NextGen National Squad – Player Bios

Squash Canada is pleased to announce the launch of the Next Gen and Junior National Squad programs; two critical pathways for top young athletes designed to lead Canada back to the forefront of global squash.

In collaboration with P/T’s and our high performance/junior coaching communities, the Next Gen and Junior squads will address the current gap in development for top junior, US College student athletes and aspiring young PSA players. The program will identify up to 24 female and 24 males and support them in all aspects of their journey to represent Canada at an international level. As always, all Canadian athletes interested in wearing the Maple Leaf are encouraged to reach out to Director of Athlete Development Jamie Nicholls at anytime.

Squash Canada and our partners are excited to usher in the next era of Canadian squash and look forward to building on the success of our national program both historically and in the present.

Abdelrahman Dweek (AB)Akasham Rajagopaul (ON)Brianna Jefferson (ON)Catherine Giachino (ON)Charlotte Orcutt (ON)Connor Turk (MB)Elliot Hunt (ON)Emma Jinks (PEI)Erica McGillicuddy (ON)George Crowne (ON)Grace Thomas (BC)Hannah Blatt (MB)James Flynn (ON)Julien Gosset (ON)Lucia Bicknell (BC)Liam Marrison (ON)Molly Chadwick (ON)Nicole Kendall (ON)Nikhil Ismail (ON)Noel Heaton (AB)Ravi Seth (ON)Ryan Picken (BC)Sydney Maxwell (ON)

Residence: Calgary, Alberta
Date of Birth: February 14, 2002
Current Club: Gymmvmt
Coaches/Trainers: Gilly Lane, Jonathan Hill
Racquet: Head
Shoes: Asics
Based in: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Right or Left Handed: Right handed
Hobbies: Soccer
Favourite Game Day Food: Rice and chicken
Favourite Tournament to Play: US junior open
Favourite Player: Ramy Ashour
Role Model Growing Up: Shabana
Favourite Match You’ve Played: US Junior Open quarters 2017
Age When You Started Playing: 7
When Did You Start Playing Professionally on the PSA World Tour: 2017
Favourite Shot: Hold flick cross
Schooling: University of Pennsylvania
Why I Love Playing Professional Squash for Canada: Its an honour to represent Canada on an international level and continue to grow the sport in the country.

Accomplishments:

  • Champion: Canadian Junior Championships 2018

Residence: Niagara Falls, Ontario
Date of Birth: August 5, 1999
Current Club: White Oaks
Coaches/Trainers: Chris Hannebury, Matt Easingwood
Racquet: Tecnifibre Carboflex
Shoes: Salming
Based in: Niagara Falls, Ontario
Right or Left Handed: Right handed
Hobbies: Golf, spikeball, barbering
Favourite Game Day Food: Egg white breakfast wrap
Favourite Tournament to Play: Nash Cup
Favourite Player: Gregory Gaultier
Role Model Growing Up: Mark Sachvie
Favourite Match You’ve Played: U15 Canadian Junior Open Finals against James Wyatt (ENG) – played my best squash to win the tournament a week after the passing of my late coach Mark Sachvie.
Age When You Started Playing: 7
When Did You Start Playing Professionally on the PSA World Tour: 2021
Favourite Shot: Backhand volley straight drop
Favourite Quote: The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams – Eleanor Roosevelt
Schooling: University of Western Ontario Graduate (Bachelors of Medical Sciences)
Why I Love Playing Professional Squash for Canada: The sport, the people and the competition.

