Essex Juniors gave a great account of themselves at the East Region tournament at Ipswich over the weekend scooping three titles and four runners-up finishes in a competitive field.

Alex Banhidai from Bishops Stortford was dominant in the Boys’ U-13’s with some impressive wins, including a belting final against local favourite Matthew Bartley. Alex came from two down to win 11-6 in the decider. Essex’s Jamie Brown was third.


Stanley Sykes (left) from the Off The Wall Academy in Colchester dropped only one game en route to the Under-15 title including a 3-0 final win over another Essex player Jenson Deville.  Daniel Caton was third and Charlie Broad fourth.

In the boys’ U-17’s, Oliver Green was equally dominant lifting the winner’s trophy without dropping a game. Joel Braddock was 4th and Michael Tallentire 5th in a strong Essex showing. The Under-19 boys event was won by Owen Ledger from Hertfordshire with Essex Harry Kitchens second and Sujan Srindran 3rd.

Cullen Clark (2nd) and Noah Smith (3rd) carried the Essex flag in the Under-9’s while Isabella Johns (U-11) and Renitha Sringdran (U-13) also bagged runners-up places.

The Under-15 girls saw a strong Essex entry which eventually saw Olivia Broderick take second place behind Bedfordshire’s Sophia John. Hannah Morley finished third, Mikayla Mann 4th and Lara Newton 5th.

Congratulations to all the Essex players who competed and to the organisers at Ipswich Squash Club who hosted another brilliantly run event.

To see all the results from the East Region event, click HERE


Ollie Green: U-17 winner

Olivia Broderick: U-15 R-up

Alex Banhidai with Emily Ison

Renitha Srindran U-13 R-Up

Harry Kitchens U-19 R-Up


Essex’s Isabella Johns (r) and Suffolk winner Lily Burton