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Category: COMMENT

Danny Massaro: In praise of pushy parents

Parents, teachers and coaches show they care when pushing pupils to succeed   By DANNY MASSARO – Squash Coach The phrase “pushy parent” is mostly used in derogatory terms. It insinuates a controlling parent being overbearing on the poor victim child, who would do much better if their mum or dad backed off. What do you think…


LAUREN SELBY GIVES HER VIEW ON THE IMPORTANCE OF REGIONAL SQUASH I’ve been itching to write a blog for weeks but the subject matter hasn’t jumped out at me. Girls in sport….I could talk all day, Squash and the Olympic bid….I will let the big boys handle that. Yesterday, however, I sat for the majority…

Are you up on EJS policies?

Just a quick note to direct you to the page which has all of the Essex Junior Squash and England Squash & Racketball policy documents. There’s also a brief agenda for the AGM being held on Sunday 19th July at Lexden Squash Club.  

Jamie Oliver changed the way kids eat. Lauren wants to do the same with sport.

  In the first of her monthly blog reports, Off The Wall Squash and County coach Lauren Selby is alarmed at the lack of PE opportunities in Primary Schools and sounds the clarion call that she wants to do something about it.   Primary School rekindles memories of discipline, learning, respect, fun and a very heavy PE…

The One Question Every Parent Should Quit Asking

Some thought-provoking words that have no direct connection with squash, but we thought you might like to read them anyway. Danny Masaro, husband of world champ Laura Massaro flagged up the article on his Twitter feed @WinningParent . We enjoyed the words, maybe you will too. “It’s like she’s not even practicing.” Audrey’s piano teacher…

COMMENT: Good character leads to success

Last week we posted a story highlighting concerns over the on-court behaviour of some of our young squash players. Essex coaches were asked to remind players about the game’s Code of Conduct after a number of incidents of racket abuse, unsavory language and heightened emotions on court. Feedback from the article was extremely positive and…