THE UNIVERSITY of Warwick and Kenilworth Squash team have secured the talents of one of the biggest up-and-coming players in English squash.
Lily Taylor, 22, has agreed to join WarKens from Bristol ahead of the beginning of the Premier Squash League season in October.
Taylor has ranked as high as 84th in the world and is a World University and British University champion, and will be learning from the best when linking up with world number seven Sarah-Jane Perry and world number 30 Julianne Courtice at the club.
Speaking on the forthcoming season, the Leicester native said she hopes to play a role in a successful season for the club.
“We have a really strong squad at WarKens – I’m looking forward to joining up and helping to push the team forward,” said Taylor.
“My dad played squash professionally, so I have been playing since I was eight and this feels like the right move for the next steps in my development.
“I’m looking forward to playing alongside Sarah-Jane Perry, she is a great player and I hope to learn a lot from her.
“When I played against WarKens in Warwickshire last season the atmosphere was electric, there was a great crowd and I’m looking forward to experiencing that at the Sports and Wellness Hub this season.”
Ten sides will take part in a reduced league this season, with five clubs in the North and South divisions.
WarKen will face Team Coolhurst, RAC PSL Team, St. Georges Hill and Welsh Wizards in the South division – opening against the later at Kenilworth Tennis Squash and Croquet Club on Tuesday October 1.