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

Richie Fallows makes Brit U-23 final but falls to Declan James

Nottinghamshire’s Declan James and Derbyshire’s Millie Tomlinson thoroughly justified their top seedings in the British Under-23 Championships at Hunts County Squash Club yesterday by easing to victory in their respective finals. Both won in straight games, Tomlinson beating Surrey’s Alison Thomson, a joint third seed, 11-6, 11-8, 11-7 in 44 minutes, while James defeated Richie


Record entry at Woodford Wells for latest Essex Grand Prix series

REPORT BY DAVID HARRIS Woodford Wells Squash Club staged  the penultimate round of the 2014/2015 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 is being staged over six months at


Hannah, Mikayla and Alice cap a glorious weekend for Essex squash

Another massive weekend of squash for Essex junior players saw our young stars shine across the UK and abroad as the county’s reputation continues to grow. In Grantham, the Essex girl’s team of Hannah Morley, Mikayla Mann and Alice Lindsay were the talk of the England Under-11 Festival as they conquered everything before them to reach the showpiece


Essex celebrating County Cup successes

ESSEX junior teams were on fire again at the weekend securing two prestigious County Cup titles as well as a runners-up place cementing our position as one of the strongest counties in the country. The Essex Under-13’s and Under-17’s were jubilant after downing strong rivals Yorkshire to lift their respective titles while our Under-15’s were only just edged


Full-house for Essex juniors at Lee on Solent

Essex pulled off a 1-2-3-4 at the Lee-on-Solent Silver tournament at the weekend as the county continued its run of success around the country. Alice Green from Club Kingswood totally dominated the U-15 girls’ event powering to the winner’s rostrum without dropping a single game. Her 3-0 final win over Oxfordshire’s Eve Coxon reflecting her hold

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Fun, sweat and cheers as Laura and Nicolette top the bill at Essex Ladies Day

FORMER world champion Laura Massaro added a touch of class to a women’s tournament at Bishop’s Stortford Squash & Racketball Club over the Easter weekend staging an exhibition match against World No.20 Nicolette Fernandes, from Guyana. Previous Stortford club coach Lauren Selby, together with the Essex Junior Squash Committee, had signed the two big names to headline

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Find out what happened when Ben of the Beeb took on our Alice

BBC Essex radio reporter Ben Fryer is seldom short of words but there was a definite cough, wheeze and splutter in his delivery after he spent Tuesday morning on a squash court with England Junior U-15 champion Alice Green. Plucky Ben has decided to try out 10 different sports as part of a ‘Beat Ben’ series


Off the Wall Squash turn back the clock with launch of Junior Progress Awards

Three of the best squash players in the world are backing an exciting new free training concept designed to challenge and boost the skills of junior players around the globe. Commonwealth Games medallists Peter Barker and Daryl Selby from Essex and Australia’s Cameron Pilley believe the Junior Progress Awards, launched this week by squash and


Roman Cup showcases success of schools’ squash programme

REPORT By LAUREN SELBY Recently there has been much talk about the quality of primary school sport and the opportunities available to children. The Roman Cup inter-school squash competition, held at the Garrison in Colchester, certainly provided that sporting opportunity. From the February half term to Easter, the schools involved took part in three rounds


Who wants to appear in a BBC video about squash?

Calling all Essex/Suffolk junior squash players. Ben Fryer (right) from BBC Essex has challenged Alice Green to a game of squash on Tuesday 7 April at 10.00am at The Garrison in Colchester as part of his “Beat Ben” series. A short video is being produced in an attempt to get as many likes and shares on


Essex Junior Open showcases massive resurgence in squash

 LEE HORTON REPORTS FROM THE ESSEX OPEN WOW…what a monumental weekend of squash action at the Colchester Garrison! The Essex Junior Open is going from strength to strength, illustrated by an amazing 22 per cent increase in entries from last year. And the bed-rock of that bounce in numbers?  Newcomers attracted to squash following an exciting

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A picture of fun. What happened when Tom met Nick Matthew and LJ

