2005 Gail Pimm, Toronto, ON

Born in Montreal, Gail started her squash career winning the Quebec Championships twice before moving to Toronto in 1981 to attend York University and play on the Varsity Team.

Over the next 12 years Gail won multiple Ontario Championships and competed nationally to win other Provincial titles in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. She was also a proud member of Ontario’s Provincial Team winning 10 Interprovincial Team Championships.

In 1986 Gail captured the Canadian Championship and was the North American Champion in 1985 and 1986.

Gail was honoured to be selected as part of the National Team and represented Canada at three World Championships in 1985, 1987 and 1989. Individually her best performance won her the World Championship Plate Event.

In 1987, Gail reached her highest World Ranking of 25 and after winning the Masters Over 30 World Championships in British Columbia, she retired in 1992 from playing professionally.

As a coach, Gail’s contribution was centered on writing periodicals, books and manuals for coaches and players alike. Her main contribution was the rewrite of the original coaching manuals for the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) and the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). She is a retired Level 4 Coach and Course Conductor with the CAC (2005) and through this program instructed many coaches on the methodology of teaching and coaching squash.