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Squash 101 leaders Course

We’re holding a Squash 101 leaders course at Pontefract Squash Club on Saturday 21st July.   The course is aimed at those aged 16 or over who want to lead sessions for groups of adults.  Squash 101 is aimed at newer or less regular squash players, a great way to integrate your gym user...more
British Open Masters hat-trick for Yorkshire

British Open Masters hat-trick for Yorkshire

There was a hat-trick of successes for Yorkshire in the British Open Masters Squash Championships at the Colets Club in Surrey. Julie Field won the Women’s Over-60 title, beating Sian Johnson from Wales 3/1 in the final at the Thames Ditton club, while her stablemate at Pontefract Squash Club, Andr...more
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Exciting new job at HLTSC

The job we have to offer is for 6 hours a week of group coaching on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Mixed ability. Coaching qualification L1 desired but not a necessity as we can fund a coach to do their coaching courses. Huddersfield Lawn Tennis and Squash Club Coach - http://www.hltsc.co....more
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Squash 101 Champions

'In our ambition to increase the number of regular squash players we’re having a new push on Squash 101. Squash 101 is an alternative way to play squash aimed at newer squash players, who aren’t yet playing regularly, It’s a fun and social way of getting more people on court at once. For many, it’s ...more
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Yorkshire County Closed Racketball Championships 2018

Saturday 22nd September Sunday 23rd September Venue : Chapel Allerton Tennis and Squash Club   Black Ball Grades A and B Ladies Blue Ball A B and C Age Categories Black Ball Over 45s 55s Blue Ball 60s 65s and 70s Entry fee: £17 or £22 for two events To enter please email edwardsquash@m...more
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Champs Dunnington finish YPL season with defeat

The 2017/18 Yorkshire Premier League concluded this week with a surprise defeat for champions Dunnington and Barnsley firing a shot across the bows of next season’s title rivals. Barnsley have been the form horse in the second half of the season and Wednesday’s 15-7 away win ensured they and oppo...more
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No let-up from relentless champions Dunnington

Having wrapped up the Yorkshire Premier League squash title with two matches to spare, Dunnington could have been forgiven for taking their foot off the gas. Unfortunately for Pontefract 1, they did no such thing. For the second week in succession, the newly-crowned champions wheeled out their bi...more
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Dunnington seal third Yorkshire Premier League title

Dunnington clinched their third Yorkshire Premier League squash title in the most emphatic fashion as they wheeled out their big guns to give Hallamshire a hammering. The York club regained the crown they last won in 2015 with two matches to spare, as second-placed Pontefract 1’s defeat to Queens...more
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Dunnington inch ever closer to title glory

Dunnington have one hand on the Yorkshire Premier League trophy after extending their lead to 30 points with just three matches of the season left. While the York club were taking maximum points at home to Chapel Allerton 2 on Wednesday their only remaining title challengers, Chapel Allerton 1 an...more
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Matthew chops Chapel A's title chances

Three-time world champion Nick Matthew made his first Yorkshire Premier League appearance for over a year and struck what could be a decisive blow in the 2017/18 title race. Matthew, the current world No.8 who is retiring as a pro after the Commonwealth Games in April, turned out for home club Ha...more
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Barnsley on a roll but Dunnington look unstoppable

Barnsley continued their dazzling run of form in the Yorkshire Premier League but with just five games to go leaders Dunnington are starting to look uncatchable. Spearheaded by world No.26 Declan James, Barnsley extended their winning sequence to five thanks to a 16-8 triumph over bottom side Cha...more
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Dunnington back on track as Ponte slip up

Dunnington reasserted their authority in the Yorkshire Premier League after last week’s shock defeat to Barnsley by crushing Queens of Halifax. The York club are back on course to retain the title they won in 2015 after a comfortable home win over a Queens side who are in danger of relegation. ...more
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Dunnington defeat opens door to title rivals

Dunnington’s nine-match winning run came to an abrupt halt at Barnsley in round 11 of the Yorkshire Premier League on Wednesday night. The York club had looked unstoppable in their bid to reclaim the title they won in 2015, having not lost a match since the opening day of the season back in Octob...more
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Dunnington turn title screw

Dunnington leaped a massive hurdle in their bid to reclaim the Yorkshire Premier League squash title after annihilating defending champions Chapel Allerton 1. The clash of the top two had been eagerly anticipated over the Christmas break, but it ended up being a procession for the York club again...more
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Simpson lands hefty YPL title blow

Dunnington took a major step in their quest to reclaim the Yorkshire Premier League title as they beat rivals Pontefract 1 to go 14 points clear at the halfway stage of the season. World No.36 Chris Simpson applied the finishing blow to a Pontefract side weakened by the absence of usual No.1 Patr...more
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Dunnington tighten grip on top spot

Dunnington extended their lead at the top of the Yorkshire Premier League with a crushing 5-0 victory at Hallamshire in round eight. With the halfway mark of the season in sight, the York club have now amassed 142 points and lead second-placed Pontefract 1 by ten, with Chapel Allerton 1 not far b...more
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Dunnington pounce as Ponte slip up

A shock defeat for Pontefract 1 enabled York club Dunnington to take a nine-point lead at the top of the Yorkshire Premier League. With a much-changed line-up from that which won last week’s thriller with title rivals Chapel Allerton 1, Ponte 1 went down 4-1 at Barnsley, losing their 100% record ...more
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Premier League Week Six: Willstrop topples Chapel

The formidable presence of European champion James Willstrop proved decisive as Pontefract 1 won the table-topping clash with Chapel Allerton 1 in the Yorkshire Premier League. Willstrop, the former world No.1 and recent PSA World Series Finals runner-up, clinched victory for his boyhood club in a ...more
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Premier League Week Five: Three-horse race

The 2017/18 Yorkshire Premier League is already looking like a three-horse race for the title with Pontefract 1, Chapel Allerton 1 and Dunnington 1 jostling for top spot. Week five saw leaders Pontefract and defending champions Chapel both record thumping wins to maintain their 100% starts to the...more
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North West Yorks Junior League

The fixtures for the junior league are as below. We'll be adding the facility to add the results shortly. Under 11s Under 13s Under 15s Red Blue Red Blue Red Blue October 14/15 Chap A 1 v Harlow Chap A 2 v Collingham 1 Wigginton v Pontefract October 21/2...more
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Premier League Week Four: Slim lead for perfect Ponte

Pontefract 1 lead the Yorkshire Premier League by a single point after they and Chapel Allerton 1 both extended their winning starts to the campaign into a fourth week. Pontefract 1 won 4-1 at Sheffield club Hallamshire, partially thanks to the return of world No.96 Patrick Rooney following his q...more
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Premier League Week Three: Chapel and Ponte maintain perfect starts

Chapel Allerton 1 and Pontefract 1 just about kept their 100% records intact in round three of the Yorkshire Premier League. It was a tension-filled night at Chapel Allerton as the north Leeds club’s first team faced their seconds, who are newly promoted to the top flight this season. Heading ...more
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Premier League Week Two: Chapel still in charge

Chapel Allerton 1 maintained their perfect start to the defence of their Yorkshire Premier League squash title with a 5-0 demolition of injury-hit Pontefract 2 on Wednesday night. There was an international flavour to the Leeds club’s line-up with Portuguese No.3 Pedro Pinto and New Zealand young...more
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Coaching course support

Coaching course support • We would like to provide financial support to coaches to take Level 2 or Level 3 England Squash coaching courses. • We aim to fund up to 75% of the total coach of a course. • We would target the money towards those who are likely to become/are on their way to becomin...more
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Premier League Week One: Champs Chapel A off to winning start

Chapel Allerton 1 began the defence of their Yorkshire Premier League title with an opening-night 3-2 victory against last year’s runners up Dunnington. Portuguese No.3 Pedro Pinto and 17-year-old Ben Merchant got the night off to a winning start for the hosts with victories over British Open 045...more
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Coach development project

We are looking for an enthusiastic and organised individual or team to promote the development of squash and racketball coaches in Yorkshire. Please provide expressions of interest on the form attached below by Friday 13 October to marc.thomas@yorkshiresquash.com. The form is here....more
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Racketball Tournament

Silver Series No 5 - Blue Ball Racketball Tournament at Chapel Allerton  Thursday 19th October  10am to 2pm  £16 entry fee   Age groups  Over 60, 65 and 70s    To enter please book online  http://www.racketsacademy.com/book-here#!/Silver-Series-2017/c/18442480/offset=0&sort...more
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BECOME A CLUB REFEREE

With Humber Squash & England Squash Humber squash league have arranged, and will pay for, an England squash referee training workshop. at Hull & East Riding Sports Club 182 Chanterlands Avenue North, Hull HU5 3ED Saturday 30th September 2017 11.00 a.m. until approx. 3.30 p.m. ...more
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Yorkshire Junior Closed at Pontefract 23-24 September

Please enter online for this event at SportyHQ....more
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Racketball Event

  Black Ball Racketball Event Saturday 16th September at Chapel Allerton Tennis and Squash Club 1.30pm to 6pm  Entry Fee £16  Graded Event Guide to Grades  A - County level B - Team Player C - Club Player Matches best of 3 games to 11 .  Each p...more
Chapel Allerton Open 1-3 September

