Premier Squash League

England Squash have announced the PSL Cup, featuring five teams from around the UK, including the University of Nottingham. The teams will compete in a league format over the coming months leading to the PSL Cup Final in June.

The five teams comprising two men and two women players will compete in a league format between March and May, with all four matches played on one court in best of five to 11 format. The final will be held on 12th June with SquashTV coverage.

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Previous champions in 2016/17, University of Nottingham will once again be in contention for the 2021/22 PSL title.

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Matches are hosted at the iconic £40 million David Ross Sports Village located on the University's University Park campus, using the brand new all-glass show court as well as the Nottingham Squash Rackets Club, set in the historic Park neighbourhood of Nottingham underneath Nottingham Castle.

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The squad features some of the world's best players and England's rising stars including former World No. 1 Nick Matthew and top 10 player Gina Kennedy. The team also includes top student players from the University's performance squash programme including world number 63, Lucy Beecroft.

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Our PSL Fixtures and Results

PSL Cup 2022 Fixtures & Results

Round 1 | Thursday 24th March - vs. Pontefract - Away - Won 3-1

Round 2 | Monday 11th April - vs. Alba Storm - Home @ NSRC - Lost 3-1

Round 3 | Monday 9th May - vs. Loughborough - Home @ DRSV - Won 4-0

Round 4 | Tuesday 24th May - vs. Crawley - Away - Lost 4-0

 

If the university qualifies for the final, this will be played on Saturday 12th June.

star_outlinevs. Pontefract (A) - 24th March - Won 3-1

On the evening of Thursday 24th March, the University of Nottingham got their PSL Cup campaign under way with an away win at Pontefract, with a final score of 3-1. The University of Nottingham won 10 games to 7. 

Matches:

  • Tinne Gilis beat Lucy Turmel 3-2 (7-11, 8-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-8)
  • Nick Matthew beat Max Lee 3-1 (11-7, 5-11, 11-7, 11-6)
  • Gina Kennedy beat Hollie Naughton 3-1 (10-12, 11-3, 11-6, 11-1)
  • Declan James lost to Patrick Rooney 3-1 (11-5, 9-11, 3-11, 7-11)

star_outlinevs. Alba Storm (H) - 11th April - Lost 3-1

In the second round of Premier Squash League fixtures, the University of Nottingham took on Alba Storm from Scotland. Held at Nottingham Squash Rackets Club, the team lost a tough match 3-1. In the first round of fixtures Alba Storm drew 2-2 with Crawley and then beat Loughborough 4-0.

You can read our full match report here.

Matches:

  • Declan James lost to Greg Lobban 3-1 (11-5, 7-11, 12-14, 9-11)
  • Tinne Gilis beat Georgia Adderley 3-0 (11-7, 11-3, 11-8)
  • Adam Auckland lost to Alan Clyne 3-0 (8-11, 3-11, 1-11)
  • Madina Zafar lost to Katriona Allen 3-0 (7-11, 9-11, 8-11)

star_outlinevs. Loughborough (H) - 9th May - Won 4-0

In our third PSL match of 2022, we will face Loughborough University at David Ross Sports Village. The Loughborough team is a new entrant to PSL and have so far lost both of their opening matches 4-0.

On a fantastic night for the University of Nottingham, the team ran out 4-0 winners in a comprehensive display of squash.

Matches:

  • Madina Zafar beat Maia Pannell 3-0 (11-4, 11-8, 11-4)
  • Adam Auckland beat Mohamed El Shamy 3-0 (11-3, 11-5, 12-10)
  • Tinne Gilis beat Millie Tomlinson 3-0 (11-7, 11-4, 11-7)
  • Owain Taylor beat Simon Herbert 3-1 (3-11, 11-9, 11-5, 11-9)

You can read our full match night programme here.

star_outlinevs. Crawley (A) - 24th May - Lost 4-0

In our final PSL match of the year we travel to Crawley to take on newcomers Crawley Squash Club. In a match in which the University of Nottingham had the opportunity to reach the final, the side unfortunately came up short on the night.

