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Squash is the best exercise to prolong life study reveals

Regularly playing racket sports almost halves the risk of dying by any cause study shows. Scientists have narrowed down the sports and types of exercise that are linked to significantly lower odds of dying before those who do not do those activities. Racket sports, swimming, aerobics and cycling seem to be the best for prolonging



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Essex girls heading for Inter-Counties Finals weekend

IT was a weekend of triumph for Essex Junior girls with THREE of our teams booking their places in next January’s Inter-Counties Championships National Finals. Two teams – our Under-17’s and Under-13’s first team – have made it through to ICC Finals while our Under-13’s second team are through to the Trophy Finals, an amazing



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Essex boys miss out on Inter-County finals

IT was a tough weekend for Essex boys’ teams in the Inter County Championships as our players battled it out in Stage Two of the competition. The Essex Under-13’s led by coach Dave Webster and our Under-15’s under the guidance of Paul Selby both came within one place of reaching the national finals in January



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Essex players shine at East Regionals

The East Regional Junior Championships was held at Ipswich Sports Club on Friday 5th and Sunday 6th of November. with over 130 entrants in all age groups from U9 to U19. Aliza Sheikh (U-13), Harry Kitchens (U-17) and Aaron Allpress (U-19) claimed notable victories for Essex while Joel Braddock (U-13), Hanna Morley (U-13),  Ollie Green



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Jahangir Khan 555 book reveals an amazing era in squash

Jahangir Khan and Geoff Hunt   By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Today sees the publication of a book that celebrates the phenomenal achievements of Pakistani squash legend Jahangir Khan, who won 10 British Open titles in a row and went unbeaten for a five-and-a-half-year spell of total domination. It has been a real pleasure



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Newbies make their mark at Grand Prix Three

Round Three of the 2016/2017 Essex Junior Squash Grand Prix season headed off to a new venue for the series, Clements Squash Club, Clement Hall in Hockley, Essex where the event welcomed a reduce field due to the Regional Championships but a few new faces. The Essex Junior Squash Grand Prix series is designed to provide



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French leader is new President of World Squash Federation

The new WSF leadership: Gar Holohan, Huang Ying How, Jacques Fontaine and Pablo Serna By HOWARD HARDING Today’s Annual General Meeting of the World Squash Federation elected a new President to succeed N. Ramachandran following the completion of the Indian’s second and final four-year term. Jacques Fontaine becomes the Federation’s ninth President since the WSF’s



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Massaro and Matthew named as Team England Athlete Ambassadors for Gold Coast 2018

Laura Massaro and Nick Matthew have been announced as key members of the Team England Athlete Ambassador programme, which will see Commonwealth Games England (CGE) work closely with 30 English athletes in the build-up to the Gold Coast Games. Commonwealth Games England’s President Denise Lewis who is leading the programme and will work with Ambassadors



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England Squash allow girls to compete in inter-county boys’ comps

Following a large number of requests, girls aged under 19 in all age groups are now permitted to compete in Inter-County boys’ competitions with immediate effect. This ground-breaking decision by England Squash is based upon years of feedback from players, coaches and captains, and supports our commitment to developing girls squash and breaking down the



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The Off The Wall Squash Player for October is Michael Tallentire

Michael Tallentire has been attending the OTWS squads since the start of the academy. In this time he has not only improved his quality of squash but also his maturity and attitude towards training. Michael has silky skills and likes to play with lots of variety which makes for exciting squash. Recently Michael has trained really



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Inter-Counties Stage Two match-ups announced

The line-ups for Stage Two of the Inter-Counties Championships have been decided with nine Essex teams in action across the South of England. We have FIVE teams vying for a place in the National Finals and three going for honours in the Trophy event for teams that did not top the groups after Stage One.



