Indian Squash team for Commonwealth Youth Games

Two leading juniors Velavan Senthil Kumar and Harshit Kaur Jawanda will be representing India in the squash event at the 5th Commonwealth Youth Games to be held in Apia, the capital of Samoa, an island nation in the Oceania. The Coach travelling is Maj S. Maniam. Read more of this post

PSA World Rankings – India (Sept’15)

By rising to equal his career best rank of 15 from 19 last month, in the PSA ranking, Saurav Ghosal is today the highest ranked Indian, in the September rankings.  Read more of this post

Asian Junior Championship, (Iran 23-27 Aug’15)

Navaneeth Prabhu’s Gold medal bid ended in disappointment on going down to M.A. Amirul from Malaysia 11-9, 6-11, 4-11, 10-12 in the U-13 final of the Asian Junior Individual Championship in Teheran, Iran. Read more of this post

NSCI Junior Open (8-13 Aug’15)

Akanksha Salunkhe of Goa continued her giant-killing run en route to clinching girls’ under-19 crown in the Rs 6 lakh prize-money All-India NSCI Junior Open Squash 2015, an SRFI 4-Star Ranking event, and played at the NSCI’s glass-back courts. 

Akanksha, who had knocked out top seed Vruddhi Doshi of Madhya Pradesh in the semi-final on Wednesday, sustained her fine run of form to quash the aspirations of second seed Aishwarya Bhattacharya winning the final in four games.

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Abierto Colombiano (3-8 Aug’15); PSA M50

The India national champion, Saurav Ghosal failed to cap a glorious week’s show with a title-win when he went down to the giant killer Alfredo Avila of Mexico in four games 11-9, 8-11, 11-4, 11-8 in the final of the $50,000 Albierto Colombiano 2015, a PSA event in Colombian capital of Bogota. Read more of this post

Joshna Bags Victorian Title W15 (27 Jul – 2 Aug15)

Joshna Victoria winnerIndian champion Joshana Chinappa kept her date with glory after she beat Line Hansen, the second seed from Denmark  11-5, 11-4, 11-9 to bag the title in the $15,000 Victorian Open, held in Melbourne.

It was a comprehensive win attained in just 32 minutes stay on court and the Indian in the process made it her 10th professional title, the last being in the Richmond Open in April last year. 

Known for her dexterity in mixing strokes and accuracy in the placements, the Indian held the upper-hand right through though, as she admitted, it was a “hard game” particularly after Line fought and brought the score to nine-all in the third game. Read more of this post

Kush Kumar Wins Maiden PSA title

Tasmanian Open Champion 2015

Tasmanian Open Champion 2015

After scripting several success stories as a junior, young Kush Kumar drew first blood as a senior pro by winning his maiden PSA title, the Tasmanian Open, a $5000 PSA world tour event in Devonport, Australia. The third seeded Indian, beat the top seeded Jamie Haycocks of England in straight games 11-4, 11-5, 13-11. Read more of this post

World Juniors 2015 – India In Full Strength

India in full strength for the World junior squash in Netherland..
A set of new faces mostly but bright talents will represent India in the WSF World Junior squash championship which will be hosted by the Dutch Squash Federation at Eindhoven in Netherlands from July 26 to August 4. Read more of this post

Article – National Championships

The old order remains intact but fresh talents almost ready for a take over…

Time was not ripe for the old order to change. This much was clear after the senior national proceedings at the squash’s brand new venue in India, the Kerala capital Thiruvananthapuram. Two senior pros Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa helped themselves to one more title each. Saurav’s tenth title meant he had equalled Narpat Singh’s tally to be joint number one in terms of titles won in the history of squash in India while Joshna is three titles away from beating Bhuvaneswari Kumari’s record of 16. Read more of this post

63rd National Champioship (7-12 July’15); Saurav & Joshna Triumph

It proved to be so near yet so far for reigning champion Harinder Pal Sandhu as he went down fighting to his senior and far experienced Saurav Ghosal in five thrilling games in the men’s final of the SBT 63rd national squash championship. Read more of this post


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