Nathan Jauvin

Biography

Date of Birth

Birthplace

Terrebonne, Québec

Residence

Terrebonne, Québec

Home Club

Nautilus Plus, Brossard

Coach

Michel Gagnon

Equipment

E-Force

Nathan Jauvin played in his first Junior National Championships at age 11 in 2015, where he had instant success winning gold in Boy’s 12 & U singles and Boy’s 14 & U Doubles. At age 12, he won bronze in 14 & U singles, silver in 14 & U doubles and gold in 12 & U singles. Jauvin has been on top of the podium every year at the junior national level in his age division in singles. In doubles, he has won gold three times and placed second on two occasions. Jauvin was named to his first Junior National Team in 2016 and has represented Canada at three Junior World Championships. He was also named to the elite National Development Team in 2021.

Q&A

Start in Racquetball: My father has been playing racquetball since he was a young boy. I would go to the club to watch him play and to hit balls into the court when it was free.  At about the age of 8 I decided to go play and to practice more seriously.

Reason for playing: I play racquetball because I love the competitiveness it gives me even though I am not a very good loser. Secondly, the sport has allowed me to travel extensively at the provincial, national and international levels. Finally, it has allowed me to make a lot of friends and meet a lot of new people.

Training habits: I go to the club to train 3 or 4 times a week either to hit balls with my coach or to play games.

Best Racquetball moment: My best moments are when I manage to win a tournament. But all my world junior championships have been the best experience of my life.

Non Racquetball talents: Beyond racquetball I have a great ability to perform in various sports.

When you are not playing racquetball, you are probably? When I’m not playing racquetball, there are 3 main things that occupy my time, either studying or doing school work, or sitting on the couch watching TV and finally, the vast majority of the time I spend my days with my friends.

What advise to you have for athletes who want to play at your level? Be determined to perform, always believe in your abilities and always try to have fun.

Who has been important in your development as an athlete? My coach Michel Gagnon is one of the factors that got me to where I am today. Even with my little mood swings, he has always been there to help me perform well in my tournments. Also, if it wasn’t for my father, I wouldn’t be the player I am today. He has always been there to support and encourage me. Finally, he has always taken the time to play with me so that I could improve.

Highlights

Gold
2021 Junior National Championships
18 & U Boy's Singles
Gold
2019 Junior National Championships
16 & U Boy's Singles
Gold
2019 Junior National Championships
16 & U Boy's Doubles
Gold
2018 Junior National Championships
14 & U Boy's Singles
Silver
2018 Junior National Championships
14 & U Boy's Doubles
Gold
2017 Junior National Championships
14 & U Boy's Singles
Gold
2017 Junior National Championships
14 & U Boy's Doubles
Bronze
2016 Junior National Championships
14 & U Boy's Singles
Silver
2016 Junior National Championships
14 & Boy's Doubles
Gold
2015 Junior National Championships
14 & U Boy's Doubles