• Essex Junior Closed 2014
  • Essex Junior Open 2014
  • Richie Fallows representing England
  • Essex juniors in action
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Dates announced for Essex Grand Prix Series

  Following the huge success of our new Essex Junior Squash Grand Prix series in 2014/2015, this season’s event has been extended from 5 events to 7 events, covering more clubs in the Essex to encourage more juniors to play and get involved. The GP series is aimed at players NOT playing or Training with



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Richie Fallows drawn against world number one at British GP

RICHIE FALLOWS, the former top Essex junior who is now making a name for himself on the PSA circuit, has drawn the golden ticket at next month’s  $70,000 AJ Bell British Squash Grand Prix in Manchester. Richie, currently world ranked number 76, has a delicious if daunting first-round match against none other than Mohamed El Shorbagy,



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MONTHLY AWARDS ON OFFER TO SQUASH CLUBS

Squash clubs in need of extra cash for small projects have until the end of September to apply for two monthly awards before the fund closes. Since May the MARS Milk Fund has been donating cash to sports individuals and clubs in need of additional funding at the end of each month, whether it be



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It’s time to enter next month’s Essex Junior Closed

Essex Junior County Closed Championships 2015 SPONSORED BY ACTIVE ESSEX & EC3\Legal LLP Saturday September 26th & Sunday 27th  Closing date Monday Sept 14th   The 1st match times will be emailed by Mon 21st Sept.  Also online here Venue: Colchester Garrison Address: The Cpl Budd VC Gymnasium, Berechurch Road, Colchester CO2 9RQ Tournament Contact: Karen Selby :  or email: karenselby@gmx.com



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North Essex Primary School Squash Calendar

Off The Wall Squash and Lexden Squash Club have been working together in order to develop the North Essex Primary School Squash Calendar. This joint venture is intended to present all the events available to primary school children in the North Essex area, which should allow parents to be able to encourage and plan for their children’s squash



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How we did and what’s ahead for Essex Junior Squash

  Dear Players/Parents Last season was hugely successful thanks to the hard work of our volunteer committee supported by players and parents. With your continued support we hope that the coming season will be even better. We ran 9 Inter-County teams last season with some notable successes, in particular the U15 & U11 Girls teams who both lost



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Essex Junior Squash Rankings August 2015



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Coaching tips with Lee Drew: Working the back corners

ESR high performance coach Lee Drew discusses topical coaching issues At the highest level of the game you must utilise every movement to help with the next phase. A pause here or hesitation there will lead to your opponent nailing home an advantage. The back corners are often where opponents look to apply pressure. One



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World Squash Day 2015: Get on the ball for Unicef

By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor World Squash Day 2015 promises to be one of the biggest, most action-packed events on the sport’s calendar. National Squash Federations and clubs all over the world are busy making plans to promote the sport on Saturday 10th October. A major development this year sees everyone involved in World



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PSA announce TV breakthrough

The Professional Squash Association (PSA) have announced that squash will become the first racket sport ever to be broadcast live in UltraHD in the UK. The historic broadcast will occur during the 2015 AJ Bell British Squash Grand Prix, which takes place in Manchester this September, when the semi-finals and final will be shown live



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BARKER BIDS FOR FIRST TITLE OF 2015 IN COLOMBIA

Essex’s Peter Barker will attempt to win his first PSA Tour title of 2015 this week in the $50,000 Colombian Open in Bogota. The world no.7 is the second favourite behind home hope Miguel Angel Rodriguez, a three-time winner of the PSA M50 tournament. The 31-year-old left-hander, who defeated Rodriguez in the final of the



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Egypt girls retain World Junior Team title

Favourites Egypt beat USA 2-0 in the final of the WSF Women’s World Junior Team Squash Championship to claim the World Squash Federation title for a record seventh time – and fifth time in a row – at the Squashtime Centre in Eindhoven in the Netherlands. It was the third consecutive final between the two



