Nicci was born in South Africa and began playing squash when she was 14, eventually representing Rand Afrikaans University, based in Johannesburg.
Having moved to Australia in 1998, Nicci played for various squash clubs in different states as the family relocated from West Australia to Sydney, then Melbourne in 2003.
Nicci played 3 years of State Grade Squash for the Upwey Club before having an arthroscopy on her knee and retiring from competitive squash.
Nicci took up racquetball in 2010 to improve her fitness and has loved the game ever since, now playing for the Mountain District Squash and Racquetball Club in Wantirna. Nicci has served on the Eastern Suburbs Racquetball Association ( ESRA) Committee for the past few years, being the Secretary for two years and now the Junior Development Director.
Nicci is also a member of the Victoria Racquetball Advisory Committee (VRAC), plus a member of the Victorian Open and ESRA Championships Grand Prix Tournament Committees.
Nicci has served on the S&RV Board for the last 3 years, one as Vice President and now as the current President.