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May 25th 2017
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April 11th 2017
The annual Squash and Racketball Championships concluded with the finals on ... More here.
April 2nd 2017
Julianne Courtice is the new Christchurch Vets Ipswich Open Champion after her ... More here.
March 13th 2017
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First Saxon Cup Schools Competition

The ISC Futures Fund held its very first inter primary school competition on Wednesday. The Saxon Cup featured 2 teams from each school (year 3 & 4) from St Helens, Springfield and St Josephs College. The first round setting up a tightly contested finals day on 14th Dec to crown the very first ISC Primary School Champion. There will also be awards for the most improved boy and girl along with Player of the Tournament, so watch this space. Good luck to all the teams in the finals. 

Lucy Turmel - British Junior Champion 2016

Lucy Turmel is British Junior Squash Champion after lifitng the title in the Championshps at the National Squash Centre in Manchester on Sunday October 30th. Second seed Lucy won the first game of the final but then lost two tight games. She dug in and turned the momentum of the match to take the third 11-8 before a very quick and straightforward 5th. Just turned 17, Lucy is a very impressive prospect on the National and International scene, and a great advert for the Club's coaching team who work closely with the England set up. Also a good result for the Club's members who help support Lucy through the Futures' Fund.

Suffolk Championships 2016
The Club's Juniors had a succesful outing to Martlesham Leisure for the 2016 County Championships.
Emma Logan won the GU13 and GU11 titles, Kian Howard won the BU15 title, defeating Tate Harms in the final, Nero Harms won the BU13 event and Harry Griffith was runner up in the BU9 championship.

Harry Griffith with Suffolk Junior Chairman Robbie Beecroft

Emma Logan

Nero Harms

Kian Howard

Junior World Championships, Poland, August 6-15, 2016

Lucy Turmel comes away from the World Junior Squash Championships with a fine 17th place after Thursday's final rounds in Poland. Over the 6 rounds of the event Lucy only dropped one match, a tight 9-11, 9-11, 11-13 loss to Egyptian Zeina Mickawy who went on to finish in the Worlds top ten. Lucy's other wins were all pretty comfortable up to the topsy turvy final round which she won 4-11, 11-8, 0-11, 11-3, 11-4 against Malaysian Aifa Asman. An excellent performance from Lucy which promises much for the future with another two full seasons as a junior.
Travelling to the Worlds with the England team was a fitting end to a season that has seen Lucy achieve some remarkable results; British U17 Champion, 3rd place in both the British U23 Championships and the European U19 Championships, and part of the England team that won the European U17 Team Championships.
The English team at the World CHampionships
That all calls for hard work and dedication and a lot of time on court with the Club's coaches, Emily Ison, Ali Livingstone and Lee Drew who will be in Poland with the team. Many of the Club's top players such as Kristian Day and Tom Ison are also happy to suffer on court for the sake of helping Lucy improve her game. And ordinary Club members play their part with some financial support through the Futures Fund.

County Junior Programme - 2016 Season

We have some group training coming up to kick start the new squash season together with the annual extravaganza of the Suffolk Junior Closed. This all in preparation for the County fixtures in the autumn and, because we all had so much fun hosting the Silver tournament earlier in the year, its been decided to do it all again in February.

So here are the dates:-

County training, open to all, with development squads for County or aspiring County players on the weekend of 10th and 11th September 2016. It is anticipated that the 'open to all' session will be on one day and the squad training the next. Specific details will be forwarded in the coming days.

Suffolk County Closed - Weekend of 24th and 25th September 2016. This was a one day event last year which proved to be a big success. It is in our thoughts to do the same again this year, please reply if you have a specific view/day preference. 

County teams stage 1 - Weekend 15th and 16 October 2016. Due to player availability we have entered teams in the following age groups Boys 'U'13, 15 and 19 and Girls 'U'13. It is with regret that we don't have an older Girls team or an 'U'17 in the boys but at present our player resilience doesn't make them achievable - sorry. 

Ipswich Silver - Weekend 4th and 5th February 2017. What a wonderful event last year, do everything to qualify for this tournament, a top quality event on our doorstep.

