Dunlop British Open Final

Dunlop British Open Squash[1] Nicol David (Mas) bt [3] Rachael Grinham (Aus) 9-4, 9-1, 9-4 (41m)

[6] Nick Matthew (Eng) bt [3] Thierry Lincou (Fra) 11-8, 5-11, 11-4, 9-11, 11-6 (82 m)


Teaching your child to be a good sport

Once the monsoon is over and as we approach our Diwali holidays, we could look at encouraging our kids to participate in a sport. The time and venue is irrelevant it could be down the gully, after school, in the park, before homework …..

Sports participation enhances your child’s physical, mental, and social development and gives your child the following advantages:
Keeps them healthy
Teaches them to work and think as a team
Builds up self confidence
Widens their social base and develops social skills
Promotes a sense of fair play
Welcome change from their academic activities

How do you get your child to appreciate  and take part in sport
Select the correct sport(s) for your child
Explain the rules and guide them along with their coach/ other parents
Keep it fun and dont be critical
Encourage them to give their best, be there at important events
Support them, but do not put any pressure on them
Don’t compare them with other kids who may be naturally inclined at the sport

I have been a coach for around a decade and have seen talented youngsters blossom and win laurels for the country at international events. Even for those who just took up the sport for amusement, they were a number of benefits. Do let me have your comments, suggestions and experiences. 

SKF Little Masters Junior Squash

The country’s leading junior players are to take part in the Rs 1,81,500 SKF Little Masters Junior Squash tournament to be held at the Willingdon Sports Club from  September 19-23.The event has attracted top juniors like Sandeep Jangra, Shivangi Paranjpe, the top seeds U19, and Harita Om Prakash, who is seeded second in the u19 section and #1 in the u15
“We have received around fifty outstation entries overall, including two from England in the under 9 section, out of 328,” said Pushpak Merchant, Secretary, Squash Willingdon Sports Club. “The other entries from outside Maharashtra belong to Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan,” he said. Read more of this post

Calorie counter

The approximate Calories burnt each minute by those weighing c.150lb:

Sitting still 1-2  Yoga 4-6  Skipping 7-9
Snooker 2-6  Dancing 4-6  Tennis 7-9
Walking 2-6  Skipping 4-7  Morris dancing 7-10
Frisbee 3-5   Badminton 5-6  Tennis 7-12
Fishing 3-6   Brisk walking 5-8  Football 7-13
Housework 3-6  Aerobics class 5-9  Basketball 8-11
Golf 3-6     Ping-pong 6-7  Jogging 8-13
Cricket 3-7  Water skiing 6-9  Langlauf 8-13
Trampoline 3-9  Sex 6-11  Martial arts 8-13
Fencing 4-6  Swimming 6-12  Squash 8-13
Gymnastics 4-6  Ice skating 7-9  Water-polo 8-13

These figures are approximate and will vary depending on a number of factors, from how vigorous the gymnastics, to the incline of the hill climbed, or the weight of the golf clubs carried. For every pound over/under 150lb, add/ minus 10% for every pound

Dunlop British Open Semis

[3] Rachael Grinham bt Engy Kheirallah (Egy) 9/7, 9/0, 9/2 (29m)
[1] Nicol David (Mas) bt [4] Natalie Grinham (Aus) 9/3, 9/3, 9/5 (57m)
[6]Nick Matthew (Eng) bt [8] Karim Darwish (Egy) 11/9, 9/11, 11/6, 11/6 (61m)
[3] Thierry Lincou (Fra) bt [2] David Palmer (Aus)  8/11, 10/11(0-2), 11/9, 11/4, 11/10(5-3) (95m)