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Essex ace Lauren wins British Open Masters title

From world champions to old aged pensioners, the British Open Masters served up squash of the highest quality from the world’s best seasoned players – proving once and for all that age is just a number. More than 300 of the finest masters players on the circuit showed why squash is a sport to be



Our AGM will signal farewell to Karen and John

Dear All Please see attached the notice of the Essex Junior Squash AGM which takes place on Wednesday 5th July at 7.3pm Hamptons Sports Club (formerly Marconi) CM2 9FH. AGM 2017 notice Essex Junior Squash is run entirely by volunteers, our activities this year have included: the Essex Closed, Essex Open, Grand Prix Series, Inter County



Connaught Bronze showcases exciting young squash talent

Dave Webster served up another excellent Connaught Junior Bronze event on Saturday attracting players across the South East.  Essex, as expected, supplied the bulk of the players for a tournament that delivered an incredibly high level of squash a good sportsmanship. Kent’s Jack Mitterer looked the stand-out player and although he was pushed quite hard, he was



Elise and Alice heading for World Championships in NZ

England will take two Essex players to New Zealand for the world’s most prestigious junior competition. British Junior Open U17 finalist Elise Lazarus and Alice Green, England’s No.1 ranked U-17 player, will travel to Tauranga, in the north of New Zealand, for the World Junior Team Championships on 12th July to take part in both the team and



Essex juniors impress at Under-11 Nationals

So proud of our young Essex players who competed at the England U-11 National Championships in Sheffield at the weekend. Renitha Srindran from Connaught matched her national ranking by finishing second while Bishops Stortford’s Alex Banhidai was third. Congrats too to Amelie Brooke, Zain Mughal and Edward Mason who all put in performances that more



Essex junior teams shine at Southern and Eastern Grand Prix

Last weekend saw the final round of this season’s Southern & Eastern Counties Grand Prix season with 12 teams descending on the Northwood club in Middlesex. Six teams in each of the U11 and U13 groups meant a full day of squash with 60 players and 150 games. The S&E Counties series is designed to provide



200 Club winners announced for Feb, March and April

During a brief break in play at the David Pearson finals on 21 May, the 200 Club draws for February, March and April were made. As the finals all had Essex players competing, there was a lot of interest in who was successful – and hopefully, actually seeing people win will have encouraged some of



Essex girls Alice and Elise help England to double Euro glory

England made it a clean sweep at the European Junior Team Championships by claiming the Under-15 and Under-17 titles in Prague at the weekend. It was the 12th year in a row England had clinched both titles and this added to the trophy won by the country’s under-19s in Lisbon last month. The Under-17 side,



Essex teams shine at National U-11 Championships

  Coach Chris Chitty travelled up to Manchester with three teams from Essex in April in a bid to become National Under-11 Champions. However, the day before the event the Essex A team were struck with an injured string three player and had to shuffle players up from Essex B leaving a gap at string



Coach Richard helps Felsted School squash flourish

Felsted School & Richard Pilcher: Case Study – April 2017 by Chris Vine Richard Pilcher started coaching squash at Felsted School (Essex) in Oct 2014 as a volunteer assistant to the Level 1 coach (semi-retired staff member) Alisdair Thompson.  Alisdair had started a club night at the school termed “Friends of Felsted’’ and introduced squash activities and



Essex Junior Grand Prix 7 showcases rising talent

Report by DAVID HARRIS Round Seven of the 2016/2017 Essex Junior Squash Grand Prix season returned to one of its biggest venues when the event headed off to OTWS Academy at Colchester Garrison. The Essex Junior Squash Grand Prix series is designed to provide competition for the next generation of young players. Aimed at youngsters who



Vitesse Stortford Classic starts on May 15

A reminder to everyone that the Vitesse Stortford Classic 2017 – Men’s Squash, PSA $10k event at Bishops Stortford Squash club runs from Monday May 15 through to the final on Saturday 20 May. This year the event has attracted players that include Ben Coleman, Richie Fallows, Greg Lobban, Jaymie Haycocks, Chris Binnie, Lance Beddoes, Patrick Rooney,  Chris



england squash make changes to junior competition pathway

ENGLAND SQUASH is implementing a number of significant changes to their junior competition pathway for the coming season. It’s fair to say that the changes have not met with universal approval leaving many counties, coaches and players unhappy with the decisions taken.  However, for the purpose of unvarnished reporting, below is the statement from England



