• Essex Junior Closed 2014
  • Essex Junior Open 2014
  • Richie Fallows representing England
  • Essex juniors in action


REPORT BY ANDY RUSSELL On Saturday 23rd April, 24 junior squash players from various clubs in Essex competed at The Marconi Club in Chelmsford. The juniors were divided into three age groups and each played three matches in a Monrad style tournament, culminating in finals commencing at 2.00pm. Below are the finalists of each age



REPORT BY DAVE KITCHENS   BROTHER and sister Yusef and Eliza Sheikh pulled off a family double at the recent Redbridge Junior Squash Open, sponsored by Complete Waterproofing Service Ltd.   The event attracted a field of 80 and was run on a Monrad basis ensuring every junior played at least five matches. Because the format


Squash Evolution women’s event heads for Ipswich

  Off the Wall Squash are taking their spectacular Squash Evolution women’s tournament and exhibition to Ipswich in August. The graded squash and racketball event at The Ipswich Sports Club, Henley Road on August 20-21st  is open to players from all levels of the game from professional, county, club and beginner standard, and is being backed by



LUCY TURMEL, who trains at the Off The Wall Squash Academy in Colchester, and Redbridge’s Elise Lazarus helped England to their 10th consecutive European Junior U15/U-17 Championships double in Belgium at the weekend. The two girls were in the U-17 team that powered through their pool matches against Wales, Holland, Austria and Sweden before beating Spain



ESSEX’S Daryl Selby was part of the double winning England squad celebrating victory in Poland at the weekend after claiming both titles at the European Squash Team Championships. England’s women maintained their domination of the Championships as they beat France in the final in Warsaw to record a sixth consecutive victory, and a 38th in 39 stagings


Date change for Junior Grand Prix SEVEN

Please note that the final Grand Prix of the Season, Round 7 has been moved from Sunday 26th June to Sunday 3rd July. The venue remains the same, at The Colchester Garrison. GP6 will take place at Bishops Stortford Squash Club on Sunday 29th May 2016. Prize for the winners and runners-up in each year


Unbeaten Emma leads England to resounding Five-Nations victory

REPORT BY LEE HORTON EMMA BARTLEY’S international debut could not have gone better as she helped England retain the U13 and U15 Five Nations titles in dominant fashion at the weekend. Emma, from the Off The Wall Squash Academy in Colchester, was in action at Lilleshall National Sports Centre, where the Five Nations event provided the


England call Emma Bartley for 5-nationals international

EMMA BARTLEY, from the Colchester Off The Wall Squash Academy, has been called up to represent England this weekend in a five-nations international event at Lilleshall. Emma, aged just 11, will compete against France, Scotland, Ireland and Wales in the under-13 event which will feature many of the top junior players in Europe. Lauren Selby,


Alice wins Ipswich silver and there’s plenty else for Essex to cheer

THERE were some notable performances by Essex players at last weekend’s Ipswich Junior Open Silver event at Ipswich Squash Club and Martlesham Leisure Club. Reports praised the excellent organisation of the popular event and our players certainly flourished at the three-day England Squash sanctioned tournament. Billericay’s Alice Green (pictured left) celebrated her 15th birthday by

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Ben lands Dulwich Open but Elise grabs headlines too

ESSEX pair Ben Coleman and Elise Lazarus were the talk of the Dulwich Open at the weekend. The 2016 edition of the Harvey & Wheeler sponsored professional event saw a new winner inscribed on each trophy, with Chelmsford’s Ben going one better than in 2015 in the men’s event and Georgina Kennedy lifting the inaugural Women’s Dulwich Open.