Accomplishments:

  • Champion: Ontario Junior Closed 2015, 2016
  • Champion: Ontario Junior Open 2015, 2016
  • Champion: Canadian Junior National 2014, 2016
  • Champion: Canadian Junior Open  2013, 2016

Social Media:

  • Facebook: @KashRaj

Residence: Mississauga, Ontario 
Date of Birth: December 7, 2001
Current Club: Yale Squash
Coaches/Trainers: Greg Hutner, Ahad Raza
Sponsor: Head
Racquet: Head Slimbody 135
Shoes: Asics
Based in: New Haven, Connecticut
Right or Left Handed: Right handed
Favourite Game Day Food: Eggs and toast
Favourite Tournament to Play: Canadian Junior Open
Favourite Player: Camille Serme
Age When You Started Playing: 11
Favourite Shot: Lob
Schooling: Yale University, Varsity squash player
Why I Love Playing Professional Squash for Canada: I’ve loved playing for Canada because the community is always so supportive and I’ve been able to make great friends along the way.

Accomplishments:

  • Third Place: Yale Squash Team CSA Team Championships 2020

Residence: Ottawa, Ontario 
Date of Birth: May 2, 2000
Current Club: GoodLife Fitness Downtown London
Coach: Jay Francis
Sponsors: Karakal, Nuun Hydration
Racquet: Karakal BX-130
Clothing: Karakal
Based in: London, Ontario
Right or Left Handed: Right handed
Hobbies: Yoga, travelling, cooking, being outdoors
Favourite Game Day Food: Pasta
Favourite Tournament to Play: Nash Cup
Favourite Player: Nele Gillis
Role Model Growing Up: Samantha Cornett
Favourite Match You’ve Played: PSA Seattle Open 2020 against Lee Ka Yi as it was my first time competing outside of Canada and it was the first game I ever got off of someone on the PSA.
Age When You Started Playing: Around 6 years old
When Did You Start Playing Professionally on the PSA World Tour: 2019
Favourite Shot: Backhand volley kill
Favourite Quote: “To be in the 1%, you have got to be willing to do what the 99% won’t” – Allistair McCaw
Schooling: I am currently in my fourth year of nursing at Western University.
Why I Love Playing Professional Squash for Canada: I love competing and being a part of a team while having the opportunity to travel the world and represent Canada internationally.

Accomplishments:

  • Finalist: Western University Squash Team at the OUA Championships 2018
  • Bronze medal: Canadian University & College Individual Squash Championships 2019

Social Media:

  • Instagram: @catherine_giachino

Residence: Toronto, Ontario
Date of Birth: May 28, 2001
Current Club: Toronto Athletic Club
Coach: Matt Serediak
Sponsor: Harrow
Racquet: Harrow
Shoes: Asics R556Y
Clothing: Harrow and National Team Provided
Based in: Toronto, Ontario
Right or Left Handed: Right handed
Hobbies: Hiking, Sailing, Travelling, Baking
Favourite Game Day Food: Beets
Favourite Tournament to Play: World Juniors
Favourite Player: Ali Farag
Role Model Growing Up: My Mother
Favourite Match You’ve Played: Canadian Nationals Finals against Brianna Jefferson – 2019
Age When You Started Playing: 9
When Did You Start Playing Professionally on the PSA World Tour: 16 years old (2017)
Favourite Shot: Backhand Drop Shot
Schooling: Harvard University
Why I Love Playing Professional Squash for Canada: I love being able to play squash and it is a privilege to play for my country additionally, and I love to compete.

Accomplishments:

  • Champion: Canadian Junior Championships Girls 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Champion: Pan American Juniors 2019
  • Participated on Harvard’s Team and Won CSA Women’s Team National Championship 2019
  • Finalist: Canadian Open 2018

