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Monthly archives: May, 2017

Essex junior teams shine at Southern and Eastern Grand Prix

Last weekend saw the final round of this season’s Southern & Eastern Counties Grand Prix season with 12 teams descending on the Northwood club in Middlesex. Six teams in each of the U11 and U13 groups meant a full day of squash with 60 players and 150 games. The S&E Counties series is designed to provide



200 Club winners announced for Feb, March and April

During a brief break in play at the David Pearson finals on 21 May, the 200 Club draws for February, March and April were made. As the finals all had Essex players competing, there was a lot of interest in who was successful – and hopefully, actually seeing people win will have encouraged some of



Essex girls Alice and Elise help England to double Euro glory

England made it a clean sweep at the European Junior Team Championships by claiming the Under-15 and Under-17 titles in Prague at the weekend. It was the 12th year in a row England had clinched both titles and this added to the trophy won by the country’s under-19s in Lisbon last month. The Under-17 side,



Essex teams shine at National U-11 Championships

  Coach Chris Chitty travelled up to Manchester with three teams from Essex in April in a bid to become National Under-11 Champions. However, the day before the event the Essex A team were struck with an injured string three player and had to shuffle players up from Essex B leaving a gap at string



Coach Richard helps Felsted School squash flourish

Felsted School & Richard Pilcher: Case Study – April 2017 by Chris Vine Richard Pilcher started coaching squash at Felsted School (Essex) in Oct 2014 as a volunteer assistant to the Level 1 coach (semi-retired staff member) Alisdair Thompson.  Alisdair had started a club night at the school termed “Friends of Felsted’’ and introduced squash activities and



Essex Junior Grand Prix 7 showcases rising talent

Report by DAVID HARRIS Round Seven of the 2016/2017 Essex Junior Squash Grand Prix season returned to one of its biggest venues when the event headed off to OTWS Academy at Colchester Garrison. The Essex Junior Squash Grand Prix series is designed to provide competition for the next generation of young players. Aimed at youngsters who



Vitesse Stortford Classic starts on May 15

A reminder to everyone that the Vitesse Stortford Classic 2017 – Men’s Squash, PSA $10k event at Bishops Stortford Squash club runs from Monday May 15 through to the final on Saturday 20 May. This year the event has attracted players that include Ben Coleman, Richie Fallows, Greg Lobban, Jaymie Haycocks, Chris Binnie, Lance Beddoes, Patrick Rooney,  Chris