Simon Parke

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Not to be confused with Simon Parkes.
Simon Parke
Simon Parke in Prague - P4106680.jpg
Simon Parke in April 2011
Country  England
Residence Leeds, England
Born (1972-08-10) 10 August 1972 (age 42)
Oakham, England
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned Pro 1988
Retired 2006
Racquet used Dunlop Hot Melt Pro
Highest ranking 3 (October 2000)
Last updated on: June 2013.

Simon Parke (born 8 October 1972, in Oakham, Rutland, United Kingdom) is a professional squash player from England.

Parke won the World Junior Squash Championship title in 1990.

As a professional player, he broke into the world's top-20 in 1991, and the top-10 in 1995. He was then diagnosed with testicular cancer in December 1995, and underwent surgery in January 1996, followed by treatment which included chemotherapy. He returned to the professional squash circuit just four months after his surgery.

Parke won the US Open title in 1999. He also helped England win two World Team Squash Championships titles, and won the British National Championships in 1998.

Parke reached a career-high world ranking of World No. 3

Parke currently teaches at Leeds University, predominately teaching the 'improvers' squad who have shown considerable promise of late.

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