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Three Essex juniors help county seniors to Inter-Counties silver

REPORT BY: Sarah-Jane Neller (Essex Ladies Captain) Well, what can I say, a hugely successful weekend for the Essex Ladies Squash Team, coming second in the National Inter County Finals. “The weekend got off to a slightly shaky start with the captain driving the wrong direction on the M25, with the rest of the team wondering…



Are you a May 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…



Essex’s Eleanor White takes honours at Purley silver

Essex junior players bagged a first and second place finish at the recent Silver event held at the David Lloyd Club in Purley, Surrey. Chelmsford’s Eleanor White (pictured above), who trains at the Off The Walls Squash Academy, was in top form as she went through the card in the girls’ under-17’s defeating Lottie Taylor-French…



Essex junior Alice Green selected for Youth Olympics

By LEE HORTON TOP Essex junior Alice Green has been selected to represent Great Britain at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Alice, who represented England at the world junior championship in New Zealand last year, will line up alongside Yorkshire’s Sam Todd in the GB team in October. The long fight to…



Essex star Daryl Selby going for gold on the Gold Coast

Good luck to Essex’s Daryl Selby who is competing for England at the Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast. The action starts tomorrow, including plenty of TV action on the BBC. Here’s everything you need to know about the England team, when the matches are scheduled for and how to watch them. https://www.englandsquash.com/…/commonwealth-games-all-you-…



Essex’s Alice Green helps England to glory at European Championships

England dominated the European Under 19 Individual and Team Championships 2018 in Poland last week after claiming gold, silver, bronze and the team title. In the first all-English women’s under 19 final since 2010, [1] Lucy Turmel, the current British Junior national under 19 champion, edged our Essex’s  [3/4] Alice Green, a two-time English Junior…



Are you an April 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…



Grand Prix News

Due to the bad weather a few weeks ago, GP6 at Lexden was cancelled. It has now been rearranged and will be hosted at Lexden on the 20th May. Entries will close, as usual, a week before the competition, on the 13th May. May will therefore be a busy month with the GP7 at Walthamstow…



Ollie and Elise grab national titles as Alice goes so close

Essex players grabbed two titles and a runners up place at the English National Junior Finals in Hull at the weekend. Elise Lazarus made it a record five national titles when she took the U-19 crown while Ollie Green added to his German Open title lasy week by winning the Under-15 event in England. And…



ARE YOU A MARCH 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…



Essex Junior Open lights up the Garrison

SILVERWARE from last weekend’s outstanding Essex Junior Open held at the Colchester Garrison was spread far and wide with no less than EIGHT different counties putting their name on the honours’ board. As hosts, Essex bagged the majority of the trophies with 11 of the 26 gongs up for grabs remaining on home soil. But the…



Chris Chitty’s dedication helping Essex juniors hit the heights

MEET THE COACH: Look in the dictionary for the word ‘DEDICATED’ and chances are there will be a reference there to Chris Chitty. And if there isn’t, there should be.Chris is one of Essex Junior Squash’s leading coaches and has long been our ‘go-to’ person when we are planning our Inter-County teams and coaching programmes….



ESSEX JUNIOR OPEN DRAWS AND SCHEDULES ANNOUNCED

The draws and playing schedules for the Essex Junior Open at the Corporal Budd VC Gymnasium, Berechurch Road, Colchester CO2 9RQ have been made and can be viewed below. Our Essex Junior Squash Secretary David Harris is away from this Friday to Monday so any queries or questions can be answered from Tuesday onwards. As you…



FELSTED TEAMS ONE WIN AWAY FROM ENGLAND NATIONAL SCHOOLS’ FINALS

RICHARD PILCHER REPORTINGTwo teams from Felsted Squash are one win away from reaching the finals of the English National Schools Championships to be held in Birmingham in March. The school entered 4 teams in the event at U-13, U-15, U-17 and U-19 level. Two of these performed strongly in the Stage 1 Group Stage and…



Junior players at Felsted School enjoy Masterclass with top England coach

England squash coach Paul Carter visited Felsted School recently to deliver a masterclass to players from the Senior and Prep schools. He spent four hours on court and provided coaching on movement, grip and serving to players. His next assignment is to coach the England Squash Team at the Commonwealth Games in Australia. The school…



Coach Jake Byrne criss-crossing Essex and Herts with Limitless enthusiasm

MEET THE COACH: It’s fair to say that Jake Byrne is one of the busiest squash coaches around. One look at his weekly diary will see him booked in for coaching sessions at two private schools, Brentwood and Haileybury in Hertford; Bishops Stortford Squash Club, Saffron Walden SC and the Off The Wall Squash Academy schools…



Dave Webster the driving force behind Connaught’s talent factory

MEET THE COACH: Dave Webster is one of the most popular and experienced coaches in the country. It’s fair to say that Dave is responsible for inspiring literally thousands of young squash players and runs one of Essex’s most vibrant junior programmes from the Connaught Club in Chingford. Dave’s Double Dot Academy runs half term…



Kerry Munn keeps junior squash flourishing at Club Kingswood

MEET THE COACH: Kerry Munn felt she had a tough job filling the boots of popular Club Kingswood coach Pete Goodings when he left these shores to ply his squash coaching trade in Canada. Pete was a large character with an impressive playing CV under his belt. Replacing him was always going to be a…



Yusuf Sheikh leads the Essex junior charge at Ipswich Silver

YUSUF SHEIKH lived up to his number one seeding at last weekend’s Silver event at Ipswich marching to the winners’ trophy without dropping a single game.The Essex junior, who is coached by Dave Webster at the Connaught Club in Chingford, opened his account with a comfortable, quick-fire 3-0 win over club-mate Palmer Deville and continued…



Are you a February 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…



Squash shines at Essex Games as Mersea and Felsted take the spoils

Squash played a major role in the recent Essex Games with school teams from Mersea Island and Felsted Preparatory being crowned champions. Seventeen teams and 70 players battled it out for Year 5 and Year 6 honours on the pristine courts at the Colchester Garrison, home of the Off The Wall Squash Academy who were…



Squash Girls Can subsidised coaching courses – apply now

Passionate about getting more women and girls getting on court? Looking to deliver female-only group sessions? Look no further! This spring, England Squash are offering you the chance to: become a qualified England Squash Level 1 coach gain resources and support to successfully deliver female-only (Squash Girls Can) sessions at your facility join a network…



Essex Juniors impress at Senior County Closed

Terrific to see so many Essex Juniors playing in the 47th Essex Senior County Closed Squash Championships at Club Kingswood at the weekend. Alice Green retained her A title and Mikey Tallentire came away with the C crown after meeting Brandon Higgins in the final. Check out some of the great photographs posted by Niall Engerer and…



How to sign up for the official Essex Junior Squash Grand Prix

Over the last couple of weeks I have had a number of parents asking what the process for signing up to Miles Smith EJS GP series is, what are the checkpoint dates etc. Hopefully this post will give you an idea of the time frames for producing a Grand Prix schedule. Our next Grand Prix is…