Matches:

  • Elizabeth Dicker lost to Torrie Malik 3-0 (4-11, 5-11, 3-11)
  • Adam Auckland lost to Curtis Malik 3-0 (3-11, 7-11, 0-11)
  • Coline Aumard lost to Satome Watanabe 3-0 (8-11, 5-11, 5-11)
  • Owain Taylor lost to Joe Lee 3-0 (3-11, 7-11, 6-11)

PSL Cup Standings

Team Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA Points
Pontefract 4 3 0 1 43 14 49
Crawley 4 2 1 1 35 19 41
Alba Storm 4 2 1 1 27 24 31
Nottingham 4 2 0 2 26 29 30
Loughborough 4 0 0 4 4 48 4
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Read our match night programme from our PSL fixture against Loughborough

Our match night programme from our fixture with Loughborough on the all-glass at David Ross Sports Village can be found here, complete with an interview with University of Nottingham Sport Scholar and Team England Commonwealth Games member, Gina Kennedy.

Read our match day programme here

Our PSL Squad

Below are bios for all of our Premier Squash League representatives. 

Gina Kennedy playing for the University of Nottingham Gina Kennedy (World Ranking: 9)

Georgina Kennedy is one of the brightest talents on the PSA World Tour, and has broken into the top 20 in the World Rankings after an outstanding 2021. Gina is currently studying a Health Psychology MSc at the University of Nottingham.

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Nick Matthew on court at David Ross Sports Village Nick Matthew

Nick, otherwise known as ‘The Wolf’, first drew the squash world’s attention when, in 2006, he became the first English player to win the British Open men's title since 1939. From then he reached World No.1 in June 2010 and won both the British Open and the World Open three times!

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Tinne Gilis on court Tinne Gilis (World Ranking: 24)

Belgium’s No.2, only second to her older sister, Nele. The younger of the Gilis sisters broke into the World's top 30 for the first time in her career.

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Coline Aumard on court for the University of Nottingham Coline Aumard (World Ranking: 38)

Coline is one of the best French players on the world PSA Tour, with a huge year in 2014 where she lifted three tour titles. Coline went on to break into the World top 30 in 2016. Coline is also currently a coach for the University of Nottingham squash programme.

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Declan James on court for the University of Nottingham Declan James (World Ranking: 43)

Declan, who is originally from Nottingham, rapidly climbed his way up the world rankings reaching the top 20 in 2018. He is currently ranked number 43 in the world.

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Lucy Beecroft on court for the University of Nottingham Lucy Beecroft (World Ranking: 63)

Having made 4 PSA Tour finals, Lucy Beecroft is one of several young Englishwomen inside the top 100 of the World Rankings. Lucy is currently studying Health Psychology MSc at the University of Nottingham.

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Adam Auckland on court for the University of Nottingham Adam Auckland

Adam is a University of Nottingham Physiotherapy graduate and current racket sports team physio at the university. Adam has a career-high ranking of #105, and has represented Great Britain in World University Championship Squash (WUCS) winning team gold.

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Madina on court for the University Madina Zafar

Madina is a current scholar at the University of Nottingham studying an MSc in International Business. Madina played the winning match to crown the university as 2022 BUCS Champions.

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Owain Taylor on court for the University of Nottingham Owain Taylor (World Ranking: 193)

Owain is a University of Nottingham graduate and current assistant coach for the university. He is a Welsh international who studied BEng Architectural Environment Engineering and MSc Sustainable Building Technology.

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Grace Clark on court for the University of Nottingham Grace Clark

Grace Clark is currently studying a Geography degree at the University of Nottingham and was also part of the team that won the 2022 BUCS Championship.

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Faiza on court in University of Nottingham kit Faiza Zafar

Faiza is studying a PhD in Business Management in Nottingham and has never lost when playing in the #GreenandGold!

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Jared Carter in University of Nottingham Sport kit Jared Carter

Jared is the former England Junior No. 1 and is currently the top player for the University of Nottingham men's squash programme.

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Our partners

We are delighted to partner with the University of Nottingham Sport, Nottingham Squash Rackets Club, the University of Nottingham, The Clubhouse Cafe, and the Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre. You can find out more about our partners below.

