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Monthly archives: November, 2016

Squash is the best exercise to prolong life study reveals

Regularly playing racket sports almost halves the risk of dying by any cause study shows. Scientists have narrowed down the sports and types of exercise that are linked to significantly lower odds of dying before those who do not do those activities. Racket sports, swimming, aerobics and cycling seem to be the best for prolonging

Essex girls heading for Inter-Counties Finals weekend

IT was a weekend of triumph for Essex Junior girls with THREE of our teams booking their places in next January’s Inter-Counties Championships National Finals. Two teams – our Under-17’s and Under-13’s first team – have made it through to ICC Finals while our Under-13’s second team are through to the Trophy Finals, an amazing

Essex boys miss out on Inter-County finals

IT was a tough weekend for Essex boys’ teams in the Inter County Championships as our players battled it out in Stage Two of the competition. The Essex Under-13’s led by coach Dave Webster and our Under-15’s under the guidance of Paul Selby both came within one place of reaching the national finals in January

Essex players shine at East Regionals

The East Regional Junior Championships was held at Ipswich Sports Club on Friday 5th and Sunday 6th of November. with over 130 entrants in all age groups from U9 to U19. Aliza Sheikh (U-13), Harry Kitchens (U-17) and Aaron Allpress (U-19) claimed notable victories for Essex while Joel Braddock (U-13), Hanna Morley (U-13),  Ollie Green

Jahangir Khan 555 book reveals an amazing era in squash

Jahangir Khan and Geoff Hunt   By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Today sees the publication of a book that celebrates the phenomenal achievements of Pakistani squash legend Jahangir Khan, who won 10 British Open titles in a row and went unbeaten for a five-and-a-half-year spell of total domination. It has been a real pleasure

Newbies make their mark at Grand Prix Three

Round Three of the 2016/2017 Essex Junior Squash Grand Prix season headed off to a new venue for the series, Clements Squash Club, Clement Hall in Hockley, Essex where the event welcomed a reduce field due to the Regional Championships but a few new faces. The Essex Junior Squash Grand Prix series is designed to provide

French leader is new President of World Squash Federation

The new WSF leadership: Gar Holohan, Huang Ying How, Jacques Fontaine and Pablo Serna By HOWARD HARDING Today’s Annual General Meeting of the World Squash Federation elected a new President to succeed N. Ramachandran following the completion of the Indian’s second and final four-year term. Jacques Fontaine becomes the Federation’s ninth President since the WSF’s

Massaro and Matthew named as Team England Athlete Ambassadors for Gold Coast 2018

Laura Massaro and Nick Matthew have been announced as key members of the Team England Athlete Ambassador programme, which will see Commonwealth Games England (CGE) work closely with 30 English athletes in the build-up to the Gold Coast Games. Commonwealth Games England’s President Denise Lewis who is leading the programme and will work with Ambassadors

England Squash allow girls to compete in inter-county boys’ comps

Following a large number of requests, girls aged under 19 in all age groups are now permitted to compete in Inter-County boys’ competitions with immediate effect. This ground-breaking decision by England Squash is based upon years of feedback from players, coaches and captains, and supports our commitment to developing girls squash and breaking down the

The Off The Wall Squash Player for October is Michael Tallentire

Michael Tallentire has been attending the OTWS squads since the start of the academy. In this time he has not only improved his quality of squash but also his maturity and attitude towards training. Michael has silky skills and likes to play with lots of variety which makes for exciting squash. Recently Michael has trained really

Inter-Counties Stage Two match-ups announced

The line-ups for Stage Two of the Inter-Counties Championships have been decided with nine Essex teams in action across the South of England. We have FIVE teams vying for a place in the National Finals and three going for honours in the Trophy event for teams that did not top the groups after Stage One.