Pano Hjiphilippou began playing squash at the tender age of 11. Although he was small in stature he used that to his advantage. He had a knack of hitting the ball on the sweet spot of the racket. Although soccer was his 1st love, squash quickly became the sport of his choice.
Some of Panos personal beliefs: Never give up no matter what obstacle comes your way. Never stop short because success may be just around the corner. Be like a cat. Get thrown out through the door but come back through the window.
Date of Birth : 23.12.1982
School : Arbor Primary / CBC / Benoni High School.
Dreams : Play on PSA circuit.
Goal for 2013 : S.A. top 10 men.
Favorite music : Everything besides metal and opera
Favorite movie : Hangover
Favorite food : Souvlakia and Sushi
Dislikes : People mishandling animals.
Most memorable experience: Playing in the European Team championships in 2010.
Most recent achievements : Winning 4 of 6 matches at the European Team Championships.
Personal message to other squash players: Never give up on your dream.
Benoni Lake club junior champion 1995
Selected to represent S.A. in an invitational u14 team in 1996
Easterns Junior champion 1997
Finalist ESNT Mini Olympics 2003
Winner Cyprus Closed 2002 / 3
Voted best player ESNT 2004
Winner Cyprus Open 2003 /4
- 6 Times winner Benoni Lake Club Championships 1999 – 2004
- 2 Times winner Southern suburbs club champs 2009 / 10
- 6 Times winner Boksburg Squash Club Championships 2006 – 2011
- 9 Times winner BTB closed tournament
Tony was instrumental and the brains behind the ‘Nicks In Squash interactive coaching CD and the BTB Squash Coaching Academy website’. Tony was also the real reason why so many players have benefited from my coaching. Tony was one of the best players playing at Nr 3 position for Eastern at provincial level. There was an almost guarantee that winning at 3 would put the team in a good position to win at 4 and 5 taking pressure off the Nr 1 and Nr 2.
Georgie has been Nr 1 in the Eastern provincial team and within the the top 5 in SA from u13 – u19. His highest was Nr 3 in 2003 in his last year as a junior. He played in the Cyprus National team in the Nr 3 position and with his brother Pano and his Cypriot team won 3 European Small Nations titles.