London & South East June Newsletter

June 2013 Issue |  London & South East Edition
Regional Managers HeadlineHaving started the month with some great regional results at the National U11s Individuals Championships, Sussex then went on to win the U11 teams in the girls and Middlesex were runners up in the boys. We saw a successful Surrey Youth Games and London also held it’s Youth Games qualifying rounds. Royal Holloway University celebrated the end of the uni year with a Big Hit Court Challenge Event. Sue Wright toured the region with her roadshows, and there are lots of tournaments and camps going on throughout the summer to get involved in.
In this issue• National News – World Teams• Sussex U11 Girls Triumph

• Royal Holloway Big Hit Court Challenge

• Leaving

• Youth Games

• Sue Wright Roadshows

• More news

• Funding

• UK Racketball

• Tournaments and Events

• English Deaf Squash Champs

• Tin Stickers

National News
National News HeadlineENGLAND RECLAIM WORLD MEN’S TEAM TITLEEngland regained the World Men’s Team Championship in Mulhouse, France, tonight for the first time since 2007 when they upset top seeds and defending champions Egypt 2-1 in a thrilling final.

The victory was sweet revenge for the second seeds after their loss to the Egyptians in the final in Germany two years ago and especially for Nick Matthew and James Willstrop, who were part of that team.

And yet again it was Willstrop whose tie with Karim Darwish decided the destiny of the trophy, only this time the 3/1 scoreline deservedly went the way of the Yorkshireman.

Daryl Selby gave England the perfect start with a 52-minute victory over Tarek Momen, making nonsense of the PSA rankings by overpowering the world number 10 11-8, 11-3, 11-7.

The 30-year-old from Essex dominated from the start, racing into a 10-4 lead as Momen was pressured into a string of errors by Selby’s immaculate game in which his backhand drop worked a treat.

Although the 25-year-old Egyptian saved four game points, another mistake handed Selby the game and he was even more in command in the second, which he took in only 13 minutes.

Momen got his nose in front for the first time in the match in game three as he moved 4-1 ahead, but Selby gradually pegged him back and once the world number 14 had edged ahead at 7-6, he didn’t relinquish his grip.

Matthew initially continued England’s great opening to the final as, still seemingly on a high after his 138-minute success against Gregory Gaultier in Friday’s semi-finals, he trounced a listless Ramy Ashour 11-5 in a nine-minute first game and sped into a 4-1 lead in the second.

However, the world number one, who had been rested in Egypt’s 2-1 semi-final victory over Australia, gradually found his touch and despite another battling display from Matthew, in which he saved four match-balls, Ashour took the next three games 11-6, 11-9, 11-9 and the match after 63 minutes to level the tie.

So it all came down to Willstrop and Darwish again, with the Yorkshireman favourite after winning their last eight encounters.The first game went according to recent form, with the world number three claiming it 11-3, and he seemed on target to open up a 2/0 lead when he inched 10-8 ahead in the second, but Darwish saved three game balls and eventually won it 13-11.The start of the third game was just as tight, but from 3-3 Willstrop won eight points in a row against the world number five to snatch it in just 10 minutes.

It was almost a similar story in the fourth game, with Willstrop motoring clear from 4-4 before collapsing to the ground in a mixture of joy and relief when Darwish tinned a drop-shot after 69 minutes, and setting off huge celebrations among the England squad.


[2] ENGLAND bt [1] EGYPT 2/1

Daryl Selby beat Tarek Momen 11-8, 11-3, 11-7

Nick Matthew lost to Ramy Ashour 11-5, 6-11, 9-11, 9-11

James Willstrop beat Karim Darwish 11-3, 11-13, 11-3, 11-4

Regional News
Sussex U11 Girls TriumphThe Sussex U11 Girls team of Torrie Malik, Florrie Edwards and Laura Page were undefeated all day to come away as the U11 Inter-County Champions! A fantastic result for them. The Middlesex girls did very well too, finishing in 3rd place overall.

In the boys event, Middlesex came runners up and Sussex finished in 5th.

Well done to all the players.

To read more:

Royal Holloway Big Hit Court ChallengeRoyal Holloway University held a Big Hit Court Challenge as part of their end of term awards/last squash session of the year. Well done to tournament winners Conrad Williams and Johnny Eyles, and Laura Grima for winning the ‘player of the day’ award.Thanks to Charlie for organising this and for all the work he has done this year as president and coach. We look forward to working with Sresha, the new president next year.
LeavingAt the end of July, I, Kirstie will be leaving my role as Regional Administrator at ESR. I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your help, support and friendship during my time working here. I have loved working in the squash world and have made lots of friends during the last few years. I will be going off to do some travelling and then hope to come back to pursue a career in primary school teaching (in which I will be introducing mini squash wherever possible). I will be continuing to play, so I hope to see some of you on a squash court soon! Hopefully we will have a new administrator in post to introduce to you in the next newsletter.
Youth GamesThe Surrey Youth Games and the London Youth Games Qualifiers were both held on the weekend of 15th/16th June. The Surrey Youth Games at Surrey Sports Park was a great event as usual, with a great number of entries for the squash. Congratulations to Reigate & Banstead for winning the mini squash and to Spelthorne for winning the full squash competition.The London Youth Games, held their qualifiers at Redbridge.

