• Essex Junior Closed 2014
  • Essex Junior Open 2014
  • Richie Fallows representing England
  • Essex juniors in action
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Piper takes runners-up spot at Winchester Junior Open.

Last weekend, Piper Rose Tatum, who started the day seeded 3 / 4, picked up her second trophy in consecutive weekends after reaching the final of the Girls’ U15 at the Winchester Junior Open. Having received a bye in the first round, Piper then made an impressive start in the quarter final beating 5 /



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Essex players feature in YouTube Squash promo

A new promotional squash video currently airing on YouTube features some familiar Essex faces in the footage. Film maker Paul Abel chose the English U-11 Festival at Nottingham last month as his feature venue and grabbed some great shots of the two Essex teams who were competing that day. Paul is hoping his video will help



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Lauren and Alice celebrate as England lift European crowns

England landed two European Junior titles at the weekend helped in no small part by Essex Senior coach Lauren Selby and junior champion Alice Green. Former WSA player Lauren has been recruited into the England fold and along with fellow coach Neil Guirey helped guide the White Rose nation to the Under-15 and Under-17 European team titles.



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SERME AND SHORBAGY LIFT BRITISH OPEN CROWNS

The Allam British Open has two first-time champions after France’s Camille Serme and Egypt’s Mohamed Elshorbagy thrilled a packed crowd as they won two sensational finals at the Airco Arena. Serme was taking on England’s former champion Laura Massaro and played superbly to deny the crowd favourite, while Shorbagy came from two-one down to deny the



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Hannah wins first OTWS player of the month award

Off The Wall Squash has launched a new awards scheme to incentivise their young players to work hard and hopefully be commended for their efforts. The awards will run every month and OTWS are hoping to see lots of different faces each month, each trying to gain the accolade of ‘Player of the Month’. The attributes and criteria the team at



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Want to play for Essex? Come to our U-13 trial dates

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



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Magnificent Massaro back from the brink to stun champ Nicol

Laura Massaro, England’s last hope of home glory in the women’s Allam British Open Championship, staged a magnificent fightback to down world no.1 Nicol David in a dramatic semi-final in Hull today. David, the defending and world champion, looked on course for a fourth successive final appearance in the $115,000 event when she took a



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Here’s the lowdown on our hoedown. Barn Dance tickets now on sale

Date for your diary, Independence Day, 4th of July. Essex Junior Squash is holding a Barn Dance and Hog Roast for a bit of fun and recreation away from the rigours of the squash courts. It has been a long season so we thought we’d let our hair down (apologies to the follically challenged) and have



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Egyptians dominate world squash awards

http://www.squashsite.co.uk/ The annual World Squash Awards were presented after the semi-finals of the Allam British Open in the Airco Arena , as follows: Women’s Young Player of the Year: nominees Nouran Gohar, Habiba Mohamed, winner Amanda Sobhy. Men’s Young Player of the Year:  nominees Diego Elias, Mazen Hesham, winnerFares Dessouki Women’s Player of the Year:



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SELBY EXPECTING ‘VERY TOUGH’ RICHARDS TIE

Essex’s Daryl Selby is predicting a “very tough” all-English first-round tie against Surrey’s Tom Richards in the $150,000 Allam British Open in Hull tomorrow night (Tuesday). The pair have met 11 times in all competitions in the last 12 years and Selby (pictured above right) holds a 7-4 advantage, but he said: ” We always



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EJS Parish news…Training, dancing and the AGM

Dear All Just a quick reminder that the fourth and final County Training Squad of the season will take place on Sunday 17th May at the Garrison in Colchester, except for the U17and U19 boys squad which will be at Lexden Squash Club, times as follows: Girls     9am – 11am U13 Boys 11am – 1pm U11 Boys 1pm



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Ben Coleman joins Barker and Selby in Brit Open first round

English pairing Ben Coleman from Essex and Surrey’s Tom Richards led the home charge through qualification in the 2015 Allam British Open, securing impressive 3-0 wins in their respective qualifying finals to move into the main draw, which gets underway at the Airco Arena, Hull, tomorrow. Richards, the former World No.12, produced a commanding performance to



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Essex kids claim silverware at Redbridge

REDBRIDGE JUNIOR OPEN REPORT BY ELLIE HEWES AGED 12 The girls all played excellently with some unexpected wins over the weekend. Knowing that squash is struggling with getting girls to play, it was great to see wins and silverware come back from the majority of the Essex girls our that played over the weekend which included, Redbridge’s Elise



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Richie Fallows helps Duffield to PSL crown

Richie Fallows from Essex was one of the heroes as Duffield, losing Premier Squash League finalists for the last two years, made no mistake at the third time of asking as they beat St George’s Hill 3-2 in the 2015 PSL decider at Hunts County last night. The Derbyshire club, who lost last year’s final



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Impressive India enjoys a Boston glee party

Harwich teenager India Webb was celebrating her first tournament victory at the weekend when she carried all before her at the Boston Open in Lincolnshire. India, a regular member of the Essex county squad, has been on a high-curve of improvement all season and she cemented that success by winning the Under-15 girls’ title in producing



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Fabulous Grand Prix final showcases future of Essex Junior Squash

REPORT BY DAVID HARRIS Colchester Garrison, home of Off The Wall Squash, staged the final 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 was staged over six



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Simon Cow joins Essex Junior Squash

We reckon our young Essex squash players have got the X-Factor and there’s plenty of candidates for Britain’s got talent, so why not get Simon Cowell onboard? Sadly, old high trousers is a bit busy, so we’ve called in namesake Simon Cow to give us a hand promoting our summer Barn Dance and Hog Roast. The high hoofing heffer



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ENGLAND RETAIN WOMEN’S TITLE BUT LOSE MEN’S

England won the European Women’s Team Squash Championship for the fifth consecutive year today by beating France 2-1 in a hard-fought final in Denmark, but they were beaten 9-6 on games by the French in the men’s decider. Despite missing world no.4 Laura Massaro, who is taking a break from competitive squash, England underlined their



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Final Essex Junior Grand Prix promises to be a thriller

The fifth and final Essex Junior Squash Grand Prix event takes place at the Garrison in Colchester this Sunday between 09:30 and 15:00. It is the culmination of a ground-breaking idea launched to encourage and inspire young players who are relatively new to squash competition. Points from the five stages, held at clubs around the county, will be combined and counted towards



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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



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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



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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



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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



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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