Alexis Iwaasa

Biography

Date of Birth

January 7, 1999

Birthplace

Lethbridge, Alberta

Residence

Edmonton, Alberta

Home Club

Kinsmen Sports Centre, Edmonton

Coach

Tim Landeryou & Cory Osborne

Equipment

Gearbox & Davis GMC

Alexis Iwaasa represented Canada at her first elite international tournament in 2018 at the Pan Am Championships. In 2021 she competed for Canada at both the World Championships and Pan Am Championships. She has been on the podium at the elite level in Canada, winning bronze in women’s open singles two times and three times in the women’s open doubles event. Iwaasa started competing at the junior national level at nine years of age, finishing on the podium every year as a junior athlete. She won her first junior national championship titles in 2012, when she won both the Girl’s 12 & U and 14 & U divisions. In total, Iwaasa won 8 junior girl’s singles titles and 2 doubles titles. She was successful at the Junior World Championships, winning four bronze medals, one in singles and three in doubles.

Q&A

Start in Racquetball: My uncle taught me how to play. I played with my cousin Coby.

Reason for playing: My uncle taught me how to play. I played with my cousin Coby.

Training habits: I go to the gym in the morning and do on court training after work.

Best Racquetball moment: Qualifying for the 2021 World Championship Team.

Non-Racquetball talents: Working too much!!

What is something people might not know about you or find surprising? Coby is my cousin. Not my brother. But he is the big brother I never had.

When you are not playing racquetball, you are probably? Working!

What advice to you have for athletes who want to play at your level? Consistency is key. Have fun.

Who has been important in your development as an athlete? My mom who supported me when I was a up and coming player. Coby for being always there. Racquetball Canada for their continued support.

Highlights

Bronze
2021 National Championships
Women's Open Singles
4th
2021 National Championships
Women's Open Doubles
Bronze
2018 National Championships
Women's Open Doubles
Bronze
2017 National Championships
Women's Open Doubles
Bronze
2016 National Championships
Women's Open Singles
Bronze
2016 National Championships
Women's Open Doubles
4th
2014 National Championships
Women's Open Doubles
4th
2013 National Championships
Women's Open Doubles
Bronze
2018 Junior World Championships
18 & U Girl's Doubles
Bronze
2016 Junior World Championships
16 & U Girl's Singles
Bronze
2016 Junior World Championships
16 & U Girl's Doubles
Bronze
2013 Junior World Championships
14 & U Girl's Doubles