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


THE draw has been made for this weekend’s Essex Junior Closed and there looks to be some cracking match-ups in every age group. The entry numbers are extremely healthy, another increase on last year’s record entry. Great testimony to all the hard work players, coaches and organisers have put in over the past 12 months. Karen Selby,


New Grand Prix season gets off to flying start at Lexden

The 2016/2017 Essex Junior Squash Grand Prix season got off to a great start today with Round 1 at the Lexden Rackets and Fitness Club today. The Essex Junior Squash Grand Prix series is designed to provide competition for the next generation of young players. Aimed at youngsters who have yet to wear county colours,


Daryl’s magic in Macau lands him biggest ever PSA title

ESSEX professional Daryl Selby captured the biggest title of his career lifting the 2016 Macau Open, PSA M50 title with a walkover against Hong Kong’s Max Lee in the final. Daryl captured his first PSA World Tour title since April 2012 after Lee was forced to withdraw from the final due to injury. “I’m absolutely delighted with


Juniors having a smashing time at Malaysia Nationals

Players at the Asian Junior Squash Championships received a rude shock when a glass panel at one of the courts at the National Squash Centre in Bukit Jalil, Malaysia shattered during a match. The right glass panel on Court 4 broke during the boys’ Under-19 match between Singapore’s Chua Man Chin and Iran’s Mojtaba Kafili


200 Club winners for July and August

TIM BARROTT REPORTS The draws for the July and August rounds of the Essex Junior Squash 200 club were made last weekend by members of the Essex Girls Elite County squad. The winners were: July 3rd place  No 166  India Webb (much to the disappointment of her mother who had expected that the money was going to

EJS - Grand Prix Series - 2016-17

All systems go for Essex Junior Grand Prix 3

Following the huge success of our new Essex Junior Squash Grand Prix series over the past couple of seasons, the 2016/2017 season has been extended again, this time from 7 events to 8 events, covering more clubs in the Essex County to encourage more juniors to play and get involved. Points will be totalled up at the


SquashTV set for biggest season ever

The Professional Squash Association (PSA) have confirmed that the 2016/17 PSA World Tour season will see more live tournaments than ever before broadcast on SQUASHTV and Eurosport Player, the official home of live and on-demand squash. Over 450 matches, spread across 20 tournaments, will be broadcast throughout a breathtaking season of world-class squash that will


Last chance saloon!

A quick reminder that entry closes for this year’s Essex Junior Closed on Monday 12th September, so you’ve only got a few days left! We’ve even made it super easy to enter by creating this entry form that you can fill in digitally instead of having to print off and scan back to us…so no


Essex juniors making their mark in England rankings

TODAY’S new England rankings feature 15 Essex junior players in the top 20 of the various age group categories. Bucking the trend of most counties across the country, it is the girls who lead the way for Essex with nine players featuring in the prestigious England Squash rankings. Alice Green (2) and Elise Lazarus (5) look


Time to enter the Essex Junior Closed

There is only three weeks 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 players


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


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


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


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



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


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


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.


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


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


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

Ladies Masters


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


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



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



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