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Open trials day for all U-13 players

Essex Junior Squash is again casting its net to find the next generation of potential squash stars. We are staging another trials day where ANY player under the age of 13 and not already identified as County standard can come along and show our coaches how good you are. There’s no charge and it’s open to all

Essex celebrating County Cup successes

ESSEX junior teams were on fire again at the weekend securing two prestigious County Cup titles as well as a runners-up place cementing our position as one of the strongest counties in the country. The Essex Under-13’s and Under-17’s were jubilant after downing strong rivals Yorkshire to lift their respective titles while our Under-15’s were only just edged

Essex’s awesome foursome march on in County Cup

Essex players delivered magnificent displays in the Inter-County Cup at the weekend with all four of our teams booking their places into the second round stages. The event, designed for emerging players who have yet to represent their county, gave a snap-shot of the strength in depth of Essex Squash as three of our four teams emerged

Essex names its teams for Inter-County Championships

THE squads have been announced for this weekend’s Junior Inter-County Championships which sees Essex fielding five teams. Our Under-13 boys are in stage one action on Sunday on the home courts at Lexden while the remaining four teams are all on the road. If you can get down to support the lads in Colchester, the action

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

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

Essex produce power show to retain Harrow Cup

Report by LAUREN SELBY, Essex coach and Harrow Cup organiser Essex, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk met for a battle of the counties at Ipswich Sports Club on Sunday, an annual event organised by Off The Wall Squash for the prestigious Harrow Cup. The event originally started over 10 years ago by Paul Selby, when he was the Regional Coach.

Essex scouting mission unearths new young talent

Essex talent scouts headed for Connaught Squash Club in Chingford on Sunday on the lookout for new players to join our burgeoning county squad. We opened the doors for players under-13 to step forward and show us what talents they have and coaches Lauren Selby, Paul Selby and Richard Rowley were left more than impressed by the

LEXDEN’S FAB 4 finish second at England U-11 Festival

Paul Allen’s boys battle through six matches before tough final Report and Pix by JOANNE BRADDOCK LEXDEN quartet Joel Braddock, Harry Martin, Mikey Tallentire and Max Hyde came within a whisker of being crowned Under-11 Inter-County Champions at the National Squash Centre in Manchester on Saturday. The four club-mates represented Essex at the second Inter-County Festival under the watchful


Entries are closed as top players chase £1,000 prize pot All points lead to Colchester for this year’s Essex Junior Open. The county committee are continually looking at ways to freshen up the event and this year they have found a new venue…six pristine glass-back courts at the Colchester Garrison, home of the British Army’s


COUNTY COACH LAUREN SELBY REPORTS This season Essex fielded a girls U13 and U15 team in the inter-county competition. A young U-15 team of Elise Lazarus, Alice Green, Ellie Hewes, Paige McCoy, Eleanor White and India Webb worked hard in the earlier rounds and secured themselves a place in the Inter-County Finals in January. The girls headed to