Player interview – Paul Coll


Player Profile

Name: Paul Coll
Residence: Christchurch, New Zealand
Height: 178cm
Weight: 80kg
Plays: Right Handed
Coach: Paul Hornsby
Biggest wins: Open de Paris, NT Open and Australia Day Challenge.


Biggest or most important tournament win of your career? 
Biggest win of my career would be the 20k Paris open which was early this year. Made a big difference in my ranking which was nice to see.
Favourite destination you have competed in for a squash tournament and why?
Commonwealth games was probably the most impressive venue I have played at just the importance of the event made it a real spectacle to play at.
Best Squash experience and why?
Again the commonwealth games was easily the best experience so far for me. Being televised and being able to play against the top players was very exciting for me.
One of your interests is Golf, What handicap do you play off?
I play off a 5 or 6 handicap, don’t get to play as much as I would like to however!
Who was your childhood hero growing up?
Sonny Bill Williams has always been an idol of mine. Ridiculously talented and hardworking at everything he does.
Who do you consider the favourite to take home the Australian Open?
Cameron Pilley would have to be a hot favourite being his home tournament although if his squash is anything like his golf we are all in for a shot.
What can we expect from you at the Australian Open?
Looking forward to playing the Aus open this year coming of the back of some good wins so hoping to keep the form up over the next couple of months.