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Jennifer Saunders
  • Born: 11/18/1976
  • Age: 38
  • Height: 170cm
  • Weight: 77kg
  • Birthplace: Thompson, Manitoba



Languages spoken:

English, French

Idols (in sport or other):

Wayne Gretzky, Sherman Greenfeld

Favourite activities outside of sport:

watching sports – NFL, going to concerts,

Sibling(s) Name(s) (date of birth):

Carolyn Simpson – Nov 27, 1969 – Dene Nicholson – Sept 18, 1971

Pre-competition rituals / superstitions:

nothing out of the ordinary – just like to be consistent

Training Location(s):

Focus Fitness, University of WInnipeg Duckworth Centre

Preferred sport events / Specialties:

Like both singles and doubles. Have played more singles internationally.


Ron Brown, Evan Pritchard

Senior national athlete since:


Nickname (s):

JTK (Jenny The Kid), Cool Spice, Jenny Canada

College/ University (year graduated):

University of Winnipeg, 1999

Focus of studies:

Physical Activity & Sport Studies

Org./ charities supported:

Compassion Canada, Winnipeg Children’s Hospital

Other sports participated in:

golf, slo-pitch

Favourite movies / TV shows:

Pretty Woman, Bull Durham, Slap Shot, Grey’s Anatomy, Friday Night Lights, Nip/Tuck

It would surprise you to know that I …:

have a hole-in-one in golf.

National titles (include event, year):

Singles – 2002, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011
Doubles – 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011

Career notes (inc. Top results) in 2011:

Playing Women’s Professional Racquetball Organization (WPRO) Tour full time. Finished with career high ranking of 7th.

Career notes (inc. Top results) in 2010:

Best WPRO finish – semi final – Sept 2010 in Dallas Texas.

Career notes (inc. Top results) in 2009:

Won Women’s Open Doubles at the 2009 US Open.

Career notes (inc. Top results) in 2008:

Won Women’s Open Singles at the 2008 US Open.

Pan Am Games results — all events, all Games:

2003 – 5th – Women’s Singles

World Championship appearances – Best results by year:

2002 – Silver – Women’s Singles
2004 – Bronze – Women’s Doubles
2006 – Bronze – Women’s Singles
2008 – Bronze – Women’s Singles
2010 – 5th – Women’s Singles

Major awards (ex. CDN Player of Year, Hall of Fame inductee):

2009 Manitoba Female Athlete of the Year.

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