2016 World Championships
Racquetball Canada congratulates Team Canada on their performances at the 2016 World Championships in Cali, Colombia, especially to Samuel Murray (Baie Comeau, Que.) who was a bronze medalist in Men's Singles, and to Frédérique Lambert (Montreal) & Jennifer Saunders (Winnipeg), who were bronze medalists in Women's Doubles.
The other team members were Pedro Castro (Brossard, Que.) in Men's Singles, Mike Green (Hamilton) & Tim Landeryou (Calgary) in Men's Doubles, and Michèle Morissette (Baie Comeau, Que.) and Christine Richardson (Regina) in Women's Singles. The team was supported by Head Coach Michel Gagnon (Longueuil, Que.), Assistant Coach Corey Osborne (Penetanguishene, Ont.), and Physiotherapist Bob Fong (Vancouver).
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.
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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