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Monthly archives: August, 2015

Richie Fallows drawn against world number one at British GP

RICHIE FALLOWS, the former top Essex junior who is now making a name for himself on the PSA circuit, has drawn the golden ticket at next month’s  $70,000 AJ Bell British Squash Grand Prix in Manchester. Richie, currently world ranked number 76, has a delicious if daunting first-round match against none other than Mohamed El Shorbagy,



MONTHLY AWARDS ON OFFER TO SQUASH CLUBS

Squash clubs in need of extra cash for small projects have until the end of September to apply for two monthly awards before the fund closes. Since May the MARS Milk Fund has been donating cash to sports individuals and clubs in need of additional funding at the end of each month, whether it be



North Essex Primary School Squash Calendar

Off The Wall Squash and Lexden Squash Club have been working together in order to develop the North Essex Primary School Squash Calendar. This joint venture is intended to present all the events available to primary school children in the North Essex area, which should allow parents to be able to encourage and plan for their children’s squash



How we did and what’s ahead for Essex Junior Squash

  Dear Players/Parents Last season was hugely successful thanks to the hard work of our volunteer committee supported by players and parents. With your continued support we hope that the coming season will be even better. We ran 9 Inter-County teams last season with some notable successes, in particular the U15 & U11 Girls teams who both lost



Essex Junior Squash Rankings August 2015



Coaching tips with Lee Drew: Working the back corners

ESR high performance coach Lee Drew discusses topical coaching issues At the highest level of the game you must utilise every movement to help with the next phase. A pause here or hesitation there will lead to your opponent nailing home an advantage. The back corners are often where opponents look to apply pressure. One



World Squash Day 2015: Get on the ball for Unicef

By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor World Squash Day 2015 promises to be one of the biggest, most action-packed events on the sport’s calendar. National Squash Federations and clubs all over the world are busy making plans to promote the sport on Saturday 10th October. A major development this year sees everyone involved in World



PSA announce TV breakthrough

The Professional Squash Association (PSA) have announced that squash will become the first racket sport ever to be broadcast live in UltraHD in the UK. The historic broadcast will occur during the 2015 AJ Bell British Squash Grand Prix, which takes place in Manchester this September, when the semi-finals and final will be shown live



BARKER BIDS FOR FIRST TITLE OF 2015 IN COLOMBIA

Essex’s Peter Barker will attempt to win his first PSA Tour title of 2015 this week in the $50,000 Colombian Open in Bogota. The world no.7 is the second favourite behind home hope Miguel Angel Rodriguez, a three-time winner of the PSA M50 tournament. The 31-year-old left-hander, who defeated Rodriguez in the final of the



Egypt girls retain World Junior Team title

Favourites Egypt beat USA 2-0 in the final of the WSF Women’s World Junior Team Squash Championship to claim the World Squash Federation title for a record seventh time – and fifth time in a row – at the Squashtime Centre in Eindhoven in the Netherlands. It was the third consecutive final between the two



ENGLAND SQUASH ANNOUNCE MAJOR INVESTMENT IN REGIONAL FORUMS

England Squash & Racketball have announced a £150,000 investment to empower County Associations and significantly improve the working relationship between ESR and the network of County Associations. This investment into eight Regional Forums will enable County Associations to take ownership of how the sport is developed across their region. Each forum will meet three times



ENGLAND’S WORLD FINAL BID DASHED BY USA AGAIN

England’s hopes of reaching their first World Junior Women’s Team Championship final since 2001 were ended by the USA in the Netherlands at the semi-final stage for the second successive tournament. After England’s 2-1 loss to the Americans in the last four two years ago in Poland, the second favourites went one better in Eindhoven with