Eastern Region Newsletter January 2013



January 2013 |  East Edition


Region Managers HeadlineDear all,

Welcome to the first Regional Newsletter of 2013! I hope that you have had a great festive period and are ready to get back on the court in 2013!

January sees the launch of England Squash & Racketball’s new promotion, The Big Hit. Information for this can be found in the news article below.

This website provides a great opportunity for clubs to welcome new players in the form of Play It and Try It sessions. If you are interested in getting involved and would like to know more please contact my colleague, Philip Wright: philip.wright@englandsquashandracketball.com

The heavy snow that we had in January meant that several County Closeds were postponed. Look forward to a full write up of those in the next edition.

Mark Williams



In this issue• The Big Hit
• Dan McGinn
• ESC Open
• East Region Racketball
• St Ivo Christmas Detox
• LDS National Club Champs




National News


The Big Hit Is HereOur brand new site www.thebighit.net is now live! Check it out and let us know what you think.

On Wednesday, January 23, England Squash & Racketball launched the new website that will direct all new players to their closest venue or session. This is a new way to get involved in squash & racketball so visit the site for more information.

The Big Hit also visits Sheffield between January 26 and February 3 with lots of opportunities for new players to try squash and racketball for free. The Big Hit will travel across 10 cities in England giving you the chance to get involved – so watch out for details.



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Regional News




Daniel McGinn – ESR Young Coach of the YearPeterborough Town Sports Club Head Coach, Daniel McGinn has been awarded the England Squash & Racketball Young Coach of the Year award for 2012.

For the full story please go here:


East Players at British Junior Open

Abbeydale Park Racquets & Fitness Club, Hallamshire Tennis & Squash Club and Fulwood Sports Club welcomed 550 competitors from over 30 countries for the 2013 Tecnifibre British Junior Open.

The East Region was well represented with 24 juniors battling for honours.

For the full story please go here:






Edinburgh Sports Club OpenTwo all-English finals at the Edinburgh Open saw Essex’s Daryl Selby and Cumbria’s Emily Whitlock capture the titles.

The Men’s BSPA final was between the English top seeds, St George’s Hill teammates Daryl Selby and Tom Richards, the World No.13.


The two players put on a show for the packed Edinburgh crowd and it was Selby, the two-time champion and top seed, who finished on top.After three enthralling games, Daryl, the World No.11, took the fourth 11-7 to grant him his third Edinburgh title. World No.13.

After the game, Daryl Selby said: “There’s some really good names on this trophy, so it’s great to be the first one to get my name on it three times!”

The East also had a representative in the Women’s WSA final as Daryl’s sister, Lauren Selby, the World No.46, faced off against Whitlock. A see-saw battle saw Emily, the World No.25 claim her first Edinburgh and sixth WSA title 11-3 in the 5th.





East Regional Closed Racketball Championships 2013The Championships will take place at Bishop’s Stortford Squash & Racketball Club on Saturday 9th March.

The 2012 Racketball Closed was held at The Woodford Wells Club with Elliot Selby taking home the A Grade Trophy.

We hope that this year can build on the successful 2012 Championships. With this in mind entry is just £10 and all standards are welcome.

If you would like to book your place please follow this link:







St Ivo Racketball Christmas DetoxOne Leisure St. Ivo Leisure Centre played host to the Racketball Christmas Detox on Sunday 30th December.

Organised by racketball enthusiast, Byron Williams, players from as far as Essex and Peterborough descended on the centre for a fun, festive racketball round robin.

For the full story please go here:



LDS in National Club Champs Quarter Finals!Luton & Dunstable Squash Club marched into the Quarter Finals of the National Club Championships with an impressive victory over Edgbaston Priory on Saturday 12th January.

Marking only its second season in the competition, LDS claimed a dramatic win over the Midland giants in an afternoon of high drama and top quality squash.

For the full story please go here:






Mark Williams
Senior Regional Manager
England Squash & Racketball
Gresham Road, Cambridge, CB1 2ESmark.williams@englandsquashandracketball.com
T: 01223 305 471
M: 07918 775 423
Philip Wright
East Region Administrator
England Squash & Racketball
Gresham Road, Cambridge, CB1 2ESphilip.wright@englandsquashandracketball.com
T: 01223 305 471


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