Player Interview – Evan Williams


Player Profile

Name: Evan Williams

Birthdate: 20 September 1989 (age: 25)

Birthplace: Rotorua

Residence: Wellington

Height: 178cm

Weight: 68kg

Plays: Left-handed

Coach: Paul Hornsby



Biggest or most important tournament win of your career?

Waikato Open Golden Jubilee Open 2015 – my first PSA title.

Favourite destination you have competed in for a squash tournament and why?

South America. Experiencing the culture shock and exploring new cities. It was my first big trip away alone and I met a lot of awesome people.

Best Squash experience and why?

Playing for NZ. Nothing beats wearing the fern and representing your country.

What are some of your interests outside of squash and why?

Watching sports, reading books and playing poker.

Who was your childhood hero growing up?

Amr Shabana – still is my hero now.

Who do you consider the favourite to take home the Australian Open?

Cameron Pilley

What can we expect from you at the Australian Open?

To see me enjoying playing in one of the world’s most illustrious opens. It’s great to have it back on the calendar!