The Professional Squash Association enters a new era today with the formal opening of its new administration office in Leeds, the Yorkshire city in England. This will support PSA’s Headquarters at The Queen’s Club in London, the current home of the ATCO PSA World Series Finals and the AEGON ATP Tennis Championships.
This new era brings to a close the PSA’s link with Cardiff, the capital city of Wales where the PSA has been based since the mid 1980s.
PSA CEO Alex Gough hosted a farewell for the Cardiff staff last week, and praised the contribution of the team led by Tour Executive Sheila Cooksley, with Lynne McKenna, Anna Rees, Alison Ings and Sheryl Preece.
“It is a very sad day with us closing the doors on Cardiff after 28 years,” said Gough. “Sheila and the girls have seen the Association go through many ups and downs over the years and they have always been there to guide the PSA through the good times and the bad.
“It has been a tough decision to move the office away from its beginnings but we are hopeful that the PSA will continue to build on the incredible efforts of Sheila and her team.
“A special, personal thanks goes to Sheila, Alison, Anna, Lynne and also to Sheryl, who only left 12 months earlier. They will be missed and it is up to the new team led by Claudia Schürmann to drive the Association into a new era.”
Claudia Schürmann also added her debt to her predecessors: “It has been a great honour to meet Sheila, Alison, Anna, Lynne and Sheryl and to work with them. Their support, especially in the last few months, during the transition has been fantastic and I cannot thank them enough. They will be missed dearly!”
The new PSA Office in Leeds is at Studio 1, 46 The Calls, Leeds, LS2 7EY, UK, Telephone: +44 113 859 1000