Residence: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Date of Birth: January 12, 1994
Current Club: Winnipeg Squash Racquet Club
Coaches/Trainers: Gene Turk
Sponsors: Unsquashable, 1T Squash
Racquet: Unsquashable
Shoes: Yonex
Clothing: 1T Squash
Based in: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Right or Left Handed: Right handed
Hobbies: Hockey, Golf, Tennis, Biking and Graphic Design
Favourite Game Day Food: Peanut Butter & Banana Toast
Favourite Tournament to Play: Canadian Men’s Teams Championship
Favourite Player: Paul Coll, Diego Elais
Role Model Growing Up: Jonathon Power
Favourite Match You’ve Played: Match vs Ryan Picken at Canadian Men’s Teams 2020 because it was at my home club on the Friday and there was a big crowd watching and getting rowdy. I went down 2-0 in games and fought back to win 11-9 in the fifth.
Age When You Started Playing: 5
When Did You Start Playing Professionally on the PSA World Tour: February 2019
Favourite Shot: Forehand Drop
Favourite Quote: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” – Wayne Gretzky
Schooling: Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Accounting and Entrepreneurship at the Asper School of Business
Why I Love Playing Professional Squash for Canada: I love playing squash and I love Canada. A bonus to get to travel coast to coast for tournaments and see all parts of our beautiful country.

Accomplishments:

  • Champion: Bankers Hall Open 2020
  • Champion: Manitoba Open 2020
  • Champion: Manitoba Closed 2019
  • Champion: Alberta Open 2019

Social Media:

  • Facebook: @Connorturk

Residence: Unionville, Ontario
Date of Birth: November 11, 2000
Current Club: Mayfair Parkway
Coaches/Trainers: Chris Hanebury, Willie Hosey
Racquet: Dunlop
Shoes: Asics
Based in: Toronto/London, Ontario
Right or Left Handed: Left handed
Hobbies: Reading, Tennis, Hockey, Camping
Favourite Game Day Food: Pasta with turkey and tomato sauce
Favourite Tournament to Play: Canadian Nationals
Favourite Player: Paul Coll
Role Model Growing Up: My Dad
Favourite Match You’ve Played: ¾ Playoff of U19 Nationals. It was my last junior nationals and I played George Crowne. We had played in our very first silver tournament in U11 and I lost in five. I ended up winning in five and securing my best finish at a national championships.
Age When You Started Playing: 10
When Did You Start Playing Professionally on the PSA World Tour: 2019
Favourite Shot: Forehand Volley Kill
Favourite Quote: “No one owes you anything. You are the leader of your own life. Work for what you want. That makes you the most powerful person you can be.” – Najwa Zebian
Schooling: Data Science Major at UWO, Captain of the Varsity Squash Team
Why I Love Playing Professional Squash for Canada: To be able to represent Canada is such an incredible feeling. Being able to wear red and white and do the thing I love is truly a dream come true.

Accomplishments:

  • Champion: Pan Am Junior Championships Team Event 2018
  • Quarter-Finalist: Pan Am Junior Championships Individual Event 2018
  • Semi-Finalist: Dutch Junior Open 2017
  • Semi-Finalist: Cologne Junior Cup 2017
  • Finalist: Canadian Junior Open 2016
  • Semi-Finalist: Canadian Junior Nationals in U17 and U19

Residence: Stratford, Prince Edward Island
Date of Birth: June 9th, 2000
Current Clubs: Spa Total Fitness Center / McArthur Squash Center
Coaches/Trainers: Mark Allen / John Power
Racquet: Harrow Spark
Shoes: Asics
Based in: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island / Charlottesville, Virginia
Right or Left Handed: Right handed
Hobbies: Reading, traveling, sports
Favourite Game Day Food: Pasta
Favourite Tournament to Play: College Team Nationals
Favourite Player: Camille Serme
Favourite Match You’ve Played: 2016 Canadian Junior Open final (hit the behind-the-back shot that landed in the nick)
Age When You Started Playing: 6
When Did You Start Playing Professionally on the PSA World Tour: 2017 – then went to college
Favourite Shot: Hold and flick crosscourt
Schooling: University of Virginia 2018-2022
Why I Love Playing Professional Squash for Canada: I love how squash takes you all over the world and gives you the chance to meet so many amazing people. It’s an honour to represent Canada.

