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Monthly archives: July, 2014

Squash Idol, Bradley Wiggins and Starbucks…Paul Allen has views on them all

Each week we put an Essex squash coach under the spotlight for a quick-fire spot of Question and Answer. This week it’s the turn of former World U-19 team champion,  PAUL ALLEN. What’s your name: Paul Allen Where do you coach squash: Lexden Rackets & Fitness Club and also currently various primary schools around the area. When



Amy and Aaron rule the roost at Broadlands

Essex players reaped a healthy harvest from the Broadlands Junior Open at Fleggburgh near Great Yarmouth at the weekend with Amy Apinall and Aaron Allpress both returning with age group victories. And the trophy haul was further boosted by Conor Adams who won the under-17 plate and Elli Barrott who finished second behind Amy in the U-13’s. Both Amy



After 66 matches, Kingswood kids finish all square

Report by KERRY MUNN – Coach at Club Kingswood The start of the Commonwealth Games on Thursday coincided with another exciting squash event closer to home as 12 development juniors from the South Essex area met at Club Kingswood for the first summer social of the holidays. No sitting in front of an X-Box for these keen



Harry hangs tough to beat dad Dave in racketball final

Southend youngster Harry Kitchens has bagged bragging rights at home after beating his dad Dave in the ‘C’ final of the Hunts County Squash Club Racketball Open. The father and son duo doubled up at the Cambridgeshire event entering two categories apiece. Harry, who finished third in the National U-13 Racketball Championships in March this year,



Fine wine, rocking Royals and a dose of attrition. Paul Selby is partial to them all

Each week we are putting an Essex squash coach under the spotlight for a quick-fire spot of Question and Answer. This week it’s the turn of the editor’s personal squash development guru (don’t blame him, he did his best) PAUL SELBY What’s your name: Paul Selby Where do you coach squash: Marconi Chelmsford, Frinton LTC, Park Drive Maldon, Bishop’s Stortford



Key dates for the new squash season

The forthcoming junior squash season is jam-packed with new events, tournaments, coaching sessions and inter-county dates. Here’s your easy to follow guide to what’s going on. We have broken the calendar down into five sections. Just clink on the red links for the information.   Essex Junior Calendar Essex Calendar 2014-2015 (3) xx County and Regional



Great win for Zaid at the Cumberland Club

Rising Connaught player Zaid Mushtaq overcame an early reverse at The Cumberland Club in London at the weekend to claim the best tournament win of his young career. The bubbly 10-year-old, another product of the Dave Webster school of coaching at Connaught, in Chingford, lifted the U-11 title and was a picture of joy as



Why Laz is hungry for the Olympics, drama Queens…and a good chicken curry

Each week we are putting an Essex squash coach under the spotlight for a quick-fire spot of Question and Answer. This week it’s the turn of Dave ‘Laz’ Lazarus. What’s your name: Dave ‘Squash Guru’ Lazarus Where do you coach squash:  Redbridge Sports Centre “The Home of Squash”. When did you first begin playing and how



Garrison scouting mission unearths new talent

Essex talent scouts headed for Colchester Garrison on Sunday on the lookout for new squash stars to join our growing county squad. We opened the doors for players under-13 to step forward and show us what they have and coaches Lauren Selby, Paul Selby, Chris Chitty, Paul Allen, ably assisted by Elliot Selby and John Allpress, were left more



Full list of Junior events in our 2014/15 calendar

The 2014/15 junior squash season is jammed packed with top quality competition. We’ve added all the dates to our ‘What’s On’ calendar (the link is at the top of the home page) but here’s an easy-to-read version to plan your year.  If you want to download a PDF version, click the link at the foot



Averil crowned World Champ…for the fifth time

LEE HORTON reports on the World Masters Essex squash player Averil Murphy became a record five-times world champion yesterday when she was crowned WSF World Masters Champ in Hong Kong. While Australia swept the board with 17 medals – seven of them gold –  it was Averil, who plays Essex League squash at Woodford Wells, South African Craig van



WHY LOZZA LOVES SHABS, HATES ARSENAL AND SAYS SQUASH IS JUST LIKE PINBALL

In the first of a new series of articles, we put former WSA world No 34 player Lauren (Lozza) Selby under the microscope in a quick-fire round of Questions & Answers. Each week we’ll be putting a different Essex coach in the hot seat to find out what they like, why they do it and what



County trials part 2. Head for the Garrison this Sunday

Essex Junior Squash is casting its net again to find the next generation of potential squash stars. After the success of our first set of open trials at Connaught last month, our county coaches will be scouting for more talent this Sunday (July 13th) at The Garrison courts in Colchester. The trials are open to ANY player under the



Essex produce power show to retain Harrow Cup

Report by LAUREN SELBY, Essex coach and Harrow Cup organiser Essex, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk met for a battle of the counties at Ipswich Sports Club on Sunday, an annual event organised by Off The Wall Squash for the prestigious Harrow Cup. The event originally started over 10 years ago by Paul Selby, when he was the Regional Coach.



Essex on the rise in July England rankings

Essex has increased the numbers of players currently ranked by England Squash and Rackets to 58. The July listings show a rise of 12 players in the national rankings, further sign of the progress the county is making. ENGLAND RANKINGS JULY 2014 (Essex players) Under-11 Boys: Joel Braddock (4); Michael Tallentire (18); Max Hyde (27); Zaid



Kingswood claim first South Essex Junior League title

Report by KERRY MUNN (Squash coach at Club Kingswood) The final event of the inaugural South Essex Junior League took place at LA Fitness Thorpe Bay on Saturday with teams from Bannantynes/Thurrock, LA Fitness Thorpe Bay, Brentwood School, Springhealth Chelmsford and Club Kingswood taking part. The league is for development juniors, year 10 and below (the



Nour and Diego top seeds at World Juniors

Diego Elias and Nour El Sherbini are set for historic success in next month’s WSF World Junior Squash Championships in Namibia according to the draws for the sport’s first ever world championship to be held in the southern African country announced today by the World Squash Federation. The Men’s & Women’s World Junior Individual Championships will take place at the Wanderers Sports Club in the capital Windhoek from 10-15