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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.



Time to enter Essex ladies tournament to honour squash legend Hazel

Essex Squash is backing Women’s Squash Week by running a tournament at Connaught Squash Club in honour of Hazel Marsh, one of our county’s best loved squash players. Hazel, from Chadwell Heath in Romford, won several world masters titles and was still playing squash well into her 85th year. Sadly she passed away aged 89 earlier this…



ARE YOU A 200 CLUB WINNER?

The latest draws 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…



Essex ladies tournament in memory of squash legend Hazel

On Sunday 23rd September, a memorial tournament will be held at Connaught Squash Club in Hazel’s honour. Jointly run by Essex SRA & OTWS, there will be a fun and sociable ladies team tournament set up with all abilities and ages welcome. There is a £10 entry with all profits being split between Alzheimers Dementia Support and…



Lexden plan amazing charity cycle ride challenge for World Squash Day

On Saturday 13th October members at Lexden Squash Club in Colchester are participating in World Squash Day with a frankly massive challenge. They plan to cycle to FIVE different clubs in the region and play a game of squash at each, all in aid of charity. They have planned a slow-paced route to allow for…



Essex’s Lauren Briggs wins world Masters title in Virginia

England produced five World Masters champions, including Essex’s Lauren Briggs, at the 15th WSF World Masters Championships held in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday. All five of England’s champions were seeded to win their respective titles, including Nick Taylor and Ann Manley who retained the Men’s Over 45’s and the Women’s Over 70’s titles respectively. After…



Essex’s Alice Green ranked in world’s top 20

Congratulations to Essex’s Alice Green who makes the top 20 WSF & PSA World Junior Rankings revealed today by the World Squash Federation and Professional Squash Association. Alice joins her England team-mate Lucy Turmel (pictured with Alice) and Sheffield’s Charlotte Jagger in the top 20 list. The August U19 rankings are headed by Egyptians – Cairo 17-year-old Mostafa Asal topping the men’s…



Junior players help shape the future of squash

SquashFORWARD – the joint initiative between the World Squash Federation (WSF) and Professional Squash Association (PSA) – officially kicked off its first activity over the weekend with juniors from all four corners of the globe taking part in a series of brainstorming sessions during the Dutch Junior Open in Amsterdam. SquashFORWARD has been formed with the goal of engaging with the next generation…



By George, master Woodhead lands top school award

REPORT BY SALLY MEANLEY Essex junior George Woodhead has capped an amazing year of sport by winning the Mersea School Squash Achievement Award for 2018. George has enjoyed some great performances as part of Mersea School’s winning year 5/6 Lexden Cup team as well as helping his team to win the Essex School Games’ Year 6 trophy despite only…



Willstrop and Selby put on amazing night of squash at Lexden

ALAN THATCHER, Squash Mad Editor James Willstrop and Daryl Selby delighted a packed crowd at Lexden Rackets and Fitness Club in Colchester, Essex, with a spellbinding display in an exhibition match full of skills, athleticism and great humour. It always amazes me how much energy these top pros put into exhibitions like this, but, as…



Essex squash club forced to shut because of President Trump

BY LEE HORTON PSA squash stars James Willstrop and Daryl Selby, along with more than a hundred young players from Essex, have been forced to down rackets due to Donald Trump’s controversial visit to London. The US President’s three-day stay in the UK has meant a massive security operation and in a bizarre set of…



DAVE WEBSTER RUNNING SUMMER CAMPS AT CONNAUGHT

There are SIX weeks of great Summer holiday squash training camps at Connaught Squash Club with Level 3 coach Dave Webster. They will run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting on July 23rd and ending August 24th. They start at 10am until 3pm and cost £25 a day or £60 for the week.  Each camp includes…



DIARY DATE: Essex Junior AGM July 25th

The Essex Junior Squash AGM will be held on Wednesday 25th July 2018 at 19:30 at Hamptons Sports Club, Tydemans, Great Baddow, Chelmsford CM2 9FH Agenda Minutes of last AGM Annual Report Adoption of the accounts to 31st May 2018 Election of Essex Junior Squash Committee Aims and objectives for the 2018/19 Season AOB The…



England select Essex pair for WSF World Junior Championships

  National Junior Coach Lee Drew has revealed the squad to represent England at the forthcoming WSF World Junior Squash Championships in India from 18-29 July and it includes two junior players from Essex. The team selected to represent England in the women’s individual event is European Under 19 champion Lucy Turmel (Suffolk), British Under 23 champion Elise…



Essex star Lauren installed as No.1 seed at World Masters

Essex’s Lauren Briggs was installed as the No.1 seed for the Over-35 2018 WSF World Masters Squash Championships in Virginia, USA, when the seedings were released by the World Squash Federation today.   The 15th edition of the biennial championships – but the first to be held in the USA – will take place at…



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…



Dave Webster welcomes new Essex trialists

The irrepressible Dave Webster and his able assistant Vicky te Velde were on hand to put some new Essex recruits through their paces at Walthamstow Squash on Sunday. It was open trials day there and at the Colchester’s Garrison and it was great to see so much enthusiasm and energy from the new intake. Thanks…



Where are Essex players ranked in England

England Squash Squash Rankings for July have been posted. Check out where you are placed https://www.englandsquash.com/competitions-and-events/junior/rankings.



Eyes on Essex players at Chiltern Open Silver

Essex juniors were out in force at the Eye sponsored Chiltern Open Silver event at the weekend with some hugely encouraging successes and performances. Alice Green led the way winning the girls’ Under-19’s event while Yusef Sheikh finished third in the Under-15’s. Other top 10 finishes came from Lara Newton (6th U-13’s), Aliza Sheikh (6th…