Frédérique Lambert

Biography

Date of Birth

1992

Birthplace

Montréal, Québec

Residence

Montréal, Québec

Home Club

Nautilus Plus, Brossard

Coach

Michel Gagnon

Equipment

Gearbox

Frédérique Lambert has competed for Canada at sixteen international events as an elite athlete beginning at the 2008 Pan Am Championships where she won a bronze medal in the doubles event. She has represented Canada at three Pan Am Games and was integral to the bronze medal won by Canada in the Women’s Team Event at the 2015 Pan Am Games. She has also been on the podium six times at the World Championships and seven times at the Pan Am Championships. Most recently, Lambert won silver in Mixed Doubles and bronze in Women’s Doubles at the 2022 World Championships. Although Lambert has won several medals in international competition, she also had great success on the Ladies Pro Racquetball Tour (LPRT). She was consistently ranked in the top 8 in singles for several years and in the 2017/2018 season, she was ranked second. At the national level, Lambert has been on the podium in open competition since 2007. She has won eighteen open women’s medals at the National Championships, winning the Women’s Open Singles title four times and the Women’s Open Doubles title on three occasions. Lambert was also successful as a junior athlete, winning two gold medals in singles, one in 2007 as a fourteen year old and the other in 2011 when she competed in her last junior world championships event as an 18 year old.

Q&A

Start in Racquetball:  My parents were racquetball players. They used to bring me to the gym with them every weekend, where I would hang out with other kids. The other kids there started playing racquetball and I had no choice but to join them! After a few practices, I started liking it!

Reason for playing:   I play to win! I hate to lose! I love the aggressiveness and the competitiveness of racquetball. 

Training habits:  I don’t really have training habits. I go to the gym at least 5 days a week, different days, different hours, just whenever I feel like it. My game style is very demanding on my body, so I play as much as my body can handle. Anywhere between 1 to 5 times a week depending on how intense my training is.

Best Racquetball moment or memory: My two titles at the Junior World Championships in 2007 in Bolivia and in 2010 in Santo Domingo.

Non Racquetball Talents:  Even though school is not my favorite place in the world, I could be considered as a nerd because of my grades :)! 

When you are not playing Racquetball you are probably: Watching TV shows. 

What is something that people might not know about you or find surprising? I speak 3 languages almost perfectly. 

What advice to you have for athletes who want to play at your level? Spend as much time as possible on the court. Respect all your opponents. 

Who has been important in your development as a racquetball athlete? Michel Gagnon, my coach since forever, taught me how to play and he seems to be the only person that knows how to deal with my temper! My dad, a very demanding man, has always been pushing me to improve and spent many hours on the court with me when I was younger. Also, Corey Osborne.  

Highlights

Bronze
2015 Pan Am Games
Women's Team Event
Silver
2022 World Championships
Mixed Doubles
Bronze
2022 World Championships
Women's Doubles
Bronze
2012 World Championships
Women's Doubles
Bronze
2010 World Championships
Women's Doubles
Silver
2016 Pan Am Championships
Women's Singles
Bronze
2014 Pan Am Championships
Women's Doubles
Silver
2012 Pan Am Championships
Women's Singles
Silver
2010 Pan Am Championships
Women's Doubles
Bronze
2009 Pan Am Championships
Women's Singles
Bronze
2008 Pan Am Championships
Women's Doubles
Gold
2022 National Championships
Women's Open Singles
Gold
2022 National Championships
Women's Open Doubles
Gold
2021 National Championships
Women's Open Singles
Bronze
2021 National Championships
Women's Open Doubles
Gold
2018 National Championships
Women's Open Doubles
Gold
2017 National Championships
Women's Open Singles
Gold
2015 National Championships
Women's Open Singles
Silver
2015 National Championships
Women's Open Doubles
Silver
2014 National Championships
Women's Open Singles
Silver
2013 National Championships
Women's Open Doubles
Silver
2012 National Championships
Women's Open Singles
Silver
2012 National Championships
Women's Open Doubles
Silver
2011 National Championships
Women's Open Singles
Silver
2011 National Championships
Women's Open Doubles
Bronze
2010 National Championships
Women's Open Singles
Gold
2010 National Championships
Women's Open Doubles
Silver
2009 National Championships
Women's Open Singles
Bronze
2007 National Championships
Women's Open Doubles
Gold
2011 Junior World Championships
18 & U Girl's Singles
Bronze
2011 Junior World Championships
18 & U Girl's Doubles
Silver
2010 Junior World Championships
18 & U Girl's Singles
Silver
2009 Junior World Championships
16 & U Girl's Singles
Gold
2007 Junior World Championships
14 & U Girl's Singles
Silver
2007 Junior World Championships
14 & U Girl's Doubles
Silver
2003 Junior World Championships
12 & U Girl's Singles