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Frédérique Lambert

Biography

Date of Birth
Mar 27, 1992
Residence
Montréal, QC
Birthplace
Home Club
Nautilus Plus, Brossard, QC
Coach
Michel Gagnon
Years on Team

Frédérique Lambert has competed for Canada at thirteen 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 two 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 been on the podium five times at the World Championships and seven times at the Pan Am Championships. Although Lambert has won several medals in international competition, she has also had great success on the Ladies Pro Racquetball Tour (LPRT). She has been consistently ranked in the top 8 in singles for several years and in the 2017/2018 season, she was ranked second. Due to school commitments, Lambert played in a limited number of pro-tour events this past year and finished the season ranked 9th. At the national level, Lambert has been on the podium in open competition since 2007. She has won fourteen open women's medals at the Canadian Championships, winning the Women's Open Singles title and the Women's Open Doubles title on two occasions. Lambert has spent the last several years completing a medical degree while continuing to finish on the podium. 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

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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

2016 World Championships

Bronze 2015 Pan Am Games Women’s Team Event
Bronze 2016 World Championships Women’s Doubles
Bronze 2012 World Championships Women’s Doubles
Bronze 2012 World Championships Women’s Team Event
Bronze 2010 World Championships Women’s Doubles
Silver 2010 World Championships Women’s Team Event
Silver 2016 Pan Am Championships Women’s Singles
Bronze 2016 Pan Am Championships Women’s Doubles
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 2011 Junior World Championships 18 & U Girl’s Singles
Bronze 2011 Junior World Championships 18 U 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
Gold 2018 Canadian Championships Women’s Open Doubles
Gold 2017 Canadian Championships Women’s Open Singles
Gold 2015 Canadian Championships Women’s Open Singles
Silver 2015 Canadian Championships Women’s Open Doubles
Silver 2014 Canadian Championships Women’s Open Singles
Silver 2013 Canadian Championships Women’s Open Doubles
Silver 2012 Canadian Championships Women’s Open Singles
Silver 2012 Canadian Championships Women’s Open Doubles
Silver 2011 Canadian Championships Women’s Open Singles
Silver 2011 Canadian Championships Women’s Open Doubles
Bronze 2010 Canadian Championships Women’s Open Singles
Gold 2010 Canadian Championships Women’s Open Doubles
Silver 2009 Canadian Championships Women’s Open Singles
Bronze 2007 Canadian Championships Women’s Open Doubles

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