At the end of the 2015/16 season the teams finishing bottom of both divisions have to re-apply if they wish to stay in the league for next season – and applications are being taken for new clubs who wish to join.
The PSL is the leading squash league in the UK and is often promoted as the World’s Best Squash League. Club squads include around 20 of the top 30 ranked male and 10 of the top 30 ranked female players in the world.
The league brings world class squash to local clubs whilst also providing excellent opportunities for many up and coming young players to gain valuable experience playing in a competitive and professional environment.
The PSL consists of 12 teams from clubs around the country. The teams are split into 2 divisions and the league involves home and away fixtures played between October and April with the top 2 teams from each division progressing to Semi-Finals and a Final.
Opportunity to Join the PSL for the 2016/17 Season
England Squash are committed to refreshing the PSL and ensuring that it retains its position as a leader in its field. We are keen to see the league develop more live streaming, expand its media appeal and attract major sponsors with the long term aspiration of attracting TV coverage.
The league needs proactive, enthusiastic and committed clubs that can field strong teams and promote the league and the sport in a positive and modern way to a wide audience.
At the conclusion of the 2015/6 season the teams finishing bottom of the 2 divisions will be required to re-apply should they wish to remain in the league. Additional clubs, who satisfy the minimum club criteria set out in the Application Document, are now also invited to apply for the two league spots available for the 2016/17 season.
All applications will be considered by an England Squash PSL Panel which will decide the two clubs that it believes most closely fits the needs of the league and can enhance its reputation. The panel will consist of members of the England Squash senior management team and representatives from established PSL teams. The decision of the panel will be final and there will be no right to appeal.
Applications Close 13 May 2016
England Squash PSL Panel Meet to consider applications by 27 May 2016
Decision announced by 1 June 2016