Accomplishments:

  • Represented on the CSA All American Team of University of Virginia 2020
  • Champion: Canadian Junior Nationals 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Champion: Canadian Junior Open 2016

Residence: Toronto, Ontario
Date of Birth: December 27, 2001
Current Club: Granite Club
Coaches/Trainers: Jacques Swanepoel, Jessica Dimauro
Racquet: Tecnifibre Carboflex 130 X-Speed
Shoes: Asics
Clothing: Nike
Based in: Toronto, Ontario
Right or Left Handed: Left handed
Hobbies: Spikeball, baking, card games
Favourite Game Day Food: Eggs
Favourite Tournament to Play: Canadian Junior Open
Favourite Player: Amanda Sobhy
Role Model Growing Up: Sam Cornett
Favourite Match You’ve Played: US Junior Open Semifinal 2018 (vs Meagan Best)
Age When You Started Playing: 8
Favourite Shot: Crosscourt flick
Favourite Quote: There’s a silver lining to everything, you just have to be in the right mindset to see it.
Schooling: Columbia University
Why I Love Playing Professional Squash for Canada: The coaches and other players are all so supportive and encouraging, and it’s amazing to be a part of a team in an individual sport where that is so rare. 

Accomplishments:

  • Champion: Ontario Junior Open 2019
  • Champion: Junior Pan Ams Team Event 2019
  • Finalist: US Junior Open 2018
  • Finalist: Canadian Open 2018

Residence: Oakville, Ontario
Date of Birth: December 13, 2000
Current Club: Ontario Racquet Club
Coaches/Trainers: Greg Hutner, Ahad Raza, Mike Way
Racquet: Head
Shoes: Asics
Based in: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Right or Left Handed: Right handed
Hobbies: Soccer, Golf, Reading, Hiking
Favourite Game Day Food: French Toast
Favourite Tournament to Play: CSA Team Nationals
Favourite Player: Karim Gawad
Role Model Growing Up: James Willstrop
Favourite Match You’ve Played: 2015 U-15 Canadian Junior Nationals Final against Abdelrahman Dweek – first big tournament win
Age When You Started Playing: 10
Favourite Shot: Cross court lob
Favourite Quote: Bet on yourself – Fred VanVleet
Schooling: Current undergraduate at Harvard University
Why I Love Playing Professional Squash for Canada: Being able to represent the individuals and communities that shaped me into who I am, and play for the country I’m humbled to call home. Being part of something that’s bigger than myself, and something that means more than just the game itself.

Accomplishments:

  • Champion: Canadian Junior National 2015, 2017
  • Champion: Played for Harvard University in the CSA National Champions 2019, 2020
  • Represented Team Canada in the World Juniors 2018

Residence: Victoria, British Columbia
Date of Birth: March 13, 1998
Current Clubs: Cedar Hill Squash Club/St. Michaels University School
Coach: Vicky Lust
Sponsors: Unsquashable
Racquet: Tour-Tech Pro
Shoes: Asics
Based in: Victoria, British Columbia
Right or Left Handed: Right handed
Hobbies: Hiking, tennis, pickleball, hanging with friends, Beach, travelling
Favourite Game Day Food: Oatmeal, yogurt, fruit parfait
Favourite Tournament to Play: Canadian Sr. Nationals
Favourite Player: Camille Serme, Raneem El Welily
Role Model Growing Up: Sam Cornett & Vicky Lust
Favourite Match You’ve Played: Representing Canada at the World Jr. Championships
Age When You Started Playing: 11
Favourite Shot: Straight or cross-court kill shot
Schooling: Bachelor of Science – combined Major Biology/Psychology from the University of Victoria (graduating 2021)
Why I Love Playing Professional Squash for Canada: I love to compete and represent my country!

