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Category: Coaching sessions

Workshops for squash coaches in Essex

The Essex Developing Coaches Academy is putting on two workshops for squash coaches in the county. The first is a Paul Carter (pictured above)  performance Coaching workshop – practical routines and practices for advanced players – 10-2pm Tuesday 5th September.   This will take place at the David Lloyd Club Hornchurch and is subject to a £5

Coaching tips with Lee Drew: Working the back corners

ESR high performance coach Lee Drew discusses topical coaching issues At the highest level of the game you must utilise every movement to help with the next phase. A pause here or hesitation there will lead to your opponent nailing home an advantage. The back corners are often where opponents look to apply pressure. One

BLOG: How squash fun helps my ladies overcome their insecurities

SQUASH BLOG: By LAUREN SELBY  My first coaching session today is ladies’ morning, a mixture of different characters, abilities and ages. All the ladies are a pleasure to coach, eager to learn but nothing is taken too seriously. A few weeks ago I had a new lady join our coaching session. She has children, she

Top teenagers given glimpse of the future

England’s top under-13 and under-15 players, including Essex’s Ellie Hewe,s got an idea of what to expect at senior national squad get-togethers recently when they attended the two-day ESR Invitational Grand Prix at Lilleshall. The weekend focused on player development through team-based competition and was attended by the ESR High Performance coaches Lee Drewb, Andy

How to mentally prepare for a squash tournament

Tournaments can be stressful and it’s easy to start second guessing yourself before you begin to play. Here are a few tips for preparing mentally for a tournament: Find what relaxes you. Do you need to focus? If so, you may want to find a space where you can be alone with no distractions… and where

OTWS half-term coaching squads at the Garrison

Off The Wall Squash are running afternoon coaching squads during the half-term holiday. The squads will be on the following days: Monday 27th October: Elite Squad 1-4pm Coaches- Lee Drew and Paul Selby Tuesday 28th October: Advanced/Improver Squad 1-4pm Coaches- Paul Selby, Lauren Selby and Will Southworth Wednesday 29th October: Elite Squad 1-4pm Coaches- Lee Drew and Lauren Selby

Flying start for Essex Junior Development Squad

Essex unveiled its first ever junior Development Squad on Sunday when a dozen new faces went on court with county coaches in a tough two-hour training session at Connaught Squash Club in Chingford. The Essex Junior Squash committee staged open trials days earlier in the summer in the hope of identifying emerging talent previously unseen

Gary Nisbet’s FIVE top training tips for the summer

Essex squash coach and top fitness instructor Gary Nisbet knows the secrets of keeping squash players in prime condition. He trains some of the country’s top players and is recognised as one of the leading experts in his field. Today he offers Essex Junior Squash readers some valuable training tips to keep us all in

Garrison scouting mission unearths new talent

Essex talent scouts headed for Colchester Garrison on Sunday on the lookout for new squash stars to join our growing county squad. We opened the doors for players under-13 to step forward and show us what they have and coaches Lauren Selby, Paul Selby, Chris Chitty, Paul Allen, ably assisted by Elliot Selby and John Allpress, were left more

Ladies only Racketball course for beginners at Lexden

LEXDEN coach Paul Allen kicks off a new ladies racketball programme for beginners this Saturday aimed at wives, girlfriends, mothers and daughters who want to get fit, have fun and burn off up to 500 calories an hour. The six-week course with Paul begins at 10.30am-11.20am starting this Saturday (7th June) on courts A & B. “Don’t worry, they are the

Grinners and winners at Five Lakes with Daryl

Off The Wall Squash ran a half term Squash Camp at Five Lakes Country Club near Tiptree this week and were joined for the day by World ranked No.10 player Daryl Selby. Every player at the camp got to hit with Daryl and listen to some of the challenges needed to be a squash professional playing at

DIARY DATES: Half-term coaching at Ardleigh Hall

This May half term Lauren Selby and Will Southworth will be organising two more junior coaching squads at Ardleigh Hall. Children must be 8 years plus. Dates: Tuesday 27th May 2014 1-4pm Thursday 29th May 2014 1-4pm Ardleigh Members: £12. Non Members: £15 Places will be limited and on a first come first serve basis. If you

Elite coaching sessions for county standard juniors

World stars Peter and Daryl will be monitoring Marconi training camps THE coaching arm of Off The Wall Squash, the company that embraces world top 10 players Daryl Selby and Peter Barker, have announced that they will be starting Friday evening Junior Squad training sessions at The Marconi Social Club, Beehive Lane, Chelmsford. Weekly elite coaching will be

More development squads planned for new season

Essex Junior Squash is looking to run a few more development squads in the run up to next season, which kicks off in September.  We currently have teams in the Under-11, Under-13 and Under 15 age categories for county matches, which often include travelling away for fixtures. And we are now hoping to add ‘B’ teams who will have friendly matches against other counties. County

Selfies, stars and super-sized fun at Canary Wharf

  Essex juniors meet the stars and play on glass court at Canary Wharf Young Essex players enjoyed a glimpse of the big-time when they descended on Canary Wharf to meet some of the world’s best players. Top Essex coach Lauren Selby took one group of players from Colchester to the capital where they were


LAUREN SELBY will be holding four junior squash coaching afternoons at Ardleigh Hall over the Easter holidays. They are for players aged eight and over will take place on Wednesday April 9th, Thursday April 10th and then Tuesday April 15th and Thursday April 17th. All sessions are from 1pm until 4pm. Cost of each session is £12