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Monthly archives: October, 2018

Yusef Sheikh strikes gold for Essex at British Championships

  The third and final day of the Dunlop British Junior Championships 2018 saw 10 players crowned across seven English counties as the junior tournament in Nottingham drew to a close for another year. And Essex were one of the first counties to celebrate after Yusuf Sheikh took the BU13 title after battling from two games…



Essex Juniors Squash Tournament with Ariel Reid playing for Lloyds of London

Essex juniors enjoy another thriller against Lloyds of London

The annual Essex Junior Squash vs Lloyds of London Squash challenge produced another cracking match on Monday evening at the Reuters Building on East London’s Isle of Dogs. Nine players from both teams went head to head in a thrilling encounter with the Essex team of seven junior girls, one senior county woman player, Sarah…



Essex juniors shine at Tom Elton Barratt tournament

Great to see so many Essex junior competing and doing well in the 2018 Tom Elton Barratt Junior Squash Championships at Bishop’s Stortford last weekend. Winners were: GU13 Amelie Brooke, GU15 Renitha Srindran, GU17 Ella Hall, BU11 Reuben Thain, BU13 Alex Banhidai, BU15 Callum Egan, BU17 Joel Braddock, BU19 Harry Kitchens. Presentation of trophies was…



Lexden hit the road to support World Squash Day

REPORT BY ALAN THATCHER (World Squash Day Co-ordinator) Squash clubs across the country are opening their doors this Saturday to promote the sport on World Squash Day. As well as staging open days to showcase the fun and health benefits that squash offers, many clubs are engaging with their local communities. Members of the Lexden…



Stanley Sykes leads Essex junior charge at East Region tournament

Essex Juniors gave a great account of themselves at the East Region tournament at Ipswich over the weekend scooping three titles and four runners-up finishes in a competitive field. Alex Banhidai from Bishops Stortford was dominant in the Boys’ U-13’s with some impressive wins, including a belting final against local favourite Matthew Bartley. Alex came from two…



Are you a 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…



Alice Green relishing start of Youth Olympic Games

Ahead of squash’s introduction as a Showcase Sport at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, World Squash Federation (WSF) President Jacques Fontaine has expressed his excitement at seeing the world’s best squash juniors coming together for the event in Buenos Aires, Argentina, this weekend. Action from a state-of-the-art glass squash court, complete with innovative interactive front-wall…



New Essex Junior Grand Prix kicks off with record 1st event entry

This season’s Miles Smith Essex Junior Squash Grand Prix series kicked-off at Woodford Wells Squash Club. 49 players entered our first Grand Prix of the season, a record number of entries for the first event of the year. 12 debutants to the series showed the format of our event goes from strength to strength as…



Which clubs produced most players for the Essex Junior Closed?

Following last month’s Essex Junior County Closed tournament we thought we would do some analysis to see what clubs our Juniors are coming from. Entries came from across the county with Colchester’s Off The Wall Squash Academy, Lexden Squash Club and the Connaught Club providing the majority of players.