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Final weekend to enter Essex Junior Open

The Essex Junior Open broke all entry records last season and hopes are high that year’s event reaches the same heights. The showpiece tournament will again be held at the Colchester Garrison with the action set for March 4th and 5th. We are also thrilled that our new sponsors, Miles Smith Insurance Group will be backing the tournament


REPORT BY ANDY RUSSELL On Saturday 23rd April, 24 junior squash players from various clubs in Essex competed at The Marconi Club in Chelmsford. The juniors were divided into three age groups and each played three matches in a Monrad style tournament, culminating in finals commencing at 2.00pm. Below are the finalists of each age


REPORT BY DAVE KITCHENS   BROTHER and sister Yusef and Eliza Sheikh pulled off a family double at the recent Redbridge Junior Squash Open, sponsored by Complete Waterproofing Service Ltd.   The event attracted a field of 80 and was run on a Monrad basis ensuring every junior played at least five matches. Because the format

Alice Green and Lucy Turmel claim English titles at Edgbaston Priory

Essex were well represented at last weekend’s Tecnifibre English Junior Championships (EJC) at the Edgbaston Priory Club with 16 players from the county in the starting line-up. And it proved a happy hunting ground for Alice Green who claimed her third consecutive English title when she lifted the U-15 title beating Eve Coxon in the final.

Connaught Junior Open delivers sizzling squash and drama

REPORT BY LEE HORTON The Connaught Junior Open unearthed some exciting new young talent and showcased an incredibly high standard of squash at the weekend. With an impressive entry of over 60 players, the England Squash sanctioned Bronze event attracted players from across the Home Counties as well as a healthy entry from Essex. Organised

Magnifique…Essex players take French Open by storm

REPORT BY LEE HORTON TWO Essex players were crowned French Junior Open Champions in a quite remarkable weekend in Lille. Billericay’s Alice Green and Elise Lazarus from Redbridge were among five English players to lift titles at the championships which attracted a strong entry from across Europe. And Essex almost pulled off a third victory after

Essex foursome in action at French Junior Open

FOUR players from Essex are heading to Lille this week for the French Junior Open. Eleanor White (Chelmsford) and Alice Green (Billericay) have entered the girls’ Under-15 event with British National champion Alice installed as the 3/4 seed. She plays a qualifier in round one while Eleanor (9/16) opens her account against Catlyn Van Maas

Lauren Briggs flies the flag for Essex at Nationals

Essex’s Lauren Briggs continued her incredible year adding the National Women’s O35s title to the British Open and European Masters titles after a fabulous week in Manchester. Connaught’s Lauren proved too much for Hannah Wright-Davies, finishing the match in straight games to claim her second O35s National title. Chelmsford’s Daryl Selby lived up to his number

Connaught Junior Open all set for Feb 20-21

The Connaught Junior Squash Open, run by Dave Webster and his team, will take place on the 20th-21st February 2016. You can still enter, but time is short. This is a full weekend Bronze sanctioned event with categories being run in: Boys & Girls U11 Boys & Girls U13 Boys & Girls U15Boys & Girls

Essex Under-13’s crowned National Champions

By PAUL ALLEN (Essex U-13 coach) A huge congratulation’s to the boys U13 Essex team who became national champions this weekend in Nottingham at the England Squash Junior Inter-County Championships. After the high of defeating rivals Surrey in stage two to qualify for the finals weekend, the boys were highly motivated. They began the weekend

Richie Fallows crowned British U-23 champion

Top seeds Georgina Kennedy and Richie Fallows (Essex) are the champions of the resurrected British U23 Open, held for the first time since 1990 at the Roehampton Club this weekend. “It was a clinical performance by Gina,” said tournament director Paul Lindsay. “”Had Ellie got her drops or trickle boasts up in the second we

Harry and Renitha impress at Redbridge

DAVE KITCHENS REPORTS Essex junior stalwarts Harry Kitchens and Renitha Srindran led the way triumphantly at the recent Redbridge Junior Open. In the boys’ U15 event Harry, who was playing for the first time in almost a fortnight after picking up a niggling injury at regional training and then recovering from a heavy cold, was


EIGHT Essex players are in the draw for the prestigious Tecnifibre British Junior Open championships which returns to Sheffield for the 21st consecutive year from 2nd to 6th January. The prestigious platinum event, which was first held back in 1923, plays host to more than 400 of the world’s top junior squash players from 35 nations.