Grand Prix Entry Technical Error

Just when you don’t need it (!!)- we’ve had a technical issue with the entry software for the Grand Prix Series which has meant the system is currently down. We’ve got clever people trying to fix the problem, but it is unlikely to be back up and running until Saturday morning. We’re so sorry for



Elise and Alice draw praise for England Euro performances

REPORT BY LEE HORTON Essex pair Elise Lazarus and Alice Green produced some amazing performances wearing England colours at last week’s European U-19 Championships in Portugal. Despite being two of the youngest members of the squad, Alice was 15 and Elise 16, the duo surpassed all expectations only losing to eventual individual tournament winner, Cristina Gomez of



Daryl selected for England’s Euro Team title defence

Essex’s Daryl Selby spearheads a strong English line-up in the month’s European team Championships in Finlanbd. British Open finalists Nick Matthew and Sarah-Jane Perry will lead out their teams in Helsinki after their recent successes, but champion Laura Massaro misses out due to a busy schedule. Team England will comprise of: MEN: Nick Matthew, James



JESSICA CROWNED NATIONAL IAPS GIRLS’ CHAMPION

REPORT BY RICHARD PILCHER Essex U-13 player, Jessica Baxter won the Gent Cup for Girls’ Singles at the 49th Independent Association of Prep Schools National Squash Competition held at Millfield School, Somerset earlier this month.  Jessica played with great commitment, skill and tactical awareness throughout the competition winning all of her matches without dropping a



GP 7 now at Colchester Garrison

Grand Prix Goers take note! We’ve been advised that Maldon have shut one of it’s courts, so unfortunately we’re not able to hold the 7th Grand Prix of the series there now. As such, we’ve moved it to the Colchester Garrison which is a fantastic venue for the event. We hope this doesn’t inconvenience you



Emma Bartley helps England to Five Nations success

England’s youngsters, Including Emma Bartley from Colchester’s Off the Wall Squash Academy, defeated competition from Scotland, Wales, Ireland and France to claim the Five Nations trophies. The finest juniors in the under-13 and under-15 categories competed in the event held in Cardiff at the weekend and finished as winners for their country. The under-15s were



New faces have the X-factor at Essex Jnr Grand Prix 6

REPORT BY DAVID HARRIS Round Six of the 2016/2017 Essex Junior Squash Grand Prix season returned to one of its favourite venues last weekend when the event headed off to Epping Squash Club. The Essex Junior Squash Grand Prix series is designed to provide competition for the next generation of young players. Aimed at youngsters who



Essex teams grab the spoils at Inter-Counties Grand Prix

REPORT BY DAVID HARRIS A great weekend at the office for Essex Under 11 and Under 13 teams in the Southern & Eastern Counties Grand Prix 3 at the Connaught Club in Chingford as 3 of our 4 teams pickup medals in friendlies against Middlesex, Surrey and Kent. Our U11 Essex B team of Sam



Mersea finish top of the class at Lexden Schools’ Cup

  Report by PAUL ALLEN Several year three and year four Colchester primary school squash teams recently took part in the annual mini squash ‘Lexden Cup’. The competition involving schools from the Tiptree and Stanway consortium saw teams compete against each other in pool fixtures over three consecutive Fridays finishing up with play off matches



Elise leads strong Essex showing at English Junior Championships

 LEE HORTON REPORTS ESSEX players stamped their mark on the English Junior Championships (EJC) last weekend in Birmingham with Elise Lazarus claiming the Under-17 crown and several of her county team-mates putting in exceptional performances. The three-day event staged at Edgbaston Priory and the University of Birmingham saw nearly 300 juniors competing across eight categories for the



Essex Junior Open winners are simply GR-EIGHT

LEE HORTON REPORTS 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 14 of the 26 gongs up for grabs remaining on home