Nottingham Squash Rackets Club Nottingham Squash Rackets Club

Nottingham Squash Rackets Club founded in October 1909 is one of the premier squash clubs in England. Located in an exclusive residential area, close to Nottingham city centre, the club has 10 squash courts, gymnasium, physiotherapy, changing rooms with saunas and steam rooms, a conference room, plus a small private meeting room with access to terrace.

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A University of Nottingham Squash player at the Clubhouse Café The Clubhouse Café

The on-site Club House Café at David Ross Sports Village recently re-opened in 2021 and offers a full variety of hot/cold snacks and drinks from Starbucks Coffee.

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CBTRC Logo Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre (CBTRC)

For the past 25 years, visionary clinicians and researchers, along with generous donors, volunteers and fundraisers, have all helped to make the CBTRC into the world-leading research centre it is today. With your support, the centre can continue to strive to discover more effective and kinder treatments for currently devastating cancers.

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Our previous PSL performances

Click the relevant year button below to see how we have fared in PSL competition through the years. 

2019/20 PSL Fixtures & Results

The 2019/20 PSL season was curtailed due to Coronavirus.

Date Opponent Location Result More information
1 Oct 2019 Newcastle University Newcastle University Lost 3-2  
15 Oct 2019 University of Birmingham Lions David Ross Sports Village Lost 3-2 Read match report
5 Nov 2019 Alba Storm Edinburgh Sports Club (ESC) Won 2-3  
10 Dec 2019 Team Pontefract Nottingham Squash Rackets Club Won 5-0 Read match report
7 Jan 2020 Newcastle University Nottingham Squash Rackets Club Won 4-1 Read match report
30 Jan 2020 University of Birmingham Lions UB Sport and Fitness Won 4-1  
18 Feb 2020 Alba Storm David Ross Sports Village Won 4-1 Read match report
2018/19 PSL Fixtures & Results
Date Opponent Location Result More information
25 Sep 2018 Newcastle University Newcastle University Won 5-0  
23 Oct 2018 Team Pontefract Nottingham Squash Rackets Club Lost 2-3 Read match report
06 Nov 2018 Warwick & Kenilworth Kenilworth Tennis, Squash & Croquet Club Lost 1-4  
27 Nov 2018 University of Birmingham Lions UB Sport & Fitness, Birmingham  Lost 0-5  
04 Dec 2018 UWE & Elite Squash Bristol David Ross Sports Village Won 3-2

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08 January 2019 Newcastle University Nottingham Squash Rackets Club Won 4-1 Read Match Report
05 February 2019 Team Pontefract Pontefract Squash and Leisure Club Lost 0-5  
05 March 2019 Warwick & Kenilworth David Ross Sports Village Lost 1-4

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19 March 2019 University of Birmingham Lions Nottingham Squash Rackets Club Won 4-1  
02 April 2019 UWE & Elite Squash Bristol Workout Bristol Harbourside Lost 2-3  
2017/18 PSL Fixtures & Results
Date Opponent Location Result
02 Oct 2017 Pontefract &Woodfield Woodfield Squash & Leisure Club Won 3-2
24 Oct 2017 UWE & Elite Squash Bristol Nottingham Squash Rackets Club Won 3-2
07 Nov 2017 Warwick & Kenilworth Kenilworth Tennis, Squash & Croquet Club Won 3-2
21 Nov 2017 University of Birmingham Lions David Ross Sports Village Won 3-2
09 Jan 2018 Pontefract & Woodfield Nottingham Squash Rackets Club Won 4-1
30 Jan 2018 UWE & Elite Squash Bristol Harbourside, Bristol Won 5-0
27 Feb 2018 Warwick & Kenilworth David Ross Sports Village Lost 2-3
13 Mar 2018 University of Birmingham Lions UB Sport & Fitness, Birmingham Won 3-2 
08 May 2018 (Semi Final) Luxfords St George's Hill Nottingham Squash Rackets Club  Lost 2-3
2019/20 PSL Fixtures & Results

The 2019/20 PSL season was curtailed due to Coronavirus.