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ENGLAND SQUASH ANNOUNCE MAJOR INVESTMENT IN REGIONAL FORUMS

England Squash & Racketball have announced a £150,000 investment to empower County Associations and significantly improve the working relationship between ESR and the network of County Associations. This investment into eight Regional Forums will enable County Associations to take ownership of how the sport is developed across their region. Each forum will meet three times



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ENGLAND’S WORLD FINAL BID DASHED BY USA AGAIN

England’s hopes of reaching their first World Junior Women’s Team Championship final since 2001 were ended by the USA in the Netherlands at the semi-final stage for the second successive tournament. After England’s 2-1 loss to the Americans in the last four two years ago in Poland, the second favourites went one better in Eindhoven with



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Lee and Leonard Star In World Junior Openers

After 100 matches and two rounds of action in the 2015 WSF World Junior Individual Squash Championships in the Netherlands, it was USA’s Kayley Leonard and Englishman Charlie Lee who emerged as the biggest heroes of day at the Squashtime Centre in Eindhoven. Lee (pictured above in red), the English U17 champion, produced the best win of



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ENGLAND ‘UP’ FOR WORLD CHALLENGE SAYS LEE DREW

COLCHESTER’S England Junior Men High Performance Coach Lee Drew believes his squad are fully prepared for their World Championship, which starts at Eindhoven, Holland today (Sunday). The draw is headed by Peru’s Diego Elias, the world no.43 who recently won the PanAm Games silver medal, but Drew is confident his squad of Merseysider Patrick Rooney,



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Essex players show plenty of Dutch courage

Ollie Green, Aaron Allpress and Alice Green were the most successful Essex players at last weekend’s Dutch Junior Open in Amsterdam. The county sent a sizeable squad (some pictured above) to the popular event, which attracts entries from all over the world. Ollie (right), who plays at Club Kingswood, performed brillianly to reach the semi-finals of



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BLOG: How squash fun helps my ladies overcome their insecurities

SQUASH BLOG: By LAUREN SELBY  My first coaching session today is ladies’ morning, a mixture of different characters, abilities and ages. All the ladies are a pleasure to coach, eager to learn but nothing is taken too seriously. A few weeks ago I had a new lady join our coaching session. She has children, she



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BARKER AND SELBY BID FOR CHINESE GLORY

Peter Barker, the Essex left-hander who was runner-up in last year’s China Open, will lead a two-pronged English challenge for the 2015 trophy in Shanghai in September. The world no.7 (pictured) has been seeded fifth for the $100,000 event, which has attracted many of the world’s top players – including world no.1 Mohamed Elshorbagy and



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Are you up on EJS policies?

Just a quick note to direct you to the page which has all of the Essex Junior Squash and England Squash & Racketball policy documents. There’s also a brief agenda for the AGM being held on Sunday 19th July at Lexden Squash Club.  



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Grand Prix winners train with top Essex coaches

The winners and runners-up from the inaugrial Essex Junior Squash Grand Prix series gathered at the Garrison today for a training session led by Paul Allen with assistance from Ben Coleman, Essex’s World Number 66 Player. The players were put through their paces with fitness, skills and tactical sessions with Ben helping out throughout the



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CLEAN SWEEP FOR ESSEX AS THEY RETAIN HARROW CUP

REPORT BY DAVID HARRIS Essex retained the Harrow Cup in dominant fashion at Ipswich Sports Club on Saturday with victories in all five age categories.     Teams from Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk were all despatched during the course of a day which provided some thrilling and entertaining squash.   In the U11’s the Essex team of Yusuf



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Laura Massaro backs lower tin for women

The Professional Squash Association (PSA) are to conduct a four-month trial, beginning in September 2015, into reducing the height of the tin in competitive women’s matches from 19 inches to 17 inches – the current standard in the men’s professional game. The trial will take place across the professional game with some of the sport’s



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LATEST ESSEX AND ENGLAND RANKINGS (JULY)