British Champion - Lucy Turmel
English Champion Lucy Turmel is now British Squash Champion having won the U17 event in Manchester. In the final on Nov 1 top seed Lucy beat Elise Lazarus from Essex 3-1.

British Junior Championships 2014

Following a very successful British Championships, the results are in. Our Suffolk Juniors played very hard, and should be incredibly proud of their effort, attitude and performance;

Girls Under 13 - Emma Bartley, 12th & Ella Hall.

Boys Under 13 - Josh Perkins, 3rd, Kian Howard, 16th, Tate Harms, 18th & Plate Runner Up.

Boys Under 15 - Billy Beecroft, 9th, Isaac Andersson & Haydon Smith

Girls Under 17 - Lucy Turmel, 5th

Boys Under 17 - Ben Turmel, 14th & Angus Beecroft

Boys Under 19 - Josh Turmel, 12th & Ryan Betts, 16th

For more info and pictures, please see http://www.squashsite.co.uk/bjc


A huge congratulations to BEN TURMEL and TATE HARMS for WINNING the Boys U19 & Boys U11 events in Cambridge. Brilliant results for Ben and especially Tate, who had a big win in the final against a player he has never beaten before. Amazing!!!!!!

Well done to Ella Hall for finishing Runner Up in the Girls U11 event and for getting a game in the final!! 

Ryan Betts, Josh Perkins and Kian Howard all reached the semifinals so congratulations to all three boys for playing well over the weekend.

Ben Turmel - WINNER BU19
Tate Harms - WINNER BU11
Ella Hall - RUNNER UP GU11
Ryan Betts - 3/4 BU19
Josh Perkins - 3/4 BU15
Kian Howard - 3/4 BU13
Amber Sparrow - 4th GU17
Henry Booth - 5/8 BU13
Liam Hicks - 9/16 BU17
Nero Harms - 9/16 BU11

English Junior Success

Two of the Club's junior players had major success in the English Junior Championships held at the Wimbledon Racquets and Fitness Club from March 1st to 3rd, 2013. Both had hard routes to their finals - Lucy Turmel, only 13 and competing in the U-15 event - and Josh Turmel having to beat the English No1 on his route to the final.

Lucy Turmel - U15 Runner-up Josh Turmel - U17 Runner-up

Both are part of the Junior squad at Joey Kemp's Academy. You can get a full tournament report here.

Lucy Turmel - Junior Player of the Year

Belgian Visitors 2012

Once again this year we played host to a group of Belgian junior players. Ten junior players along with three adults arrived on Saturday, Oct 27, leaving again on Monday, Oct 29. Over the weekend there was a full coaching programme, overseen by Joey Kemp, Jacqui Kemp and Emily Ison. Emily was also responsible for some other recreational activities. By all accounts the visitors had a great time and expect to be back next year.

Exchanges with Belgian Clubs have been going on for a number of years. How many faces do you recognise from this picture taken in Brugge in (around) 1992?

Lucy helps England to Victory

In one of her first outings for England, Lucy Turmel's 3-0 victory helped the Girls' U13 team to a 5-0 win over France.

 Junior Membership

The Club is launching a new 3-tier pricing Junior Membership structure based on age as follows:

  Annual Monthly Joining Fee
Junior U18 (17yrs & under) £230 £21 £25
Junior U14 (13yrs & under) £160 x £15
Junior U10 (9yrs & under) £110 x £15

Annual Monthly Joining Fee Benefits
• Great Facilities
• All-Sports Membership
• Online Booking
• Member Coaching Prices
• FREE BTM/ESR Membership
• FREE Box Leagues & Club Play
• Inter-Club Matches
• Invitations to Exhibitions/Events

Please note that the above categories are all-sport memberships but are subject to certain restrictions. For details of these membership categories, please see the Membership ‘How It All Works’ Brochure Insert or contact the Membership Administrator on membership@ipswichsports.co.uk. The Club aims to ensure that all participants on Coaching Programmes become members of Ipswich Sports Club. However, non-members may make use of the Coaching Programmes at this time but will be required to pay significantly higher coaching fees which will include an additional non-member’s fee, payable to Ipswich Sports Club.

Children in Need

Over the weekend of November 18/19, 2011, Emily Ison and her juniors raised £2300 for Children in Need.