Residence Gold Coast, Australia
Plays Right handed
|Highest ranking No. 5 (1993)|
Turned pro 1986
Name Tristan Nancarrow
Tristan Nancarrow is a former Australian professional squash player.
Tristan is part of a famous Squash family; his step-father Cam Nancarrow and mother Mavis Nancarrow were both leading players in late 1960's and early 1970's. Tristan himself became a leading player in the early 1990s reaching a world ranking of five in January 1993.
As a young boy, he lived near Sydney and was at the Harbord Primary School, Northern Beaches, Sydney NSW and Manly Boys High School.
In 1984, at the age of 20, he won the national Australian open title.
He finished runner-up at the Hong-Kong Open in 1986 (lost to Rodney Martin) and 1991 (lost to Jansher Khan).
He represented Australia in the 1993 World Team Squash Championships but is arguably remembered more for the fact that he was considered the John McEnroe of squash. In September 1989 just three months after a three-month ban imposed after the British Open Squash Championships he walked off court during a match against Jansher Khan. In April 1993 he was suspended for a third time following a string of disciplinary offences.
He now builds and refurbishes tennis courts.