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  • Writer's pictureChris Herbert

Lakeshore Recreation Members Place 5th in Regional Team Tournament

Updated: Mar 25

This past weekend local Saugeen Shores residents placed fifth at Squash Ontario’s Regional Masters Team Championships. The event was hosted by The Club at White Oaks, Niagara-On-The-Lake. 

The team consisted of local Lakeshore Recreation members Sheila Proteau (team captain), Robert Lompart, Brian Main and Hamid Ali. Rounding out the team were Greg Gillespie, Paula Gillespie and Wendy Train.

(L-R) Greg Gillespie, Paula Gillespie, Sheila Proteau, Robert Lompart, Brian Main, Hamid Ali, Wendy Train

Each team consisted of 4 men and 3 women in their 30s, 40s and 50 or above. Over 70 players participated in the event representing 10 regions across Ontario. The event was sponsored by Portage M&A Advisory and presented by Black Knight. Masters is one of the fastest growing segments in squash today.

As the “baby boomers” age, they have not lost their zest and enthusiasm for competition. The provincial and territorial squash associations and Squash Canada offer soft ball and doubles open championships to men and women in age categories in five-year increments, beginning with 30+ up to 70+.


Team Member Robert Lompart on His Squash Playing Experience

We asked member and Squash volunteer Robert Lompart about his experience so far playing the game.

" I started playing squash after retirement. It is a fun and exhilarating racquet sport. When I first started playing I thought that it would be a simple game but I am impressed by what an excellent workout it is, how much strategy is involved in the game and how much fun it is to socialize with other players.

Playing squash has introduced me to a whole new social network of friends and fellow players. We are fortunate to have such good facilities at Lakeshore Recreation. These are the only squash courts within about 100km and combined with the fitness classes and gyms at Lakeshore Recreation I have everything in one location to improve my fitness, better my game and have fun.

Participating in local and international tournaments is a great way to meet other players, build camaraderie, improve my squash skills and visit new communities. I am looking forward to continuing to play for years to come!"

Thanks Robert!

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