2021-2022 Event Schedule

Subject to government restrictions, we now have confirmed dates and venues for the three regional tournaments we will hold this season as well as the British Open Masters. We expect to open entries for these events at the start of July and willl update the National Championships as soon as possible.

1st-3rd October 2021 ESM Regional - North Pontefract Squash & Leisure Club
12th-14th November 2021 ESM Regional - Midlands Edgbaston Priory Club
8th-12th December 2021 British Open Masters Colets Health & Fitness Club
14th-16th January 2022 ESM Regional - East Ipswich Sports Club
9th-13th February 2022 National Championships To be confirmed

Stuart Hardy
England Squash Masters


Registration for the regional events is now open. Click on the venue logos on the right of this page to access the event information.

Also, note that we have a technical issue with our PayPal account and you may not be able to pay until this is resolved.

Squash In The COVID-19 Crisis - Return To Play
Hi Folks,

Nearly there! As you are all aware we are getting closer to playing our fabulous game. Please read the following statement from England Squash, this will allow an understanding of what is, and what is not permitted.

Current status

With the UK moving to Step 3 of the COVID-19 Response – Spring ‘21 Roadmap on Monday 17 May, Sport England have confirmed that squash clubs and venues can reintroduce full court squash for adults and juniors from this date.
Our guidance has now been updated to interpret what it means for squash. Please note, further updates may be required once the full Government guidance has been released.

Back to Squash timeline

To help you plan your return, we’ve created a timeline to illustrate what squash’s phased return to the full game could look like in line with the Government’s four step roadmap out of lockdown. We’re working closely with Sport England and our partners to roll out guidance at each step whether you’re a club, venue, coach or player.

Step 3 Back to Squash guidance

The UK Government has announced that we will move to Step 3 of the COVID Spring Recovery plan on Monday 17 May and Sport England have confirmed that squash clubs and venues can reintroduce full court squash for adults and juniors.
Following the updated rules for indoor gyms and leisure facilities, squash clubs and venues are able to offer the following permitted activity: Players can get on court with multiple households and play full court squash e.g. best of five with tie-breaks, and singles and doubles (squash bubbles and modified versions not required).
The maximum number of players on court allowed are 4 adults or children.
Coach-led sessions can take place in any number (within the maximum venue capacity limit) but the maximum number of players on court allowed is 4 adults or 6 children. Coaches are allowed on court and are not included in the total number of players on court. Coaches can provide Out-of-School Setting activities to all children (6 max per court), with no restrictions on the total number in attendance.
Spectators are allowed to return, but must observe maximum of six people or two households as well as social distancing rules and wear face coverings.
Indoor bar/restaurant/cafe areas are allowed to open, and must follow the current UK Government guidance.
We've released version 7 of the Back to Squash guidance which reflects Government and Sport England guidelines. You should treat this as a new set of guidelines, familiarising yourself with all sections as there are changes throughout.

We look forward to seeing you back on court soon!
Keep well.
ESM Committee
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Malcolm Willstrop - Rest in Peace
Very sad news, that the legendary Squash Coach Malcolm Willstrop passed away on Monday.

There have been a host of much-deserved tributes from the greats of the game as well as family and friends. He was responsible for many players realising their potentials, from club players to World number ones. Seeing the courts full of players of various standards and Malcolm controlling it all from the balcony was a sight to behold.

From England Squash Masters we would all like to send our condolences to all Malcolm’s family and friends. He was a fixture at Pontefract Squash Club and always supportive of our Regional events there and made the presentations more than once. A larger than life character who lived for Squash and gave a tremendous amount to our game.

Thank you, Malcolm.  Rest In Peace

Stuart Hardy
England Squash Masters Strava Group

As disappointing as it is that we are back in lockdown, ESM is still looking for ways to help our players keep fit and stay in touch with each other. Strava is a popular application which can be used to keep track of many fitness activities, as well as organising events and keeping in contact with friends. For our players who use Strava, we have created an England Squash Masters Strava Group which users can join and share their training activities. Please have a look and let us know how you are keeping fit through this winter!

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England Squash Masters Events 21-22
1-3 Oct
12-14 Nov

 British Open
8-12 Dec
14-16 Jan

 National Championships
To Be Confirmed

Squash Player Magazine
2021 Issue 2
Squash Player Magazine
Comment: Pandemic; forward to the World Championships; tributes and a welcome.
Columns: Alex Wan, James Zug and debutant columnists Kanzy El Defrawy and Karim Darwish.
News: England Squash appoints a new CEO.
World Squash: The men’s World Team Championship moves to Malaysia and Russia plans to stage its first World Championship.
Features: Surrender to None- the story of Essendon Squash Club; Squash Player magazine’s 50th year.
Tributes: Malcolm Willstrop, John LeLievre and the Duke of Edinburgh.
State Of The Game: New Australian CEO Robert Donaghue on participation Down Under and Joy Carter on squash in England.
Thinking Out Of The Box: Squash Player reports on outdoor squash initiatives and two innovative developments that are opening up the game to new audiences.
Club & Court: All the key club and court news, including a club built out of wood and another from leftover potato boxes. Also, how your courts can receive a face-lift with a quick, easy but certified paint job.
On Court: Analysis, round-up and the World Championships in view in Chicago.
Workshop: What would be very useful in playing squash well? Knowing where your opponent is? Hesham El Attar explains how to develop this skill. Also: News; Q&A; Tactical errors part 2; Mind Games; Know Thyself, Rules Quiz; Marlowe on the front wall; Newton explains issues around a squash player’s back and Rodney Martin continues his exclusive series.
Gear: We get the exclusive on a new racket brand and its first big new pro signing; how the new Pro T One gizmo gives you an inside report on your strings; plus all the latest sponsorship news.
Gallery: Lisa Aitken tangles with Covid, has her say on padel and reveals why she loves whisky..
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2019-20 Regional Event Sponsor
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England Squash Masters are pleased to have Karakal as the sponsor for this seasons regional event circuit.

Karakal are offering ESM registered players a discount on purchases of equipment - please click Membership Benefits for more information.

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