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


England’s rankings for March 2015 feature eight Essex players inside the top 20 across the various age groups. Elise Lazarus from Redbridge and Club Kingswood’s Alice Green shadow one another in the girls’ Under-15’s ranked two and four while Ellie Hewes from Colchester rides high at four in the girls’ Under-13’s. Mikayla Mann at 12

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Another Mega effort by Essex juniors

Essex players bagged three first-placed finishes at the final round of Mega-Series matches held at the Hunts County Squash Club in Cambridgeshire. Charlie Martin (pictured right), Joel Braddock and Jusuf Sheikh delivered impressive displays as they topped the winners’ rostrum in the Under-15, Under-13 and Under-11 events respectively. All three flourished throughout the Mega Series, alongside a


Find out what the mad Professor is saying about Essex Squash

We’ve been banging the drum about this month’s Essex Junior Open at the Colchester Garrison for whille so it’s nice to have a new voice talking about our showpiece event. Check out what Professor von Hans Puppet has to say about the tournament, which is already attracting a terrific line-up of players. The clever Prof

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Allez Alice as she goes close to French Open title

Billericay’s Alice Green came within a whisker of adding the French Junior Open title to her English and British crowns on Sunday when she was narrowly beaten in the Under-15 final in Lille by European No.1 Alina Bushma from the Ukraine . Unseeded Alice, 13, currently ranked five in England, came through a testing route to the


Squash shines again at Active Essex School Games

The Active Essex School Games re-introduced squash into their programme this year and after last week’s hugely successful finals at The Colchester Garrison, it is safe to say the decision was bang on, . On Friday 13th February nine primary school teams trooped over to the Corporal Budd VC squash courts at the Garrison to do battle. Most


Duffield storm in PSL semi-finals

Duffield, runners-up in the last two Premier Squash League campaigns, marched into the semi-finals of the 2014-15 competition as the race for the play-offs moved up a gear. The Division A leaders made it eight wins from eight matches with a 5-0 romp at PSL newcomers Leicester, which lifted the Derbyshire club to 149 points,


Eldessouky brothers bring a touch of Egyptian flair to Connaught Open

Essex got a glympse of the current power of Egyptian squash at the weekend when brothers Omar and Ahmed Eldessouky came, saw and conquered all before them at the Connaught Junior Open. The siblings, holidaying in England from their home in Alexandria in Egypt, signed up for Dave Webster’s popular event at Chingford and gave

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Essex’s awesome foursome march on in County Cup

Essex players delivered magnificent displays in the Inter-County Cup at the weekend with all four of our teams booking their places into the second round stages. The event, designed for emerging players who have yet to represent their county, gave a snap-shot of the strength in depth of Essex Squash as three of our four teams emerged

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It’s time to register for Essex Junior Open

All eyes will be on the Colchester Garrison in March when the Essex Junior Open again takes top billing. After the success of last year’s unaugural event at the Garrison, the action returns to the superb six-court facility for the two-day event March 28th and 29th. We are also delighted to announce that the event

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Massaro and Fernandes top the bill as Essex promote ladies squash

Essex Junior Squash has signed two of the biggest names in the sport to headline our second Ladies Only tournament and exhibition at Bishops Stortford on April 4th. Former world champion and current England No.1 Laura Massaro, and the fabulously exciting Nicolette Fernandes from Guyana, will top the bill on a whole day of squash aimed at



England Squash chief executive Keir Worth has admitted that it has been a “challenging few months” at ESR since he took over as CEO – but he feels that there is now light at the end of the tunnel. He reveals in an exclusive column in the latest issue of Squash Player magazine that ESR have been


Grand Prix Series hotting up after Round 2 at Lexden

REPORT BY DAVID HARRIS Lexden Squash Club staged round two of the Essex Junior Squash Grand Prix series on Sunday,  an event designed to provide competition for the next generation of young players. Aimed at youngsters who have yet to wear county colours, the Grand Prix competition will be staged over six months at five different

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Rory marches to glory at Essex Senior Closed

