Sam, Joe & Casey attended the Essex Open on 24-Feb. Sam & Casey playing in the Open singles event & Joe in the Youth. Casey played well beating her first opponant 3-0 then going out 3-2 to John Jukes after missing shots at doubles to beat him. Joe managed to get to the last eight where he faced Shaun Lovett. Shaun was the vitor in this match & continued his form to take the title beating Jamie Ellis in the final. Sam carried on his form from the Scottish Open & made his way througha strong field to make the final. His opponant was last years Essex Open Champ Michael Wiles & he wasn't keen on giving this title away. Wiles beat Sam 4-1 in the final after Sam missing vital doubles tto level the match up at 2-2. Sam on his way to the final hit a 28 av in his semi final game following a 36 av in his quarter final match.