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Monthly archives: April, 2017

england squash make changes to junior competition pathway

ENGLAND SQUASH is implementing a number of significant changes to their junior competition pathway for the coming season. It’s fair to say that the changes have not met with universal approval leaving many counties, coaches and players unhappy with the decisions taken.  However, for the purpose of unvarnished reporting, below is the statement from England



Grand Prix Entry Technical Error

Just when you don’t need it (!!)- we’ve had a technical issue with the entry software for the Grand Prix Series which has meant the system is currently down. We’ve got clever people trying to fix the problem, but it is unlikely to be back up and running until Saturday morning. We’re so sorry for



Elise and Alice draw praise for England Euro performances

REPORT BY LEE HORTON Essex pair Elise Lazarus and Alice Green produced some amazing performances wearing England colours at last week’s European U-19 Championships in Portugal. Despite being two of the youngest members of the squad, Alice was 15 and Elise 16, the duo surpassed all expectations only losing to eventual individual tournament winner, Cristina Gomez of



Daryl selected for England’s Euro Team title defence

Essex’s Daryl Selby spearheads a strong English line-up in the month’s European team Championships in Finlanbd. British Open finalists Nick Matthew and Sarah-Jane Perry will lead out their teams in Helsinki after their recent successes, but champion Laura Massaro misses out due to a busy schedule. Team England will comprise of: MEN: Nick Matthew, James



JESSICA CROWNED NATIONAL IAPS GIRLS’ CHAMPION

REPORT BY RICHARD PILCHER Essex U-13 player, Jessica Baxter won the Gent Cup for Girls’ Singles at the 49th Independent Association of Prep Schools National Squash Competition held at Millfield School, Somerset earlier this month.  Jessica played with great commitment, skill and tactical awareness throughout the competition winning all of her matches without dropping a



GP 7 now at Colchester Garrison

Grand Prix Goers take note! We’ve been advised that Maldon have shut one of it’s courts, so unfortunately we’re not able to hold the 7th Grand Prix of the series there now. As such, we’ve moved it to the Colchester Garrison which is a fantastic venue for the event. We hope this doesn’t inconvenience you



Emma Bartley helps England to Five Nations success

England’s youngsters, Including Emma Bartley from Colchester’s Off the Wall Squash Academy, defeated competition from Scotland, Wales, Ireland and France to claim the Five Nations trophies. The finest juniors in the under-13 and under-15 categories competed in the event held in Cardiff at the weekend and finished as winners for their country. The under-15s were



New faces have the X-factor at Essex Jnr Grand Prix 6

REPORT BY DAVID HARRIS Round Six of the 2016/2017 Essex Junior Squash Grand Prix season returned to one of its favourite venues last weekend when the event headed off to Epping Squash Club. The Essex Junior Squash Grand Prix series is designed to provide competition for the next generation of young players. Aimed at youngsters who