Natalie Grinham

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Natalie Grinham Squash player
Natalie Grinham
Natalie Grinham in 2010
Nationality: NetherlandsNetherlands Netherlands
2009− Australia 1995–2008
Birthday: March 16, 1978
Size: 155 cm
Weight: 53 kg
1st professional season: 1995
Resignation: 2017
Playing hand: Right
Career title: 21st
Career finals: 47
Best placement: 2 (February 2007)
Sources: official player profiles at PSA and Squashinfo (see web links )

Natalie Marie Grinham (born March 16, 1978 in Toowoomba ) is a former Australian - Dutch squash player .


Natalie Grinham grew up in Australia, her sister, Rachael Grinham , who is one year older, is also a squash player. She has lived in the Netherlands since 1999 and received Dutch citizenship in February 2008 . She has been married to the former Dutch squash player Tommy Berden since 2006 , the couple have two sons (* 2010, * 2014).


Natalie Grinham won 21 titles on the WSA World Tour and stood in 26 other finals. She recorded her best ranking with second place in the world rankings, which she first finished in February 2007. She was in the final of the World Cup four times , but couldn't win any of the games. In 2004 Natalie Grinham lost 3-0 to Vanessa Atkinson, in 2006 she lost just under in the fifth set against Nicol David . The following year she lost again 3-0, this time against her sister Rachael. In 2009 she had to bow to Nicol David again, this time in four sentences. With the Australian national team , she won the World Cup in both 2002 and 2004 . In the 2004 season she was also world champion in doubles with her sister Rachael .

Natalie Grinham won several medals at the Commonwealth Games . In 2002 she won bronze in doubles with sister Rachael. At the 2006 Games , she won gold in all three fields in which she competed: In singles she defeated her sister in the final, in doubles she won again with Rachael and in mixed she won alongside Joe Kneipp . At the World Games 2009 she won the silver medal behind Nicol David, in 2013 she had to admit defeat to the Malaysian again in the final.

After receiving Dutch citizenship in 2008, she started for the Netherlands in 2009 . She was therefore also eligible to play for the European Championships and won the title when she first participated in 2009. She repeated this success in 2011. In 2012 and 2013 she became vice-European champion. She won her second Dutch national championship title in 2012 and defended it in 2013.

She retired after the Tournament of Champions in January 2017.


Web links

Commons : Natalie Grinham  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Natalie hangs up her racket . Retrieved January 20, 2017.