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Monthly archives: November, 2015

Essex star Peter Barker calls time on his professional career

Former world no. 5 Peter Barker from Essex has announced his retirement from squash after more than 13 years competing on the international scene. The 32-year-old who turned pro in 2002, is retiring due to persistent injury and will formally bow out following next week’s Hong Kong Open.   Barker said, “I think it’s been apparent for



WHAT’S ON…ALL YOUR DIARY DATES FOR 2016

EJS Calendar 5th/6th East Regional Training- Luton   6th Grand Prix Series- Maldon Park Drive   12th Mega Series- Kingswood   13th Six Counties Friendly Series- Ipswich   19th Redbridge Junior Open   27th-29th Silver tournaments- Brighton & Pontefract     2-6th British Junior Open   9th/10th East Regional Training- Norwich   10th Essex Trials-



BOOM…ESSEX CELEBRATE GLORIOUS INTER-COUNTY SUCCESS

LEE HORTON reporting ESSEX squash is celebrating its finest set of Inter-Counties results in years after three of our teams marched into the National Finals and another two (possibly three) teams making the Trophy Finals. The performances had county-coach Lauren Selby brimming with pride and full of praise. “I can’t tell you how proud we are of all our



Five Essex wins at record-breaking East Regionals

ESSEX players bagged five first-place finishes at the weekend’s East Regional Championships in Ipswich which attracted an amazing number of entries, over 50 per cent up on last year. The two-day event, organised for the first time by Colchester based Off the Wall Squash Academy, ran with precision timing with almost 150 players competing in more than 300 matches



England Squash rebrand with a new name

  The sporting organisation – formerly known as England Squash & Racketball – today unveiled a new name: England Squash, in a bid to be more representative of its membership and drive new fans to the sports. The name change comes after extensive research and insight work was carried out by England Squash, which consisted



Tiptree Heath on top after round one of Lexden Cup

  PAUL ALLEN REPORTING Eleven teams of Year 5-6 boys and girls from eight different primary schools competed in the first day of the ‘Lexden Cup’ mini squash tournament at Lexden Rackets and Fitness club last Friday.  The tournament is an extension of a squash-in-schools outreach programme in the North Essex area which sees our squash coaches going



WHY REGIONAL SQUASH IS CRUCIAL TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR BEST PLAYERS

LAUREN SELBY GIVES HER VIEW ON THE IMPORTANCE OF REGIONAL SQUASH I’ve been itching to write a blog for weeks but the subject matter hasn’t jumped out at me. Girls in sport….I could talk all day, Squash and the Olympic bid….I will let the big boys handle that. Yesterday, however, I sat for the majority



EAST REGIONAL DRAW IS RELEASED

The OTWS East Regional Closed is hurtling towards us with more than 140 players heading for Ipswich Sports Club this weekend. The squash club on Henley Road will host the ESR RANKING EVENT on the 14th-15thNovember, featuring categories of Boys/Girls U9, U11, U13, U15, U17, U19. Below you’ll find the draws that in PDF format, which you can



Daryl joins new-look PSA board

English World No.15 Daryl Selby from Essez was one of a trio of new faces elected onto the Professional Squash Association’s (PSA) Board of Directors as officially confirmed during the association’s annual AGM held in Doha, Qatar on Friday October 30. The 32-year-old is joined on the nine-strong board by J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions Director



THIS SEASON’S ROMAN CUP KICKS INTO ACTION

After months of anticipation, the first round of the Roman Cup started on Thursday. The event is a primary school squash competition run by Off The Wall Squash and is now in its third year. The coaching programme and Roman Cup competition has produced a number of Essex’s up-and-coming players, this year there is hope of even



MANNINGTREE SCHOOL TAKE NATIONALS BY STORM

REPORT BY TIM BARROTT For the first time, Manningtree High School entered the National Schools Squash Championship with a Girls’ Under 15 team. The 5 girl team (which included four girls who had started to play squash whilst at St Mary’s Primary School, Ardleigh), led by Elli Barrott included Hattie Callen, Hannah Morley, Ruby-Mae Hudson



Epping Grand Prix unearths more Essex talent

Epping Squash Club hosted round two of this season’s Essex Junior Grand Prix on Sunday with an array of new faces and winners highlighting the growth of the popular event. Open to junior players not currently aligned to county squads, the Grand Prix is in its second season and has already unearthed some exciting talent. And if



Alice Green crowned British Champ as Essex players shine in Manchester

ESSEX players emerged from this weekend’s British Junior Championships in Manchester with success, near misses, huge amounts of praise and no shortage of memories after a tournament that showcased the best young players in the nation. And leading the county parade was Billericay’s Alice Green who stormed to the British Under-15 title without dropping a single