8/10/2018:England Squash Senior Closed
This year it will be held on 3rd/4th November at Liverpool Cricket
Once again, it would be great to see everyone supporting this
event which should not be viewed as something that club players
If you would be up for playing 3-4 tough games of squash over
the weekend, this tournament would be perfect for you.
The more entries we get, the more chance people are of getting
more decent matches. With graded events for different standards.
I would also encourage our older juniors to get involved to gain
tournament experience and help with their transition to team squash.
If club captains could please circulate to all your team members.
If County captains could also encourage all their team/potential
team members to enter. As is the nature of the modern world, I
very rarely receive any physical entry forms so will not be sending
out entry forms this year. If you would like to enter just e-mail/text
me with your name and the category you would like to enter.
21/9/2018:England Squash has today announced a collaborative
new partnership with UK Racketball that will see the two organisations
work in unison to develop and grow Squash 57 across the country.
The partnership will see England Squash and UK Racketball work
together to raise the profile of the sport, deliver coaching courses
and participation programmes, and increase the number of people
playing recreationally and competitively. The two organisations
will collaborate to improve the quality and consistency of information
and support offered to clubs, event organisers and players.
The entries for junior, senior and masters inter counties are
now open. This year after discussions with the board and feedback
from counties we have made some key updates to the structure of
all ICC competitions. These updates and links to entries can be
found in full via each distinct page on the website:
The major changes are:
Seniors Division One and Two are now merged
Stage I for all categories will be played out in centralised venues
based on region instead of all at separate clubs
Winners from Stage I seniors will play on the finals weekend alongside
the premier division in a promotion tournament
Team payment of £50 which contributes towards the cost of
hosting the event and evenly distributes the cost of the event
throughout the counties
Squash 57 championships are to be confirmed at a later date with
entries to be released soon.
The 2018 UK-Racketball Series has become the biggest yet
with 10 tournaments booked into this years calendar.
The first event, The National Championships ran in Nottingham
in April and was a great success with over 160 entries. There
are still 9 events to come and you can sign up for the whole Series
for only £47.50 (works out at £5.28 per event and
includes a free t-shirt). For more information and to sign up
to the Series
The full results from this years Racketball Nationals can be
found here with links through to videos, photos and the report.
The full results from last years Squash57 National Championships
can be found here https://www.englandsquash.com/news/national-squash-57-championships---report-and-results
Main UK-Racketball National Rankings: Follow this link to view
the full Open Category Rankings - http://www.uk-racketball.com/open-category.html
The Middlesex SRA have arranged an England Squash Referee Training
Workshop to be held at Coolhurst Squash Club Courtside, Coolhurst
Rd, London N8 8EYon Sunday 14th January 2018 10am to 1pm
Booking essential, please call Vickie Prow on 07796181286 or email
email@example.com to book your place.
The Wakefield Racketball Open
When: Saturday 9th September
Where: Wakefield Sports Club
Postcode: WF1 3RR
Online Entry: Click
here to enter online
For more information contact Mark Fuller firstname.lastname@example.org
or 07846 067505
No5 Barristers Chambers
National Club Championships 2017/18
For entry form and regulations for the above tournaments.please
Please note that entries close Friday 22nd September 2017
NW Regional 2017
Northwest Regional Squash 57 closed o50s winner Steven Hollindrake
Northwest Regional Squash 57 closed ladies champ and B grade
winner Amy Barnes
Northwest Regional Squash 57 O35s winner Darren Lee and runner
up Lee Walton
Northwest Regional squash 57 closed, runner up Luke Mercer
Northwest Regional Squash 57 closed, winner Hamish Falconer
TecnifibreBritish Junior National Squash 57 Championship
At Liverpool Cricket Club, Aigburth Rd Liverpool L19 3QF
Saturday April 8 2017
British National Racketball Championships
When: Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd April 2017
Where: Nottingham Squash Rackets Club
Postcode: NG7 1BX
Cost: £20.00 (includes top quality quick dry Head t-shirt)
Cost 2nd Grade: £5.00
This is a two day tournament taking place over the Saturday and
Sunday, with no matches on the Friday.
More Information: email Mark Fuller email@example.com
or call Mark on 07846 067505
September 2016: Racketball players have reacted to England Squash's
decision to rename Racketball to 'Squash57' with confusion and
Read article in UK Racketball.com about the renaming attempt,
Forthcoming events 2016.....
1. Merseyside Junior County Closed 24th/25th September
2016 @ Liverpool Cricket Club
2. Merseyside Senior County Closed 21st/22nd January 2017
@ Liverpool Cricket Club
3. North-West Junior Regional Closed 5th/6th November
2016 @ Venue TBC
4. 1st One Day Grand Prix Event Sunday 11th September
@ Northern Crosby
The events we run are a great success but often cost money. Merseyside
funding is always difficult to find and income is never certain.