Essex players shine among England’s best at Under-11 Festival

REPORTS BY PAUL ALLEN AND DAVID HARRIS LAST weekend saw the England Squash U11 Festival take place in Warwick and Kenilworth. The festival is the national U11 Inter County championships for this age group and features the country’s top U11 players and with Essex entering three teams, expectations were high of top eight finishes for all our


Essex B teams deliver inspiring performances in Kent

Two Essex B teams produced some terrific performances for the county on a road trip to Poult Wood Squash, Tonbridge Kent on Sunday. It was a long, action-filled day with every player chalking up six matches apiece. Safe to say that every ounce of energy was left on the court. Our Under-17s were agonisingly nudged out


New names on the winners’ board at Grand Prix Series 5

REPORT BY DAVID HARRIS Despite the Easter holidays, the volunteers of Team EJS had their work cut out with 34 players at Round 5 of the Essex Grand Prix series at The Connaught Club last weekend with kids from school years 4 through to 10 playing over a hundred matches across five groups in the space


Record number of Essex players ranked by England

A RECORD 96 junior players from Essex are featured in this month’s England Squash rankings. It is a major coup for the county which is becoming one of the strongest junior forces in the UK and is being lauded as a successful blueprint by other counties around the British Isles. Essex can boast no fewer that 10


Essex foursome target British Under-23’s

ESSEX has a quartet of players in the draw for this weekend’s British Under-23 National Championships at Hunts County Squash Club in Cambridgeshire. Richie Fallows is second seed in the men’s event which also features Lexden’s Aaron Allpress who opens his account against Hamish Falconer of Lincoln. And Essex teenagers Elise Lazarus and Alice Green line


Elli Barrott and Lara Newton land their first titles

TWO ESSEX juniors are this week celebrating their first ever Bronze event successes. Lara Newton from Mersea Island and Chelmsford’s Elli Barrott (pictured above) are two of the county’s hardest working and most dedicated players and they had their efforts rewarded with successes at the Moreton Hall and Boston events respectively. Lara won all four of her matches


Essex launch new kit range in partnership with iProsport

This weekend at the Essex Junior Open will see the official launch of the new Essex Junior Squash kit range.      EJS in partnership with iProsports are pleased to announce the launch of our new range of kit available via the club zone link detailed below.   http://www.iprosports.co.uk/club-zone/essex-squash/   Kit can be purchased from the website


Magnificent Seven for England

England made it seven team titles in a row as they beat France in the final to be crowned as champion in Kriens, Switzerland at the U19 European Squash Championships team event. Countries enter teams of three players to represent them in the championships with two boys and one girl. In each round of the


Lauren Selby wins top England Squash Polar award at British Open

Congratulations to Lauren Selby​ on being name Participation Driver of the Year at the prestigious 2016 Polar Squash Workforce Awards at a special ceremony staged by England Squash during the Allam British Open in Hull last night. Lauren, who heads up the Off The Walls Squash Academy coaching team in Colchester and is a key


Ramy pulls off great escape but it’s curtains for Nick Matthew

On a day full of drama in the second round of the Allam British Open, Ramy Ashour escaped from the jaws of defeat in a 106-minute marathon against Ryan Cuskelly, and Ali Farag claimed another huge result for Egypt by downing three-time champion Nick Matthew. In another massive match lasting 95 minutes, Germany’s Simon Rosner

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New Zealand to stage 2017 Women’s World Junior Teams

Some 28 years after staging the third edition of the event in 1989, New Zealand will host the 17th WSF Women’s World Junior Team Squash Championship in Tauranga in July next year. The 2017 World Squash Federation event, which will also feature the Men’s & Women’s World Junior Individual Championships, will take place at Devoy


Ramy Ashour and Gregory Gaultier avoid early exits at British Open

The opening day of action at the 2016 Allam British Open saw the high-profile trio of three-time World Champion Ramy Ashour, current World Champion Gregory Gaultier and Women’s World No.6 Omneya Abdel Kawy narrowly avoid crashing out of the prestigious PSA World Series tournament, dubbed the ‘Wimbledon of Squash’, at the very first hurdle. Inside

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INTERVIEW: Peter Barker takes on life’s next chapter

Rod Gilmour of Squash Player Magazine talks to Essex professional Peter Barker about his new role with England Squash following his retirement from the PSA World Tour With a fashionable overnight bag slung over his shoulder, wearing a tracksuit and red puffer jacket, Peter Barker walks into a Euston hotel looking set for yet another


England Squash select Essex duo for British Open qualifiers

Good luck to Alice Green and Elise Lazarus at the Allam sponsored British Open qualifiers in Hull tomorrow. What an amazing opportunity and experience for the two teenagers (Elise is just 14 and Elise 15) to compete at the most famous Squash event in the world and often referred to as The Wimbledon of Squash. Both girls