Racquetball Canada Announces World Championships Teams

Men's National Team member Lee Connell is hitting a racquetball with his racquet using a backhand swing.

Racquetball Canada is pleased to announce the teams that will represent Canada at the upcoming World Championships and Junior World Championships in Guatemala. Athletes were selected from Racquetball Canada’s National Teams.

The World Championships run from November 28 to December 6, 2021. The Junior World Championships take place from December 2 to 11, 2021. Both tournaments are being held at the Domo Complejo de Racquetball in Guatemala City.

“I couldn’t be happier or more excited for our athletes to be able to return to international competition,” said Jen Saunders, Racquetball Canada’s High Performance Director. “This is what they live and train for – to be able to play for Team Canada and represent their country with skill, passion and integrity. I look forward to supporting them and our coaching staff at the World Championships.”

Women’s World Championships Team

AthleteHome TownEvent
Juliette ParentSaint-Jacques, QuébecSingles
Michèle MorissetteBaie-Comeau, Québec Singles
Frédérique LambertMontréal, QuébecDoubles
Alexis IwaasaLethbridge, AlbertaDoubles

Men’s World Championships Team

Lee ConnellSaskatoon, SaskatchewanSingles
Francis GuillemetteSaint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, QuébecSingles
Samuel MurrayBaie-Comeau, QuébecDoubles
Coby IwaasaLethbridge, AlbertaDoubles

Girl’s Junior World Championships Team

Juliette ParentSaint-Jacques, Québec18 & U Girl’s Singles
Tamara WilscamRepentigny, Québec16 & U Girl’s Singles
16 & U Girl’s Doubles
Ofelia WilscamRepentigny, Québec16 & U Girl’s Singles
16 & U Girl’s Doubles
Chloé JauvinTerrebonne, Québec14 & U Girl’s Singles

Boy’s Junior World Championships Team

Nathan JauvinTerrebonne, Québec18 & U Boy’s Singles
18 & U Boy’s Doubles
Christian PocsaiNew Hamburg, Ontario16 & U Boy’s Singles
18 & U Boy’s Doubles
Asher PocsaiNew Hamburg, Ontario14 & U Boy’s Singles
14 & U Boy’s Doubles
Raphaël GuillemetteSaint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Québec14 & U Boy’s Singles
14 & U Boy’s Doubles

World Championships Team Support Staff

Michel GagnonLongueuil, QuébecHead Coach
Rino LangelierMontréal, QuébecAssistant Coach
Evan PritchardWinnipeg, ManitobaAssistant Coach
Amy BarretteBaie-Comeau, QuébecTherapist
Jen SaundersWinnipeg, ManitobaTeam Manager

The Junior World Championships normally occur annually, but the tournament did not take place in 2020. The World Championships take place every two years but were postponed from 2020 until this year. The International Racquetball Federation (IRF) will resume the normal World Championship cycle in 2022.

This year’s World Championships are a qualifying event for the 2022 World Games being held in Birmingham, USA.

Athlete biographies are linked to each athlete’s name in the above information. Click here to link to the draws and results on the IRF website.

Photo credit : Racquetball Canada / Andre Forget

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