Joelle King

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Joelle King
King Canberra.jpg
Country New Zealand
ResidenceCambridge, New Zealand
Born (1988-09-30) 30 September 1988 (age 30)
Cambridge, New Zealand
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight71 kg (157 lb)
Turned Pro2004
Coached byGlen Wilson, Hadrian Stiff
Racquet usedHead
Women's singles
Highest rankingNo. 4 (April 2014)
Current rankingNo. 7 (November 2018)
Tour final(s)20
Last updated on: April 2018.

Joelle King (born 30 September 1988) is a professional squash player who represents New Zealand. She reached a career-high world ranking of World No. 4 in April 2014.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

King was born and raised in Cambridge, New Zealand. She is the youngest child in her family, having two older brothers. She is Maori, of Ngāti Porou descent.[3]

Career Overview[edit]

XIX Commonwealth Games-2010 Delhi Squash (Women’s) Joelle King of New Zealand in an action against Alison Waters of England, at Sirifort Sports Complex, in New Delhi on October 06, 2010

In July 2009, King won the Australian Women's Open by beating Annie Au in the final played at Clare, South Australia.[4]

King won one gold and one silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.[5] She also won a bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and a gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.[6]

During the 2018 Commonwealth Games, King won the gold medal in the women's singles event for New Zealand.[7] On the other side, fellow New Zealand squash player, Paul Coll clinched a silver medal in the men's singles event.[8] This was also the first instance where a male and a female squash player from New Zealand had managed to qualify in the final of the respective events at a Commonwealth Games event.[9] She won her first platinum event on the WSA tour at the 2018 Hong Kong Squash Open beating Raneem El Weleily 3-0 in the final.[10]

Personal life[edit]

On December 28, 2012, Joelle married Ryan Shuttle in her native Cambridge. She enjoys spending time with her family and her dogs.[11]


  1. ^ WISPA player profile
  2. ^ SquashInfo Player Profile
  3. ^ Tipene-Leach, Oriini (31 July 2014). "Day 7: Update on our Māori athletes in Glasgow". Television New Zealand. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Squash: King's inner mongrel". The New Zealand Herald. NZPA. 20 July 2009. Retrieved 7 October 2011.
  5. ^ Alderson, Andrew (17 August 2010). "Squash: King's queen of doubles". The New Zealand Herald.
  6. ^ "Joelle King clinches squash gold against England's Sarah-Jane Perry". Stuff. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Kiwi King wins, Coll loses Games squash final". ESPN. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  8. ^ @aldersonnotes, Andrew Alderson Sports reporter, NZ Herald andrew alderson@nzherald co nz (7 April 2018). "Squash: Joelle King and Paul Coll into Commonwealth Games singles finals". NZ Herald. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Commonwealth Games: Joelle King, Paul Coll qualify for squash singles finals". Newshub. 4 September 2018. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Hong Kong Squash Open". Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Joelle King | New Zealand Olympic Team". New Zealand Olympic Team. 2016-02-09. Retrieved 2018-04-16.

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