Born & raised in Caracas, Venezuela, I started playing squash when I was 11 years old. Very quickly after I started participating in National & International tournaments, helping grow the passion for the sport even more. Although I never made the Professional Squash Circuit, I became one of the top players in the Caribbean and South America in the early 90’s. I had the opportunity to travel to many countries to play & teach the sport.
In 1989, I took over the challenge to full fill my coach’s footsteps. Since then, I have taught the sport to well over 1,000 squash players and in many cases, changed for better, people’s lives forever. I came to Canada in 2003 and quickly joined the squash community. I played in many different Tournaments, Leagues and discovered Doubles in 2006, for which I grew a great passion.
I continued to teach squash in clubs & gyms such as: Sports Clubs of Canada, GoodLife Fitness and joined the Richmond Hill Squash Club team in 2012.
Below a list of the highlights:
• Ontario Squash Coach Certified (Level 1).
• Represented Venezuela in multiple International Events.
• Teaching Squash since 1989 (Europe, South America and Canada).
• Participated in North American, European, Caribbean and Latin-American Tournaments.
• 1991-2000- National Champion 9 straight years- Venezuela.
• 1991-1992- Europe Squash Tour- England, Belgium, Portugal.
• 1994- South American Top 16 (South American Tour: Venezuela, Columbia, Peru, Ecuador).
• 1998- Open Caribbean Champion- Barbados- Caribbean Squash Circuit.
• 2004- Ontario’s “A” Champion.
• 2014 – Division 1 Singles T&D Champions (Summer).
• 2015, 2017-2018 – IMAST Team Champions.
• 2017, 2018 – 40+ Buffalo Doubles Invitational Tournament Champion.
There would not be enough space here to summarize Rob's Squash Career. Through his career. Rob has built many bridges and squash has been the recipient (specially the juniors). In his over 40 years of dedication to squash, he has played many roles, such as: squash professional, coach, board member, committee member, tournament organizer, administrator, squash club owner and volunteer.
Many Ontarian, Canadian and U.S. squash champions (some of whom have gone on to represent Canada at international and world championships) were at some point coached and trained by Rob. His passion, knowledge and patience are unprecedented. The RHSC Junior Program is very privileged and humbled of having him part of it.
CLICK HERE to read more about Rob Brooks when he was inducted in the SQUASH ONTARIO HALL OF FAME
I love to compete. As a kid my goal was always to beat the next best player. I really enjoy drills, working on my game, my shots, and my footwork. My father was an accredited coach, and early on he taught me the benefit of practice and analyzing the game. I also love to teach, and while I’ve never taught professionally, I’ve taught a lot of people to play.
• I’ve played racquet sports since I was old enough to hold a racquet.
• Under 16 provincial badminton champion 3 years in a row.
• Played national level badminton for a year until I moved on to university.
• Picked up squash around 16 years old.
• Created and ran squash house league at Lakehead University for 2 years. Taught quite a few students and teachers how to play.
• Ran Squash house league at RFA (club no longer around) for many years.
• Competed in T&D and tournaments since the mid-1990s. Highest I ever finished was Provincial Champs finalist B, and T&D B level Champion.
• Worked & drilled with Rob Brooks for many years.