BRENTWOOD SCHOOL began their assault on the National Schools’ Squash Championships in impressive style last week with both their Under-15 and Under-19 teams delivering comprehensive first-round victories over Essex rivals Felsted.

Brentwood reached the semi-finals of the prestigious event last season and head coach Jack Jago believes his squad can go all the way this time around.

Jago, a former tour professional who recently became one of the country’s highest qualified coaches by securing the new UKCC level 3 award, said: “The teams are playing well and will hopefully push themselves even harder over the coming months leading up to the final. They realise they need to put in a lot of work and that’s very important after a long summer off.

“After going agonisingly close to last year’s finals everyone is determined to take that extra step this time.”

Brentwood’s under-15 team of Charlie Bacon, Edward Brown, Isaac Raj, Sajan and Ben Long were in dominant form powering to an impressive 5-0 victory over Felsted. The Under-19’s line up of Robert Pearson, Rishi Patel, Harry Burr, Ethan Davey, Alex Walton and Laura Burr were equally dominant winning 4-1.