Accomplishments:

  • Finalist: Nationals U19, 2017
  • Third Place: Pan American singles Junior Championships 2016
  • Finalist: Team Event and Women’s Doubles at the Pan American Championship 2016

Residence: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Date of Birth: January 27, 1999
Current Clubs: Philadelphia Cricket Club, Winnipeg Winter Club
Coaches/Trainers: Graeme Williams, Trevor Borland
Sponsors: Dunlop
Shoes: Eye
Based in: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Right or Left Handed: Right handed
Hobbies: Cooking, Working Out, Travel, Adventure, Wake-surfing, Socializing
Favourite Game Day Food: Bagel
Favourite Tournament to Play: Canadian Nationals
Favourite Player: Nele Gilles
Role Model Growing Up: Hollie Naughton
Favourite Match You’ve Played: Drexel Match against Stanford – Chloe Chemtob, Drexel beat Stanford for the first time in History
Age When You Started Playing: 12
When Did You Start Playing Professionally on the PSA World Tour: June 2021
Favourite Shot: Trickle Boast
Favourite Quote: “Why do I succeed? I succeed because I am willing to do the things you are not. I will fight against the odds. I will sacrifice. I am not shackled by fear, insecurity or doubt. I feel those emotions but I drink them in and then swallow them away to the blackness of hell. I am motivated by accomplishment, not pride. Pride consumes the weak and kills their heart from within. If I fall… I will get up. If I am beaten… I will return. I will never stop getting better. I will never give up… EVER. That is why I succeed.”
Schooling: 4 Year Scholarship Drexel University
Why I Love Playing Professional Squash for Canada: I love to compete, train, eat healthy and push my body and mind to reach its full potential. I enjoy the journey and motivating and encouraging others along the way.

Accomplishments:

  • Third Place: Canadian Junior Open U17, 2015
  • Fourth Place: U.S. Junior Open U17, 2015

Social Media:

  • Instagram: @hannahblatt
  • Facebook: @hannahblatt

Residence: Toronto, Ontario
Date of Birth: September 8, 2000
Current Clubs: University of Pennsylvania & Granite Club
Coaches/Trainers: Gilly Lane, Stuart Crawford, Greg Hutner & Jess DiMauro
Racquet: Dunlop Revelation 125
Shoes: Salming
Based in: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Right or Left Handed: Right handed
Hobbies: Basketball, podcasts, and cards
Favourite Game Day Food: Pasta with bolognese
Favourite Tournament to Play: Dutch Junior Open
Favourite Player: Karim Abdel Gawad
Favourite Match You’ve Played: Team match at Worlds in 2018 against Pakistan on glass show court in a mall in India.
Age When You Started Playing: 8
When Did You Start Playing Professionally on the PSA World Tour: I’ve played one PSA tournament so far, which was in 2018
Favourite Shot: Backhand straight drop
Favourite Quote: “Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.” Viktor E. Frankl
Schooling: The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
Why I Love Playing Professional Squash for Canada: To help show kids playing squash in Canada that there is a path to play professional squash successfully, while also setting yourself up for a fulfilling life after squash.

Accomplishments:

  • Champion: Men’s Teams Junior Pan American Squash Championships 2018
  • Finalist: Mixed Doubles Junior Pan American Squash Championships 2018
  • Bronze Medal: Men’s Singles Junior Pan American Squash Championships 2018

Social Media:

  • Instagram: @james_flynn03
  • Facebook: @jamesflynn
  • LinkedIn: James Flynn

Residence: Toronto, Ontario
Date of Birth: November 28, 1999
Current Club: The Toronto Lawn Tennis Club
Coaches/Trainers: Andrew Thompson, Mike Way, Jamie Nicholls
Racquet: Dunlop
Shoes: Eye
Clothing: Nike
Based in: Toronto, Ontario
Right or Left Handed: Right handed
Hobbies: Reading, spy real life stories
Favourite Game Day Food: Smoothie
Favourite Tournament to Play: Dutch Junior Open
Favourite Player: Ramy
Role Model Growing Up: Ramy, David Goggins, Jonathon Power
Favourite Match You’ve Played: Match at the Worlds 2018 India.
Age When You Started Playing: 6
When Did You Start Playing Professionally on the PSA World Tour: 16 years old
Favourite Shot: Holds
Schooling: Harvard A.B.
Why I Love Playing Professional Squash for Canada: Squash is who I am, nothing makes me more proud than representing Canada.

