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Monthly archives: January, 2015

Impressive Owain sends a message to Wales selectors

Essex Under-19 Champion Owain Taylor celebrated entering the great world of senior squash last week, (he was 19 and one day) by finishing third in this season’s senior Welsh Closed. Owain’s impressive performance was a  timely reminder to the Welsh Senior Team’s selectors ahead of the Denmark European teams event event in Division 1 later this year. Owain is



Time to sign up for Connaught Junior Open

There’s still a week before the closing date for next month’s popular Connaught Junior Open run by Dave Webster. February 4th is the cut-off date to sign up for the Chingford event which takes place on Saturday Feb 14th and Sunday Feb 15th. Dave is running age-group events for boys and girls Under 19’s, U-17’s,



Book now for the Canary Wharf experience

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to play on a glass court like the pros? Watch a worldclass match live? Ask a pro those burning questions? Well now you can… The Canary Wharf Classic is completely SOLD OUT for all dates, but Off The Wall Squash has 45 tickets (30 juniors, 15 adults) available on Monday 23rd March, for what



Essex U13 boys gain experience in trophy final

PAUL ALLEN reporting This year’s boys’ U13 county campaign was always going to be tough with all bar one player in the squad only just turning eleven.   Despite giving their opponents an age advantage it turned out to be a very rewarding season.   After coming a close second in both stages one and



Tough beat for Barker as Miguel wins 120-min epic

Colombian World No.8 Miguel Angel Rodriguez became the first ever South American squash player to reach the quarter-finals of a PSA World Series event after beating Essex’s Peter Barker in a 120-minute epic at the J.P Morgan Tournament of Champions in New York. Two of the fittest and most fluid movers on tour, the duo



Brave Essex girls miss National crown by narrowest of margins

ESSEX Under-15 girls battled their hearts out before surrendering the National Inter-Counties squash crown to home team Yorkshire at the prestigious finals in Pontefract on Sunday. It was a valiant effort by the Essex team who missed out on the biggest prize in county squash by the narrowest of margins with Yorkshire taking the title 3-2. “We are



Essex girls fired up for Inter-Counties finals at Pontefract

Essex Squash girls’ under-15’s have a crack at the biggest prize in English Inter-Counties competition at the weekend when they fly the county flag at the National finals in Pontefract in Yorkshire. The seven-girl squad of Alice Green, Ellie Hewes, Elise Lazarus, Paige McEvoy, Piper Tatum, India Webb and Eleanor White have stormed through the



ESSEX JUNIOR SQUASH LAUNCHES OWN BRANDED SPORTSWEAR

ESSEX JUNIOR SQUASH is pleased to unveil its latest innovative idea…our very own line of branded sportswear. After a ton of requests from parents and young players alike, we have launched our own online shop where were plan to offer a whole host of Essex Junior Squash branded squash goodies. We’ll be scouting for the best deals and



JUNIOR GRAND PRIX SERIES HEADS FOR LEXDEN

THE SECOND Essex Junior Squash Grand Prix Squash Series event, aimed at players School Year 10 and under who have yet to play competitive squash for the county, is just three weeks away. Following the success of the opening event at Club Kingswood in November, the centre of attention switches to Colchester’s Lexden Club where



Take it to the limit…How Nick Matthew trains for squash

Are you fit enough for squash? Three-time world champion Nick Matthew tells us how he’s pushed to his physical limit. If your matches are harder than training sessions, you’re not working hard enough. I always attempt to go above and beyond what I experience in a match because that gives me the mental strength to tire



ESR INVITE NOMINATIONS FOR AWARDS

Nominations for the 2014/15 ESR Coaching and Volunteer Awards are now open. This year, in recognition of the unbelievable support that volunteers provide to squash and racketball, we have also included the additional category of National Volunteer of the Year. There have been some subtle changes to this year’s nomination form and we hope we have made



MASSARO TARGETS TITLES AND WORLD No.1 SPOT

Laura Massaro, who this month lost her world no.2 ranking to Egypt’s Raneem El Welily, is aiming to get it back – and then to bid for the no.1 spot held by Malaysia’s Nicol David. The 31-year-old from Lancashire (pictured above left) has been world champion – winning the 2013 event staged last March –