Great dane wins Pilley's heart
AUSTRALIA'S number one town will host two similarly ranked squash players this week.
American Gilly Lane and Danish women's top-seed Line Hansen will join Yamba star Cameron Pilley for a two-week training schedule leading up to the Australian Open.
Pilley, currently ranked number two in Australia, said his American counterpart has taken a liking to the seaside township of Yamba.
“We arrived in Yamba on Sunday and the first thing I told Gilly was Yamba had been voted the number one town in Australia,” Pilley said.
“He absolutely loves the place and has been chilling out ... he really enjoys the town.”
But for Pilley the arrival of Danish squash sensation Hansen can't come quick enough.
“Line is ranked number one in Denmark and is obviously a talented player ... she's also my girlfriend,” Pilley laughed.
“Line is also ranked in the top 20 in the world and it will also be her first time visiting Yamba,” he added.
With the Australian Open only weeks away Pilley, Lane and Hansen will be hitting the squash court daily in a bid to be at peak fitness.
Tonight the trio will be holding an open training session followed by some exhibition games.
“On Friday we will run a typical training session comprising of court drills and routines,” Pilley said.
“We will also have a couple of exhibition games and if anyone wishes to jump onto the court and play a few points they're most welcome.”
After competing at the Australian Open the trio will head to the Hong Kong Open.