Chapel Allerton Open 1-3 September

As some of you may already be aware Chapel Allerton will be running our Open Tournament again this September. We’d love to see loads of participation from clubs across the region - it promises to be a fantastic weekend of squash for players and spectators with a number of big local names already sig...more
Yorkshire Ladies miss out on title in the final

Yorkshire Ladies miss out on title in the final

Yorkshire ladies hopes of regaining the title, last won in 2015, were dealt a blow by the loss of No 1 Fiona Moverley who was called up to play for England-her first cap in the European Team Championships in Helsinki. So with a team of Lauren Siddall, Katie Smith, Hannah Shipley and Julie Field...more
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Defending YSL champions finish fourth

Barnsley, last season’s Yorkshire Squash League champions, had to be content with a fourth-place finish this year as the 2016/17 campaign drew to a close last week. With Chapel Allerton having already clinched the title and Dunnington assured of second place, the main interest was which club were...more
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Chapel Allerton celebrate title success in style

Chapel Allerton marked their first Yorkshire Squash League title for nine years in style last week when they completed their season with a 17-5 rout of third-placed Pontefract. Having already clinched the trophy, the Leeds club made it four wins in a row and then heard that Reward were going to s...more
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Chapel Allerton end title wait

Chapel Allerton clinched their first Yorkshire Squash League title for nine years last week in sensational style. The Leeds club stormed to a 20-0 victory at bottom club Abbeydale seconds to leapfrog Dunnington and seal the trophy with two rounds to spare. Although the York outfit also triumph...more
Valiant effort by Yorkshire Ladies over 40's

Valiant effort by Yorkshire Ladies over 40's

Yorkshire Ladies over 40's were in action at the Masters Inter County Championship at the Park Club in Nottingham. Yet again Yorkshire drew Surrey at the semi final stage with the team of Kate Fisher, Paula Arrowsmith, Kim Chadwick, Sarah Percy and Diane Fenton faced a strong  team the despite a ...more
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Chapel Allerton stake claim for title

Chapel Allerton installed themselves as favourites for the Yorkshire Squash League after storming to an 18-5 victory at leaders Dunnington last week. The Leeds club, who last won the title nine years ago, now trail the 2015 champions by only a single point, but have a match in hand with just thre...more
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Leaders Dunnington regain winning touch

Dunnington bounced back from two successive defeats last week with a 20-2 romp at bottom club Abbeydale seconds to move 14 points clear of Chapel Allerton at the top of the Yorkshire Squash League. The 2015 champions won all five rubbers, Julian Tomlinson, Gareth Lumsdon, Michael Andrews, Andy Cr...more
Racketball calendar

Racketball calendar

There is a full series of racketball events in Yorkshire promoted by the Academy Of Rackets. Their calendar is below. ...more
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North West Yorkshire Junior League Finals on Sunday

The finals of the North West Junior League will be held at Pontefract on Sunday 12th March. There will be two groups of three in each age group. The three teams will play a round robin, with the top teams from each group playing off for over all winners. The other teams will play off for final...more
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YSL title race heats up

Barnsley followed up their stunning win over Yorkshire Squash League leaders Dunnington by denting second-placed Chapel Allerton’s title hopes last week. The defending champions scored a 16-7 home triumph over Chapel Allerton to leapfrog Pontefract into third place, although Pontefract have the s...more
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Barnsley end Dunnington run

Barnsley showed last week exactly why they are the Yorkshire Squash League’s defending champions by ending Dunnington’s charge towards the 2016-17 title. Prior to their home game with the South Yorkshire club, Dunnington seemed to be strolling towards a repeat of their 2014-15 triumph after a run...more
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Beachill helps spoil Chapel Allerton's title bid

Former world no.1 Lee Beachill helped dent Chapel Allerton’s Yorkshire Squash League title hopes last week on a rare outing in the competition. Turning out for Pontefract seconds at number four, the 39-year-old PSA chief operating officer marked his comeback by beating Dom Hamilton 3/1 in his clu...more
Yorkshire shine in Nationals

Yorkshire shine in Nationals

There were four Yorkshire winners at the National Squash Championships over the weekend: Nick Matthew in the Mens Open, Adrian Wright in the Mens Over 75, Andrea Santamaria in the Womens Over 45 and Julie Field in the Womens Over 60. Congratulations to all.   Yorkshire success also fo...more
Wigginton and Chapel Allerton Juniors enjoy friendly rivalry

Wigginton and Chapel Allerton Juniors enjoy friendly rivalry

  Wigginton played Chapel Allerton in the latest round of the North West Yorkshire Junior Squash league. Unfortunately, a couple of clubs failed to turn out a team due to illness so the two clubs mixed and matched games to ensure all the kids had plenty of squash and enjoyed the day.  Thes...more
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Matthew guides Hallamshire home

World no.4 Nick Matthew warmed up for the defence of his British National Championship by guiding Hallamshire to a comfortable 18-4 home win over Abbeydale in the Yorkshire Squash League last week. The 36-year-old triple world champion, who is chasing a record ninth Nationals title in Manchester ...more
Yorkshire fail to progress in Masters over 45's

Yorkshire fail to progress in Masters over 45's

  Despite a valiant effort, Yorkshire over 45's failed to qualify for the finals as they exit the Inter County Masters at stage 2. The competition which was held at Pontefract Squash club saw Yorkshire, Durham, Cleveland and Cheshire compete for a place in the finals. A new format mean...more
Yorkshire ladies power through to final weekend

Yorkshire ladies power through to final weekend

Yorkshire ladies are through to the final of the WO40 after an impressive display against Warwickshire in the stage 2 match. The team that includes Kate Fisher, Paula Arrowsmith, Kim Chadwick, Sarah Percy and Diane Fenwick, managed to produce a comprehensive display to win 4-1. The team had pr...more
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Dunnington stretch winning run and YSL lead

Dunnington extended their winning sequence to seven matches with a 19-8 victory at lowly Hull and East Riding last week and in the process surged 22 points clear at the top of the Yorkshire Squash League. Gareth Lumsdon, Danny Hockborn, Andy Cross and Matthew Stephenson secured the York club’s 10...more
Yorkshire propell to victory at Inter County Championship

Yorkshire propell to victory at Inter County Championship

The dominance of Yorkshire juniors in the Inter County Championship continued into the 2016-17 campaign with 7 out of the age groups once again qualifying for the finals weekend held at Pontefract Squash & Leisure Club. Finals day on Sunday saw the girls under 13’s squad of Asia Harris, Amy R...more
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Dunnington capitalise to snatch YSL leadership

Dunnington took advantage of Pontefract’s and Chapel Allerton’s lack of game on the Yorkshire Squash League’s resumption last week to march 15 points clear at the top of the table. The 2015 champions made it nine wins from 10 matches as they overpowered Queens 17-6, with only Connor Sheen prevent...more
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Yorkshire Squash Closed 2017

The 2017 Yorkshire Squash Closed will be held at Pontefract from 21-22 January. Entry is online at SportyHQ. The following competitions are available: Open ‘A’ – open to any player who is eligible to play for Yorkshire. Winner receives a trophy, perpetual trophy and £120. Runner up receives a ...more
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League title tussle is finely poised

The battle for the Yorkshire Squash League title is thrillingly poised at the halfway stage of the season, with Pontefract, Dunnington and Chapel Allerton separated by just six points at the top. Dunnington, the 2015 champions, capitalised on their rivals’ lack of game last week to climb into sec...more
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North West Yorkshire Junior Squash League

Collingham hosted the second round of The North West Yorkshire Junior Squash league. The teams participating in today's fixture were Collingham (11's, 13's, 15's) Harlow (13's, 15's) Harrogate (15's) and Dunnington (15's). Throughout the day many well contested matches took place. A quick sum...more
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Title rivals crank up pressure on Ponte in YPL

Pontefract still lead the Yorkshire Premier Squash League despite not playing this week, but their nearest challengers all won to intensify the pressure at the top. Leeds club Chapel Allerton remain in second place on 142 points, now just six points behind the leaders, after Tuesday night’s 4-1 h...more
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Chapel Allerton cut Pontefract's lead

Chapel Allerton stormed to a 20-2 victory at Hull and East Riding last week to reduce Pontefract’s lead at the top of the Yorkshire Squash League to 23 points. While the Leeds club were recording a clean sweep in East Yorkshire, the YSL leaders were made to battle all the way for their 16-10 triu...more
MO45s down North East rivals

MO45s down North East rivals

After some withdrawals and unavailability, Yorkshire travelled to Newcastle to play Northumbria and Durham and Cleveland in stage 1 of the inter counties. With a slightly weakened team our best chance was to win lower down the order. First up Durham and Cleveland, who also had a slightly weakene...more
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Ladies O50s take max points in Stage 1

Yorkshire ladies WO50 side began the season with Stage 1 being hosted at Bowdon. Nicola Horn was making her debut for the team with Paula Arrowsmith and Julie Field completing the line-up. Cheshire played Lancashire first - an exciting match which was decided in the last 2nd string tie between Po...more
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Matthew leads Hallamshire to victory

