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Winners training session for Grace

posted Jun 10, 2019, 5:42 AM by S Meanley   [ updated Jun 10, 2019, 5:47 AM ]

Grace (year 2) took part this weekend in her winners training session with world ranked local player and Commonwealth Silver medalist Daryl Selby at Colchester Garrison courts after winning the year 4 and under grand prix series.

Grace thoroughly enjoyed her time on court with Daryl, the local squash wizard nicknamed "Bobby the Dazzler" with his trick shots on court, even winning a point from him when they tousled on court.

Grace is the first year 4 to be awarded this new trophy.

Grand Prix Number 8

posted Jun 10, 2019, 5:25 AM by S Meanley   [ updated Jun 10, 2019, 5:25 AM ]

Mersea once again showed a good strong finish in the Essex Junior Squash Grand Prix series final round.
Lucy (year 5) took  a solid runner up position (her highest finish to date in the GP series) in the girls year 6 and under competition winning 4 of her 5 matches, in still her first year in this age group. Grace (year 2) continued a strong start to the season with a win in the girls year 4 and under section, but also claiming a match from a year 6 and under player. Luca (year 6) took a good 4th place finish in a large group of under year 6's.

After all eight rounds Grace took the year 4 and under championship and with it a training session with world ranked local player and Commonwealth Silver medalist Daryl Selby, and all the other group winners and runners up. Lucy took a solid fourth place overall finish after completing four of the 8 available rounds.

George takes the Inter Regional Challenge

posted May 22, 2019, 2:01 PM by S Meanley   [ updated May 22, 2019, 2:04 PM ]

George (year 6) was selected by his East Regional squash squad to travel to West Warwickshire to compete in an Inter Regional Challenge. The East regional squad comprises of members from: Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedford, Cambridge and Herts and so representing our six counties George won 4 of his 6 scheduled matches and gained some great experience for the day.

Grace achieves OTWS level 3 award

posted May 22, 2019, 1:52 PM by S Meanley   [ updated May 22, 2019, 1:55 PM ]

Grace (year 2) has moved up another level on Off The Wall Squash's Junior progress Awards. There are six levels that gradually improve a players development and understanding of the game whilst improving their racket skills at the same time. Well done Grace for persevering.

Beckenham win and runner up

posted May 12, 2019, 5:58 AM by S Meanley   [ updated May 12, 2019, 5:58 AM ]

Brother and sister squash playing duo George and Grace both traveled to Beckenham in Kent on 11th May. George (Year 6) seeded number two in the boys under 13’s with 8 in the draw saw him win his first two matches comfortably 11-1 11-1 and then 11-5 11-9 to book a spot in the final with the number 1 seed who was ranked 18 places higher than George in the England Squash rankings. Not deterring George, he took the first game 11-6, the other boy then came back 4-11 to draw level, leaving it to a battle of the final game. George dug in and took the game and match 11-9 to claim his first under 13 bronze tournament win.

Grace, took on two girls in the under 11 section (both girls in year 5 and 6, with Grace just in year 2). Grace looks like an angel off court, but anyone that goes on with her will be able to tell you that she plays like a demon on court, with a natural talent for spotting a weakness in the opposition. Grace took to the court first to play the strongest in the group and pushed all the way, despite the age difference to take a narrow loss 3-2 (11-8 9-11 11-8 7-11 5-11). Not deterring Mersea’s youngest national tournament player she stepped out on court later against the remaining contestant to take a great win 3-0 (11-5 11-7 12-10), giving Grace her second runner up trophy in girls under 11.

Mersea set to send two teams to National U11 junior squash Summer Cup

posted May 1, 2019, 6:40 AM by S Meanley   [ updated May 1, 2019, 6:40 AM ]

Following a blistering run of success from Mersea Island School Junior squash teams over the past four years, consisting of:

  • ·         three consecutive year 5/6 Lexden Cup trophy winners
  • ·         four consecutive year 3/4 Lexden Cup trophy winners
  • ·         two consecutive Essex School games year 6 trophy winners 

Mersea School has selected a team of 7 players to send to Nottingham on 20th June to compete in the inaugural National Under 11 School Summer Cup (players to be U11 on 1st September 2018). This is a one-day event to be packed full of fun, teamwork and plenty of squash playing.

Teams are mixed gender (selected on playing ability), three to a team with one reserve player to test skills against other schools from across the country. The players selected to represent Mersea are Luca, Matilda, Grace, Daniel, Lucy, George and Hugh.

George wins U13 plate at Redbridge

posted May 1, 2019, 6:33 AM by S Meanley   [ updated May 1, 2019, 6:34 AM ]

George traveled to Redbridge in North Essex last weekend to compete in the boys under 13 junior squash tournament. Only losing in a tight first match, George went on to win the final three matches to take home the plate trophy against some experienced players.

Grace is OTWS Player of the month March 2019

posted Apr 25, 2019, 10:48 AM by S Meanley   [ updated May 1, 2019, 6:28 AM ]

Grace (year 2) is Mersea's youngest winner of the Off The Wall Squash Player of the month award for March 2019.

Mica Easter tournament 2019

posted Apr 15, 2019, 11:24 AM by S Meanley   [ updated Apr 15, 2019, 11:27 AM ]

Mersea Island Junior Squash had their Easter tournament for the third consecutive year at the MICA Centre.
With ever increasing numbers and improved ability year on year, the four separate groups were well contested.

Group 1:

Winner - Holly
R/up - Beth

Group 2:

Girl Winner - Phoebe
Girl R/up - Izzy

Boy Winner - Kyan
Boy R/up - Nathan

Group 3:

Winner - Bradleigh
R/up - Alfie

Group 4:

Girl Winner - Lucy
Girl R/up - Matilda

Boy Winner - Daniel
Boy R/up - Luca

Resilience awards:


MICA Outstanding Sportsmanship Award:


With twenty-four children taking part playing 7 hours of squash, every one who stepped on court in the morning had improved in performance by the end of the day.
Well done to you all. Thank you to the MICA Centre for providing a superb venue as always.

Grace continues dominant run in Year 4 and under

posted Apr 10, 2019, 1:19 AM by S Meanley   [ updated Apr 10, 2019, 1:20 AM ]

Grace (year 2) continues her dominant streak against not only her year 4 and under section, but also year 6 and under that she must compete against due to low girl numbers.

Grace, diminutive only in stature, looms large on the squash court. Winning not only her year 4 and under group at Essex Junior Squash Grand Prix number seven of eight, Grace also took a 3-0 win against a year 6 and under player too. 

This leaves Grace in pole position in the leader table for the last GP of the season, to be held on 19th May at Bishops Stortford, 95 points clear of her nearest rival.

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