ONE swallow doesn’t make a summer but the sighting of Tom Bird certainly heralds the beginning of Spring. Essex squash player Tom from Frinton added to his growing catalogue of celebrity  ‘selfies’ when he made his annual pilgrimage to Canary Wharf for the 50k PSA Classic featuring many of the world’s top squash stars. Last


It’s Green for go as Alice lifts English National crown

ESSEX’S Alice Green stormed to her second English National title on Sunday adding the Under-15 crown to the U-13 prize she bagged a year ago. Alice from Billericay, who plays at Club Kingswood but is coached by Off the Wall Squash coach Paul Selby, powered through five rounds of action at the Championships in Birmingham before


Grand Prix Series delivers again with shocks and thrills

REPORT BY DAVID HARRIS Bishops Stortford Squash and Racketball Club staged round three 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 is being staged over six months at


Jamie Oliver changed the way kids eat. Lauren wants to do the same with sport.

  In the first of her monthly blog reports, Off The Wall Squash and County coach Lauren Selby is alarmed at the lack of PE opportunities in Primary Schools and sounds the clarion call that she wants to do something about it.   Primary School rekindles memories of discipline, learning, respect, fun and a very heavy PE



England wrapped up a Five Nations grand slam at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh on Sunday as they won both the under-13 and under-15 titles. The squad (pictured above) headed the U13 table with 73 points and the U15 competition with 71 after winning all four matches in both tournaments. The U13 team of Sam Todd,

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Just 11 tickets remaining for Massaro and Fernandes Essex showdown

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. And after an incredible surge of interest, there are just 11 tickets remaining to watch the world-class event. Former world champion and current England No.1 Laura Massaro, and


Haydon gets a crack at No.1 seed at English Championships

Colchester’s Haydon Smith has the stiffest first-round challenge at this month’s Tecnifibre England Junior Championships in Birmingham with an opening Under-15 match-up with number one seed Jared Carter from Hampshire. Carter, the current England number one, is ranked 28 places higher that Haydon but will present a notable scalp if the Essex player can reproduce


Find out what the mad Professor is saying about Essex Junior Open

We’ve been banging the drum about this month’s Essex Junior Open at the Colchester Garrison for a while 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


Danny Massaro on pushy parents and a blame culture that hurts our children

By DANNY MASSARO – Squash Mad Coaching Columnist Staring through the back-wall glass or from up on the balcony, the eagle eyes of the squash parent keenly observe the progress of their offspring. Emotional, practical and financial support for a child’s development is a big commitment, and parents rightly expect a return on that investment. Occasionally, that


International Women’s Day backs lobby for equal prize money

By SCARLETT SMITH – Squash Mad Correspondent Female squash players joined British Open sponsor Dr. Allam as they took part in celebrations to mark International Women’s Day. Dr. Allam and the world’s top squash players showed their support to Women’s Day with the powerful message of #MakeItHappen for equal prize money in sport. The Allam British Open


Willstrop drawn against World No.1 in Brit Open first round

Top seed and world no.1 Mohamed Elshorbagy faces the daunting prospect of taking on three-time British Open runner-up and home favourite James Willstrop (pictured above) in a titanic opening encounter in this year’s Allam British Open Men’s Championship in Hull in May. The opening day on May 11 will also see Essex’s world no.8, Peter


Aaron Allpress bags Tetley on way to Leicester final

LEXDEN’S Aaron Allpress took out number one seed and reigning champion Hayden Tetley on the way to the final of last weekend’s London Road Junior Open at Leicester Squash Club. Aaron, who will be 16 later this month, looked impressive in the early rounds as he removed Owen Bailey 3-0 and Joe Sibley 3-1. That pitched

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Brentwood School down Harrow but are denied place in National Finals

FORMER professional squash player Jack Jago is helping return Brentwood School to former glories with a coaching programme that took the school to within touching distance of the most prestigious finals in the squash calendar. Jack, who became Brentwood’s senior coach last September, helped guide the Under-19 team to an impressive victory over Harrow School in the National