Two former world champions graced the Yorkshire Squash League Premier Division last week in a South Yorkshire derby – and it was Nick Matthew’s Hallamshire who came out on top against Laura Massaro’s Barnsley. Triple world champion Matthew led the Sheffield side to a 19-5 home success with a comf...more
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Dunnington dent Massaro's return

World number two Laura Massaro made her comeback to the Yorkshire Squash League last week – for Barnsley – after a break of several years, but it was Dunnington who triumphed in the battle between the 2016 and 2015 champions. The former world and British Open champion, who coached some children l...more
NE Regional Junior Closed

NE Regional Junior Closed

All of results from the NE Regional Junior Closed at here. ...more
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Pontefract still well clear at the top

Pontefract moved 12 points clear at the top of the Yorkshire Squash League last week as reigning champions Barnsley and 2015 winners Dunnington surrendered their unbeaten records. The West Yorkshire club bounced back from their loss at Barnsley with a 16-6 home win over Abbeydale, whose cause was...more
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Yorkshire players go well in Northern Masters

Yorkshire players featured at the North of England Masters Tournament, held at Pontefract Squash Club on 21-23 October. Ged Martin won the Mens Over 55 title and Andrea Santa Maria did likewise in the Women's Over 45. Yorkshire also had two Plate winners - Simon Gittins in the Mens Over 40 and Ed Wi...more
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WO40 make winning start to inter-counties

The Yorkshire WO40 team made an impressive start to the new season by gaining maximum 20 points from Stage 1 last weekend at Pontefract. Unfortunately Cheshire have withdrawn from Group A so the team had just one match against Lancashire. Andrea Santamaria beat Kay Fellows 11/5 11/6 ...more
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Barnsley and Dunnington close gap on leaders

Reigning Yorkshire Squash League champions Barnsley and Dunnington closed the gap on Premier Division leaders Pontefract last week. While the 2016 and 2015 title winners only occupy mid-table positions at present, they have won all their three games and have played two matches fewer than Pontefra...more
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Premier Division leaders hit back in style

Pontefract bounced back from their first defeat of the Yorkshire Squash League Premier Division season in style last week to remain top of the table. Beaten 16-9 at Dunnington the previous week, the West Yorkshire club responded by whitewashing Hallamshire 20-0 at home to open up a 10-point lead ...more
Yorkshire success in World Masters

Yorkshire success in World Masters

Congratulations to Yorkshire players Julie Field, Ladies Over 60s winner and Adrian Wright, Mens Over 75s winner, and Andrea Santamaria, runner up in the Ladies Over 45s, in the World Masters Championships held in Johannesberg....more
North East Regional Closed at Pontefract 5-6 November

North East Regional Closed at Pontefract 5-6 November

The North East Junior Regional Closed will be held at Pontefract from 5th to 6th November. The entry form can be downloaded here. This will be a full Monrad (or equivalent, depending on draw numbers). The entry fee is £20....more
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Pontefract lead all the way in Premier Division

After two rounds of the Yorkshire Squash League Premier Division only three teams can boast 100 per cent records – and two are from Pontefract. The West Yorkshire club’s first team followed up their 20-3 opening-round drubbing of Abbeydale seconds with another home win – this time by a 17-7 margi...more
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Stunning start by defending champions

Barnsley made a cracking start to the defence of their Yorkshire Squash League title with a crushing 20-2 home victory over Hull and East Riding last Wednesday. Only Phil Bowker, who edged out Nick Padgett 3/2 at fifth string, didn’t register a straight-games success as Chris Fuller spearheaded a...more
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Yorkshire Racketball Championships at Chapel A 26-27 November

Yorkshire Racketball Championships 2016 Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November at Chapel Allerton Tennis and Squash Club. Grades A and B - Dunlop Black Ball Grades C and D - Price Blue Ball (Mixed) Age Categories : Over 45s - Dunlop Black Ball Over 55s - Price Blue Ball Over 60s - Pri...more
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Yorkshire Junior Closed at Pontefract 24-25 September

The Yorkshire Junior Closed will be held at Pontefract from 24-25 September. Click here for the entry form. Please note that all juniors wishing to be considered for selection to the inter counties teams are expected to enter. The draws have been emailed out and are also shown below. GU11 ...more
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Yorkshire Squash AGM

Please note that the Yorkshire Squash AGM is on Thursday 9th June at 7pm at Pontefract. This is your opportunity to influence how Yorkshire Squash and the Yorkshire League are run. With regards to the Yorkshire League for next year, the divisional makeup is close to being finalised. We have three...more
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May men's senior rankings

Chris Simpson moved ahead of an injured James Willstrop in the Yorkshire senior men's rankings for the first time. The May rankings also sees the return of Neil Cordell, who is moving back to Yorkshire after three years at University in the States, and Andrew Widdison, who was part of the senior tea...more
Premier Inter County Finals: Ladies 2nd, Men 3rd

Premier Inter County Finals: Ladies 2nd, Men 3rd

Yorkshire Men and Ladies travelled to Nottingham at the weekend to take part in the Premier Division finals. The ladies went as defending champions and the squad was made up of Fiona Moverley, Katie Smith, Jess Dixon, Andrea Santamaria, Hannah Shipley and Emma Campion. In the first round, Yorkshi...more
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England Squash Level 1 and Level 2 courses at Pontefract

There is an England Squash Level 1 coaching course at Pontefract on 14-15 May. See the England Squash web site for details. There is also a Level 2 course on 4-5 June (with the follow-up on 16-17 July). See this link for info....more
Ladies O50s national runners up

Ladies O50s national runners up

Having been successful in both Stage 1 and 2, Yorkshire WO50 travelled to Leicester Squash Club last weekend to take part in the finals. In the semi finals on Saturday, the team of Kate Fisher (Dunnington), Paula Arrowsmith (Chapel A) and Julie Field (Pontefract) had a comfortable victory over a wea...more
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Men O45s finish third

A depleted Over 45 squad travelled to Leicester with faint hopes of bringing the trophy back to Yorkshire, for the first time in many years. Unfortunately 4 of the squad couldn’t make it, pulling out in the 2 weeks before the event. However we were determined to show what we could do, even witho...more
Sheffield and District Junior Tournament

Sheffield and District Junior Tournament

Fulwood Squash club hosted the Sheffield & District Junior tournament for the Yorkshire Junior Development Squad with an entry of 30 players , and some very close and exciting matches. Kriss Bedford was the overall winner with 67 points and Josh Payne, Eddie Murray, Ben Wightman and Francesca Hal...more
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MO55s struggle

A depleted 5 man squad travelled to Coventry at the weekend to face Avon, Cheshire and Warwickshire in the Stage 2 Premier Division relegation battle. First game for Yorkshire was against a very strong Avon side. First on court were Steve Everitt at No.5 and Captain David Lines at No.3. Despite t...more
Development squad at Hallamshire

Development squad at Hallamshire

Ridings Cup for the Development Squad took place at Hallamshire Squash Club over the weekend and it ended with a tense finale as the South Yorkshire Region pipped the Rest of the Squad. Players who impressed were Henry Bowker and the Clayton twins from (Queens, Halifax), along with Matty Wilkinso...more
Hectic weekend for Development Squad

Hectic weekend for Development Squad

Hectic weekend for players in the Yorkshire Junior Development Squad with first a match against Collingham on Saturday followed by a competition at Wigginton on Sunday . Collingham proved to be a very strong outfit winning the overall match despite a spirited effort from the Development Squad le...more
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Yorkshire players success in Nationals

Yorkshire players had some success at the British National Championships at Manchester. Julie Field was defeated in the final of the Womens Over 55 event. The Mens Over 70s Final was contested by two Yorkshiremen, with Adrian Wright getting revenge for last years result by beating Mike Clemson in t...more
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Bamford big mover in Feb Yorkshire rankings

There are no changes amongst the top 10 in the February Yorkshire Squash Men's rankings. However, Tom Bamford, following his win in the Yorkshire Closed, has risen from no. 16 in January to no. 12 this month. Nick Wall jnr moves up one place, and is now only 6 behind his Dad (who remains at no. 7). ...more
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MO50s bounce back

A story of what could have been as the defending champions bounce back. After the disappointment of not making the final to defend last years Inter County Champions trophy (with an unavoidably understrength squad at Stage one) a stronger Yorkshire side travelled to Yarm in Teeside and walked awa...more
Yorkshire Girls successful on their travels

Yorkshire Girls successful on their travels

In the final of the Inter County girls U13 2nd team played in Colchester and came up against the hosts Essex 1 & 2 as well as Kent. Squad: Lexie Ogram(Hull &ER) Mei Whattam (Chapel Allerton) Frankie Hartley (Wakefield) Nancy Colley (Leyburn) In their first match all girls played well to ga...more
Ladies O50s win again

Ladies O50s win again

The ladies Over 50 team (Kim Chadwick and Kate Fisher Dunnington and Paula Arrowsmith Chapel Allerton) travelled to Duffield Squash Club on the 17th January for the 2nd stage of the inter county championship. The late withdrawal of Lancashire due to adverse weather conditions meant that the ladies ...more
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Update to Yorkshire Development Squad schedule

