Welsh Wizards have signed former World champion Gregory Gaultier to lead their team into their first Premier Squash League season.
Newly-formed Wizards start their PSL fixtures in Cardiff on Tuesday, September 25 and they have already signed World ranked players from France, Egypt, Hong Kong, Spain, Holland and Wales.
They will play home matches any the Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff and aim to be highly competitive in a League which attracts the World’s leading players.
The top three players in the rankings – Mohamed ElShorbagy, Ali Farag and Marwan ElShorbagy – and all of them compete in the PSL
Wizards, who will wear St David’s flag yellow and black kit, will have Frenchman Gaultier at number one and he is currently number seven in the World, while Cardiff-born Tesni Evans, who now lives in Rhyl, is their leading lady.
British champion Evans, 25, is number 12 in the women’s World rankings and will be a powerful force for the Welsh team.
Squash Wales have attracted sponsorship from Karakal, Red Squirrel marketing, MerchemAsylum printing and Bangor University, while they are still in talks for a title sponsor and shirt sponsor.
Welsh Wizards start their PSL season against Coolhurst, who are headed up by German number one and World number five Simon Rosner.