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Monthly archives: May, 2014

Richie Fallows ecstatic after winning maiden PSA title

ESSEX and England star Richie Fallows has won his first PSA world tour event…17 days before his 19th birthday. Richie, from Stratford who plays at Connaught and Redbridge, overcame world ranked number 53 Zahed Mohamed from Egypt in the final of the $5k Pilatus Cup in Kriens, Switzerland. “This is such a big win for

Selbs defeats Grant to take BSPA Grand Prix

Daryl Selby took the Reliable Networks BSPA Grand Prix Finals with a hard fought victory over fellow England international Adrian Grant at the Roehampton Club. In a repeat of the 2013 Final. it was Daryl who started quickly racing to 4-0 lead and this proved enough of a cushion to take the first 11/5. The second game started

Grinners and winners at Five Lakes with Daryl

Off The Wall Squash ran a half term Squash Camp at Five Lakes Country Club near Tiptree this week and were joined for the day by World ranked No.10 player Daryl Selby. Every player at the camp got to hit with Daryl and listen to some of the challenges needed to be a squash professional playing at

Pete Goodings says farewell Essex, hello Canada

Pete Goodings, head coach at Club Kingswood, is upping camp and moving to Canada after two successful years in Essex. Pete and his family head across the Atlantic next month and leaves with all our best wishes and thanks for being such a a dynamic figure on the county scene. Here, he writes a message

Ben bags second PSA win with Ipswich title

Just five weeks after claiming his maiden PSA World Tour title, Essex’s Ben Coleman picked up his second when he beat Scot Douglas Kempsell in the final of the Christchurch Vets Ipswich Open. Second seed Coleman, 23, from Chelmsford, reached his seventh Tour final without dropping a game. His surprise opponent Kempsell, the third seed from Edinburgh, disappointed the local crowd in the semi-finals

Last few days to enter Off The Wall event at Ardleigh

Don’t forget, the closing date for the one-day Off The Wall Tournament at Ardleigh on June 8th is this Friday. This event is aimed at junior players who are just starting out and have little or no tournament experience. There’s also an Under 9 event with a few changes to the rules (2 serves and the 2nd serve can land

Ellie, Elise and ‘Streaky’ Bacon are red hot in Redbridge

Essex players grabbed six of the 11 trophies up for grabs at last weekend’s Redbridge Junior Open organised by coach Dave Lazarus. County under-13 champion Ellie Hewes (above), from Colchester, has been in a rich vein of form this season and she secured more silverware by winning the RJO Under-15 trophy beating Surrey’s Natalie Chak.

It’s Harrow Cup time…put July 5-6 in your diaries

Great news for everyone who enjoyed last year’s Harrow Eastern Cup…the event is back on again in July this year. Players from Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk and a combined Herts/Beds squad named Chiltern will compete in teams comprised of three boys and two girls in all age groups from U11 through to U17. The under-19’s will have a line-up of two boys

World Champ praises Essex for ladies/girls only tournament

ESSEX JUNIOR SQUASH has been praised by world champion Laura Massaro for leading the fight to keep teenage girls playing sport in the United Kingdom. Figures released by Sport England this year showed a dramatic drop in teen participation, particularly among females, with a multitude of reasons being cited, including a lack of events being staged for women and

DIARY DATES: Half-term coaching at Ardleigh Hall

This May half term Lauren Selby and Will Southworth will be organising two more junior coaching squads at Ardleigh Hall. Children must be 8 years plus. Dates: Tuesday 27th May 2014 1-4pm Thursday 29th May 2014 1-4pm Ardleigh Members: £12. Non Members: £15 Places will be limited and on a first come first serve basis. If you

British Open: Nick Matthew books clash with Daryl

Top seed Nick Matthew rounded off a fine opening day for English players in the 2014 Allam British Open at Hull’s Sports Arena on Monday. After Londoner Adrian Grant and Essex’s Daryl Selby had overcome Hong Kong’s Leo Au and India’s Saurav Ghosal 3/1 respectively, the triple world champion from Yorkshire despatched Surrey wildcard Joe

Watch our video of Pilley hitting a ball at 176 mph

Big-hitting Aussie Cameron Pilley broke his own world speed record in front of a huge crowd of Essex fans last week smashing a squash ball at an amazing 176 miles per hour. It increased the world’s best by a single digit from 175 but he joked afterwards: “As they say at Tescos, every little helps.” Cameron