The schedule is constantly being developed, but the version as at the beginning of Feb can be downloaded here. Please contact Dave Clarke for the latest updates....more
WO40s through to finals

WO40s through to finals

Yorkshire WO40 team played their Stage 2 match at Shrewsbury at the weekend, having gained 35 points from Stage 1 which had been hosted at Pontefract. The team was made up of Andrea Santamaria and Julie Field (Pontefract), Diane Fenwick (York RI), Paula Arrowsmith (Chapel A) and Sarah Percy (Wakefie...more
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Men O60s find going tough

On the Saturday, Yorkshire were to play the holders Surrey in the semi final. Perter Hall had confirmed earlier in the week that due to a family situation he would be unable to play so the team was Mark Thompson, Steve Williams and brought to play at 3 was Roy Robinson who had played in the group st...more
Bamford is champion

Bamford is champion

There is a new name on the Italik Yorkshire Closed cup after Tom Bamford became champion in a pulsating weekend at Pontefract. Tom had to do it the hard way, with victories over Brad Gallivan and Lewis Doughty in the early rounds, and no. 1 seed Simon Parke, overcome 3-0, in the semi final. In th...more
First round of Ridings Cup

First round of Ridings Cup

Hallamshire Squash Club, home of three time world champion Nick Matthew, staged the first round of the Northern Cup with the North & East Ridings taking on South & West. 34 players were involved with a small group of players as young as 8 showing their skill under the eagle eye of Regional C...more
North East juniors prominent in regional Champs

North East juniors prominent in regional Champs

There was a strong Yorkshire representation in the the North East teams in the England Squash Inter-Regional Championships last week. The results of the NE teams were as follows: Mixed U11: 8th Girls U13: 1st Boys U13: 6th Girls U15: 3rd Boys U15: 1st Girls U17: 2nd Boys U17: 1st Som...more
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Men O60 and O65s in final action

The good news was that Yorkshire Mens Over 60 and Over 65 teams (both three a side) reached the last four in their respective sections, and competed in the finals at the very pleasant Hinckley Squash Club on 23/24 January. However, the Over 60s lost their semi-final 0-3 to Surrey and the third place...more
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Development Squad in action in South Yorkshire

Fulwood Squash Club staged the South Yorkshire Regional training session led by coaches John Mullins (Fulwood), Jason Fearn (Hallamshire), Sam Gardiner (Hallamshire) and John Potter (Hallamshire). This training was sponsored and supported by S&D squash league. Nineteen players attended with some ...more
Sparkling successes for Junior Inter-County teams

Sparkling successes for Junior Inter-County teams

The much awaited junior inter counties finals began on Saturday 16th January at The Park, Nottingham and with 7 Yorkshire teams represented in the 8 categories expectations were high. It transpired that those expectations were fully justified with 6 out of the 7 winning through to the final on Sunda...more
Competition at Hull for the Development Squad

Competition at Hull for the Development Squad

Hull University Sports Centre hosted the next competition for Yorkshire’s Junior Development Squad with 30 juniors involved and each player playing three matches it was quite a hectic time. There were some excellent matches involving new players to the squad giving different games for the players wh...more
Sam Todd British Open Champion

Sam Todd British Open Champion

Congratulations to Yorkshire's Sam Todd who became the first male to win the prestigious Tecnifibre British Junior Open since James Willstrop in 2002 after sweeping to victory in the under-13 category in Sheffield on Wednesday. Todd outplayed Malaysia’s Muhammad Azhar 11-7, 3-11, 15-13, 11-5 thanks ...more
Pippa wins Development day at Chapel A

Pippa wins Development day at Chapel A

The Yorkshire Junior Development Squad played their latest event at the excellent facilities of Chapel Allerton in Leeds using 5 courts and 30 players were involved with some as young as 7. A number of players were spotted as potential players for future events of the squad. Some exciting matches...more
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Development squad session in Hull

The East Yorkshire section of the Development Squad had their first training session of the season at Hull University Sports Centre at the weekend lead by: Derek Norris(Yorkshire Development Assistant Manager) was supported and assisted by Iain Taylor(Blackburn) and Sean Longfield (Selby). With ...more
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North East Region Lead Coach

The North East Regional Forum brings together the county squash associations of Yorkshire, Durham & Cleveland and Northumbria, and is supported by England Squash. A vacancy exists for a Lead Coach for the Region. You will possess an England Squash Level 3 qualification, have a proven track reco...more
North East Regional Junior Closed

North East Regional Junior Closed

Northumbria were grateful hosts for this years Regional Closed after many years of it being held at Yorkshire stronghold of Pontefract Squash Club. The Northumberland Club in Newcastle was the venue for the well supported event, with 106 entries over the 5 age groups for boys and girls. Despite t...more
Yorkshire Junior Development Squad at Fulwood December 2015

Yorkshire Junior Development Squad at Fulwood December 2015

The second competition for Yorkshire’s Junior Development Squad saw some players as young as 8 played at Fulwood Squash Club in Sheffield last Sunday. A total of 26 players were involved with each player playing three matches which created some very close and exciting encounters. Some new play...more
Yorkshire Closed at Pontefract 30-31 Jan

Yorkshire Closed at Pontefract 30-31 Jan

The Yorkshire Closed entry is now open, this is being held at Pontefract from 30-31 January. Enter online at SportyHQ. There are the following categories of entry: Mens ‘A’ – open to any player who is eligible to play for Yorkshire. Winner receives a trophy, perpetual trophy and £120. Runner up r...more
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Barnsley are halfway leaders in Premier League

Barnsley enter the Christmas break as firm favourites to win the Allam Marine Yorkshire Premier Squash League. They closed the first half of the season last week 20 points ahead of their nearest challengers – Hallamshire and defending champions Dunnington – after a hard-fought 17-9 home victory o...more
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Development Squad in Stage 2 action

Yorkshire’s Junior Development Players playing in the Inter County Championships found stage 2 much tougher as again they were playing against other County 1st teams. Due to the change in the Yorkshire structure 21 players from the Development Squad represented the County in this stage. The girls...more
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IC Mens Over 50s down but not out

So Yorkshire played Inter County host again, this time against Herts, Cumbria and Durham & Cleveland. The venue, the Hallamshire club, home to Nick Matthew. 30 matches, 20 sweaty and smelly men and one shower available in the downstairs disabled toilet! The Club failed to mention when booking th...more
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Mens O60s through to finals

Here is a brief report on the Mens Over 60’s Yorkshite team on the weekend of 31 October/1 November playes at Prestwich, Manchester. Teams involved, Lancashire (hosts), Cumbria and Cheshire. Yorkshire first match was against Cumbria on the Saturday at 1pm. Steve Williams (Barnsley) was on...more
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Graded Racketball Comp at Ilkley 28 November

GRADED RACKETBALL TOURNAMENT NO 4 Sponsored by REWARD CAPITAL To be held on Saturday 28th November at Ilkley Lawn Tennis and Squash Club Categories: Grades A , B , C and D Mixed Closing Date for Entries Monday 16th November See the entry form for more details....more
First event for Development Squad

First event for Development Squad

The new season has now got underway for the Development Squad with the first event at Hull University Sports Centre on 8th November. The centre can boast having five glass backed courts which in the past have been host to the world’s best players in the British Open. With thirteen new players inv...more
Ladies Over 50s beat Cheshire

Ladies Over 50s beat Cheshire

The Yorkshire Ladies Over 50’s team of Kate Fisher and Kim Chadwick (Dunnington) together with Paula Arrowsmith (Chapel Allerton) travelled to the Northern Squash Club in Manchester on the 18th October for their first match in 2015/16. With only one match to play against Cheshire, number 3 Kim ...more
Junior inter-county 2nd teams make good start

Junior inter-county 2nd teams make good start

This season saw 17 players from Yorkshire’s Junior Development Squad promoted to play in the Inter County Championships for Yorkshire’s 2nd teams for the first time. Despite having to play the other County 1st teams, all squads made an excellent effort. The girls U13 team travelled to Fairways Lo...more
Ladies O40 win first stage in inter-counties

Ladies O40 win first stage in inter-counties

This weekend Pontefract hosted Stage 1 of the Women's Over 40 IC championship, with Yorkshire, Cheshire, Shropshire and Derbyshire competing. The team was made up of Paula Arrowsmith (Chapel Allerton) and the remaining ladies from our York clubs; Nicola Horn and Louise Moss from Clifton Park, Kate F...more
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Regional Masters at Pontefract 23-25 October

The England Squash Masters Regional circuit comes to Pontefract this month, being played from 23-25 October. It consists of separate ‘mini-competitions’ in five year segments from 35-39, 40-44 and so on, up to over 75. There are separate events for women, organised on the same basis. It is played on...more
Junior Closed Results

Junior Closed Results

The winners and runner's up from the Yorkshire Junior Closed held at Pontefract last weekend are shown below. Thanks all for entering. GU11 winner – Keiko Bedford (Woodlands) R/U – Katherine Jarvis (Pontefract) GU13 winner - Asia Harris (Pontefract) R/U – Amy Royle (Pon...more
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Draws for Yorkshire Junior Closed

