Nele Gilis

Nele Gilis, (born 20 February 1996 in Belgium) is a professional squash player who represents Belgium. She reached a career-high world ranking of World No. 18 in July 2019.[1]

Nele Gilis
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Nele Gilis, 2017
Country Belgium
ResidenceGeel, Belgium
Born (1996-02-20) 20 February 1996 (age 25)
Height158 cm (5 ft 2 in)
Weight58 kg (128 lb)
Turned Pro2013
PlaysRight Handed
Coached byRonny Vlassaks
Racquet usedTechnifibre
Women's singles
Highest rankingNo. 18 (July 2019)
Current rankingNo. 18 (January 2020)
Tour final(s)11
World Open2R (2019–20 PSA Women's World Squash Championship)
Last updated on: January 2020.

Career overviewEdit

As a junior, Gilis had significant success and became well-established internationally. She was the European Junior Squash Championships champion in 2014 and a semifinalist at the British Junior Open Squash 2015.[2][3]

Gilis clinched her first PSA World Tour title in 2016 at the Open International Des Volcans with a 3-1 win over Amanda Landers-Murphy leading her to break into the world’s top 40. The next year Nele picked up her second title in the final of the Irish Open in five games against England’s Millie Tomlinson.[4] Later in 2017 at the start of the season in September, she achieved the biggest result of her professional career at the PSA W25 Open International de Squash de Nantes after reaching the final but coming up short against Englishwoman Fiona Moverley.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Nele's younger sister, Tinne Gilis is also a squash player and her fellow competitor on the PSA World Tour. Her younger brother Jo Gilis is a professional footballer in Belgium who has represented the Belgian national under-16 and under-17 football teams.


  1. ^ "Squash Info | Nele Gilis | Squash".
  2. ^ "Nele Gilis Harrow Squash Interview".
  3. ^ "2015 Seeds".
  4. ^ "Nele Gilis | Professional Squash Association".
  5. ^ "Squash Info | Women's Open International de Squash de Nantes 2017 | Squash".

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