Simon Parke

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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 44)
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 10 August 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 was part of the England team that won the 1995 Men's World Team Squash Championships and 1997 Men's World Team Squash Championships. He also won the US Open title in 1999 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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