The draws for the Yorkshire Junior Closed at Pontefract this weekend are listed below. BU11 BU13 BU15 BU17 BU19 GU11 GU13 GU15 GU17 GU19...more
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Junior Development Squad trial results

The Yorkshire Junior Development Squad has just completed trials at Selby Squash Club for players to be selected to play for Yorkshire in the Inter County Championship with the following results: Final places U13 1 – Usman Ali (Queens) 2 – Jack Walmesley (Selmanthorpe)3 3 – Callum T...more
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Referees course on 19th September at Huddersfield

There is a Referees Workshop on 19th September at Huddersfield Lawn Tennis and Squash Club at 13:30 - 17:30. Typically this kind of opportunity will only be available a couple of times per season in the Yorkshire county, and the timing of this particular workshop is designed to coincide with the sta...more
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Yorkshire Closed Racketball 12-13 September

The Yorkshire County Closed Racketball Championships will be held at Chapel Allerton Tennis, Squash & Gym on Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th September. The categories are mixed A, B C and D, and age categories Over 45s, 55s, 60s. The entry fee is £17 for one event, £22 for two. The closing date ...more
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Junior Closed Champs 2015, 26-27 September

The Yorkshire Junior Closed Championships for 2015 will be held at Pontefract Squash & Leisure Club on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September. Entry forms and fee of £12 made payable to YSRA should be sent to: Steve Ridge, Pontefract Squash & Leisure Club, Stuart Road. Pontefract, WF8 4PQ. ...more
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AGM Minutes

Many thanks to all who attended the recent AGM at York Sports Club. The minutes can be found here....more
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Yorkshire Juniors take the Northern Cup by storm

The Yorkshire Junior Development Squad’s great season came to a close at Fairways Lodge in Prestwich, Lancashire in the form of the ‘Northern Cup’ where Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside and Yorkshire were present. The format was for matches to be best of five games with each game to 11 points and in...more
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Yorkshire Squash and Racketball Association AGM on 6th July

Yorkshire Squash and Racketball Association Annual General Meeting will be held on 6th July at 7:45pm at York Sports Club, Shipton Road, York YO30 5RE Yes, its AGM time again, and I’ve been brooding on ways to get a better attendance than we have had in past years. How about a proposal that ev...more
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Great video from U11s inter-counties

This video has been produced by Nottinghamshire Squash Rackets Association to help coaches promote the sport to children at primary schools. It showcases the game in a really good light, and helps dispel the commonly-held impression that squash is an adult-oriented sport which requires strength and ...more
Yorkshire senior ladies are champions

Yorkshire senior ladies are champions

The Yorkshire squad of Fiona Moverley (Hull), Lauren Siddall (Pontefract), Katie Smith(Pontefract) Hannah Shipley (Pontefract) and Emma Campion (Pontefract) began the Premier Finals weekend at Nottingham on 4-5 May with a bye, Kent having withdrawn. They then met Cheshire who have held the title ...more
Dunninton delighted with second YSPL title

Dunninton delighted with second YSPL title

Dunnington team manager Matt Stephenson attributed the York club's second Yorkshire Squash League title to their players, sponsors and supporters. They stormed to the trophy by 18 points from Queens, who also recorded a 14-4 win ratio, after a 20-0 whitewash of Heaton in their final match. "We...more
WO50s finals weekend

WO50s finals weekend

The Yorkshire squad of Kate Fisher, Julie Field, Paula Arrowsmith and Kim Chadwick travelled to Wolverhampton Tennis and Squash Club for the inter-county finals. The format of the weekend put 6 teams into 2 round-robins of 3 teams. We did not realise in advance that one of other team in our group...more
Lydia National Champion

Lydia National Champion

Congratulations to Lydia Robinson who won the girls under 13 English Championships last weekend. Lydia (the no.2 seed) beat Katie Malliff (no.3) 3-2 to take the national title. There were lots of other great performances from Yorkshire players, including from Sam Todd who was runner up in the boys...more
Report on the ‘Ridings Cup’ 2015

Report on the ‘Ridings Cup’ 2015

The Ridings Cup was created for players in the Yorkshire Junior Development Squad which involved teams from the four Ridings of Yorkshire and included players of all ages from as young as 7 to older players of 18 years. It was held at Hull University Sports Centre, the home of the British Open and M...more
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Dunnington win Yorkshire Squash Premier League title

Dunnington showed that last week’s defeat by Queens was a minor stumble in their march towards the Allam Marine Yorkshire Premier Squash League title as they stormed to the trophy with a 20-0 clean sweep at Heaton. The York club, who suffered a surprise 17-7 home loss to Queens when they needed o...more
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O45s back in the Premier

With Nottinghamshire withdrawing, three teams contested stage two of Division 1 in the Over 45 Inter County Championships. Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Cambridge Hosted by Pontefract Squash and Leisure Club on Saturday 21st March. The prise for the winners, promotion to the Premier division next sea...more
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North East regional racketball at Chapel A, 20-21 June

North East Regional Racketball Champs 2015, Sponsored by Lydian Investments at Chapel Allerton LT & SC, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st June The competition is a closed event, so only players from Yorkshire, Durham & Cleveland, Northumbria can enter. Categories: Mens and Ladies A, B,C and D Age ...more
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Club referee course at Wakefield on Sat 28 March

Yorkshire Squash and Racketball Association Invites you to become a club referee at a training workshop to be held at Wakefield Squash Club on 28th March from 10:45am to 3:14pm. The workshop includes: Instruction by a qualified ESR referee instructor Basic knowledge & interpretation of the ru...more
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MO55s top their group

Yorkshire O55s travelled to the Midlands for Stage 2 of the Inter Counties Championship on 14/15th March where they faced Kent, Northants and the host county, Warwickshire. Their first match was against Kent, who for this game were only able to field four players, giving Captain Dave Lines a 3/0 ...more
Ladies O40s near miss in finals

Ladies O40s near miss in finals

Yorkshire Ladies 040, in the Premier Division, travelled to Stourbridge for the Finals weekend. They were drawn against a very strong and youthful Surrey in the semi finals on Saturday. Julie Field at 3rd string began with a comprehensive 3-0 victory against Sandra Dunn, Kim Chadwick unlucky to lo...more
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Dunnington move one step nearer YSPL title

Dunnington made full use of one of their two matches in hand on Hallamshire in the Allam Marine Yorkshire Squash League this week to take a firm stride towards what would be only their second YSL title. The York club, who first won the trophy three years ago, stormed to a 20-4 victory at Pontefra...more
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Yorkshire Racketball Series Number Two at Huddersfield 19 April

The 2nd event of the Yorkshire Racketball Series, sponsored by Reward Capital, will be at Huddersfield Lawn Tennis & Squash Club on Sunday 19th April. Click here for the entry form....more
Unique achievement for Girl Under 13s

Unique achievement for Girl Under 13s

Congratulations to Lydia Robinson, Laura Longfield, Amber Copley and Ophelia Watson who represented the North East in the recent Regional Championships. This is thought to be the first time that the same quartet of players have represented both County and Region and been triumphant in both competiti...more
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Yorkshire Racketball Team Knockout Cup 2015

The Yorkshire Racketball Team Knockout Cup will run from April to July 2015. Semi Finals and Finals to be hosted at Chapel Allerton Tennis and Squash Club on Saturday 5th July 2015 Men’s Championship 5 per team (Black Ball) - Holders: Chapel Allerton Women’s Championship 3 per team (Blue Bal...more
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Heaton upset Queens in YPSL

In last night’s Premier League clash Heaton fought back from 2-0 to claim a surprising win over title challenging Queens. The win was Heaton’s third successive home victory and it sees them move within one point of 6th placed Pontefract, whilst Queens remain third but lose valuable ground on tab...more
Peach retains title, Shipley takes first

Peach retains title, Shipley takes first

England junior James Peach retained his title at the Italik Yorkshire Closed Squash Championships at Pontefract last weekend, while Hannah Shipley took her first ladies title. James took the title in a gruelling match with Taminder Gata-Aura which went to five games, with James prevailing 11-8 in...more
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Yorkshire Closed draw

The draw for the Italik Yorkshire Closed Champs 'A' and 'B' at Pontefract on 24-25 Jan is now online (follow the links). The ladies competition will be held on Sunday, with Katie Smith v Hannah Shipley and Andrea Santamaria v Nicky Horn at 1pm. Please check back here in case there are last min...more
Junior Inter-County Championships Finals 2014-15

Junior Inter-County Championships Finals 2014-15

For the very first time all age groups played on the weekend of 17th and 18th January at the same venue – Pontefract. The place was packed to capacity and with all 8 courts being used there was an electric atmosphere throughout the club. Yorkshire were represented in 5 of the 8 age categories hav...more
Junior inter-county successes

Junior inter-county successes

Yorkshire were the most successful county at the inter-county weekend at Pontefract (on 17-18 Jan). We were winners at G13, G15 and B17, and runners-up at G7. All the details are on squashsite. Well done to all players, coaches, managers and supporters. Full report to follow later ... ...more
Ladies O40s through to finals weekend

