Profiles

The following is a list of past and present influencial people that made their roots playing and contibuting to squash in the ODSA region. Take some time to read and enjoy these profiles!

Samantha Cornett

Biography Born in Deep River, ON, in 1991 and educated at West Carleton Secondary School, Ottawa. Member of Goodlife – Queensview. Coaches have been Vihar Joshi (Deep River), Heather Wallace (Ottawa), and Jamie Hickox and Jessica Di Mauro (Toronto). At the present time she is a full time professional, playing on the Professional Squash Association (PSA) circuit. Accomplishments Won Canadian…
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Robin Clarke

Biography Born in Ottawa, ON in 1986, and educated at Earl of March Secondary School, Kanata. He was a member of Goodlife Queensview Club, where he was coached by Heather Wallace. He moved to Toronto in 2004, where he received further coaching from Michael Way. He has been an Assistant Professional at the Toronto Cricket, Skating & Curling Club since…
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Diana (Edge) Dowling

Biography Born in Montreal in 1965. Educuated at Fisher Park High School, Harvard University and Harvard Business School. She was a member of the Rideau Tennis & Squash Club, where she was coached by Penny Glover, then later by Rene Denis. Now resides in Riverside, CT, with husband Joseph, and children Isabelle, Brian, Miles, and Joseph. Accomplishments Ontario Softball Squash – GU 16 (1980 and…
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Penny Glover

Biography Born in Wales and took up squash in the mid 1960s, playing for Wales 1966-68. She came to Toronto in October 1968, and Ottawa in November 1970. Her contributions to squash as a player, official and volunteer in Canada, Ontario and Ottawa have spanned over four decades. Member of Rideau T & SC and RA Centre. She was part…
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Margo (Green) Dewsnap

Biography Born in Ottawa, educated at Lisgar Intercollegiate, Ottawa, and Franklin & Marshall College in the US. She was a member of Goodlife-Queensview, where she was coached by Heather Wallace. Accomplishments Ontario Softball – GU 12 (1983) and GU 14 (1985) champion Canadian Hardball – GU 14 (1986), GU 16 (1987), and Women’s (1988) champion US Hardball – GU 13…
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Stephanie (Richardson) Hewitt

Biography Born in Ottawa, ON, in 1971, and educated at Glebe Collegiate Institute, Queen’s University, and at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto (MBA). Member of the Ottawa Athletic Club, where she was coached by Linda Stewart and, later, Carla Jensen, and at Goodlife – Queensview by Andrew Dales. She turned professional in 1995, moved to Toronto in…
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Maxym Leclair

Biography Born in Gatineau, Quebec in 1989. Started playing at age 5 but not seriously until aged 13. Coached by Steve Wren at Club Sportheque from 2002 to 2006, and then by Yvon Provencal in Montreal from 2007 to 2014. Played on the Professional Squash Association (PSA) circuit from 2008 to 2012. Assistant pro at Midtown Sanctuaire in Montreal from…
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Runa Reta

Embed from Getty Images Biography Born in Ottawa, Educated at Gloucester Secondary High School, Ottawa, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and at McGill University (MBA). After being coached at Goodlife – Queensview, by Heather Wallace, and at Club Sportif MAA, by Yvon Provencal, she turned professional in 2001 and played on the Women’s International Professional Squash Association (WISPA) circuit from 2001…
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Heather Wallace

Biography Born in Zambia in 1961 and educated in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Scotland, and England. She was a gifted athlete, representing Zimbabwe as a junior at field hockey and swimming. She started squash at 16, winning Zimbabwean and South African junior titles. She moved to the UK in 1979. She was coached by Bryan Patterson (of OAC fame 1978-79), in Portsmouth,…
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Steve Wren

Biography Born in New Zealand in Feb 1966 and educated at Christchurch Boys High School. Coached mainly by Bruce Marriott at the Sumner Club as a junior player.  Settled in Toronto in 1986 while visiting and competing on the North American squash circuit, and moved to Gatineau in 2000, where he has resided since, with his wife (Hélène) and three…
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