ISA Junior 2015 (24-28 May’15)

ISA 2015 WinnersContests of contrasting nature formed the final phase of an absorbing finale to the ISA junior Open 2015 at the ISA courts. Read more of this post

“An athlete should have no taste buds”….Nutrition expert Ryan Fernando

Squash took a back seat for a brief while at the ISA in Chennai on Sunday with renowned nutritionist Ryan Fernando taking over the centre stage (read Centre court) for a presentation and a lecture on ‘nutrition strategy to make you a champion.’ Read more of this post

ISA Junior Squash 2015 Kicks Off

The season’s first major squash activity gets underway on Sunday with the Rs three lakh ISA junior Open, a three-star SRFI event, to be held at the Academy courts. Around 350 players gave sent in entries for this event to be held in five age categories_ U-11, 13, 15, 17 and 19_ for boys and girls. The final is slated for May 28. Read more of this post

WSF Level 1 Coaching Course

This week the focus at the Indian Squash Academy was not on the players but coaches as a World Squash Federation Level 1 coaching course being held in Chennai with around 80 coaches from various corners of the country. Read more of this post

Kush in Las Vegas (12-17 May ’15)

Promising Kush Kumar, the reigning national junior champion who has moved into the senior ranks now did well to reach the quarterfinal in the $10,000 Las Vegas open squash tournament being held in Nevada, USA. Read more of this post

WSF Level 1 Coaching Course, Chennai

As part of the World Squash Federation Coach Education Programme (CEP) which aims to standardize coaching methods world-wide, a WSF certified level one coaching course is to be held at the Indian Squash Academy from May 13 to 16. This is the first time that a WSF course is being held in India. Read more of this post

Asian C’Ships, Kuwait (1-5 May’15)

Asian Individual 2015 - Indian teamThe lone Indian survivor after the quarterfinal phase, Joshna Chinappa expectedly fell at the semi-final hurdle to the current world champion and top seed Nicol David of Malaysia in straight games 6-11, 9-11, 7-11 in the Asian senior individual squash championship in Kuwait. The defeat meant Joshna had to settled for a bronze medal. Read more of this post

Asian Champs – Indian Quarterfinal Round Up

Joshna Chinappa packed a punch in her performance and helped herself to a semi-final spot in the Asian Senior Individual squash championship being held in Kuwait. Her’s was the early high point for India on a day when both second seeds Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal crashed out. Read more of this post

SSA Salem Squash Open (28 Apr – 2 May’15)

Second seed Abhay Singh of Tamil Nadu defeated his team mate and top seed Parthiban Ayyapan 13-15 13-11 11-3 12-10 to grab the men’s title in the SSA-Salem squash open.
In the junior section, the second seed Nehaarika Balamurukan (TN) came back from two games down to end the giant killing acts of Amita Gondi (AP) and lift the U-19 girls title 9-11 10-12 11-2 11-4 11-8.The boy’s title went to Vijay Kumar (TN) who kept his top billing intact by beating the second seed Aran Thawani (Mah) 11-4 11-4 11-4. Read more of this post

PSA/WSA Indian Rankings – May 2015

21          Saurav Ghosal  
46          Mahesh Mangaonkar
60          Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu          
148         Ramit Tandon   
157         Ravi Dixit

18          Dipika Pallikal    
24          Joshana Chinappa           
91          Sachika Ingale   


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