Ladies O40s through to finals weekend

Yorkshire Ladies 040, in the Premier Division, are assured of a place in the finals after a successful day at Virgin Active Health Manchester at the weekend. The team of Andrea Santamaria and Julie Field from Pontefract, Kate Fisher and Kim Chadwick, both from Dunnington and Paula Arrowsmith , Ch...more
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Mens O60s come so close in finals weekend

On the Saturday we played Derbyshire in the semi final. Steve Williams played at 3 and started very well and won the first game. His opponent then got on top and won the next 2, Steve pushed again to win the forth and then it was point to point between them but his opponent ran out 9/9. Peter ...more
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Yorkshire Premier League roundup: Dunnington quick off the blocks

Dunnington have made a great start to the second half of the Allam Marine Yorkshire Premier Squash League season by winning their first two matches in 2015 to return to the top of the table. The York-based club had ended 2014 poorly with consecutive defeats at title rivals Queens and Hallamshire ...more
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O50s triumphant

They came, they saw, they conquered! After two days of nail biting competition in Nottingham the Yorkshire over 50 team comprising Ray Burke at 1, Ged Martin at 2, Steve Martin at 3, Les Hughes at 4, Dave Coffey at 5 and the Captain (as reserve in the locker room) came through to win the England ...more
Yorkshire going for hat trick in mens O50, O60 and O65 inter-county finals

Yorkshire going for hat trick in mens O50, O60 and O65 inter-county finals

Nottingham Squash Club plays host to the men’s over-50, O60 and O65 Inter-County Finals this weekend, which will showcase some of the top masters players in the sport. Teams from as far afield as Cumbria and Sussex will be taking part, with Yorkshire represented in all three categories and going ...more
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Yorkshire players shine at North of England Masters

Yorkshire players enjoyed some success at the North of England Masters Tournament held at Pontefract Squash Club on 2-4 January. Jonathan Lilley won the Mens Over 45 with a virtuoso display of racket skill in a 3-0 victory. Murray Scott, a Yorkshireman by birth although now playing for Derbyshire), ...more
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O40s Inter-County Racketball

Although both team's qualify for the National Finals 21st-22nd February 2015, Derbyshire edged out Yorkshire 2-1 in a close over 40s Racketball final at Fairway Lodge, Prestwich, Manchester. Malcolm Bramley set Derbyshire on their way with a 3-0 win over Gary Curvell. Next on court Yorkshire's nu...more
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Yorkshire Premier League roundup at halfway

The chase for the 2014-15 Allam Marine Yorkshire Premier Squash League title could not be any closer at the halfway stage of the season. With 10 matches gone and 10 to go, Hallamshire and Dunnington are locked together on 154 points as the teams enter their month-long winter break. Hallamshire h...more
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Italik Yorkshire Squash Closed 2014/15 - Pontefract 24-25 Jan 2015

The Italik Yorkshire Closed Squash Championships is at Pontefract Squash & Leisure Club this year on 24-25 January. The categories are below. Enter through eventbrite. Mens ‘A’ – open to any player who is eligible to play for Yorkshire. Winner receives a trophy, perpetual trophy and £120. Run...more
Ladies O40s make good start

Ladies O40s make good start

Yorkshire Ladies  040, in the Premier Division, had a successful start to the 2014-15 season of the Inter County Championships with a good result at Warwickshire last weekend. The team of Andrea Santamaria and Julie Field from Pontefract, Kate Fisher and Kim Chadwick , both from Dunnington and Pa...more
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Yorkshire Premier League update: Queens unbeaten run ended

Queens’ 100 per cent winning record in this season’s Allam Marine Yorkshire Premier Squash League is over. The Halifax club were the last remaining undefeated team in the league – until Wednesday, when they went down 15-7 at home to reigning champions Barnsley. The South Yorkshire outfit clinched...more
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Men O45s win despite lack of numbers

A quick report of the O45 inter-county weekend. In the first match we played Merseyside : Jon Lilley beat Karl Lealy 3-0 Ray Burke beat Paul Brookes 3-0 Mark Sellers beat Tom Stevenson 3-1 Forfeited 4 and 5 due to no players, so magnificent effort to win the match 3-2! Second match Sat...more
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Men cruise into O50s Inter County final

Yorkshire welcomed Lancashire and Durham and Cleveland to the Hallamshire Club in Sheffield on 1st November (Suffolk having made a late withdrawal) for the Over 50 Premier League clash to determine who would go through to the Stage 2 Finals on 11th and 12th January. The stakes were high! Des...more
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O65s progress to the next round

Yorkshire Over 65s topped their group on 1-2 November, beating Lancashire, Merseyside and Cheshire to go forward to the finals in January and seek to regain the title they lost last year. The ‘baby’ of the team, Rod Tate from Hull, a mere 67, played well at first string but lost two of his three mat...more
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Development squad potential County Cup and Northern Festival players

After the resent County Championships and Development Squad Ranking Tournament and Riding matches, the following players have now been graded level 2 and therefore in contention to play for Yorkshire 2nd team in the England Squash and Racketball ‘County Cup’ on 7th February 2015 and 11th April. I...more
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Ilkley Mixed Graded Racketball Tournament 23/11/2014

There is a 1-day Ilkley Mixed Graded Racketball Tournament on 23rd November 2014. See the poster for more details or contact organiser Robbie Burnett (e-mail nzpoms@btinternet.com or 07786 948153)....more
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Les Hughes triumphs in Men's O50s Closed

The Yorkshire Masters Over 50 Championships on Saturday 4th October at Abbeydale, writes Stephen Blacksell. The 8 dwindled to 5 in the end as a result of various strains, twinges, breakdowns in communication, and other legitimate reasons. The 5 were Les Hughes, Phil Wakefield, Steve Jones, Prem Sisp...more
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Winning start for ladies Over 50s

Yorkshire Ladies began the 2014-15 season with an Over 50s day hosted at Pontefract Squash Club on Sunday October 19th. Yorkshire's team of Kate Fisher and Kim Chadwick, both from Dunnington, and Paula Arrowsmith from Chapel Allerton made an impressive start with a 3-0 win against Lancashire. Ka...more
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Queens make stunning Premier start

Halifax club Queens, who only just retained their Allam Marine Yorkshire Premier League status last season, have made a great start to ensuring there is no repeat this campaign. The 2012-13 champions won both their opening matches convincingly, inflicting a double defeat on Pontefract, to top the...more
Junior Closed 2014 results

Junior Closed 2014 results

The Junior Championships were held at Pontefract Squash & Leisure Club over the weekend of 27th/28th September with all the season’s champions being crowned on the Sunday. The event was well attended and once again there was some top quality squash on display which was clearly appreciated by the ...more
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Entries open for Heaton Junior Open on Sat 18th Oct

Entries are now open for the Heaton Junior Squash Open on Sat 18th Oct 2014 at Heaton Tennis & Squash Club, Bradford. See the poster for more details....more
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Draws for Yorkshire Junior Closed 27-28 September

The draws for the Yorkshire Junior Closed at Pontefract on 27-28 September are now available below. U11 Boys Girls U13 Boys Girls U15 Boys Girls U17 Boys Girls U19 Boys...more
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Calendar of events for 2014-15

We have update the calendar of events for 2014-15. Please email marc.thomas@yorkshiresquash.com if you have updates or amendments....more
Junior Closed at Pontefract 27-28 September

Junior Closed at Pontefract 27-28 September

The Yorkshire Closed Junior Championships will be held at Pontefract Squash Club on 27-28 September. These are open to boys and girls of all ages and standards, but are a requirement for players wishing to be considered for selection for the Yorkshire teams which play in the Inter-County Championshi...more
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National Doubles Racketball Champs at Chapel A on 11-12 October

In addition to the Yorkshire County Closed Championships (20-21 September), Chapel Allerton Tennis & Squash Club will also be hosting the 2014 National Doubles Racketball Championships (sponsored by Lydian Investments) on Sat 11th and Sun 12th October. Follow the links for the entry form and rule...more
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Yorkshire Racketball Champs 2014 - September 20-21

The Yorkshire Closed County Racketball Championships 2014 will be held at Chapel Allerton LT & SC on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st September. There are separate competitions for Mens/Ladies A, B, C and D, and for age groups Over 45s, 55s, 60s, and 65s. The closing date is Monday 8th September ...more
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Yorkshire Junior Development Squad

Yorkshire Squash want to start a new scheme to help in the development of junior players of all ages, boys & girls but most important juniors of ALL STANDARDS who want to have closer links with Yorkshire Squash. I have been asked to run this scheme for players BELOW the Inter County Level. It wil...more
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Allam Humber Junior Open 2014

There's a great video and all the results from the Allam Humber Junior Open on the Humber Junior Squash Academy web site....more
Pontefract and Chapel Allerton triumph in nationals

Pontefract and Chapel Allerton triumph in nationals

The National Club Championship Finals, supported by Dunlop and staged at the popular Nottingham Squash Rackets Club saw Pontefract retain their national ladies title and they will go on to represent England at the European Club Championships also staged at NSRC in September. Congratulations also ...more
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Grassroots Development Project

