Palmer, Grinham in Comm Games squash team

Dec 15, 2017 - 6:30 AM Veterans David Palmer and Rachael Grinham headline a 10-strong Australian squash team for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Palmer, 41, will contest the men's doubles at what will be his sixth straight Games, a streak dating back to Kuala Lumpur in 1998, when the sport was first added to the program.

Grinham, 40, will don the green and gold at Commonwealth level for a fifth time.

Both are dual gold medallists.

The squad includes four Commonwealth rookies - Christine Nunn, Tamika Saxby, Zac Alexander and Rex Hendrick.

Donna Urquhart, Ryan Cuskelly and Cameron Pilley will compete in all three disciplines - singles, doubles and mixed doubles.

Australian team chef de mission Steve Moneghetti paid tribute to the 10 squad members.

"These squash athletes spend a lot of time competing overseas and many are based abroad, so to be part of a Commonwealth Games team on home soil will be very special for them," he said in a statement.

"What an amazing achievement from David Palmer and Rachael Grinham to be named on their sixth and fifth Commonwealth Games team respectively.

"And what an opportunity for some of our emerging players to learn from them."

Australian Commonwealth Games squash squad:

Women: Donna Urquhart, Rachael Grinham, Sarah Cardwell, Christine Nunn, Tamika Saxby

Men: Ryan Cuskelly, Cameron Pilley, David Palmer, Zac Alexander, Rex Hendrick

Source: AAP

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