Date Opponent Location Result More information
1 Oct 2019 Newcastle University Newcastle University Lost 3-2  
15 Oct 2019 University of Birmingham Lions David Ross Sports Village Lost 3-2 Read match report
5 Nov 2019 Alba Storm Edinburgh Sports Club (ESC) Won 2-3  
10 Dec 2019 Team Pontefract Nottingham Squash Rackets Club Won 5-0 Read match report
7 Jan 2020 Newcastle University Nottingham Squash Rackets Club Won 4-1 Read match report
30 Jan 2020 University of Birmingham Lions UB Sport and Fitness Won 4-1  
18 Feb 2020 Alba Storm David Ross Sports Village Won 4-1 Read match report
2018/19 PSL Fixtures & Results
Date Opponent Location Result More information
25 Sep 2018 Newcastle University Newcastle University Won 5-0  
23 Oct 2018 Team Pontefract Nottingham Squash Rackets Club Lost 2-3 Read match report
06 Nov 2018 Warwick & Kenilworth Kenilworth Tennis, Squash & Croquet Club Lost 1-4  
27 Nov 2018 University of Birmingham Lions UB Sport & Fitness, Birmingham  Lost 0-5  
04 Dec 2018 UWE & Elite Squash Bristol David Ross Sports Village Won 3-2

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08 January 2019 Newcastle University Nottingham Squash Rackets Club Won 4-1 Read Match Report
05 February 2019 Team Pontefract Pontefract Squash and Leisure Club Lost 0-5  
05 March 2019 Warwick & Kenilworth David Ross Sports Village Lost 1-4

Read Match Report

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19 March 2019 University of Birmingham Lions Nottingham Squash Rackets Club Won 4-1  
02 April 2019 UWE & Elite Squash Bristol Workout Bristol Harbourside Lost 2-3  
2017/18 PSL Fixtures & Results
Date Opponent Location Result
02 Oct 2017 Pontefract &Woodfield Woodfield Squash & Leisure Club Won 3-2
24 Oct 2017 UWE & Elite Squash Bristol Nottingham Squash Rackets Club Won 3-2
07 Nov 2017 Warwick & Kenilworth Kenilworth Tennis, Squash & Croquet Club Won 3-2
21 Nov 2017 University of Birmingham Lions David Ross Sports Village Won 3-2
09 Jan 2018 Pontefract & Woodfield Nottingham Squash Rackets Club Won 4-1
30 Jan 2018 UWE & Elite Squash Bristol Harbourside, Bristol Won 5-0
27 Feb 2018 Warwick & Kenilworth David Ross Sports Village Lost 2-3
13 Mar 2018 University of Birmingham Lions UB Sport & Fitness, Birmingham Won 3-2 
08 May 2018 (Semi Final) Luxfords St George's Hill Nottingham Squash Rackets Club  Lost 2-3

Our PSL Venues

We host Premier Squash League matches at two different venues, alternating between each for home matches. The first venue is David Ross Sports Village located on the University of Nottingham campus, whilst some matches are played at Nottingham Squash Rackets Club located near Nottingham castle.

David Ross Sports Village

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Getting to David Ross Sports Village

The David Ross Sports Village is located on the west side of the main University Park campus and can be easily accessed via the West Entrance just off University Boulevard (use postcode NG7 2RD).

Download a copy of the campus map here and you'll find us at location number 34. Parking is available free of charge after 4.30pm in marked spaces and our event car park. Blue badge parking can be found in front of the main entrance to the building.

You can also find details of how to get here by car, bus or tram here. Our nearest park and ride is Toton Lane and you hop off at the University Boulevard stop.

Spectators can purchase food and drinks from the Clubhouse Cafe at David Ross Sports Village.

Nottingham Squash and Rackets Club

Nottingham Squash Rackets Club

Getting to Nottingham Squash and Rackets Club

Nottingham Squash and Rackets Club is located on Tattershall Drive, The Park, Nottingham (use postcode NG7 1BX). It's just a short walk from Nottingham City Centre and Nottingham Train Station,

Spectators may park free-of-charge in the Nottingham Squash and Rackets Club car park - limited street parking is also available in the surrounding area.

Spectators can purchase food and drinks, including alcoholic beverages from the club bar and function room.