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How dedication and determination are paying off for Sujan Srindran

BY LEE HORTON Success and progress are not always calculated in silverware and trophies. Sometimes the real winners of sport are those who turn up week after week, tournament after tournament willing to give everything they have got probably knowing that won’t be heading home with their name atop the winners’ list. Not everyone can



THIRD TIME LUCKY AS MERSEA SCHOOL CLAIM LEXDEN CUP CROWN

YEAR 5-6 PRIMARY SCHOOL SQUASH COMPETITION AFTER THE THIRD AND FINAL ROUND OF THIS YEAR’S LEXDEN CUP,  MERSEA’S ‘A’ WERE VICTORIOUS ON THEIR THIRD ATTEMPT AFTER BEATING THEIR OWN ‘B’ TEAM IN THE 1ST/2ND PLACE PLAYOFF MATCH. A SPECIAL MENTION SHOULD GO TO MERSEA SQUASH COACH SALLY MEANLEY WHO’S ENTHUSIASM AND COMMITMENT TO DEVELOP THE



Record numbers compete in OTWS Roman Cup Schools event

WOW…another amazing day of Off The Wall Squash Schools Squash action at the Colchester Garrison with a record 23 teams from Years 5 & 6 competing in round two of The Roman Cup.   So far, 98 players have taken part in a total of 440 matches as pupils from Ardleigh St. Mary’s,Bradfield, Brooklands, St.



It’s Green for go as Essex siblings shine at Dunlop Silver

ESSEX siblings Alice and Ollie Green were this week celebrating a double family success after last weekend’s Dunlop Pontefract Silver tournament. England player Alice was dominant in the girls’ Under-19 event downing Josie Barker and Margo Prow to reach the final where she overcame Katie Malliff 3-1. The win caps a fabulous year for 16



All to play for in Lexden Cup schools’ challenge

North Essex Primary School Squash Lexden Cup 2017 Round 1 & 2 The first two rounds of the Lexden Cup have seen some exciting squash, with eight school teams battling it out on court for the top two spots, and with it qualification for the Essex School Games to be held on 19th January 2018.



Essex Juniors book three teams at National Finals

LEE HORTON REPORTS Another busy, busy weekend for Essex Junior Squash. Our players, coaches and parents were spread across the South East for Inter-Counties Stage Two matches. Three of our teams, Girls U-13’s & U-17’s and the Essex boys U-15 are off to the National Finals in January but all of our teams were hugely



Time to sign for Grand Prix 3

MESSAGE FROM DAVID HARRIS A quick reminder that the closing date for the Miles Smith Essex Junior Squash GP3 at Woodford Wells on Sunday 26th November is midnight Sunday 19th November. Online entry via the usual method www.essexjuniorsquash.com/grand-prix As you will see we now have a sponsor for the Grand Prix series and as such, there will be overall winners trophies



Record entry for new Essex Junior Grand Prix series

DAVID HARRIS – EJS Secretary reports The Essex Junior Squash Grand Prix series got off to a rousing start at Epping Squash club last month with a record entry of 44 players and a new Year 4 & Under category. The Essex Junior Squash Grand Prix series is designed to provide competition for the next



Are you a 200 Club winner?

Congratulations to recent our 200 Club winners and thank you to everyone for your continued support of Essex Junior Squash via the scheme – next time it could be your name that is drawn out. If you would like more details about the draw or how sign up for just £2 month, click HERE. MAY 1st.



GP2 switched to Colchester Garrison following record entry

Please note that due to a 52% increase in entries over our normal average Junior Grand Prix attendance, we have had to move this Sunday’s Grand Prix 2 to a different venue to help us complete the programme in good time. We have not moved far, just across Colchester to the Garrison where we have 6



Essex Girls U-17’s gain sweet revenge over Lloyds

ELLIE HEWES (aged 14) REPORTING The Essex Girls’ Under 17 squad scored a sweet victory over the City Boys from Lloyds Squash Club earlier this week leaving our opponents speechless and slightly befuddled. One of their players ended up wearing a girl’s skort, football socks and an Essex juniors’ top. Quite surreal but very funny.



