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Monthly archives: October, 2015

Essex send strong squad to British Championships

FIFTEEN players from Essex head to the Technifibre British Junior Championships in Manchester this weekend. Last year’s Under-15 champion Elise Lazarus has stepped up an age-group and opens her U-17 campaign against Yorkshire’s Charlotte Jager with 3-4 seed Amy Jones from Bucks awaiting the winner. Billericay’s Alice Green is bidding to add the Under-15 title to


The Canary Wharf Squash Classic is back in 2016, bigger and better than ever. The annual stampede for tickets has already started. And, with increased prize money, organisers are confident of attracting a top-class field to London’s most popular tournament. The 2016 event takes place from March 7-11 at one of the sport’s most iconic


PHIL LAVENDER got his hands on the main prize after a high-absobing handicap tournament at Connaught on Sunday. The event, run by Connaught squash guru Dave Webster, attracted an impressive field of talent including the Lemom siblings, Sophie and Alex, Jason Friend and top county junior Elise Lazarus, A week ago, Elise captured the England

Times, dates and places for your squash diary

Just a quick reminder that we have County Training this coming Sunday. Schedule as follows:  Age Group Time Venue Girls 9am-11am Garrison U11 Boys 10am-12pm Lexden Girls Development   11am – 1pm   Garrison U13 Boys 12pm-2pm Lexden U15 Boys 2pm-4pm Lexden U17/19 Boys 1pm-3pm Garrison Cpl Budd VC Gymnasium, Colchester Garrison CO2 9RQ Lexden

Terrific start for Essex kids in Six-Counties Grand Prix

The inaugural Six Counties Squash Grand Prix series, organised by Essex Junior Squash, took place last weekend with U11 and U13 teams from Kent, Middlesex, Suffolk, Surrey and Essex battling for honours. Played over two venues at Oakleigh Park and Hazelwood Squash Clubs, the series has been set up to feature Inter County Squad players on


ESSEX pro Ben Coleman and Yathreb Adel became the 2015 Wimbledon Cup Champion on Sunday. The event, sponsored by Ryan Leisure Acivities Ltd, Russell-Cooke Solicitors, Equity Invest, The University of Roehampton and Unibet was a great success and both finals lived up to the excitement. Ben, the number two seed, was the favourite going into the


RICHARD MARTIN REPORTING At the weekend the Essex U13 boys, parents and coach Paul Allen headed down to Hertfordshire for stage One of county championships. The team of Ollie Green, Joel Braddock, Michael Tallentire, Harry Martin, Zaid Mushtaq and Ryan McCoy were all looking forward to a great day of squash. Host county Hertfordshire entertained us,


In the city that gave birth to legendary movie franchise Rocky it was Essex star Daryl Selby who held firm to land the knockout blow against South African Stephen Coppinger in a brutal 92-minute battle in the second round of the 2015 Delaware Investments US Open at Philadelphia’s Drexel University. Almost exactly twelve months since they

Off The Wall Squash to run East Regional programme

Off The Wall Squash has been given the opportunity to run the East Regional programme for the season ahead after England Squash and Racketball decided to bring in outside partners to take charge of the organisation. The Colchester Garrison based squash academy will be running the Regional Closed on the 14th /15th November at Ipswich Sports Club,

Essex Under-17 boys make coach Dave Webster very proud

DAVE WEBSTER REPORTING ESSEX’S Under-17’s were in sparkling form in their first-stage Inter-Counties match notching back-to-back 5-0 victories to ease into Stage Two with plenty to spare. Surrey B vs Essex The first match saw Connor Adams, our number 3 string, open the Essex account with a hugely impressive 3-0 win over Will Rowe, 11-0, 11-3, 11-1. That was

BOOM: Our Under-15 boys are dominant at Ipswich

LAUREN SELBY REPORTS FROM IPSWICH In the absence of my dad, Paul, I happily stepped in to coach the boys U15 team on Sunday at Ipswich Sports Club. Before he jetted off to the US Open to do the three things he loves the most (drink coffee, talk and watch squash), I was given the full

Mikayla, Alice and Brooke do Essex proud at Luton

JO MANN and WILL SOUTHWORTH REPORTING The Essex U-13 B’ team, comprising of Brooke Smith, Captain Mikayla Mann, Alice Lindsay and Coach Will Southworth all arrived at Lewsey Sports Park, Luton, nice and early and were promptly given a court for warm up. The girls were nervous but very eager to get their Inter-Counties stage one campaign

Elise and Jack lift national Racquetball title

LEE HORTON REPORTS ESSEX pair Elise Lazarus and Jack Jago were crowned England national racquetball doubles champions on Saturday after a punishing all-day tournament at The Connaught Club in Chingford. Elise, the reigning British Under-15 national squash champ, teamed up with former PSA tour player and current coach at Brentwood School Jack and blitzed their way

Inter-Counties action from the Garrison (Girls’ U-15 and U-13)

LAUREN SELBY REPORTS FROM THE GARRISON Girls’ U13A team   This weekend saw debuts for two out of the three players in the U13A team. Essex were hosting the tie at the Garrison in Colchester. The team consisted of Hannah Morley, Poppy Smee-Hotene and Olivia Broderick. Their first match on Saturday morning was against a

Tough going for Under-19 boys at Stortford

DAVID HARRIS REPORTS FROM BISHOPS STORTFORD Essex U-19’s faced stiff opposition in the first round of this season’s Inter-Counties at Bishops Stortfortd on Sunday but I was incredibly proud of the entire squad. They battled hard against some seriously tough opponents from Suffolk, Kent and Hertfordshire missing out on third place by just four points. Some great

Essex U-17’s power through to Inter-Counties round 2

ELLIE HEWES (AGED 12) REPORTS FROM ROUND ONE OF THE INTER-COUNTIES At the weekend, the Essex Girls’ Under 17 team hit the car to Wellingborough in Northamptonshire. The team included: 14-year-old, Alice Green, 12-year-old Ellie Hewes, 15-year-old Paige McCoy, 14-year-old Eleanor White and 14-year-old Georgia Smith. They were accompanied by Harwich coach, Chris Chitty, who

Essex players are impressive at Edgbaston Silver

DAVE KITCHENS REPORTS FROM EDGBASTON SILVER EVENT So, the eight Essex hopefuls made their way to Edgbaston over the weekend of October 2-4 for a ‘full’ Silver Event,( i.e. not split into two areas of the country) , which makes for a much more difficult proposition for those involved. Just making it into the draw directly is

Women’s Squash Evolution Series

Essex Junior Squash are spearheading a new Grand Prix Series, but this time aimed at women. The committee have supported a number of women & girls events over the past few years to try and encourage the fairer sex to take part in our beautiful game. This time, following on from the successful Junior Grand

Super Ben storms to Salt Lake City title

Essex’s Ben Coleman continued his giantkilling run in the $10,000 Salt Lake City Open in the USA last night to win his first PSA Tour title since February. The 24-year-old from Chelmsford followed up his surprise 3/1 win over top seed Henrik Mustonen (Finland) in the semi-finals by upsetting second favourite Martin Knight 3/2 in