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Monthly archives: April, 2014


Essex Junior Open making the headlines around the county Good to see Essex’s finest newspapers giving a fair amount of space to our young squash heroes. The Colchester Gazette devoted a third of a page to the Essex Junior Open on Wednesday with a headline lauding the titles won by Ellie Hewes and Harry Martin.

LEXDEN’S FAB 4 finish second at England U-11 Festival

Paul Allen’s boys battle through six matches before tough final Report and Pix by JOANNE BRADDOCK LEXDEN quartet Joel Braddock, Harry Martin, Mikey Tallentire and Max Hyde came within a whisker of being crowned Under-11 Inter-County Champions at the National Squash Centre in Manchester on Saturday. The four club-mates represented Essex at the second Inter-County Festival under the watchful

Ellie and Ben grab spoils at Norfolk Junior Open

Ellie Hewes was back on the winners’ podium this weekend, seven days after she was crowned Essex Under-13 Open Champ. The 11-year-old Colchester girl, who plays at Ardleigh Hall, stepped up another age group to compete in the Norfolk Junior Open Under-15’s and blew away the opposition collecting more silverware. In a round-robin format, Ellie

Shabana’s amazing invite for sporting Mikey

  Egyptian star sees Mikey’s video and says: Let’s meet this kid Egyptian superstar Amr Shabana, one of the world’s greatest squash players, has added his praise for the sporting behavior shown by young Essex lad Michael ‘Mikey’ Tallentire at last weekend’s Essex Junior Open and has asked to meet the youngster from Colchester. EssexJuniorSquash.com published video footage of

More development squads planned for new season

Essex Junior Squash is looking to run a few more development squads in the run up to next season, which kicks off in September.  We currently have teams in the Under-11, Under-13 and Under 15 age categories for county matches, which often include travelling away for fixtures. And we are now hoping to add ‘B’ teams who will have friendly matches against other counties. County

Lozza’s schools’ programme reaps rewards

Huge numbers boost after Colchester schools coaching   The popularity of squash in Colchester has gone through the roof after former top professional player Lauren Selby introduced the sport into primary schools last September. The number of juniors now playing at Ardleigh Hall Squash Club has rocketed as a result boosting the county’s hopes of producing future champions. Lauren (known as Lozza), the

Michael Tallentire: our sportsman of the month

Sportsmanship at its finest makes Michael a video star Report by LEE HORTON Last weekend’s Essex Junior Open delivered a whole host of heroic performances from the players, but one particular act of true sportsmanship wins The Essex Junior Squash Hero of the Month Award for April. Take a bow Michael Tallentire for your terrific

ESSEX JUNIOR OPEN: TWO days, 250 matches, Seven new Champions

County showpiece produces a festival of glorious squash The Essex Junior Open promised to be an Easter festival of high-quality squash. And after two days of intense competition at the Colchester Garrison, the verdict came through loud and clear: The players delivered the goods in style. Competition was intense, rivalry fierce and the sportsmanship exemplary

Ben reigns in Scotland to land his first PSA title

Coleman delivers in $5,000 Aberdeen event Essex’s Ben Coleman won the first PSA World Tour title of his career after beating Nottinghamshire’s Declan James in the all-English final of the $5,000 North of Scotland Open in Aberdeen. The second seed from Chelmsford reached his sixth Tour final without dropping a game – but immediately went one down

Richie Fallows is crowned double European Champion

Essex hero finishes his junior career with Euro U-19 titles Richie Fallows captured the biggest title of his career when he was crowned European Under-19 Champion in Finland. And the Essex and England number one completed a magnificent week in Helsinki by leading England to the team title as well. In the singles, Richie defeated

Super Regionals put Essex lads through their paces

It’s punishing but squad players dig in at elite training sessions Essex players were well represented at the ESR Super Regional Squads held over the weekend. Five players from the county were called up for the under-11 and under-13 age group training sessions at Luton and Dunstable while Berkhamsted hosted the U-15 and U-17 squads.

Ben Coleman shines in Paris but misses birthday title

 I gave it all I had says Ben after falling to Le Roux in $10k final Chelmsford’s Ben Coleman was unable to mark his 23rd birthday on Sunday (April 13th) with the biggest title of his career as he lost the final of the $10,000 Open de Paris in straight games to top seed Shaun le Roux. Coleman, who

Junior Open: Seeds and draw

Draw delivers tough battles as top seeds are revealed England Squash has named the top seeds for Essex Junior Open which will be played out on six pristine glass-back courts at the Colchester Garrison, home of the British Army’s 16th Air Assault Brigade, starting today at 9.30am. The depth of talent looks impressive with players from


England’s latest world squash champion Laura Massaro and world number 10 Jenny Duncalf are coming to Essex for an exhibition evening to help boost the coffers of Essex Junior Squash. The two superstars of the sport will headline a whole day of squash aimed at promoting the women’s game and will be staged at Connaught

Oliver and Joel surge in April England rankings

Essex pair rise in England U-11’s…Richie and Elise still No.1 Oliver Green and Joel Braddock are putting the top players under pressure in the England rankings. The two Essex lads were the big movers when the list was published this week with Billericay’s Oliver up to fourth and Joel from Colchester now sixth in the

Selfies, stars and super-sized fun at Canary Wharf

  Essex juniors meet the stars and play on glass court at Canary Wharf Young Essex players enjoyed a glimpse of the big-time when they descended on Canary Wharf to meet some of the world’s best players. Top Essex coach Lauren Selby took one group of players from Colchester to the capital where they were


Entries are closed as top players chase £1,000 prize pot All points lead to Colchester for this year’s Essex Junior Open. The county committee are continually looking at ways to freshen up the event and this year they have found a new venue…six pristine glass-back courts at the Colchester Garrison, home of the British Army’s

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