December 2, 1979 |
Kaitaia, New Zealand
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Coached by||Nick Taylor|
|Highest ranking||6 (September, 2008)|
|Last updated on: 20 December 2010.|
At the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Kitchen beat World No. 1 Nicol David of Malaysia in the third-place match to capture the women's singles Bronze Medal. She also won a Silver Medal in the women's doubles, partnering Tamsyn Leevey. Earlier in the year, Kitchen and Leevey won the women's doubles title at the World Doubles Squash Championships. In 2004, Kitchen finished runner-up in the mixed doubles at the World Doubles Squash Championships, partnering Glen Wilson.
Kitchen had her first child in February 2010. After getting sick in an attempt to come back for the 2010 Commonwealth games, she announced her retirement in December 2010. Kitchen was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2011 New Year Honours, for services to sport.
- Rattue, Chris (13 July 2007). "Squash: Me, myself and I". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 24 February 2010.
- "Squash: Kitchen wins bronze". The New Zealand Herald. 20 March 2006. Retrieved 24 February 2010.
- Eves, Tim (27 March 2006). "Squash: Doubles feat gives Kitchen rare pair". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 24 February 2010.
- Curran, Michelle (8 December 2010). "No regrets for Shelley Kitchen". SquashStars. Retrieved 20 December 2011.
- "New Year Honours 2011". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 31 December 2010. Retrieved 31 December 2010.
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|Awards and achievements|
|WISPA Most Improved Player of the Year