The Yorkshire SRA is keen to improve participation in squash and racketball for all. In conjunction with England Squash and Racketball, and our sponsor Allam Marine, we have set up a project with squash venues in the county. Yorkshire has over 140 venues. Currently, we are working with 16 centres...more
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Referees course at Hallamshire 22nd June

Yorkshire Squash and Racketball invite you to become a club referee. An ESR referee training workshop will be held at Hallamshire Squash Club on Sunday 22nd June from 11am to 3pm. Please see the poster for more details....more
Thompson (O60) and Wright (O65) Yorkshire champions

Thompson (O60) and Wright (O65) Yorkshire champions

The first semi-final match saw Mark Thompson beat Ed Winter 3-0 in the over 60's. The second semi-final saw the best match of the tournament between Roy Robinson and Steve Williams which Steve won 10-8 in the 5th game. For the over 60's finals Mark Thompson overwhelmed Steve Williams 3-0 to win the ...more
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Italik York Open Junior Tournament 19-20 July

The 2014 Italik York Open Junior Tournament will be held from 19-20 July at York Squash Club, Clifton Park, Shipton Road, York. This is an ESR Bronze Sanctioned Evemt. Entry is £15, which includes a free t-shirt. Please complete the entry form and email to Nicky Horn at jnh@ampleforth.org.uk....more
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Racketball Advanced Skills Workshop at Collingham on 10th May

There is a Racketball Advanced Skills Workshop at Collingham on 10th May for those keen to develop their coaching and playing skills. It's a 3-hour workshop designed to give players and existing squash coaches an opportunity to learn the subtle differences between squash and racketball, covering ...more
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Martin wins Over 50s title

Players from all corners of Yorkshire headed to Abbeydale for this year's Yorkshire Over 50s tournament. From North Yorkshire the redoubtable Ray Burke. From West Yorkshire Prem Sispal and Andy Heap. From the East Riding, Steve Forster. From South Yorkshire, Steve Blacksell, Ged Martin, and Gu...more
Congratulations to Prem League winners Barnsley

Congratulations to Prem League winners Barnsley

Barnsley sealed the Premier title last week with a win over Dunnington. Andy Whipp took World no. 20 Chris Simpson all the way before going down 11-4 in the 5th. Barnsley's second string Pete Bilson also lost, this time to recent Northumbria Open winner Shaun Le Roux. However, Barnsley's lower order...more
Ladies 2nd team consolidate position in Div 1

Ladies 2nd team consolidate position in Div 1

Pontefract Squash Club was the venue for Stage 2 of the Women's Inter County Championships last weekend. The Yorkshire 2nd team were keen to maintain their position in Division 1 having gained promotion last season. The team got off to a good start with a 3-2 win over Nottinghamshire with wins from ...more
Good start for juniors in the Inter-Counties Cup

Good start for juniors in the Inter-Counties Cup

On Sunday 2nd March a Yorkshire team traveled to Carlisle to take part in the newly instigated England Squash and Racketball Inter-Counties Cup. This new competition sees players nominated from the lower ranks of full County teams or those that wouldn't normally get a chance to play at County le...more
Mens Over 55s back in the Premier

Mens Over 55s back in the Premier

Saturday 15th March saw the Yorkshire over 55’s squad travel south to face Buckinghamshire, Essex and Devon in the Division 1 promotion round. In their first game against hosts Buckinghamshire, it was imperative that the team got off to a good start, and this was achieved in the 3rd string game...more
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Refs course at Harrogate on 29th March

There will be an ESR squash and racketball referee workshop at Harrogate on 29th March. It's free. Please see the poster for more details....more
Pontefract 2 go unbeaten in Yorkshire League 1st Division

Pontefract 2 go unbeaten in Yorkshire League 1st Division

Congratulations to Pontefract's 2nd team in the Yorkshire League who managed to go the whole season unbeaten. Their success was based on a blend of youth and experience, and a relatively small squad. Pictured (from left to right) are Pete Lonsdale, Mark Swift, Kirsty McPhee, Stuart Hargreaves, Tom B...more
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Yorkshire Masters dates

The Yorkshire Masters Championships will be played on three separate dates this year. The Over 35/40 will be played at Abbeydale Squash Club on Saturday 19 April 2014. If you wish to enter, contact Nick Wall on nickwall7@hotmail.com The Over 50s will be played at Abbeydale Squash Club on Sunda...more
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Racketball finals

The weekend saw the Open and Over 40 Racketball Finals staged at the Racquets Fitness Centre in Thame. Eight County teams, four in each final battled over two days to determine who would be crowned Champions in each category. Saturday Open Racketball Holders Sussex, led by the experienced a...more
Success for Yorkshire in nationals

Success for Yorkshire in nationals

In addition to an all-Yorkshire final in the men's event of the recent British Squash Championships in Manchester. The Yorkshire winners included Simon Parke (M35), Adrian Wright (M70), Claire Walker (W40) and Andrea Santa-Maria (W45). Our runners up were Nick Wall (M40), Mike Clemson (M70) and J...more
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North West Regional Masters

The North West Regional Masters tournament is taking part just over the Pennines at Grove Park in Stockport over the weekend of Friday 7th - Sunday 9th March 2014. This year, England Squash Masters have added our tournament to their 5 other regionals and will be a sanctioned, points ranking event, t...more
Yorkshire Closed results

Yorkshire Closed results

The new men's Yorkshire Champion is 16-year-old James Peach of Doncaster. James was a deserved winner, overcoming Ed Shannon (York) and Alex Hodgetts (Pontefract) in the early rounds before facing the holder, Adam Taylor (Pontefract), in the final. Adam had had an energy-sapping semi-final against N...more
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North East closed racketball

The North East Regional Closed Graded Racketball Championships is at Chapel Allerton on 1st and 2nd March. See the entry form for more details....more
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Yorkshire racketball team knockout

There are three competitions: Mens Championship 5 per team (Black Ball) (Holders: Chapel Allerton) Womens Championship 3 per team (Blue Ball) (Holders: Hallamshire) Mens Over 50s 3 per team (Blue Ball) (Holders: Huddersfield) Entry Fees of £15 are payable for each category entered. Please ma...more
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Yorkshire Closed draw - update

After a good day's play we're at the half way stage of the Yorkshire Closed. Semis in the A and B tomorrow, as well as the ladies competition. Please follow the links for the draw for the Yorkshire Closed A and B competitions. If you've got any queries about the draw, please contact Marc on marc...more
Success in junior inter-counties

Success in junior inter-counties

Once again Yorkshire was the dominant county in the junior championships with 6 of the 7 teams entered into the competition qualifying for the finals weekend. The only team not to get through the first two stages were the girls under 13’s but comprising of entirely new players it was credit to th...more
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Inter-county finals: men over 50, 60 and 65

The historic Coolhurst Club situated in the green fringes of the City of London plays host to 3 male masters Inter County Finals this weekend (11-12 January) which will showcase the top Masters players in the country as they vie for success in these championships. Men Over 50 Avon, seeking to r...more
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Heaton junior tournament on Saturday 11th January 2014

Check the poster for details....more
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Racketball doubles tournament on 1st Feb

The Yorkshire Closed Racketball Doubles is being held at Chapel Allerton on Saturday 1st February. The details and an entry form can be found here....more
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Yorkshire men's over 50s through to the next round

Yorkshire O50s welcomed Middlesex, Kent, and Durham and Cleveland to a windswept and rainy Abbeydale for the Stage One Premier A pool clash. At stake, a place in the Final on 12/13 January against the winners of Pool B (either Dorset, Wiltshire, Avon or Surrey) Notwithstanding a home fixture the ...more
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Your ESR membership fees

Ever wonder what your England Squash and Racketball subscription is spent on? This document explains all....more
Yorkshire Closed entry now open

Yorkshire Closed entry now open

This year's senior Yorkshire Closed will be held at York Squash Club on 25th-26th Jan (and Friday 24th if required). You can enter online at eventbrite. See the poster for more details. The event is kindly supported by Allam....more
Ladies O40s begin title defence

Ladies O40s begin title defence

Yorkshire ladies over 40s began the 2013-14 season, defending the title which they have won for the last 2 years, by travelling to Warwickshire at the weekend (13th Oct). The team was somewhat weakened with the loss of No. 1 Claire Walker, at the last minute due to family illness. The squad was made...more
Ladies 2 start inter-county campaign well

Ladies 2 start inter-county campaign well

Newly promoted to Division 1, Yorkshire ladies 2nd team began the season with a weekend trip to Jesmond. The squad included representatives from all age groups, headed by Katie Smith (Pontefract). Other members were Claire Walker (Chapel Allerton), Andrea Santamaria (captain, Pontefract), Jess Dixon...more
Yorkshire juniors excel in regional championships

Yorkshire juniors excel in regional championships

At the Regional Junior Championships held at Pontefract Squash Club on 26/27th October Yorkshire Juniors won 5 of the 10 titles available and were runners-up in 5 others. The winners were: James Peach - Doncaster (Boys under 19’s), Ellen Cooper – Pontefract (Girls under 15’s), Eve Perrin - Pontef...more
Ladies over 50s make winning start