The first events we are looking for sponsors for are the Junior
Closed and the Junior Grand Prix. For these events we are asking
for £200 each sponsorship. The benefits will include the
sponsors logo and contact details on all entry forms, promotional
material, t-shirts and include them in our tournament report we
circulate.The sponsor could also display the goods or services
during the event. If you wish to sponsor contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Tecnifibre British Junior National Racketball
Championships (includes an U23 category), entries close this
Friday 8th July.
This event for the first time which is being held on Saturday
16th July at Liverpool Cricket Club.
form for the Merseyside Junior Open 2016.
This is an England Squash Bronze Sanctioned Event and will be
held at Liverpool Cricket Club on the weekend of 25th/26th June.
This is a great event to get more experience of playing competitive
matches and play juniors from outside of Merseyside.
Entries must be received by Tuesday 14th June.
Diary Date: Nottingham Open Doubles - 13th Feb 2016
This is the biggest doubles venue in the country and always a fantastic
day at Nottingham Squash Rackets Club.
Report from Nottingham August 2015 event.
Racketball rankings 2015 can be seen
Merseysides Patrick Rooney and Kents Georgina Kennedy
will spearhead the respective English challenges in Eindhoven
from July 26 to 30 as 5/8 seeds. More
The Hallamshire Racketball Open 2015
Closing Date 17th July
& Results from Limpsfield Racketball Open
The UK-Racketball Series 2015 Information
The northern venues have moved to two new centres for the Series
at Wakefield and Hallamshire Tennis and Squash Club. Wakefield
has been brought to us by long standing Series supporter Andy
Wood. The club has four courts, three of which are glass backs
and is well located near the M1. Hallamshire is one of the premier
racketball centers in the UK with a fantastic racketball junior
set up and long established racketball summer league. We hope
that these two Yorkshire venues will be great new additions to
The major change to the UK-Racketball Series this year will be
the way that the tournaments are operated, see below the list
of dates and venues for more information. Or follow this link
to the new UK-Racketball
Dates And Venues
Leicester 2nd May
Limpsfield 30th May
Leamington 11th July
Hallamshire 25th July
Nottingham 29th August
Devon and Exeter 12th September
Wakefield 26th September
Chichester 31st October
Wycombe 28th November
Merseyside Senior Closed. The tournament this
year was on January 24th/25th 2015 and held at Liverpool Cricket
and images from National Racketball Championships 2014
**The British Open Championship is once again ‘Open’ to all British
players - http://englandsquashandracketball.com/competitions/1343
**The Merseyside Junior Open Bronze Sanctioned Event took place
on 10th and 11th May 2014 at Liverpool Cricket Club. Categories
included Boys/Girls U11 through to U19.
** Super Squad Tournament
Calendar of Events 2013/14
**North West Newsletter December
form for Southport January 12 2014 One day mini-squash
**England Squash & Racketball conference taking place December
10&11. If you book before the end of October you can take
advantage of the reduced price of £120. Contact Louise Pickford
0161 438 4318 / 07815 735487
*Report from Racketball
Festival at Manchester.
2013 for Clubs....
Merseyside junior squash star Patrick Rooney was in action recently
at the Le Sport Closed Satellite in Rhos on Sea, Conwy where he
triumphed 11-6, 7-11, 12-10, 11-8 in 40m against Sam Ellis taking
the Le Sport title in th process. See
July 2013 Newsletter
scenes were witnessed at Hull's KC Stadium on Sunday, May 26th
for the second time in two months as an English player won the
Allam British Open women's final for the first time since 1991.
Preston-based world number two Laura Massaro
(pictured) defied the odds to beat favourite Malaysian Nicol David
3-1 (11/4, 3/11, 12/10, 11/7) in the most tensely contested match
of the tournament.
*North West's Laura Massaro wins Second World Series
Title in Kuala Lumpar. Laura recorded her second ever World Series
title after coming through to win the 2013 CIMB KL Open.
*Match Report March 21 2013 from
Northern Club Squash Tourney.
*New website launched that helps find a sqush court near
your postcode...Find out more
*The North West Regional Closed Graded Racketball Championships
took place March 9th & 10th March 2013 at Liverpool Cricket
Club. For information: email
Receives Gold Clubmark Award
After the culmination of a lot of hard work
The Northern Club in Crosby was this month able to attain
the Gold Clubmark award, the highest award of its kind.
The Northern in Crosby have been part of
the Clubmark scheme for the last six years and had previously
held the Silver Clubmark award during that time.
When the time came to be re-accredited Jim
Foggit of the club took on the task this time with the aim
of surpassing the previous yearâ€s award
and has been working with the ESR regional office to make
the necessary final improvements to obtain the extra few
points they required to gain the coveted Gold Award.
