Name: Cameron Pilley
Date of Birth: 27th October 1982
World Ranking: 15
World Series Ranking: 14
Birthplace: Yamba NSW, Australia
Residence: Den Haag, Netherlands
Racquet: Karakal Pro4SL
Clothing Sponsor: Karakal
Coach: Carl Koenig
Interests: Golf, beach and music
Biography: Cameron Pilley has been leading squash interest in Australia since first becoming the country's top-ranked player early in 2011.
A PSA member since 2001, the tall Aussie made his Tour title breakthrough in New Zealand in 2002, winning both the North Island and South Island Championships in quick succession in August.
The Netherlands-based 30-year-old from New South Wales went on to reach 25 Tour finals and net 13 titles - his biggest being the Dutch Open in 2010 in Rotterdam where he upset top seed and training partner Laurens Jan Anjema 11-7, 11-9, 11-13, 14-12 in a 105-minute final.
A month earlier, Pilley had a successful appearance in the Commonwealth Games in Delhi where he followed a quarter-final finish in the singles with a Bronze medal in the Men's Doubles (with Ryan Cuskelly) and gold in the Mixed Doubles title (with Kasey Brown).
"The highpoints of my career were winning a gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and becoming Australian No1," said Pilley.
And he cites his biggest disappointment as "not gaining selection for the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne."
Pilley states 'technique' as his strength as a squash player: "I hit the ball well." This was a fact he proved conclusively in October 2011 when he hit a ball at 175 mph to create a new world record!
Among his more successful achievements in 2012 were second round berths in the PSA World Series Tournament of Champions and North American Open - in both cases being unseeded.
In August, back on home soil in the Australian Open, Pilley justified his seeding by reaching the semi-finals in Canberra - where he finally went down to the defending champion Ramy Ashour in four games after 52 minutes.
While back home, Pilley was delighted to be appointed as an Ambassador for the Clarence Valley - "the area where I was born and raised!"