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Elise Lazarus edges all-Essex British Championship final in Manchester

Congratulations to Essex’s Elise Lazarus who clinched her fifth British Junior Championships title today when she edged Essex team-mate Alice Green 11/9, 10/12, 11/7, 11/6 in a gripping U-17 final in Manchester. What an amazing day for Essex squash to have two brilliant young players in the final of such a prestigious event. Super proud



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City Boys take the honours in showdown with Essex Girls

A rattling good night at Canary Wharf last week when the girls from Essex Junior Squash took on a team from Lloyds of London Squash in a 9-a-side showdown. With the small matter of a £500 side bet to make things interesting, the action was fast and furious with no quarter asked or given. Despite a valiant



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200 Club winners for September announced

TIM BARROTT REPORTS The draw for the September round of the Essex Junior Squash 200 club was made by county coach Will Southworth who, after he completed the draw, agreed to join the Club. The winners were: 1st, £40. No 25, Karen Connor 2nd, £30. No 1  David Harris 3rd, £20. No 200 Justin Walton   David, who is



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Essex book three boys’ teams into Inter-Counties Stage 2

By LEE HORTON THREE Essex teams made it through to Stage Two of the Boys’  Inter-Counties National competition on Sunday. Our Under-13’s led the way at Ipswich Squash Club going through their three-match programme for the loss of just one point. Coach Dave Webster’s team opened their account with a 5-0 win over Herts and



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Essex girls shine in Inter-Counties Stage One

By LEE HORTON Essex fielded four girls’ teams in last weekend’s Inter-Counties Stage One competition with two of our sides moving a step closer to the National Finals. Coach Chris Chitty took charge of our Under-17 team for their trip round the M25 to Wimbledon Squash Club where the line-up of Alice Green, Eleanor White, Ellie Hewes, Piper



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Essex Girls take on City Boys in £500 challenge

By LEE HORTON Stand by the biggest squash showdown London has seen in years. Forget Canary Wharf or Queen’s Club, all eyes will be on the Reuters Building in Docklands later this month when nine Essex girls take on a team of City slickers in a £500 winner-takes-all challenge. The intriguing match-up is the brainchild of



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Tom Elton Barratt junior tournament at Bishops Stortford supporting CRY

The annual Tom Elton Barratt Junior Squash Championships are due to take place at Bishop’s Stortford Squash & Racketball Club, Hertfordshire on Sunday 13th November 2016.   The tournament can be summarized as follows but please read the attached entry form for full details and conditions of the event (categories and formats are dependent on



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Win exclusive experiences in Sunshine4Sumner silent auction

Fancy putting an England pro through their paces? Want to spend a day with the England Academy? Win exclusive squash experiences in our silent auction and raise funds for young Sumner Malik. 10-year old squash player, Sumner Malik has been diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), a terminal and rare, cancer of the brain.The



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England to host 2017 World Doubles Championships

England will host the WSF World Doubles Squash Championships next year for the first time following an agreement between the World Squash Federation and England Squash. The 2017 World Doubles will take place at the National Squash Centre in Manchester from 1-5 August, featuring Men’s, Women’s and Mixed events. The Championships come just a year



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Lauren Selby named Norway’s National Squash coach

BY LEE HORTON LAUREN SELBY, one of England’s brightest and most innovative squash coaches, has been put in charge of Norway’s national squash programme. The 32-year-old former professional tour player from Essex will spearhead a two-pronged project that aims to re-shape Norwegian squash from top to bottom. Lauren will head the development of senior players



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Rush is on for 2017 Canary Wharf tickets

  A mad scramble is under way after tickets went on sale this morning for the 2017 Canary Wharf Squash Classic. A week of world-class sporting drama, with 70,000 dollars of prize money on offer, returns to the superb East Wintergarden venue from March 6-10 and fans need to act quickly to book their seats



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Essex Jnr Squash team up with The Physiotherapy Practice

MEET the team from The Physiotherapy Practice who have just joined forces with Essex Junior Squash. The Essex-based company, who have surgeries in Colchester, West Bergholt and Great Bentley, have agreed to be our official advisors and consultants and will roll out programmes in injury prevention and early diagnosis of problems seen in young and adolescent squash players. Physiotherapy Practice



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Essex claim two world titles, a silver and a bronze at World Masters

REPORT BY LEE HORTON ESSEX Squash can this week celebrate two new World Champions. Colchester’s amazing Malcolm Gilham and the equally remarkable Barbara Sanderson from Romford collected their crowns at the WSF World Masters Championships in Johannesburg, South Africa. Malcolm (PICTURED ABOVE), a former Lieutenant Colonel in the British Army who has been playing squash since quitting tennis