Date of Birth
Loren Prentice & Rob Barclay
Start in Racquetball: My parents put me in racquetbal when I was about 5 years old because they thought doing a solo sport would be good for me.
Reason for playing: I love the intensity and atmosphere of going all out. The people I train with also make it a thousand times better. Also, it was something I was good at from a young age and what kid doesn’t like to do something they excel at.
Training habits: Get there warm up, chat with everyone for 5 to 10 minutes or until Loren gets things started. Loren throws us into a few drills for an hour or so and then we scrimmage for a bit and work on what we did in practice. If Loren is late (which doesn’t happen often) the guys and I will try and start a game before he gets there.
Best Racquetball moment: Winning a bronze medal with Sean Sauvé at the Junior World Championships. Or when Sean and I played team USA at the Junior Worlds – it was the most wild game ever. Another highlight is my win over Tanner Prentice in a tie breaker, with my brother coaching me, to win the blue open event at the Canadian Championships.
Non Racquetball talents: I’m a trucker. That says it all.
When you are no playing Racquetball, you are probably: Working at the farm. Or snowmobiling and maybe playing a few games with my brother.
What is something that people might not know about you or find surprising? I can swim very well.
Advise for athlete who want to play at your level: Train hard, eat well and find a mindset where you play the best. Then work on being in that mindset whenever you perform.
Who has been important in your development as an athlete? My parents of course. They were always there watching games, travelling and supporting me. And my coaches Loren Prentice and Rob Barclay. Rob got me started but Loren took me to the next level and is still teaching me his ways. And the guys I train with made every practice something I look forward to be doing.