Accomplishments:

  • Represented Team Canada in 2018
  • Quarter Finals: Worlds 2018

Social Media:

  • Facebook: @Juliengosset

Residence: West Vancouver, British Columbia
Date of Birth: August 21, 2002
Current Club: Stanford Squash
Coaches/Trainers: Mark Talbott, Nick Talbott, Thomas Brinkman
Racquet: Tecnifibre 125
Shoes: Asics
Clothing: Lululemon, Nike
Based in: Stanford, California
Right or Left Handed: Right handed
Hobbies: Playing guitar, singing, reading, movies
Favourite Game Day Food: Bagel
Favourite Tournament to Play: Canadian Junior Open
Favourite Player: Camille Serme
Role Model Growing Up: Serena Williams
Favourite Match You’ve Played: Commonwealth Games finals for both individual and team, I loved the environment and having my fellow teammates from BC cheer me on.
Age When You Started Playing: 9
Favourite Shot: Backhand volley drop
Favourite Quote: “Just keep swimming” – Dory
Schooling: Stanford University
Why I Love Playing Professional Squash for Canada: I have always loved the community that squash Canada provides and the opportunities to train and compete with high level female athletes.

Accomplishments:

  • Finalist: Canadian Junior Open U19, 2020
  • Finalist: Canadian Junior Closed Championships U17, 2019, 2018
  • Champion: Canada Winter Games Women’s Individual 2019
  • Finalist: Canadian Junior Closed 2018
  • Champion: Canadian Junior Closed Championships U15, 2017

Residence: Markham, Ontario
Date of Birth: November 10, 2000
Current Club: Evergreen Squash Club
Coaches/Trainers: Thomas Brinkman, Willie Hosey, Jamie Nicholls
Sponsors: Unsquashable
Racquet: Ultra Light 125
Shoes: Asics
Clothing: Unsquashable
Based in: Vancouver, British Columbia
Right or Left Handed: Right handed
Hobbies: Basketball & music
Favourite Game Day Food: Pasta
Favourite Tournament to Play: Nash Cup
Favourite Player: Amr Shabana & Karim Abdel Gawad
Role Model Growing Up: Willie Hosey
Favourite Match You’ve Played: Alberta Jesters Junior Open Final because I was locked in and playing really solid lines and length, not making errors, moving really well and reading the game quickly.
Age When You Started Playing: 10
When Did You Start Playing Professionally on the PSA World Tour: Summer 2021
Favourite Shot: Mizuki trickle boast
Favourite Quote: “Show me the money!”
Schooling: University of Western Ontario Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media, Information and Technoculture.
Why I Love Playing Professional Squash for Canada: I love the game and competition so much that I’m incredibly excited to see how high I can get in the world rankings.

Accomplishments:

  • Champion: Canada Winter Games 2019
  • Champion: Canada Winter Games Teams 2019
  • Finalist: Canadian Junior Closed Championships 2018

Residence: Toronto, Ontario
Date of Birth: July 8, 2003
Current Clubs: Granite Club
Coaches/Trainers: Jessica Dimauro, Gail Ramsay
Sponsors: Harrow
Racquet: Harrow Vapor Ultralight
Clothing: Harrow
Based in: Toronto, Ontario
Right or Left Handed: Right handed
Hobbies: Cooking, sports, travelling
Favourite Game Day Food: Banana and Peanut Butter
Favourite Tournament to Play: Canadian Junior Open
Favourite Player: Camille Serme
Role Model Growing Up: Sam Cornett
Favourite Match You’ve Played: Canadian Gu17 Nationals Finals 2019 – I was able to win a tough 5 gamer against an opponent I had never beaten.
Age When You Started Playing: 7
Favourite Shot: Forehand kill
Favourite Quote: I didn’t come this far to only come this far
Schooling: Rising freshman at Princeton University
Why I Love Playing Professional Squash for Canada: I love being able to represent my country and playing for something bigger than myself. It is so fun to play while you know you have the support of a nation behind you.