*Both squash courts at Altrincham Leisure Centre
and the courts at Kingsway, Widnes have recently been refurbished
to what members are calling a 'spectacular' standard. Refurbishment
work on the squash courts, funded in part by England Squash &
Racketball was completed on Tuesday 8th January 2013 and included
new plastering and rendering, floor works, painting and remarking.
*Reminder to Clubs about grants available for 2013 :Find
Danny Massaro Picks Up Chorley Coaching Award
North West squash coach Danny Massaro was honoured
at the Chorley Sports Awards when he received the Performance
Coach of the Year Award. The Awards, organised by Chorley Council
in conjunction with Chorley District Sports Forum, reward local
people who have achieved or excelled in their chosen sport, those
who have inspired others, and clubs which have gone that extra
mile for their members
Mike Lowry wins Men's National Final
The first ever national final of the England Squash
& Racketball Court Challenge Series in conjunction with Parkwood
Leisure Centre took place in Parkwood Bicester Leisure Centre
on December 9 2012. Ten regional Court Challenge Champions gathered
at Parkwood Bicester Leisure Centre hoping to go home with the
national title and the prize of a brand new iPad. Roxy Keshavarz,
winner from the Biddulph Valley Leisure Centre Court Challenge
beat Joanne Kemp the Kiddlington & Gosforth Leisure Centre
winner in straight games to claim the women's title. In the men's
final Mike Lowrey, winner of Parkwood Crosby Court Challenge beat
Darren Withey winner of Parkwood Northcroft Leisure Centre Court
Challenge event 2/1 and won the inaugural Court Challenge Series
Emily Wins Madison Open
Emily Whitlock, aged 18 from Cheshire, won her
fourth WSA World Tour title this month, beating Victoria Lust
in the Tour10 Madison Open in the US.
Crosby Court Challenge
The Parkwood Crosby Leisure Centre Court Challenge
took place this last Saturday 10th November 2012, thrilling spectators
with a dazzling display of skill, determination and sportsmanship.
The challenge was set up as a round robin which ensured each of
the participants had more than the minimum 3 guaranteed games.
The 2 undergraduates Matt Davies (UCLN and The Northern Crosby)
and Mike Lowery (Manchester Met and Workington) looked hot favourites
in the early games but the twins from West Lancs Sam and Ben Fletcher
showed they could keep up with the pace and skill. Matty Harrington
(West Lancs) at just 18 years old was also able to put on a great
performance. The two local brothers Nino and Tano Carubia both
very keen squash players showed that playing against coached youngsters
was a fun and enjoyable experience, Nino and Tano have been playing
for 2 years. Mike Lowery won the Challenge but the match for 2nd
and 3rd proved to be the most exciting â€ Ben
playing Matt lost 1-2 which resulted in a tie for second place.
The winner Mike said. â€I had no idea the competition
would be so strong. The courts, staff and facility and the Challenge
was superb. The Court Challenge Series offers all players of all
abilities aged the opportunity to play in a squash competition.
If you are interested in holding a court challange at your club
please contact your North West Regional Administrator Kevin Stewart,
Squash makes it onto SkySports...In
2012 Sky featured our sport in Get Involved...
+National Club Championships 2013
This competition is open to any affiliated club in the land and
there is no set standard.
Draws are usually played as a Knockout with a plate, but depending
on entries some may be ran as group stages. Where possible we do
regionalise as much as possible to keep travelling to a minimum.
Obviously when the competition progresses you may find clubs travelling
a fair distance to contest a match, however the regulations do state
that neutral venues can be used at a halfway point.
Entries close Friday 14 Sept.!
Teams that have WON their Premier County League (or equivalent if
no premier division) get a FREE entry!
If you have any queries please contact Paul Houghton at email@example.com
+Entry is now open for the North West Regional Junior Closed
2012.Go to our Juniors section to find
+2012 Coaching Breakfast Club for the
North West: Full details
+Funding Update From England Squash & Racketbal.....Perhaps
your club could benefit?
North West Club of the Year 2012...Winner:
Carlisle Squash & Racketball Club. See
Rooney wins English squash title
New N West Regional Administrator: Kevin Stewart
has taken over from Sarah Chatterley (May 2012)
Kevin's contact details:Twitter: ESR_NorthWest
Telephone: +44 (0)161 438 4307
England Squash & Racketball
National Squash Centre
Manchester, M11 3FF
Club of the Year
Fantastic prizes available to Regional Winners and
National Finalists. The
Application Pack contains all the information you should need
to enter your club into the competition and also highlights the
format the competition will take. The closing date is 30th March
and all applications must be received by 5pm on that day.Email:
The British National Squash Championships 2012
were staged at the National Squash Centre in Eastlands,
Manchester from the 5th to 12th February.