Report by David Harris, ESRA Tournament Organiser Club Kingswood played host to the belated 2014 Senior Essex Closed last weekend attracting over 50 entries across Category A, B and C levels backed up with Over 35, Over 45 and Over 55 events. In the Men’s A , four of our top players in Essex were seeded to do


Daryl wins in Scotland but injured Barker out of Swedish Open

Daryl Selby made it three BSPA Edinburgh titles in a row and five overall with a finely balanced win over second seed Shaun Le Roux on Sunday.The packed crowd in Edinburgh Sports Club’s “bearpit” court five were treated to two fiercely contested first games with neither player able to make any significant headway against the scoreboard.It


Diego and Nouran extend reigns at top of World Junior rankings

Diego Elias and Nouran Gohar – from Peru and Egypt, respectively – extend their reigns at the top of the latest WSF World Junior Rankings, published today by the World Squash Federation. Elias, 18, from Lima, made history in August last year by winning the WSF Men’s World Junior Individual Championship in Namibia without dropping



England Squash & Racketball has announced a new partnership with SquashLevels, an online resource for clubs, associations and individual players. SquashLevels is an extensive website that collects squash match results and assigns a level of ability for every squash player, from complete beginner right up to the very top players in the world. The system receives match results


Impressive Owain sends a message to Wales selectors

Essex Under-19 Champion Owain Taylor celebrated entering the great world of senior squash last week, (he was 19 and one day) by finishing third in this season’s senior Welsh Closed. Owain’s impressive performance was a  timely reminder to the Welsh Senior Team’s selectors ahead of the Denmark European teams event event in Division 1 later this year. Owain is


Time to sign up for Connaught Junior Open

There’s still a week before the closing date for next month’s popular Connaught Junior Open run by Dave Webster. February 4th is the cut-off date to sign up for the Chingford event which takes place on Saturday Feb 14th and Sunday Feb 15th. Dave is running age-group events for boys and girls Under 19’s, U-17’s,

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Book now for the Canary Wharf experience

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to play on a glass court like the pros? Watch a worldclass match live? Ask a pro those burning questions? Well now you can… The Canary Wharf Classic is completely SOLD OUT for all dates, but Off The Wall Squash has 45 tickets (30 juniors, 15 adults) available on Monday 23rd March, for what

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Essex U13 boys gain experience in trophy final

PAUL ALLEN reporting This year’s boys’ U13 county campaign was always going to be tough with all bar one player in the squad only just turning eleven.   Despite giving their opponents an age advantage it turned out to be a very rewarding season.   After coming a close second in both stages one and


Tough beat for Barker as Miguel wins 120-min epic

Colombian World No.8 Miguel Angel Rodriguez became the first ever South American squash player to reach the quarter-finals of a PSA World Series event after beating Essex’s Peter Barker in a 120-minute epic at the J.P Morgan Tournament of Champions in New York. Two of the fittest and most fluid movers on tour, the duo


Brave Essex girls miss National crown by narrowest of margins

ESSEX Under-15 girls battled their hearts out before surrendering the National Inter-Counties squash crown to home team Yorkshire at the prestigious finals in Pontefract on Sunday. It was a valiant effort by the Essex team who missed out on the biggest prize in county squash by the narrowest of margins with Yorkshire taking the title 3-2. “We are


Essex girls fired up for Inter-Counties finals at Pontefract

Essex Squash girls’ under-15’s have a crack at the biggest prize in English Inter-Counties competition at the weekend when they fly the county flag at the National finals in Pontefract in Yorkshire. The seven-girl squad of Alice Green, Ellie Hewes, Elise Lazarus, Paige McEvoy, Piper Tatum, India Webb and Eleanor White have stormed through the

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ESSEX JUNIOR SQUASH is pleased to unveil its latest innovative idea…our very own line of branded sportswear. After a ton of requests from parents and young players alike, we have launched our own online shop where were plan to offer a whole host of Essex Junior Squash branded squash goodies. We’ll be scouting for the best deals and