COC Photo by Jason Ransom
COC Photo by Jason Ransom

Frédérique Lambert

Biographie

Frédérique Lambert has represented Canada at 18 international events as an elite athlete since debuting at the 2008 Pan American Championships where she won a bronze medal in women’s doubles.

Lambert has competed at three Pan American Games. At the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games she played a key role in Canada’s bronze medal win in the women’s team event.

She has reached the podium seven times at the IRF World Championships, including 2022 when she won silver in mixed doubles with Samuel Murray and bronze in women’s doubles with Michèle Morissette. Lambert has also won seven medals at the Pan American Championships, including three silver and four bronze.

Lambert competed on the Ladies Pro Racquetball Tour (LPRT) for 13 seasons. She was ranked in the top six in singles for five consecutive years, with a season-ending rank of number two twice. Lambert advanced to the finals 14 times throughout her pro-tour career, winning the Atlanta Championships in 2016.

At the national level, Lambert is a five-time Canadian Open singles champion. She has also won the Canadian Open championship title in doubles four times. In total, she has been on the podium 20 times at the National Championships.

Lambert also had success as a junior athlete, winning six medals at the World Junior Championships including two gold in singles.

A Little More About Frédérique

Getting into the Sport: Both parents were racquetball players, so she went to the gym with them and hung out with other players’ children; once those children started playing, she gave it a try as well and loved it… Showed great promise as a tennis athlete but chose racquetball as her sport… Outside Interests: Enjoys travelling and competitive pickleball… Works as an emergency room physician… Odds and Ends: Nicknames: Fredo, Fred… Fluent in three languages…

Palmarès international

Pan American Games: 2019 – Quarterfinals (doubles); 2015 – BRONZE (women’s team), Quarterfinals (singles); 2011 – Round of 16 (singles), Quarterfinals (women’s team)

IRF World Championships: 2022 – SILVER (mixed doubles), BRONZE (doubles), Quarterfinals (women’s team); 2018 – Round of 16 (doubles), Quarterfinals (singles); 2016 – BRONZE (doubles); 2014 – Quarterfinals (doubles); 2012 – BRONZE (doubles), BRONZE (team); 2010 – BRONZE (doubles), SILVER (team)

Pan American Championships: 2016 – SILVER (singles). BRONZE (doubles); 2014 – BRONZE (doubles), Quarterfinals (singles); 2012 – SILVER (singles); 2011 – Quarterfinals (singles); 2010 – SILVER (doubles); 2009 – BRONZE (singles); 2008 – BRONZE (doubles)

IRF World Junior Championships: 2011 – GOLD (18U singles), BRONZE (18U doubles); 2010 – SILVER (18U singles), 2009 – BRONZE (16U singles), 2007 – GOLD (14U singles), SILVER – (14U doubles)