KING Joelle < Back  
Sport Squash
CGA New Zealand   
Gender Women
Born 30 Sep 1988 in Cambridge, NZL
Height1.76 m
Weight 70 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Cambridge, NZL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began playing squash at age 10.
Why this sport? Her mother introduced her to the sport. She says a deciding factor in her becoming a full-time squash player was finishing third at the World Junior Open at age 17.
Name of coach Paul Hornsby
Coach from which country? England
Handedness Right
General Interest
Hobbies Touch football, netball, watching rugby union and rugby league, going to the beach. (WISPA, 10 Sep 2010
Memorable sporting achievement Winning the Texas Open, and becoming national champion in 2010. (joelleking.com, 2013)
Most influential person in career Former coach Glen Wilson. (stuff.co.nz 11 Feb 2012)
Hero / Idol Swiss tennis player Roger Federer. (joelleking.com, 2013)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs At a tournament she likes to eat the same food every day until she loses. (nzsquash.co.nz, 2013)
Awards and honours She was New Zealand's flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. (stuff.co.nz, 14 Oct 2010)

She was named New Zealand's Maori Sportswoman of the Year in 2010. (joelleking.com, 2013)
Famous relatives Her father represented New Zealand in rugby league at junior level. (WISPA, 13 Sep 2010)