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Monthly archives: September, 2015

Lexden backing World Squash Day with doubles event, rugby and a curry.

WORLD Squash Day is fast approaching and Lexden Squash Club in Colchester are getting into the spirit of things. Coach Paul Allen is running a doubles event combined with the dual delights of a curry and some World Cup Rugby. The perfect treble in our books. It’ll cost you £6 to enter and all profits



Essex players have gr-EIGHT expectations at Edgbaston

EIGHT Essex juniors head for the Edgbaston Priory Junior Open Silver this weekend carrying hope and form into the event following the action of last weekend’s Essex Junior Closed. Here, Dave Kitchens runs the rule over the draw and offers some insight into what’s in store for our players. Dave will also be reporting from the



Junior Closed produces fabulous festival of squash

Last weekend saw the Essex Junior Closed take place at Colchester Garrison. With almost 100 entries in all age categories, some highly competitive and absorbing squash was played by our Juniors. Winners GU11 Winner Renith Srindran r/up Lara Newton GU13 Winner Ellie Hewes r/up Hattie Callen GU15 Winner Paige McCoy r/up Eleanor White BU11 Winner Yusuf Sheikh



Off The Wall Squash and Polar Announce Partnership

Off The Wall Squash has gone into partnership with Polar, the world’s leading fitness technology company to provide regular use of heart- rate monitors to players at squad and training sessions.  The agreement was reached following successful trials at the recent OTWS training camp held in Cheshire where all players were provided with a Polar HR7 heart rate monitor to use during training, fitness testing and match play. 



Great turn out for Lauren’s women and girls event

Players from Essex, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire joined forces with squash fans in America, Canada, Barbados and Bermuda at the weekend to help promote Women’s Squash Week 2015. More than 30 players aged between eight and 68, hit the courts at Ipswich Sports Club for a full day’s competition organised by Colchester-based Off The Walls Squash Academy and supported by Active



HERE’S THE DRAW FOR ESSEX JUNIOR CLOSED

THE draw has been made for this weekend’s Essex Junior Closed and there looks to be some cracking match-ups in every age group. The entry numbers are extremely healthy, an encouraging 15.2 per cent UP on last year’s event. Great testimony to all the hard work players, coaches and organisers have put in over the past



Grand Prix Series off to a flying start at Woodford Wells.

This season’s Essex Junior Grand Prix Series got off to a great start at Woodford Wells Squash Club on Sunday with 34 kids taking part in Round One of the seven-event series. Congratulations to Year 6 winners Emma Logan and Sebastian Waugh. Year 8 winners Sophie Brame and Akash Shah and Year 10 winners Mary Kate-Lavery and



BRENTWOOD TARGET NATIONAL SCHOOLS’ TITLE UNDER JAGO

BRENTWOOD SCHOOL began their assault on the National Schools’ Squash Championships in impressive style last week with both their Under-15 and Under-19 teams delivering comprehensive first-round victories over Essex rivals Felsted. Brentwood reached the semi-finals of the prestigious event last season and head coach Jack Jago believes his squad can go all the way this



Super Owain turns on the style in Barcelona

Essex teenager Owain Taylor today pulled off a massive shock in the Barcelona PSA M5 qualifying event as he bridged a mammoth 147 place gap in the World Rankings to triumph over Richard Williams. Colchester-born Owain (ranked 377) surged into a one game lead before Williams, who lives in Spain,  clawed a game back to level proceedings. Taylor redoubled his



Next Junior Grand Prix is November 1st at Epping

  Following the huge success of our new Essex Junior Squash Grand Prix series in 2014/2015, this season’s event has been extended from 5 events to 7 events, covering more clubs in Essex to encourage more juniors to play and get involved. The GP series is aimed at players NOT playing or Training with any



Ellie Hewes lands Welsh Junior Open title

Great win for Colchester’s Ellie Hewes at last weekend’s Welsh Junior Open. She took out the number one seed in the under-13 final with a mature and determined performance bringing the Welsh title back across the border. Lexden’s Joel Braddock finished fourth after some notable wins, including a win over the Irish number two seed.



Essex women take up the squash challenge from America

Essex and Suffolk squash players are joining forces with sports fans in America, Canada, Barbados and Bermuda to help promote Women’s Squash Week 2015. Players in the US have staged events across the country for the past seven years promoting squash, voted the world’s healthiest sport, and have encouraged thousands of players, former players and newbies to hit the courts



Essex Junior Closed entries end on Monday Sept 14th

Essex Junior County Closed Championships 2015 SPONSORED BY ACTIVE ESSEX & EC3\Legal LLP Saturday September 26th & Sunday 27th  Closing date Monday Sept 14th   The 1st match times will be emailed by Mon 21st Sept.  Also online here Venue: Colchester Garrison Address: The Cpl Budd VC Gymnasium, Berechurch Road, Colchester CO2 9RQ Tournament Contact: Karen Selby :  or email: karenselby@gmx.com



It’s time to enter the East Regional Closed at Ipswich

Quick reminder to all eligible county players that the East Regional Closed takes place at Ipswich Sports Club on 14th-15th November this year. The ESR ranking event will feature Boys/Girls U9, U11, U13, U15, U17, costs £20 to enter and has a closing date of Monday 2nd November Players can only enter if they are eligible to play



Essex players produce the Ex-Factor in Devon as Ollie lands silver

REPORT BY DAVE KITCHENS A strong line-up of Essex players made their way south to the Exeter Silver at the weekend producing plenty of encouraging results that augers well for the new season. Kingswood’s Ollie Green (pictured above) was seeded one for the U-13 event and he made his way to the final without dropping a single game. In