Canary Wharf Classic tickets on sale this week

The Canary Wharf Squash Classic is one of the most popular squash tournaments in the world, and also has a reputation for innovation in the sport. For the 2018 edition, matches in the early rounds will be played to a best-of-three-games format, with the semi-finals and final best of five. This system has been successfully



England Squash awarded £7.9m funding by Sport England

England Squash has been awarded a total of £7.9 million over the next funding cycle from Sport England as part of a series of major new investments aimed at keeping the nation active. The national governing body has been awarded a core market award of £3,937,375, a talent award of £2,134,000 and high performance award



World Squash Day – tips for putting on an event

World Squash Day (WSD) on Saturday 14th October is a fantastic opportunity to open your doors to the community and attract new players, engage with other sporting organisations and showcase what our wonderful sport has to offer. Read top tips for putting on a successful event. 1. Build a team to manage your WSD event.



Essex Junior Closed gets the Garrison jumping

The Essex Junior Closed once again delivered thrills and spills as over 120 of the county’s best young junior squash players fought for honours at this year’s championship. Played over two days and watched by a packed crowd at the Colchester Garrison, our juniors once again delivered some amazing squash illustrating the depth of talent within



Essex junior girls gunning for revenge against Lloyd’s

REVENGE will be the order of the day on October 23rd when nine top Essex junior girls go head-to-head against the city slickers from Lloyd’s Squash Club in London. The two teams faced off last year in an intriguing £500 winner takes all squash challenge aimed at raising funds for Essex Junior Squash. Unfortunately, the



Joe and Josh help Kingswood to Essex Festival crown

Essex Juniors Joe Blackmur and Josh Clarke were in sparkling form at the weekend helping Kingswood Squash Club to success at the inaugural Essex Squash Festival at the David Lloyd Club in Gidea Park. The event was the brainchild of former top Essex player and ex-professional Niall Engerer, now the club pro at David Lloyd



British Junior Open heads to Birmingham for first time

Birmingham has won the right to host the British Junior Open (BJO) for the next three years – the first time the city has staged the prestigious squash tournament in its 92-year history. The flagship event, which attracts more than 400 of the world’s finest juniors from over 30 nations, will be staged at the



Final few days to enter Essex Junior Closed

The closing date to enter this year’s Essex Junior Closed at The Garrison in Colchester is rapidly approaching. In fact it’s midnight next Monday, September 11th. It’s always a terrific event to play in and we’d love to see all our Essex juniors there on Sept 23 and 24. You can enter here our website.



Enter Essex Junior Closed Championship online

The books are now open for next month’s Essex Junior Closed at The Garrison in Colchester. It’s always a terrific event to play in and we’d love to see all our Essex juniors there on Sept 23 and 24. You can enter here our website. Here’s the link. essexjuniorsquash.com/ejc Thanks again to our brilliant sponsors,



Entries open for British Junior Championships 2017 in Manchester

Entries are now open for the British Junior Championships gold event in Manchester. The competition is mandatory for those wishing to be called up to represent England and is one of the most prestigious junior events in the country. This year’s competition will run from Thursday 26 October to Sunday 29 October at the National Squash Centre



Daryl helps England to medal haul at world doubles

Helped by Off the Wall’s Daryl Selby, England won two silver medals and a bronze in their first doubles competition since the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the WSF World Doubles Squash Championships in Manchester. Jenny Duncalf and Alison Waters came within a hair’s breadth of gold with three match points against Joelle King and Amanda



Workshops for squash coaches in Essex

The Essex Developing Coaches Academy is putting on two workshops for squash coaches in the county. The first is a Paul Carter (pictured above)  performance Coaching workshop – practical routines and practices for advanced players – 10-2pm Tuesday 5th September.   This will take place at the David Lloyd Club Hornchurch and is subject to a £5



New faces and changing roles in place as Essex Junior Squash drives forward

ESSEX Junior Squash held its Annual General Meeting at the Hamptons Club (formerly Marconi) last week where we reviewed the last 12 months, planned the forthcoming season, said farewell to two magnificent committee volunteers and welcomed aboard three new faces. We have shuffled the committee pack a little after the change in personnel with our illustrious chairman