The boroughs that have made it through to the finals day in the boys competition are: Barnet, Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Kingston, Richmond, Southwark and Wandsworth.

The boroughs that have made it through in the girls competition are Barnet, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston, Sutton.

Well done to all these teams and good luck to them for the finals day on 7th July at Crystal Palace.

There was some great squash on display in the qualification rounds and we look forward to more at the finals.

Sue Wright Women & Girls Roadshow at St. George’s Hill LadiesAnother stop on the Women and Girls Roadshow Tour at St Georges Hill in Weybridge. A fantastic turn out of women and girls playing squash, racketball and squashercise during the course of the afternoon. Some great up and coming juniors full of energy and excitement for the game and wanting to play constantly plus lots of women all wanting to grab that extra tip that will help them win their next ladder game! Everyone had a really fun afternoon, we laughed alot, did some hard work and left feeling like we all wanted to do it again. What more can you ask for!Sue Wright

Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist

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New Junior Calendar

World Junior Championships

Congratulations to regional players Nada Elkalaawy and Gina Kennedy who have been selected to represent England in Poland in July. Good luck to them!


Community Games

Holding an event this year? Would £500 support help? Then register your event as a Community Games.

Community Games is a National programme that has been developed as part of the London 2012 Olympic Games legacy, with events happening all over the country. Its aim is to bring communities together through sporting and cultural activities.

Support is offered in the form of:

* Up to £500 towards your event

* T-shirts, bunting, stickers and equipment

* A framed personalised certificate for the organiser

* Personalised certificates for attendees

* E-learning / event management qualifications

* An events page on the website

* Access to other organisations that would be excited to participate in your ‘Games’

* Volunteers

* Help and advice throughout the lifetime of your event

Simply register your event on the Community Games website

LED Ideas

LED Ideas is an innovative lighting company that has established an excellent reputation for providing a high quality and efficient lighting system to squash clubs across the UK. To promote their products and servicesLED Ideas has partnered with ESR to give away this exclusive prize to a lucky squash club.

For your chance to win free LED lighting fitted to ALLsquash courts in your club please CLICK HERE and fill in your details.

The winner will be randomly drawn on August 1st 2013 and ESR will be in touch to let you know if you are a winner!

With LED lighting your club will benefit from:

Significant energy cost savings

No maintenance costs

3 years warranty

Reduced Carbon Emissions

No shadows

Increased ball visibility

If you would like more information please visit us at

Or call us on 0800 933 0132

Funding for clubs in Surrey fund is a similar to Inspired Facilities but for all community projects. Last summer saw almost 25% of grants being made to sport-related projects, so an opportunity here to capitalise on that.
HEAD announced as title sponsor for the 2013 UK-Racketball Series!UK-Racketball are delighted to announce that HEAD will take over the title sponsorship of the UK-Racketball Series in 2013.Head cater for several sports, including racketball, providing everything from rackets, bags, balls, string and footwear.

A selection of top of the range HEAD racketball rackets and bags will be up for grabs for the lucky winners of each grade at all events in this year’s UKRB Series.

Andy Catchpole, Head UK’s Racquetsport Manager said:

“HEAD are very excited to be announced as the official sponsor of the UK Racketball league for 2013.

“Racketball’s popularity has grown significantly over the past few years here in the UK and as a leading brand in racketball products, we felt that the timing was right to work with the UK’s only recognised racketball league.”

UK-Racketball director Mark Fuller said he was looking forward to working with the brand:

“I’m thrilled about the partnership between HEAD and UK-Racketball for the 2013 season.

“They are such a well-respected and popular brand in the squash and racketball world that to be working with them this year is an honour.

“Their products are really top quality as well and so our winners really are in for a treat with such fantastic prizes!”

UK-Racketball are an online resource for everything racketball and the only official racketball league in the UK.  We aim to invest in the sport we work in; running events and junior camps along with our sister company, Fantasy Squash. Visit and for more details.

Tournaments and EventsREACH OUT on World Squash Day: October 5th 2013

Coaching Courses:

Club Leaders Seminars

Junior events in Surrey:

GB Sport Training

SSP Junior Open Bronze Event:

Squashercise Workshop for Coaches: Tuesday 10th September 2013 10:30am – 1:30pm at Surrey Sports Park, £25

Surbiton Summer Camps,

Kent Summer Camps,

Chichester Junior Summer Camp, Wimbledon R&FC Graded tournament, Connaught Junior Open, Connaught U23s Open:

Adult Squash Camp, Charing Cross:

Monday 12th – Friday 16th August, 9am – 3pm, Members: £125, Non-members: £135

Ashtead Racketball Exhibition: Friday 12th July 2013

Crowborough Tennis and Squash Club PSA: 6-7h July

Surrey Sports Park PSA & WSA: 27-28th July

Berkhamsted Lawn Tennis and Squash Rackets Club PSA: 3-4thAugust

St.Georges Hill Lawn Tennis Club PSA & WSA: 19-20thOctober

Limpsfield Lawn Tennis Club PSA & WSA: 30thNovember-1stDecember

Canterbury Squash Club PSA: 6-8th December

Tin Sticker PromotionDunlop and England Squash & Racketball have also developed a co-branded tin sticker to brighten up your clubs tin. Claim your free sticker today!

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