• Essex Junior Closed 2014
  • Essex Junior Open 2014
  • Richie Fallows representing England
  • Essex juniors in action
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Time to enter the Essex Junior Closed

There is only a month to go before the much anticipated Essex Junior County Closed Championships at the Colchester Garrison. The action takes place over two days, Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th September 2016, and the closing date for entries is Monday 12th September 2016 To enter,  please complete the entry form that was posted to all



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WSF to investigate claims that winning juniors are 20 years old

  By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor The World Squash Federation are investigating claims that Pakistan fielded two over-age players while winning the recent World Junior Team Championship in Poland. Israr Ahmed, who beat Egypt’s number one Saadeldin Abouaish in straight games in the final, is understood to be 20 years old, as is victorious



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Essex Junior Squash boosted by record numbers

Dear Players/Parents  Last season, 2015/16, Essex Junior Squash. continued to build on the success of the 2014/15 season with record numbers of young players taking part in our events. The Essex Junior Squash volunteer committee is looking forward to your continued help and support for what promises to be an exceedingly busy season ahead. We ran



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England juniors grab bronze and world teams

England secured an impressive bronze medal at the 2016 Men’s World Junior Team Championships in Poland. The Men’s team, consisting of Charlie Lee (Surrey), Kyle Finch (Hampshire), Harry Falconer (Lincolnshire) and Adam Corcoran (Hampshire) fell to the top seeds, Egypt in a close semi-final to finish third overall. Essex’s Lee Drew, the England Squash National



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Harry Kitchens takes third spot at British Racketball Championships

REPORT BY DAVE KITCHENS Harry Kitchens went oh so close, finishing in third place, at the recent U17 Junior British Racketball Championships played last month up in Liverpool. It was a group / monrad basis and the format was a one dayer with matches played out as best of 3 to 11. Harry’s first match lasted the



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LARA NEWTON AWARDED SCHOOL’S SQUASH TROPHY

WELL DONE to Lara Newton who has been presented with the Top Achievement award for squash at Mersea Primary School. Lara is part of a thriving group of young squash players from Mersea who are becoming a real force to reckon with as the sport enjoys a resurgence in the area thanks to some great



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Important dates for your squash diary

Here are a few dates for your diary to help plan the squash year ahead. England Squash has yet to release their own calendar of events which is stopping us naming our county training days, but hopefully they will pull their fingers out soon and we can fill in the gaps. Firstly, the Essex Junior Closed will



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Cameron Pilley draws this month’s junior squash 200 Club winners

The Essex Junior Squash 200 Club draw for July 2016 took place last Thursday with the help of World number 14 player, Cameron Pilley. The 200 Club is a monthly draw with cash prizes going to lucky winners, a donation to charity and any profits being ploughed back into junior squash development in the county.



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Essex celebrate another Harrow Cup victory

Essex retained the Eastern Cup, sponsored by Harrow, at Ipswich Sports Centre on Saturday after a day of fabulous and competitive squash of the highest calibre. Organised by the Off The Wall Squash team from Colchester, the four-county event saw Essex field two separate teams in every age group, such is our strength in depth



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Grand Prix Finals delivers our Super Six champs

ESSEX JUNIOR SQUASH found it’s six Junior Grand Prix champions for 2015/16 on Sunday after the seventh and final round of action at the Colchester Garrison, home of Off The Wall Squash. Aimed at youngsters who have yet to wear county colours, the Grand Prix competition was staged over seven months at seven different venues with



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Marco makes his mark on Connaught Open

THE CONNAUGHT Junior Open on Saturday showcased some impressive young talent with Essex-based players featuring heavily when it came to trophy time. However, the performance of the day came from Brighton’s Marco Tsang Chi Hin who epitomised the word determination by not only showing great skill and athleticism in winning the boys’ U-19 event, but by



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ESSEX LADIES LAUREN AND BARBARA CROWNED BRITISH OPEN MASTERS CHAMPS

REPORT BY LEE HORTON EXPERIENCED Essex ‘Juniors’ Lauren Briggs and Barbara Sanderson were crowned British Open Masters Champions at the weekend after a thrilling tournament at the Colets Club in London. Former world number 18 Lauren was in mercurial form as she dominated the Over-35 event culminating in an impressive 3-0: 9-0, 9-0, 9-1 23-minute



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Alex and Leah head Essex challenge at English U-11’s

REPORT BY LEE HORTON Amelie Howarth (Hampshire) and Jonah Bryant (Sussex) were crowned English Under 11 Champions in Sheffield at the weekend, but there were plenty of excellent performances from Essex players. The impressive girls’ number one seed Amelie Haworth brought unseeded Francesca Hall’s (Yorkshire) run to an end winning their Semi Final in straight



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WOULD YOU LIKE TO BECOME AN ESSEX PLAYER? COME TO OUR TRIALS DAY ON JUNE 18TH

Essex Junior Squash is again casting its net to find the next generation of potential squash stars. We are staging another trials day where ANY player under the age of 13 and not already identified as County standard can come along and show our coaches how good you are. There’s no charge and it’s open to all



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CAN YOU HELP BOOST THE GREAT ESSEX JUNIOR SQUASH SUCCESS STORY?

ESSEX JUNIOR SQUASH is looking for partners to help make us the number one squash county in the UK. We have made magnificent strides over the past three years with a volunteer committee putting in thousands of hours to help promote, revitalise and organise Essex Junior Squash, but it’s time to ask for help to



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Grand Prix 6 delivers spills and thrills at Bishops Stortford

The penultimate round of 2015/2016 Essex Junior Squash Grand Prix series headed across the border into Hertfordshire on Sunday with Round 6 at the Bishops Stortford Squash and Racketball Club. The volunteers of Essex Junior Squash Committee had their work cut out today when, due to illness, 3 players had to withdraw last minute. Despite this,



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June 200 Club winners announced

The Essex Junior Squash 200 Club draw for June 2016 took place last night. The 200 Club is a monthly draw with cash prizes going to lucky winners, a donation to charity and any profits being ploughed back into junior squash development in the county. 1st prize of £40 went to Adam Shepperson (74). 2nd



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MARCONI EVENT DELIVERS IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCES

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



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ELIZA AND YUSEF SHEIKH CAPTURE THE REDBRIDGE SILVERWARE

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



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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



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ELISE AND LUCY ON SONG FOR ENGLAND AT EURO TEAMS

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



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DARYL HELPS ENGLAND TO EUROPEAN TEAM TITLE

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



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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



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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