Accomplishments:

  • Champion: Gu17 Canadian Nationals 2019
  • Champion: Gu17 Canadian Junior Open 2019
  • Represented Canada on the Women’s World Junior Team 2019
  • Champion: Gu15 Canadian Nationals 2017

Residence: Newmarket, Ontario
Date of Birth: July 16, 1999
Current Club: The University Club of New York
Coach: Chris Sachvie
Racquet: Dunlop Biomimetic Ultimate GTS
Shoes: Asics
Based in: New York
Right or Left Handed: Right handed
Hobbies: Golfing, Kayaking, Spikeball, Knitting
Favourite Game Day Food: Pasta
Favourite Tournament to Play: Canadian Nationals
Favourite Player: Low Wee Wern
Role Model Growing Up: Sidney Crosby
Favourite Match You’ve Played: 5/6 playoff at 2020 College Nationals against Stanford University. Columbia finished 5th, the best in program history. It’s also one of the last matches I’ve played since COVID.
Age When You Started Playing: 9
Favourite Shot: Back court backhand drop
Favourite Quote: What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Schooling: Columbia University
Why I Love Playing Professional Squash for Canada: I love the squash community. I’ve made many good friends from my time competing in Canada and around the world. Being able to represent the country I love while having fun competing is very special to me.

Accomplishments:

  • Fifth Place: CSA National Collegiate Women’s Team Squash Championships 2020
  • Third Place: CSA National Collegiate Individual Championships in Holleran West Draw 2020
  • Represented Canada at the World Junior Championships 2017
  • Champion: Canadian Nationals U17 (2015), U15 (2014)

Residence: Toronto, Ontario
Date of Birth: November 19, 2002
Current Club: Granite Club
Coach: Greg Hutner
Sponsor: Tecnifibre
Racquet: Tecnifibre Carboflex 130
Shoes: Asics
Based in: New Haven, Connecticut and Toronto, Ontario
Right or Left Handed: Right handed
Hobbies: Sports, Music
Favourite Game Day Food: Pasta with chicken
Favourite Tournament to Play: Canadian Junior Nationals
Favourite Player: Diego Elias
Favourite Match You’ve Played: 2019 European Junior Open Semi-Finals – Electric atmosphere, big crowd, went 5 games and extra points (won), saved 2 match balls, led to my best international finish.
Age When You Started Playing: 8
When Did You Start Playing Professionally on the PSA World Tour: 2020
Favourite Shot: Backhand straight drop
Schooling: Yale University

Accomplishments:

  • Represented Team Canada at the World Juniors 2020
  • Represented Team Canada at the Pan American Junior Championships 2019
  • Champion: Canadian Junior Nationals 2019, 2017, 2014
  • Champion: Canada Winter Games 2019
  • Champion: Ontario Junior Provincials 2016-2019, 2013-2014
  • Finalist: European Junior Open 2019
  • Third Place: Dutch Junior Open 2019

Residence: Calgary, Alberta
Date of Birth: March 27, 1999
Current Clubs: Calgary winter Club, Drexel University
Coaches/Trainers: John White, Ian Power, Dylan Cunningham
Racquet: Dunlop Pro 120
Shoes: Eye Racquets shoes
Clothing: Nike
Based in: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Right or Left Handed: Right handed
Hobbies: Golfing, Skiing
Favourite Game Day Food: A Smoothie of any kind!
Favourite Tournament to Play: College Squash Individual Championships
Favourite Player: Fares Dessouky & John White
Role Model Growing Up: My Grandfather
Favourite Match You’ve Played: Playing against Columbia in College squash this past season. The energy in the building was extremely high & having all my team mates cheering me on was a surreal experience.
Age When You Started Playing: 9
When Did You Start Playing Professionally on the PSA World Tour: I played my first PSA event at the “Reidbuilt Homes Edmonton Open 35k” in November 2016.
Favourite Shot: Backhand volley drop
Favourite Quote: “to give anything less than the best is to sacrifice the gift” – Steve Prefontaine
Schooling: I am currently a student at Drexel University where I am in my third year of pursuing a undergrad degree in Sports Business.
Why I Love Playing Professional Squash for Canada: I love playing squash for Canada because it’s always an honour to represent you’re country and be apart of something bigger than just playing for yourself.

