championships in Burlington, Ontario, especially to Mike Green, Men's Open Singles Champion, Jennifer Saunders, Women's Open Singles Champion, as well as Pedro Castro and Samuel Murray, Men's Open Doubles Champions, and Michèle Morissette and Christine Richardson, Women's Open Doubles Champions. All the results are here.
The 2016 Susan Livingston Award was presented to Bobbie Mack of Winnipeg, and the 2016 Presidential Award was presented to Michel Gagnon of Longueuil, Québec.
Coaches for World Junior Championships
Racquetball Canada is seeking a head coach and two assistant coaches for the 2016 World Junior Championships, November 12-19 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Details on this position are here. Interested individuals should use this form.
Interested individuals please apply to the Racquetball Canada High Performance Committee c/o Geri Powell.
Deadline for application is July 31, 2016 11:59 PM Pacific, no late applications will be considered.
Racquetball Canada Drawmaster
Racquetball Canada is seeking a drawmaster for the 2016-17 season. The drawmaster is responsible for creating the draws for the two National Team Selection Events, as well as the 2017 Junior National Championships and 2017 National Championships. Details on this position are here.
Interested individuals please apply to the Sport Development Committee c/o Terry Nelson.
Deadline for application is July 31, 2016 11:59 PM Eastern, no late applications will be considered.
2016 Junior Nationals Championships
Racquetball Canada congratulations all the players who participated in the 2016 Junior National Championships in Kelowna, B.C. April 20-23, and especially to those who won their respective divisions. The players winning the U14, U16 and U18 divisions were named to the 2016 Junior National Team that will compete at the 2016 World Junior Championships in November. Those players are:
Boy's U18 - Trevor Webb (Cambridge, Ont.) & Graham Frattinger (Martensville, Sask)
Girl's U18 - Jewel Sauvé (L'Assomption, Que.)
Boy's U16 - Simon Comeau (Saint Stanislas de Kostka, Que) & Kaleb Osborne (Penetanguishene, Ont.)
Girl's U16 - Alexis Iwassa (Lethbridge, Alta.) & Marjolaine Parent (Saint Jacques de Montcalm, Que.)
Boy's U14 - Ian Frattinger (Martensville, Sask.) & Sean Sauvé (L'Assomption, Que.)
Girl's U14 - Cassie Prentice (Macrorie, Sask.) & Juliette Parent (Saint Jacques de Montcalm, Que.)
Also, the 2016 Sherman Greenfeld and Heather Stupp Awards for excellence on and off the court went to Kaleb Osborne (Penetanguishene, Ont.) and Marika Demers (Terrebonne, Que.), respectively.
Racquetball Canada 2016 AGM
Racquetball Canada's Annual General Meeting and Executive Member election will take place Sunday May 22, 2016 at 4 PM Eastern Daylight Time at Cedar Springs Health Racquet & Sportsclub, 960 Cumberland Ave., Burlington, Ontario. Candidates for election must be submitted to the Racquetball Canada office by April 21, 2016. For more information see the official AGM notice.
Racquetball Canada Development Grants
Racquetball Canada is pleased to announce the availability of development grants for the 2015-16 season. For complete information consult the Development Projects Grant Application Guide.
2016-17 National Tournaments
Racquetball Canada is pleased to announce its four national tournaments for the 2015-2016 season.
National Team Selection Event - November 25-27, 2016 in Valleyfield, Québec
National Team Selection Event - February 3-5, 2017 in Calgary, Alberta
Junior National Championships - April 26-29, 2017 in Leamington, Ontario
National Championships - May 22-27, 2017 - Location TBA
For more information contact Adrian Webb.
2017-18 National Tournaments - Bid Proposals
Racquetball Canada is seeking bids for its four national tournaments for the 2017-2018 season.
Selection event #1, to be hosted in November – bid to be received by October 31, 2016
Selection event # 2 to be hosted in February – bid to be received by January 31, 2017
Junior Nationals to be hosted in April – bid to be received by March 31, 2017
Nationals to be hosted in May – bid to be received by April 30, 2017
Please request a bid package from Adrian Webb via email.
Racquetball & Parkinsons
Jacques Seguin uses racquetball to help cope with his Parkinson's condition. Find out how at his website.
Also, Nova Scotia Racquetball has created a video of how racquetball can help people deal with their Parkinson's disorder. You can see the video here.
Let's Play Racquetball
Racquetball Canada has launched its "Let's Play Racquetball" Website - www.letsplayracquetball.ca - designed to get younger players (7-14 years) playing racquetball at both traditional racquetball facilities and other facilities that don't have racquetball courts.
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