Sherman Greenfeld
Personal information
Born (1962-06-03) June 3, 1962 (age 61)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
College teamUniversity of Manitoba
Turned pro1980
Medal record
Men's Racquetball
Representing  Canada
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1994 Mexico Singles
Gold medal – first place 1998 Bolivia Singles
Pan American Games
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Mar del Plata Singles
Pan Am Championships
Gold medal – first place 1990 Jacksonville Singles
Gold medal – first place 1994 Buenos Aires Singles
Gold medal – first place 1998 Winnipeg Singles
Silver medal – second place 1999 Rosarito Singles
World Games
Bronze medal – third place 1993 The Hague Singles

Sherman Greenfeld (born June 3, 1962) is a former Canadian professional racquetball player from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Greenfeld won two World Championships and 10 Canadian Championships, and was one of the top racquetball players in Canada during the 1980s and 1990s. Greenfeld retired from national competitions in 1999 following the Pan American Games in Winnipeg.

Early life

Greenfeld was born in Winnipeg into a Jewish family.[1][2]

International career

Greenfeld won more international championships for Canada than any other player. He was the International Racquetball Federation World Champion in 1994 and 1998, and won the Pan American Racquetball Championships (then the Tournament of the Americas) three times, in 1990, 1994, and 1998.

Greenfeld was silver medalist at the 1999 Pan American Championships, his penultimate tournament for Canada, losing to fellow Canadian Mike Green in the final. Greenfeld also earned bronze medals in the 1995 Pan American Games and 1993 World Games.

Greenfeld's 18 appearances on Team Canada is tied for second most by a male player with Mike Ceresia.[3] Greenfeld last played for Canada at the 1999 Pan American Games in his hometown of Winnipeg, where he finished fourth.

Canadian career

Greenfeld won the Canadian Championship[4] in 1986–1988, 1990 & 1991, 1993–1996 and then finally in 1998. He also reached the finals in 1985, 1997 when he lost to Mike Ceresia and 1999 when he lost to Kane Waselenchuk.

Awards and honors

In 2001, Greenfeld was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame.[5]

In 2000, Greenfeld was given the Ivan Velan Award, Racquetball Canada's highest honor.[6]

In 2003, Racquetball Canada created the Sherman Greenfeld Award, which is presented annually at the Canadian Junior Racquetball Championships to a boy who exemplifies excellence on and off the court.

Halls of Fame

Greenfeld was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 2002, and was elected to the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame's induction class of 2015.[1][7][8]


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  2. ^ Wechsler, Bob (2008). Day by Day in Jewish Sports History. KTAV Publishing House. ISBN 9780881259698.
  3. ^ "Racquetball Canada Team History". Racquetball Canada. Retrieved 2 December 2011.
  4. ^ Racquetball Canada website
  5. ^ "Bio from Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame". Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2 December 2011.
  6. ^ "Racquetball Canada Awards". Racquetball Canada. Archived from the original on 8 October 2011. Retrieved 2 December 2011.
  7. ^ "Honoured Members Database".
  8. ^ "Honoured Members Database".