Tanner Prentice

Biography

Date of Birth

July 12, 1996

Birthplace

Macrorie

Residence

Macrorie, SK

Home Club

RiverRacquet Club

Coach

Loren Prentice & Rob Barclay

Equipment

Gearbox

Tanner Prentice is a hard-working athlete who has consistently moved up the rankings over the years. Prentice had his best competitive year in 2019, finishing as high as 6th place at a National Team Selection Event and 8th place at the Canadian Championships in Men’s Open Singles. Prentice represented Canada at the 2015 Junior World Championships where he won a bronze medal in the 18 & Under Boy’s Doubles with partner Nicholas Bousquet.

Q&A

Start in Racquetball:  After nine years of playing hockey, I needed to move to an indoor sport because of my asthma. Loren Prentice, my uncle, introduced me to racquetball.

Reason for playing:  I love the traveling and meeting new people. I also love the high speed of the game.

Training habits:  I hit the court about four times a week and work out in the gym five to six days a week.

Best Racquetball moment:  Playing along side and competing against the pros I looked up to as a kid.

Non Racquetball talents:  I can do a standing back-flip.

When you are not playing racquetball, you are probably?  Working on my show trucks, farming and welding.

What is something people might not know about you or find surprising?  I love collecting old trading cards.

What advise to you have for athletes who want to play at your level? Work hard, hit a lot on your own, get as many hours on the court as possible and enjoy every minute you can.

Who has been important in your development as an athlete?  My sister Cassie Prentice. We always give each other a big push to help each other and get through challenges and obstacles.

Highlights

Bronze
2015 Junior World Championships
Boy's 18 & Under Doubles