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Monthly archives: April, 2015

Final Essex Junior Grand Prix promises to be a thriller

The fifth and final Essex Junior Squash Grand Prix event takes place at the Garrison in Colchester this Sunday between 09:30 and 15:00. It is the culmination of a ground-breaking idea launched to encourage and inspire young players who are relatively new to squash competition. Points from the five stages, held at clubs around the county, will be combined and counted towards



Richie Fallows makes Brit U-23 final but falls to Declan James

Nottinghamshire’s Declan James and Derbyshire’s Millie Tomlinson thoroughly justified their top seedings in the British Under-23 Championships at Hunts County Squash Club yesterday by easing to victory in their respective finals. Both won in straight games, Tomlinson beating Surrey’s Alison Thomson, a joint third seed, 11-6, 11-8, 11-7 in 44 minutes, while James defeated Richie



Record entry at Woodford Wells for latest Essex Grand Prix series

REPORT BY DAVID HARRIS Woodford Wells Squash Club staged  the penultimate round of the 2014/2015 Essex Junior Squash Grand Prix series on Sunday,  an event designed to provide competition for the next generation of young players. Aimed at youngsters who have yet to wear county colours, the Grand Prix competition is being staged over six months at



Hannah, Mikayla and Alice cap a glorious weekend for Essex squash

Another massive weekend of squash for Essex junior players saw our young stars shine across the UK and abroad as the county’s reputation continues to grow. In Grantham, the Essex girl’s team of Hannah Morley, Mikayla Mann and Alice Lindsay were the talk of the England Under-11 Festival as they conquered everything before them to reach the showpiece



Essex celebrating County Cup successes

ESSEX junior teams were on fire again at the weekend securing two prestigious County Cup titles as well as a runners-up place cementing our position as one of the strongest counties in the country. The Essex Under-13’s and Under-17’s were jubilant after downing strong rivals Yorkshire to lift their respective titles while our Under-15’s were only just edged



Full-house for Essex juniors at Lee on Solent

Essex pulled off a 1-2-3-4 at the Lee-on-Solent Silver tournament at the weekend as the county continued its run of success around the country. Alice Green from Club Kingswood totally dominated the U-15 girls’ event powering to the winner’s rostrum without dropping a single game. Her 3-0 final win over Oxfordshire’s Eve Coxon reflecting her hold



Fun, sweat and cheers as Laura and Nicolette top the bill at Essex Ladies Day

FORMER world champion Laura Massaro added a touch of class to a women’s tournament at Bishop’s Stortford Squash & Racketball Club over the Easter weekend staging an exhibition match against World No.20 Nicolette Fernandes, from Guyana. Previous Stortford club coach Lauren Selby, together with the Essex Junior Squash Committee, had signed the two big names to headline



Find out what happened when Ben of the Beeb took on our Alice

BBC Essex radio reporter Ben Fryer is seldom short of words but there was a definite cough, wheeze and splutter in his delivery after he spent Tuesday morning on a squash court with England Junior U-15 champion Alice Green. Plucky Ben has decided to try out 10 different sports as part of a ‘Beat Ben’ series



Off the Wall Squash turn back the clock with launch of Junior Progress Awards

Three of the best squash players in the world are backing an exciting new free training concept designed to challenge and boost the skills of junior players around the globe. Commonwealth Games medallists Peter Barker and Daryl Selby from Essex and Australia’s Cameron Pilley believe the Junior Progress Awards, launched this week by squash and



Roman Cup showcases success of schools’ squash programme

REPORT By LAUREN SELBY Recently there has been much talk about the quality of primary school sport and the opportunities available to children. The Roman Cup inter-school squash competition, held at the Garrison in Colchester, certainly provided that sporting opportunity. From the February half term to Easter, the schools involved took part in three rounds



Who wants to appear in a BBC video about squash?

Calling all Essex/Suffolk junior squash players. Ben Fryer (right) from BBC Essex has challenged Alice Green to a game of squash on Tuesday 7 April at 10.00am at The Garrison in Colchester as part of his “Beat Ben” series. A short video is being produced in an attempt to get as many likes and shares on