Here are a few dates for your diary to help plan the squash year ahead. England Squash has yet to release their own calendar of events which is stopping us naming our county training days, but hopefully they will pull their fingers out soon and we can fill in the gaps.

Firstly, the Essex Junior Closed will be held at the Colchester Garrison on September 24th and 25th. Entry forms will be available soon. Watch this space.

And the first round of the Junior Inter-County events is October 15th and 16th and round two November 19th and 20th. The Finals being staged on January 14th and 15th.

The following dates have been confirmed by England Squash but they will not have their completed list for at least another 10 days.

27th/28th  Aug        Silver 1 not split
24th/25th Sept        County Closed
8th/9th Oct             Silver 2 not split
15th/16th Oct        IC Stage 1
28th-30th Oct        British Closed
5th/6th Nov            Regional Closed
19th/20th Nov        IC Stage 2
26th/27th Nov         Aspire 1 training (now 8 regions = regional programme but still called Aspire!)
10th/11th Dec        Silver 3 split
17th/18th Dec        Aspire 2
2nd/5th Jan            British Junior Open
14th/15th Jan            IC Finals
28th/29th Jan            Aspire 3
4th/5th Feb                Silver 4 not split
16th/17th Feb or 20th/21st Feb    Aspire 4
10th/12th Mar            English Junior Champs
25th/26th Mar         Silver 5 not split
10th/11th April        Aspire 5
29th/30th April        Silver 6 not split
30th/31st May        Aspire 6
3rd/4th June        U11 Champs
17th/18th June    Silver 7 split
24th/25th June    Aspire Champs Training
1st/2nd July        Aspire Team Champs