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Nele Gilis
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Nele Gilis Profile
Date of Birth 20th February, 1996
Height (cm) 168
Weight (kg) 55
Residence Rijnsburg, Netherlands
Coach Rob Owen, Bart Wijnhoven
Interests Crossfit, Food, Traveling
Racket Sponsor Tecnifibre
String Sponsor Tecnifibre
Clothing Sponsor Nova Apparel NYC
Other Sponsors QSS

Nele Gilis is the Belgian No.1 and is the sister of fellow PSA World Tour player Tinne Gilis.
She has shown herself to be an adept competitor at junior events with the German Junior U19 Open, the Europan Junior U19 Championship and the Pioneer Junior U19 Cup all going to the youngster in 2014. Gilis narrowly missed out on both the London Open and Edinburgh Open titles in 2014 and 2015, losing out to Yathreb Adel and Fiona Moverley, respectively.
In 2016 Gilis marched to the final of the Paderborn Open, falling short of clinching the title as Nada Abbas sealed the victory over three games. The Belgian then went one better at the Open International Des Volcans sealing victory with a 3-1 win over Amanda Landers-Murphy leading her to break into the world’s top 40 for the first time that year.
The next year Gilis continued her strong form with a win in the final of the Irish Open over five games against England’s Millie Tomlinson. Her next tournament saw her finish runner-up to Fiona Moverley at the Open International de Squash de Nantes. She also made the quarter finals of the Monte Carlo Classic in 2017.
Gilis reached the last eight of the Novum Energy Texas Open Women’s Squash Championship in 2018, before winning the Open International de Squash de Nantes later in the year. The Belgian then had a slight dip in form, only reaching the last 16 in the Carol Weymuller Open, Cleveland Classic and DPD Open, but bounced back to win the Cannon Kirk Irish Open in April 2019.
Gilis then followed that up by reaching the last eight of a Platinum event for the first time in her career, doing so at the British Open. With that result, she moved into the top 20 in the World Rankings for the first time. She took another step up the World Rankings at the end of the 2019-2020 season, breaking into the top 16 for the first time in her career.
That came about after consistently reaching the last 16 of major tournaments, the Belgian No.1 doing so at the Open de France - Nantes, Oracle NetSuite Open, Windy City Open and Black Ball Women’s Open. Gilis went one stage further at the Bahl and Gaynor Cincinnati Cup, along with reaching the final of the Detroit Pro Classic, where she lost out to Olivia Clyne in the final.
The Belgian No.1 showed her constant improvements, as she reached the last eight of the CIB Egyptian Open, before losing out to World No.1 Nouran Gohar in a close three-game battle in front of the Pyramids. Gilis also reached the last 16 of both the Manchester Open and the CIB Black Ball Squash Open in the latter part of 2020.


El Gouna International Squash Open 2021 20 - 28 May PSA World Tour Platinum Event

CIB PSA Black Ball Squash Open 2021 12 - 18 Mar PSA World Tour Platinum Event

CIB Black Ball Squash Open 2020 07 - 12 Dec PSA World Tour Gold Event

CIB Egyptian Open 2020 10 - 17 Oct PSA World Tour Platinum Event

Manchester Open 2020 16 - 22 Sep PSA World Tour Silver Event

Cannon Kirk Irish Squash Open 2020 21 - 25 Apr PSA Challenger Tour 20 Event

Grasshopper Cup 2020 17 - 22 Mar PSA World Tour Bronze Event

CIB Black Ball Women's Squash Open 2020 08 - 14 Mar PSA World Tour Platinum Event

The Windy City Open 2020 presented by the Walter Family 27 Feb - 04 Mar PSA World Tour Platinum Event

Bahl and Gaynor Cincinnati Gaynor Cup 2020 20 - 24 Feb PSA World Tour Bronze Event

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