• Essex Junior Closed 2014
  • Essex Junior Open 2014
  • Richie Fallows representing England
  • Essex juniors in action
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CLEAN SWEEP FOR ESSEX AS THEY RETAIN HARROW CUP

REPORT BY DAVID HARRIS Essex retained the Harrow Cup in dominant fashion at Ipswich Sports Club on Saturday with victories in all five age categories.     Teams from Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk were all despatched during the course of a day which provided some thrilling and entertaining squash.   In the U11’s the Essex team of Yusuf



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Laura Massaro backs lower tin for women

The Professional Squash Association (PSA) are to conduct a four-month trial, beginning in September 2015, into reducing the height of the tin in competitive women’s matches from 19 inches to 17 inches – the current standard in the men’s professional game. The trial will take place across the professional game with some of the sport’s



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LATEST ESSEX AND ENGLAND RANKINGS (JULY)



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EMMA IS OFF THE WALL SQUASH PLAYER OF THE MONTH FOR JUNE

Who has impressed the coaches this month?? The Off The Wall Squash Player of the month for June was a stand out candidate. Emma Bartley, who is aged 10, has been a member of the academy at the Garrison since they started in September. Lauren Selby has had the pleasure of coaching Emma since she was



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Nine years at the top for Nicol David

Malaysian Nicol David has maintained her hold on the Women’s World No.1 ranking for a remarkable 108th consecutive month, and 111th month altogether, after topping the July 2015 Women’s World Rankings – meaning the Penang-born star celebrates an incredible nine years uninterrupted as the number one player in women’s squash. David’s unprecedented streak began in



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ENGLISH QUINTET SEEDED AT WORLD JUNIORS

Five English players have been seeded at the World Junior Individual Squash Championships in the Netherlands later this month. Merseyside’s Patrick Rooney (pictured) and Kent’s Georgina Kennedy will spearhead the respective English challenges in Eindhoven from July 26 to 30 as 5/8 seeds. Yorkshire’s James Peach is the other English seed in the junior men’s



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ENGLAND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME CHANGES

ENGLAND SQUASH are changing the way they develop players in their pathway. A more detailed explanation and baseline criteria will be published in July, but ESR wanted to make sure you are aware of the new process and timelines in advance to look out for the information. They are moving to an ability-based training system within the



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Saturday’s Barn Dance is a dosey doen’t

Sorry, folks…we’ve had to pull the plug on our planned end-of-season Barn Dance and Hog Roast scheduled for this Saturday. Without putting too fine a point on it, we (the Essex Junior Committee) thought it was a good idea, but sadly not many parents or players agreed. We gave it a good go promoting the event



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Introducing Harrison James Selby…a little late but showered with love

My little family! Noah coming to meet his new little brother was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. Couldn’t be more in love with my boys #inlove #family#newbaby #myboys #happy Lucie Selby’s Facebook message summed up all our feelings after the arrival of Harrison James Selby on Thursday morning. After his delayed arrival,



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TURMEL HANDED WORLD JUNIOR CHANCE

Fifteen-year-old Lucy Turmel will be among six England players making their debuts at the World Junior Individual Championships at Eindhoven in the Netherlands next month. The Suffolk teenager (pictured), who won the English Under-17 Championship in March, is one of three English first-timers in the junior women’s event. The others are Surrey’s Kace Bartley and



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Have you got your tickets for our Barn Dance and Hog Roast yet ?

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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Nick Matthew column: Missing a drugs test made me extra vigilant

  Nick Matthew column: ‘I do have some sympathy for Great Britain’s double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah’   It emerged last week that Farah had missed two drugs tests before he went on to win gold in the 5,000m and 10,000m at the London 2012 Olympics. Farah released a statement on Friday denying he



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LATEST ESSEX AND ENGLAND RANKINGS (JUNE)



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Squash makes its case again for a place in the 2020 Olympics

Squash has made it to the shortlist for inclusion to the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan, and a decision will be made in September. After the disappointment of missing out on a place on the programme for the 2020 Games at the IOC Congress in Buenos Aires in 2013, squash has been given the chance



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Connaught Open crowns five from Essex

REPORT BY LEE HORTON ESSEX players Josh Stephens, Aliza Sheikh, Leah Brooke, Oliver Green and Alice Green all came away from last weekend’s Connaught Junior Open clutching winners’ trophies. The popular event, run by coach and mentor Dave Webster, attracted a healthy field spearheaded by a strong Essex presence. Josh, fresh from competing at last



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LEXDEN FINALS DELIVER HIGH TENSION AND GREAT SQUASH

REPORT BY JOANNE BRADDOCK The biggest event on the calendar for Lexden Squash Club every year is the annual Club Championship, The Golding Cup. As well as the Golding Cup itself there are men’s B, C and D events, a ladies event, an Under 16 event and a racketball competition to play for. This year



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NOTES, DATES, PROMPTS AND REMINDERS

LATEST NEWS AND DIARY DATES FROM KAREN SELBY, ESSEX SECRETARY Dear All, Summer is almost here and hopefully exams are almost over! We have just a couple of squash events before the end of the season: 4th July  –  Barn Dance, Marks Tey Village Hall, we need to know numbers and have all tickets paid



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ESSEX PLAYERS TAKE BROADLAND BY STORM

REPORT BY RICHARD MARTIN The Broadland Squash club in Norfolk was invaded by Essex players last week with the county being represented by Josh Stinson, Travis Tatum, Tom Bird, Haydon Smith and Charlie Martin in the U17s while Harry Martin and Max Chilver put in challenges in  the Under-13’s. Max produced some excellent squash and is progressing nicely as



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Stars endorse Junior Progress Awards

ENGLAND stars Laura Massaro, Peter Barker and Daryl Selby want the next generation of junior squash players to learn the game ‘just like they did’. Off The Wall Squash, a recognised leader in innovative squash programmes and products, last week announced an exciting partnership with England Squash & Racketball that will deliver significant benefits to junior squash players across the country.



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ROONEY AND KENNEDY PICKED FOR YOUTH GAMES

Patrick Rooney and Georgina Kennedy have been selected to represent Team England in the squash competition at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa in September. The teenage pair will join 1,000 other 14 to 18-year-olds competing at the Games in Apia, the capital of Samoa, between September 5 and 11, when two sporting complexes will



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INTER-COUNTIES CALENDAR 2015-2016

The calendar for next season’s junior and senior inter-county championships has been posted by England Squash and Rackets.



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Emma is National U-11 Champ and Yusuf finishes fifth

Emma Bartley, who is coached by Lauren Selby at the Colchester Off The Wall Squash Academy, was crowned British Under-11 National Champion after an amazing weekend in Sheffield. And Connaught’s Yusuf Sheikh, under the watcful eye of his coach Dave Webster, finished fifth overall, his only defeat at the hands of the eventual winner,Abdallah Eissa



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18 Nations To Contest World Junior Team Championship

18 nations – from Australia to Zimbabwe and representing all five continents – will compete in the 2015 WSF Women’s World Junior Team Squash Championship which will be held in the Netherlands for the first time in the biennial event’s 30-year history. Action will take place at the Squashtime Centre in Eindhoven from 31 July



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Open trials day for all U-13 players

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