Ladies over 50s make winning start

Yorkshire ladies Over 50 team played their first match of the 2013-14 season's Inter County Championships, defending the title which they have won for the last two years. The team was made up of Paula Arrowsmith (Chapel Allerton), Kim Chadwick (Dunnington) and Julie Nevins (Pontefract). The team pla...more
Junior Closed results

Junior Closed results

This year’s Junior County Championships produced squash of the highest calibre throughout all age groups at Pontefract Squash Club. Saturday saw the boys under 11’s play to a conclusion with the remaining age group winners being decided the following day. Winners and runners up received trophi...more
New Yorkshire kit supplied by 305

New Yorkshire kit supplied by 305

To mark our new sponsorship deal with Allam, we are pleased to announce that we have signed 305Squash as our new kit supplier. All players in adult and junior inter-county teams are required to wear a team shirt. These can be purchased through the 305 web site. Delivery is £6 per order so it is reco...more
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Become a club referee: 19th Oct at Pontefract

The Yorkshire SRA have arranged an England Squash and Racketball referee training workshop which will be held at Pontefract Squash & Leisure Club, Stuart Rd, Pontefract, WF8 4PQ on Saturday 19th October, 2013 from 11.00 A.M. TO 3.30 P.M. The workshop includes instruction by a qualified ESR refer...more
Dr Assem Allam continues his support for squash

Dr Assem Allam continues his support for squash

East Yorkshire philanthropist Dr Assem Allam has further demonstrated his commitment to local sport by sponsoring the Yorkshire Squash and Racketball Association. After the success of this year’s Allam British Open, held at the KC Stadium in May, Dr Allam decided to support the organisation in a ...more
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Premier squads for the Yorkshire League

A list of registered players in the Premier division for the 2013/14 season is shown here. There have been some interesting changes to squads. World no. 60 Eddie Charlton moves from title-holders Queens to Chapel Allerton. South African international Shaun le Roux (WR51) joins Dunnington. He is r...more
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Yorkshire Closed Racketball 14-15 September

Yorkshire Closed Racketball Championships 2013 Saturday 14th/Sunday 15th September Categories: Mens/Ladies A, B C and D, over 45, 55 and 65. Closing Date: Monday 2nd September 2013 Entry fee £15 Max 2 Events £20 for two events Cheques made payable to CA LT & SC Entry form to: Pe...more
Latest issue of Squash Player magazine published

Latest issue of Squash Player magazine published

Issue 4 of Squash Player magazine is now out. See their web site for more details. The contents is below. NEWS: - Egypt's World Junior Championship hat-trick POINTS OF VIEW: - Is Ramy Ashour the world's no.1 racket sports player? - The Egyptian tide WSF NEWS: - Andrew Shelley previe...more
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Yorkshire Junior Closed: 28-29 September at Pontefract

This year's Yorkshire Squash Junior Closed Championship will be held at Pontefract on Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th September 2013. The entry is £15, which includes a t-shirt. There are boys and girls categories from under 11 to under 19. Please send the completed entry form to Steve Ridge, Pontef...more
League winners receive trophies at AGM

League winners receive trophies at AGM

James Willstrop was on hand to present the league trophies at the Yorkshire Squash AGM at the KC Stadium in Hull last week. The Premier winners were Queens who deservedly won the title with an extremely strong squad led by World no. 64 Eddie Charlton and including leading players James Earles, Ol...more
Yorkshire success at the British Open Masters

Yorkshire success at the British Open Masters

There was some success for Yorkshire in the British Open Masters which concluded at Hull University on Sunday. Nick Wall won the Men's Over 40s and Andrea Santa Maria the Women's Over 45s (beating Nicky Horn, who had to retire at 2-1 down). Ged Martin reached the final of the Men's Over 45s and Mike...more
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Yorkshire Squash AGM Wednesday 22 May

We have pleasure in inviting you to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Yorkshire Squash and Racketball Association, which is to be held on Wednesday 22 May 2013 at the KC Stadium in Hull, home to Hull City AFC and host to the Allam British Open Squash Championships. You'll get the regular s...more
Yorkshire men preserve Premier status

Yorkshire men preserve Premier status

Yorkshire's senior men held on to their Premier Division status at the inter-county finals weekend at Nottingham on 4th-5th May. The weekend started with a match against Nottinghamshire. The home side got off to a bad start when 5th string Matthew Oxley had to retire at 6-6 in the 4th against And...more
Success at junior inter-county finals

Success at junior inter-county finals

The prestigious junior inter-county championships are always well subscribed and this year was no exception. It is a fantastic achievement therefore to have had 7 teams in the possible 8 categories representing Yorkshire at the finals weekends. Only the girls under 19's failed to make it. Weekend...more
National Club Championships

National Club Championships

Congratulations to Pontefract for winning the Women's National Club Championships and to Queens for winning the Men's Racketball at Nottingham this weekend. Pontefract were also runners up in the Men's competition. The full details are available on Squashsite. ...more
Over 40 Ladies are Inter County Champions

Over 40 Ladies are Inter County Champions

The Yorkshire ladies O40 team braved the atrocious weather conditions at the weekend to travel to Stourbridge Squash Club to play in the finals of the Inter County Championships. Defending their title, the team first met Surrey, who had looked strong throughout the early stages. Surrey took an early...more
New issue of Squash Player magazine

New issue of Squash Player magazine

Issue 2 of Squash Player is now out. A summary of the contents is below.   NEWS: Roger Federer backing squash's Olympic bid; Amr Shabana boosts Egypt's world team title campaign; rugby gets behind squash; the World Championship's final stages at Manchester Central. POINTS OF VIEW: Commen...more
British Open pre-qualifying in Yorkshire

British Open pre-qualifying in Yorkshire

The Allam British Open is again open to all. There will be pre-qualifying at Hull and East Riding on the weekend of 27-28 April. See the England Squash and Racketball web site for more details....more
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Entries now open for the Allam British Open Masters in Hull

Be part of the 2013 Allam British Open by competing in this year’s Masters event, which takes place from Wednesday 22 May to Sunday 26 May in association with the Forsyth Group. The Masters event is expected to attract over 300 participants, their friends and family from over 45 countries and pro...more
February newsletter from England Squash and Racketball

February newsletter from England Squash and Racketball

The February newsletter from England Squash and Racketball is now available...more
Yorkshire Ladies Over 50 Champions

Yorkshire Ladies Over 50 Champions

Yorkshire are the new Ladies Over 50 Inter-County champions, winning their title at Broxbourne last weekend (2nd-3rd March 2013). The final started with a very rushed Surrey coming in after being stuck in traffic.  This didn’t seem to put them off and they won the 1st match with Kim Ricks beatin...more
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Yorkshire win inaugral Racketball Over 40s

No strangers to wining county titles, Yorkshire added the inaugural Racketball Over 40 category (held at Hallamshire on 9th-10th February 2013) to their long list of honours, but they had to come from behind to do so. Dorset drew first blood when 3rs string Colin Bunch beat Andy Wood 3-0. This pu...more
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Entries Now Open for the Allam British Open Masters at Hull University

Be part of the 2013 Allam British Open by competing in this year’s Masters event, which takes place from Wednesday 22 May to Sunday 26 May in association with the Forsyth Group. The Masters event is expected to attract over 300 participants, their friends and family from over 45 countries and pro...more
January newsletter from ESR

January newsletter from ESR

Please see the latest national newsletter from England Squash....more
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Future racketball events

The Yorkshire Racketball Team Knockout Cup 2013 will run from February to May 2013. The categories are: Men’s Championship – 5 per team (Black Ball) Women’s Championship – 3 per team (Blue Ball) Mens Over 50s – 3 per team (Blue Ball) Entry Fees of £15 are payable for each category entered. P...more
Inter County successes for O60s and O65s

Inter County successes for O60s and O65s

Yorkshire won the (first ever) Mens Inter-County Over 65 title this weekend, the squad being Martin Day (Captain), Rob Welton, Adrian Wright and Mike Clemson. The Over 60s team were also successful, making it a great weekend at Wolverhampton for Yorkshire. The Over 60s team was Bob Robinson (Captai...more
Yorkshire Closed results

Yorkshire Closed results

Pontefract's Adam Taylor is the Italik Yorkshire Closed winner for 2013. Adam was the outstanding player of the tournament held at York Squash Club. After comfortable victories over Sam Mawson and Ross Williamson in the early rounds, Adam lifted his game further to beat Chapel Allerton's Dominic Ham...more
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Inter-County result

The 2012-13 Racketball Inter-County Championships have got under way with the men’s playing their first fixture. The team was made up of: D Hamilton J Lord P Knocker D Allen O Turner The team gained a 4-1 victory over Staffordshire, followed by a 5-0 loss to a very strong Warwickshire sid...more
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Team Knockout Cup

On Saturday July 14th 2012 Chapel Allerton hosted the inaugural Racketball Team Knockout Cup. The semi finals and finals took place on the same day. The tournament started at 1pm and finished around 6pm with many tight matches and a great atmosphere. Next years event will take place between January ...more