Rodney Eyles

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Rodney Eyles Squash player
Nationality: AustraliaAustralia Australia
Birthday: 15th September 1967
1st professional season: 1986
Resignation: 2000
Playing hand: Right
Career title: 14th
Career finals: 27
Best placement: 2 (November 1995)
World championship title: 1
Sources: official player profiles at PSA and Squashinfo (see web links )

Rodney Eyles (born September 15, 1967 in Brisbane ) is a former Australian squash player .


Rodney Eyles began his career on the PSA World Tour in 1986, winning 14 titles. These include the Tournament of Champions and the US Open . At the British Open he reached the final. Rodney Eyles celebrated his greatest success at the 1997 World Cup in Malaysia when he clearly defeated Scots Peter Nicol with 15:11, 15:12 and 15:12. Eyles had already made it into the World Cup final the year before , but was defeated by Jansher Khan from Pakistan . Against Khan he also lost the final of the British Open in the same year . Ten years earlier, in 1986, Eyles reached the final of the Junior World Championship. His conqueror was already called Jansher Khan back then. Rodney Eyles became world champion in 1991 with the Australian national team . Until 1999 he was in the Australian squad. At the 1998 Commonwealth Games he won the silver medal in doubles with his compatriot Byron Davis . Eyles ended his professional career in November 2000. He was ranked number two for 19 months, the first time in November 1995. From 1996 to 1998 he was President of the Professional Squash Association .

Rodney Eyles became a squash coach in Australia after his playing career. In 2008 he was inducted into the Squash Australia Hall of Fame . In 2009 he worked for the first time as a manager and in 2013 as national coach of the Australian team. His son Ethan Eyles is also a squash player.


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