My name is Danielle Letourneau and I am from Calgary, Canada. I started playing squash in the junior program at Glencoe Club with Arthur Hough and Glenn Stark as my coaches. With their guidance and coaching I had a successful squash career, winning three national championships (’05, ’07,’11), and competing at two Junior Women’s Team Championships (’09, ’11).
After my junior career, I attended Cornell University and majored in Communications, minored in International Relations, and played on the women’s varsity squash team. While I was there I was captain for two years, and was named to the First Team All Ivy and First Team All American for four consecutive years.
Playing on the varsity team has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life and changed my view and attitude towards squash. It taught me to take myself less seriously, to be a better teammate, and to have fun on court. I also had amazing coaches- Mark and Julee Devoy- who helped me grow as a player and a person.
For my entire life I have dreamed of being a top 10 squash player, so after graduation I decided to follow my dreams and compete on the professional squash tour. In the past year I have jumped from 144 to 45 (as of Aug 1, 2017), with a career high of 45. My goal this year is to reach the top 30, and my long term goal is to be top 10 in the world. I believe that with the help of my everyone in my team (Jon Hill, Richard Gibney, my sponsors, my training partners, and my family), and with hard work, I can reach my goals.
Support Team and Sponsors
Coaches: Jon Hill
Trainer: Richard Gibney
Sports Psychologist: David Paskevich
Chiropractor: Murray Heber
Massage: Alex Greaves
Clubs: Glencoe Club, World Health Club, Bow Valley Club
Racket: Gearbox 135 Neon Blue
Shoes: Teuton Speed Engine
Stringing Service: Racquet Central