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Monthly archives: February, 2017

Essex Junior Open draw has been made

It’s all systems go for this weekend’s Essex Junior Open at The Cpl Budd VC Gymnasium, Berechurch Road, Colchester CO2 9RQ.   We have received a large number of entries and as a result have a packed schedule, please report to the tournament desk at least 20 minutes before your first match (please note that for 9am



Essex Under-15 and U-17’s turn on the heat at chilly Brunel

TIM BARROTT REPORTING Essex’s U15 and U17 teams made their way to Brunel University Sports Centre, Uxbridge on 22 January for the second stage of the Inter County Tournament with Kent and Middlesex. The first stage for the teams, which comprise two boys and two girls, had been held in December at Connaught and the



Final weekend to enter Essex Junior Open

The Essex Junior Open broke all entry records last season and hopes are high that year’s event reaches the same heights. The showpiece tournament will again be held at the Colchester Garrison with the action set for March 4th and 5th. We are also thrilled that our new sponsors, Miles Smith Insurance Group will be backing the tournament



Record entry for Garrison Essex Junior Grand Prix series

REPORT BY DAVID HARRIS The Essex Junior Squash Grand Prix season saw its largest entry of the year when we took over the impressive courts at The Garrison in Colchester, home of Off The Walls Squash, on Sunday February 5th. The GP series is designed to provide competition for the next generation of young players. Aimed



Essex’s Lauren Briggs crowned British National 035 Champion

LEE HORTON REPORTS Essex’s Lauren Briggs added the British National Championship Over-35 title to her amazing list of title victories when she swept all before in Manchester at the weekend.. Lauren, a former professional tour player who trains at The Connaught Club in Chingford, finished second in last year’s World Masters in South Africa but



Essex U11’s triumph at South-East GP as U13’s lose by one game

REPORT BY DAVID HARRIS Last weekend development teams from our Under 11 and under 13 teams headed off to Rodmersham Squash Club in Kent for the first in a series of Grand Prix style friendlies against Middlesex, Surrey and Kent. Teams of three boys and two girls in each category take on similar teams from



Essex make their mark at Inter-County Finals

ESSEX fielded four teams at the recent Inter-County Finals marking another tremendous year for the county’s junior squash players. The main event – the National Finals – were held at Pontefract in Yorkshire and saw our Under-13 girls in action alongside the Essex Under-17’s team. Elsewhere, the Essex Under-13’s ‘B’ team and our Under-15 girls



Essex Squash 200 Club winners for December and January

TIM BARROTT REPORTS The draws for the December and January rounds of the Essex Junior Squash 200 club were made by several junior players at last weekend’s Essex Junior Grand Prix event at the Colchester Garrison. The winners are as follows: December 3rd, £20 Wand, no 7 2nd, £30 D.Harris, no 5 1st, £40 Dina Mistry, no



Manningtree High School girls head for national finals

The girls of Manningtree High School will be flying the flag for Essex at this year’s England Schools Squash Championshis finals. The team of Elli Barrott, Hattie Callen, Hannah Morley, Libby Connor and Rosie Snook, who are all Essex Junior Squash county players, secured their place in the national Under 15’s finals with a resounding 5-0



Jonah Barrington student renovates squash courts to inspire Essex youngsters

A former professional rugby player-turned sports coach who was taught squash by Jonah Barrington as a junior has renovated courts at his Essex school to bring through a new generation of young players. Chris Garstin was forced to retire after a series of concussions but has found a new passion in introducing schoolboys to the