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Monthly archives: February, 2018

Essex Junior Open lights up the Garrison

SILVERWARE from last weekend’s outstanding Essex Junior Open held at the Colchester Garrison was spread far and wide with no less than EIGHT different counties putting their name on the honours’ board. As hosts, Essex bagged the majority of the trophies with 11 of the 26 gongs up for grabs remaining on home soil. But the…



Chris Chitty’s dedication helping Essex juniors hit the heights

MEET THE COACH: Look in the dictionary for the word ‘DEDICATED’ and chances are there will be a reference there to Chris Chitty. And if there isn’t, there should be.Chris is one of Essex Junior Squash’s leading coaches and has long been our ‘go-to’ person when we are planning our Inter-County teams and coaching programmes….



ESSEX JUNIOR OPEN DRAWS AND SCHEDULES ANNOUNCED

The draws and playing schedules for the Essex Junior Open at the Corporal Budd VC Gymnasium, Berechurch Road, Colchester CO2 9RQ have been made and can be viewed below. Our Essex Junior Squash Secretary David Harris is away from this Friday to Monday so any queries or questions can be answered from Tuesday onwards. As you…



FELSTED TEAMS ONE WIN AWAY FROM ENGLAND NATIONAL SCHOOLS’ FINALS

RICHARD PILCHER REPORTINGTwo teams from Felsted Squash are one win away from reaching the finals of the English National Schools Championships to be held in Birmingham in March. The school entered 4 teams in the event at U-13, U-15, U-17 and U-19 level. Two of these performed strongly in the Stage 1 Group Stage and…



Junior players at Felsted School enjoy Masterclass with top England coach

England squash coach Paul Carter visited Felsted School recently to deliver a masterclass to players from the Senior and Prep schools. He spent four hours on court and provided coaching on movement, grip and serving to players. His next assignment is to coach the England Squash Team at the Commonwealth Games in Australia. The school…



Coach Jake Byrne criss-crossing Essex and Herts with Limitless enthusiasm

MEET THE COACH: It’s fair to say that Jake Byrne is one of the busiest squash coaches around. One look at his weekly diary will see him booked in for coaching sessions at two private schools, Brentwood and Haileybury in Hertford; Bishops Stortford Squash Club, Saffron Walden SC and the Off The Wall Squash Academy schools…



Dave Webster the driving force behind Connaught’s talent factory

MEET THE COACH: Dave Webster is one of the most popular and experienced coaches in the country. It’s fair to say that Dave is responsible for inspiring literally thousands of young squash players and runs one of Essex’s most vibrant junior programmes from the Connaught Club in Chingford. Dave’s Double Dot Academy runs half term…



Kerry Munn keeps junior squash flourishing at Club Kingswood

MEET THE COACH: Kerry Munn felt she had a tough job filling the boots of popular Club Kingswood coach Pete Goodings when he left these shores to ply his squash coaching trade in Canada. Pete was a large character with an impressive playing CV under his belt. Replacing him was always going to be a…



Yusuf Sheikh leads the Essex junior charge at Ipswich Silver

YUSUF SHEIKH lived up to his number one seeding at last weekend’s Silver event at Ipswich marching to the winners’ trophy without dropping a single game.The Essex junior, who is coached by Dave Webster at the Connaught Club in Chingford, opened his account with a comfortable, quick-fire 3-0 win over club-mate Palmer Deville and continued…



Are you a February 200 Club winner?

The latest draw for the Essex Junior Squash 200 club has been made by Essex Junior Squash committee. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all those who have signed up to the 200 Club for your continued support. If you would like more details about the draw or how to sign up for just £2…



Squash shines at Essex Games as Mersea and Felsted take the spoils

Squash played a major role in the recent Essex Games with school teams from Mersea Island and Felsted Preparatory being crowned champions. Seventeen teams and 70 players battled it out for Year 5 and Year 6 honours on the pristine courts at the Colchester Garrison, home of the Off The Wall Squash Academy who were…