England claim two more European titles

England today added the under-17 and under-15 European team titles to the under-19 crown they won last month when they beat France 2-0 in both finals in Prague. Patrick Rooney (pictured) and James Peach clinched the U17s’ success, respectively beating Enzo Corigliano 3/0 and Benjamin Aubert 3/1, thus rendering Amelia Henley’s match against Laura Gamblin

Sizzling Bacon takes Berkhamsted title

Lexden’s Tim Bacon overcame fellow Essex player Ollie Green to land the Berkhamsted BEST series one-day bronze event last week. In a highly competitive Under-13 event, 32 players competed in the best-of-three format showcasing many of the region’s age-group elite. Tim and Ollie (pictured above) looked strong in the early rounds and deserved their places in

DIARY DATES: Redbridge Open and Connaught Open

There’s still time to enter two upcoming Essex Junior tournaments, The Connaught Open and the Redbridge Junior Open. Both events are running boys and girls Under-11, Under-13, Under-17, and Under-19 categories over the two days of competition. The Redbridge event tournament, run by club pro Dave Lazarus, is next weekend, May 17 and 18. Connaught

Michael takes SEVEN points off Shabana and JUST can’t stop smiling

Colchester lad Michael Tallentire last night got his reward for being named Essex Junior Squash Sportsman of the month…a match against four-times world champion Amr Shabana. Ten-year-old Michael was praised for a terrific display of sportsmanship at the recent Essex Junior Open when he was filmed enthusiastically applauding his opponent despite narrowly losing a gripping Under-11’s

Peter Barker stuns Nick Matthew to clinch PSL crown

ESSEX star Peter Barker produced a stunning straight-games win over world champion Nick Matthew as Surrey Health and Rackets fought back from two down to win the PSL title for a sixth time. Benz-Bavarian Duffield  had forged ahead with victories by Andy Whipp and women’s world champion Laura Massaro over Davide Bianchetti and Alison Waters. But

High drama but no gold at Prem Inter-County Finals

ESSEX were edged out of the silverware at the showpiece Premier Inter-County Finals at Wimbledon at the weekend but cemented their position as a major force in English squash. The men’s team overcame pre-tournament favourites Surrey in a Titanic semi-final that reached almost fever pitch in its intensity and drama. Our line-up of Ben Coleman,

Selby and Barker help England to European crown

Essex professional players Peter Barker and Daryl Selby were celebrating in Italy today (Saturday) after England completed their fourth successive European Team Championship double in Riccione, Italy, but both the men and women were made to battle by France for their titles. Alison Waters sealed a 2-1 victory in the women’s final after Camille Serme’s

England rankings for May see our players rise again

England’s junior rankings list for May has seen Essex players locking off two number one positions as well as sustained rises by over 20 other players. Richie Fallows, who became European Under-19 Champion in Helsinki, Finland in April, is the country’s top ranked Under-19 player while Elise Lazarus, who has not actually played a tournament for almost three months, still

Elise returns to action for Premier Inter-County Finals

Top Essex junior Elise Lazarus, who has taken a short break from tournament squash over recent months, will be wearing county colours again this weekend when she plays at the Premier Inter-County Finals at Wimbledon Racquets Club. The Redbridge player, currently ranked England number one Under-15, will line up alongside captain Lauren Briggs, Sophie Lemom, Keeley Taylor, Sarah Neller

Josh, Harry and Will land Marconi spoils

Andy Russell reports on the Marconi tournament WITH five girls and 33 boys entered for the Marconi tournament, the younger boys were asked for a volunteer to join the girls in a round-robin so that the event would be left with two groups of 16 to enable a Monrad events. Fortunately, Josh Stevens aged 10 very kindly offered. With that sorted, we


SOME parish news about your Essex Junior Squash website. Thanks to web designer Lucie Selby and king statto, David Harris (that’s them pictured below), we are now running a list and contact details for every squash club in the county. The link is at the top of our Home page, funnily enough called Clubs. Who

Elite coaching sessions for county standard juniors

World stars Peter and Daryl will be monitoring Marconi training camps THE coaching arm of Off The Wall Squash, the company that embraces world top 10 players Daryl Selby and Peter Barker, have announced that they will be starting Friday evening Junior Squad training sessions at The Marconi Social Club, Beehive Lane, Chelmsford. Weekly elite coaching will be