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Monthly archives: April, 2016

Date change for Junior Grand Prix SEVEN

Please note that the final Grand Prix of the Season, Round 7 has been moved from Sunday 26th June to Sunday 3rd July. The venue remains the same, at The Colchester Garrison. GP6 will take place at Bishops Stortford Squash Club on Sunday 29th May 2016. Prize for the winners and runners-up in each year



Unbeaten Emma leads England to resounding Five-Nations victory

REPORT BY LEE HORTON EMMA BARTLEY’S international debut could not have gone better as she helped England retain the U13 and U15 Five Nations titles in dominant fashion at the weekend. Emma, from the Off The Wall Squash Academy in Colchester, was in action at Lilleshall National Sports Centre, where the Five Nations event provided the



England call Emma Bartley for 5-nationals international

EMMA BARTLEY, from the Colchester Off The Wall Squash Academy, has been called up to represent England this weekend in a five-nations international event at Lilleshall. Emma, aged just 11, will compete against France, Scotland, Ireland and Wales in the under-13 event which will feature many of the top junior players in Europe. Lauren Selby,



Alice wins Ipswich silver and there’s plenty else for Essex to cheer

THERE were some notable performances by Essex players at last weekend’s Ipswich Junior Open Silver event at Ipswich Squash Club and Martlesham Leisure Club. Reports praised the excellent organisation of the popular event and our players certainly flourished at the three-day England Squash sanctioned tournament. Billericay’s Alice Green (pictured left) celebrated her 15th birthday by



Ben lands Dulwich Open but Elise grabs headlines too

ESSEX pair Ben Coleman and Elise Lazarus were the talk of the Dulwich Open at the weekend. The 2016 edition of the Harvey & Wheeler sponsored professional event saw a new winner inscribed on each trophy, with Chelmsford’s Ben going one better than in 2015 in the men’s event and Georgina Kennedy lifting the inaugural Women’s Dulwich Open.



Essex players shine among England’s best at Under-11 Festival

REPORTS BY PAUL ALLEN AND DAVID HARRIS LAST weekend saw the England Squash U11 Festival take place in Warwick and Kenilworth. The festival is the national U11 Inter County championships for this age group and features the country’s top U11 players and with Essex entering three teams, expectations were high of top eight finishes for all our



Essex B teams deliver inspiring performances in Kent

Two Essex B teams produced some terrific performances for the county on a road trip to Poult Wood Squash, Tonbridge Kent on Sunday. It was a long, action-filled day with every player chalking up six matches apiece. Safe to say that every ounce of energy was left on the court. Our Under-17s were agonisingly nudged out



New names on the winners’ board at Grand Prix Series 5

REPORT BY DAVID HARRIS Despite the Easter holidays, the volunteers of Team EJS had their work cut out with 34 players at Round 5 of the Essex Grand Prix series at The Connaught Club last weekend with kids from school years 4 through to 10 playing over a hundred matches across five groups in the space



Record number of Essex players ranked by England

A RECORD 96 junior players from Essex are featured in this month’s England Squash rankings. It is a major coup for the county which is becoming one of the strongest junior forces in the UK and is being lauded as a successful blueprint by other counties around the British Isles. Essex can boast no fewer that 10



Essex foursome target British Under-23’s

ESSEX has a quartet of players in the draw for this weekend’s British Under-23 National Championships at Hunts County Squash Club in Cambridgeshire. Richie Fallows is second seed in the men’s event which also features Lexden’s Aaron Allpress who opens his account against Hamish Falconer of Lincoln. And Essex teenagers Elise Lazarus and Alice Green line



Elli Barrott and Lara Newton land their first titles

TWO ESSEX juniors are this week celebrating their first ever Bronze event successes. Lara Newton from Mersea Island and Chelmsford’s Elli Barrott (pictured above) are two of the county’s hardest working and most dedicated players and they had their efforts rewarded with successes at the Moreton Hall and Boston events respectively. Lara won all four of her matches



Essex launch new kit range in partnership with iProsport

This weekend at the Essex Junior Open will see the official launch of the new Essex Junior Squash kit range.      EJS in partnership with iProsports are pleased to announce the launch of our new range of kit available via the club zone link detailed below.   http://www.iprosports.co.uk/club-zone/essex-squash/   Kit can be purchased from the website