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Monthly archives: December, 2015

ESSEX JUNIORS TARGETING BRITISH JUNIOR OPEN AT SHEFFIELD

EIGHT Essex players are in the draw for the prestigious Tecnifibre British Junior Open championships which returns to Sheffield for the 21st consecutive year from 2nd to 6th January. The prestigious platinum event, which was first held back in 1923, plays host to more than 400 of the world’s top junior squash players from 35 nations.



PSA sign major deal with Eurosport

The PSA have heralded a major new agreement with Eurosport as a move that will “transform the face of the sport’s global broadcast presentation,” according to CEO Alex Gough. The agreement will result in a major increase in the amount of live coverage of major tournaments throughout the European broadcasting region, plus an extended package of highlights



Essex U-13’s claim 6-counties glory and U-11’s go agonisingly close

DAVID HARRIS reporting The second round of 6 Counties Squash Grand Prix series organised by Essex Junior Squash took place this weekend Sunday 13th December with U11 and U13 teams from Kent, Middlesex, Suffolk, Surrey and Essex battling for honours. Played at the Ipswich Squash Club the series has been set up to feature Inter



Tiptree Heath hang on to land NEPSS Lexden Cup

Last Friday saw the culmination of the thrilling North Essex Primary School Squash (NEPSS) ‘Lexden Cup’ competition.  The eleven teams from eight different primary schools around the local area battled for their finishing positions leaving tournament director Paul Allen beaming:” Over the three dates, the standard of play among the children has continued to rise while the



Epping hosts England Squash programme to find new leaders

EPPING was the venue for a pilot England Squash programme designed to recruit new squash leaders at leisure centres around the country with the aim of increasing participation in the sport. Over 40 new Squash Leaders  took part part of the Public Facility Workforce programme at four different venues: Epping Sports Centre, Olympian Leisure Centre, Didcot Leisure Centre



ACTIVE PEOPLE SURVEY REVEALS INCREASE IN SQUASH PARTICIPATION

The latest figures from Sport England’s Active People Survey (APS) reveal 224,000 adults are playing squash at least once per week in England, an increase of more than 27,000 compared to last year. Participation amongst the 16-34 age category saw the biggest increase of almost 40%. Keir Worth, Chief Executive, England Squash said, “We are



ESSEX TRIALS FOR PLAYERS UNDER-13

  Essex Junior Squash is again casting its net to find the next generation of potential squash stars. We are staging another trials day where ANY player under the age of 13 and not already identified as County standard can come along and show our coaches how good you are. There’s no charge and it’s open to



SCHOOLS SQUASH FINALS RAISE THE ROOF AT COLCHESTER GARRISON

LEE HORTON reports from Roman Cup Finals THE Colchester Garrison shook and the decibel levels hit treble figures last week as more than 150 schoolkids played out the final chapter of this season’s Off The Wall Squash Roman Cup competition, fast becoming the number one sporting event in the schools’ calendar. The finals saw 19 teams going



Christmas doubles on the menu at Lexden

Lexden Squash Club is running a Christmas doubles evening on Thursday 17th December. It’s open to members and non members and entry is just £6 per player which includes free food, Fireside Ale,mince pies and prizes. Choose your partner and sign up either for elite or expert category. Both will have two pools, each with four teams. So all teams play at least 3



Alex Banhidai leads Essex trophy charge at Bishops Stortford

ESSEX players were out in force at this year’s Tom Elton Barratt Junior Squash Championships at Bishops Storford on Sunday collecting a hatful of trophies. Alex Banhidai, who trains at Stortford but plays for Essex, was in convincing form in the boys’ Under-11’s coming through the field unscathed to finish in top spot. He is pictured above collecting



Harry Kitchens narrowly edged out of Surrey title

SOUTHEND’S Harry Kitchens reached his sixth final of the season at the weekend after battling through to the Virgin Active Surrey Health and Racquets Club final shootout. Harry, who pretty much trains alone with so few junior players in his part of the county, produced some solid squash throughout to make the final but went down 3-1



Exciting action as Clements host Kingswood and Bannatynes

By DANIEL HORSCROFT Clements Juniors Squash Club recently hosted a friendly competition with clubs from the local area, Kingswood (Basildon) and Bannatynes (Chafford Hundred).   The event was held to allow all juniors of all ages and abilities to play squash in a friendly environment but still have that competitive spirit that resides in all squash players.