Simon Parke in April 2011
10 August 1972 |
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Racquet used||Dunlop Hot Melt Pro|
|Highest ranking||3 (October 2000)|
|Last updated on: June 2013.|
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.
- Profile at Squashinfo.com
- Page at Squashpics.com
- Article at Squashtalk.com
- Squashsite article on Parke's retirement
- Media related to Simon Parke at Wikimedia Commons
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