A flurry of last minute entries for the Broadland Junior Open for the U11, U15 & U19 age categories enabled all of the age groups to be contested, and contributed towards some competitive matches and nail-biting finishes to some of the age groups. The U11age groups saw players travel in from the North, South and Midlands to compete in 2 best of 5 matches each. Two East Region players, Emma Logan and Rawdon Prothero, however managed to win their age groups without dropping a game, with Brady MacKenzie in particular pushing Rawdon very close during their match. Emma impressively adding the Girls U11 title to the girls U13 title which she won earlier in the month.
The first Broadland Junior Open of 2017 for the U13 and U17 age groups saw winners emerge from Suffolk, Essex, Cambs and Bucks, with a number of Broadland Juniors competing for finishing positions.
Congratulations to Robert Thirst, Jack Rodwell and James Robinson for winning their respective groups this month.
Sunday 23rd April, saw over 40 juniors take to the East Anglia Tennis and Squash Club courts to compete for the prestigious Norfolk Junior Squash Open titles in their respective age groups. With matches commencing from 09:30, the courts were filled right through till the late hours of the afternoon. From the Girls under 11’s age group to the boys under 19’s there were entertaining, respectful and close matches throughout the tournaments duration.
The Norfolk Team of Brady Mackenzie (EATSC) George Pinkstone (Fakenham) and Gabriel Escalera (EATSC) travelled to The National Squash Centre in Manchester to compete in the under 11s inter county. This was the first time the boys had pulled on the County Colours and they were very excited. First up was Warwickshire who proved too strong despite the boys giving them a run for their money. Brady at Number 1 String was able to pick up a valuable point losing out 11-8 in a close final game 6-1 To Warwickshire
On Sunday 12th February, four competitive groups took to the Rossis squash courts in North Walsham to compete in the first junior squash Grand Prix of 2017.
Throughout the morning, Robert Thirst and Liam Bond dominated group 1, winning all their matches 2-0. When competing against one another, Liam took game one 11/8, however Robert’s age and experience allowed him to claw back the next two games giving him this month’s Grand Prix title.