Harry Kitchens narrowly edged out of Surrey title

SOUTHEND’S Harry Kitchens reached his sixth final of the season at the weekend after battling through to the Virgin Active Surrey Health and Racquets Club final shootout. Harry, who pretty much trains alone with so few junior players in his part of the county, produced some solid squash throughout to make the final but went down 3-1

Exciting action as Clements host Kingswood and Bannatynes

By DANIEL HORSCROFT Clements Juniors Squash Club recently hosted a friendly competition with clubs from the local area, Kingswood (Basildon) and Bannatynes (Chafford Hundred).   The event was held to allow all juniors of all ages and abilities to play squash in a friendly environment but still have that competitive spirit that resides in all squash players.


The OTWS East Regional Closed is hurtling towards us with more than 140 players heading for Ipswich Sports Club this weekend. The squash club on Henley Road will host the ESR RANKING EVENT on the 14th-15thNovember, featuring categories of Boys/Girls U9, U11, U13, U15, U17, U19. Below you’ll find the draws that in PDF format, which you can


ESSEX pro Ben Coleman and Yathreb Adel became the 2015 Wimbledon Cup Champion on Sunday. The event, sponsored by Ryan Leisure Acivities Ltd, Russell-Cooke Solicitors, Equity Invest, The University of Roehampton and Unibet was a great success and both finals lived up to the excitement. Ben, the number two seed, was the favourite going into the

Essex players are impressive at Edgbaston Silver

DAVE KITCHENS REPORTS FROM EDGBASTON SILVER EVENT So, the eight Essex hopefuls made their way to Edgbaston over the weekend of October 2-4 for a ‘full’ Silver Event,( i.e. not split into two areas of the country) , which makes for a much more difficult proposition for those involved. Just making it into the draw directly is

Essex players have gr-EIGHT expectations at Edgbaston

EIGHT Essex juniors head for the Edgbaston Priory Junior Open Silver this weekend carrying hope and form into the event following the action of last weekend’s Essex Junior Closed. Here, Dave Kitchens runs the rule over the draw and offers some insight into what’s in store for our players. Dave will also be reporting from the

Essex players produce the Ex-Factor in Devon as Ollie lands silver

REPORT BY DAVE KITCHENS A strong line-up of Essex players made their way south to the Exeter Silver at the weekend producing plenty of encouraging results that augers well for the new season. Kingswood’s Ollie Green (pictured above) was seeded one for the U-13 event and he made his way to the final without dropping a single game. In

Essex players show plenty of Dutch courage

Ollie Green, Aaron Allpress and Alice Green were the most successful Essex players at last weekend’s Dutch Junior Open in Amsterdam. The county sent a sizeable squad (some pictured above) to the popular event, which attracts entries from all over the world. Ollie (right), who plays at Club Kingswood, performed brillianly to reach the semi-finals of

Hannah, Mikayla and Alice cap a glorious weekend for Essex squash

Another massive weekend of squash for Essex junior players saw our young stars shine across the UK and abroad as the county’s reputation continues to grow. In Grantham, the Essex girl’s team of Hannah Morley, Mikayla Mann and Alice Lindsay were the talk of the England Under-11 Festival as they conquered everything before them to reach the showpiece

Full-house for Essex juniors at Lee on Solent

Essex pulled off a 1-2-3-4 at the Lee-on-Solent Silver tournament at the weekend as the county continued its run of success around the country. Alice Green from Club Kingswood totally dominated the U-15 girls’ event powering to the winner’s rostrum without dropping a single game. Her 3-0 final win over Oxfordshire’s Eve Coxon reflecting her hold

It’s Green for go as Alice lifts English National crown

ESSEX’S Alice Green stormed to her second English National title on Sunday adding the Under-15 crown to the U-13 prize she bagged a year ago. Alice from Billericay, who plays at Club Kingswood but is coached by Off the Wall Squash coach Paul Selby, powered through five rounds of action at the Championships in Birmingham before