Accomplishments:

  • Fourth Place: Canadian Junior Squash Championship 2017
  • Bronze Medal: Junior Pan American Squash Championship 2016
  • Represented team Canada at the World Junior’s 2016
  • Champion: Canada Games 2015
  • Finalist: Canadian Nationals U17, 2015

Social Media:

  • Facebook: @Noelheaton
  • Instagram: @noelheaton

Residence: Fergus, Ontario
Date of Birth: December 19, 1998
Current Club: CW Racquets
Coach: Cameron Seth
Sponsors: Black Knight
Racquet: Quicksilver
Shoes: Black Knight
Clothing: Black Knight
Based in: Fergus, Ontario
Right or Left Handed: Left handed
Hobbies: Programming, TV, board games
Favourite Game Day Food: Pizza
Favourite Tournament to Play: Any tournament at White Oaks
Favourite Player: Fares Dessouky
Role Model Growing Up: Nick Sachvie
Favourite Match You’ve Played: Playing in the Canada Winter Games final on the glass court with a large crowd.
Age When You Started Playing: 6
Favourite Shot: Cross drop shot
Favourite Quote: “If you’re not enough without it, you’ll never be enough with it”.
Schooling: University of Waterloo, Mechatronics Engineering
Why I Love Playing Professional Squash for Canada: Being able to represent Canada and compete at the highest level is an amazing experience.

Accomplishments:

  • Champion: Canadian University Championship 2020
  • Represented Team Canada at World University Championship 2018
  • Represented Team Canada at World Junior Championship 2016
  • Champion: Canadian Junior Closed 2011

Residence: Vancouver, British Columbia
Date of Birth: August 19, 1999
Current Club: Jericho Tennis Club
Coach: Viktor Berg
Racquet: Harrow Vibe
Shoes: Asics
Based in: Vancouver, British Columbia
Right or Left Handed: Right handed
Hobbies: Tennis, golf, real estate
Favourite Game Day Food: Pasta
Favourite Tournament to Play: World Juniors
Favourite Player: Diego Elias
Role Model Growing Up: My dad, Mike Johnson
Favourite Match You’ve Played: World Juniors team event deciding match against Pakistan.
Age When You Started Playing: 9
When Did You Start Playing Professionally on the PSA World Tour: At the age of 17
Favourite Shot: Backhand Volley drop
Favourite Quote: “Just Do It”
Schooling: Attending University of British Columbia in the Fall
Why I Love Playing Professional Squash for Canada: You are playing for more than yourself.

Accomplishments:

  • Represented Team Canada at the World Junior Championships 2018
  • Finalist: Canadian Junior Championships 2017
  • Seventh Place: US Open 2017

Residence: Toronto, Ontario
Date of Birth: June 13, 2000
Current Club: Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club
Coaches/Trainers: Mark Allen, Robin Clarke
Sponsor: Head
Racquet: Head Graphene Touch Radical 135 Slimbody
Shoes: Asics Gel Rocket 9
Based in: Charlottesville, Virginia
Right or Left Handed: Right handed
Hobbies: Reading, running, watching sports
Favourite Game Day Food: Eggs, bagel and fruit
Favourite Tournament to Play: Canadian Junior Open
Favourite Player: Raneem El Welily
Age When You Started Playing: 8
Favourite Shot: Volley drop
Schooling: Queens University 2018-2019, University of Virginia 2019- present

Accomplishments:

  • Champion: Canadian University and the College Individual Championships 2019
  • Fourth Place: Canadian U23 Squash Championships
  • Fourth Place: Canadian Junior Closed Championships 2019