Singapore Junior (18-21 Dec’14)

Navaneeth Prabhu wins the final in the Singapore junior open

Top seed Navaneeth Prabhu of India came back from a game down to beat ¾ seed Nicolas Chee of Malaysia 8-11, 11-6, 11-8, 12-10 in the Boys’ Under-13 final of the Old Chang Kee Singapore Squash Open at Kallang Squash Center in Singapore. Read more of this post

World Women’s Team, Niagara-on-the-lake, Canada, (1-6 Dec’14)

India finished 14th in the WWT championship. the team was lead by Joshana Chinappa along with Anaka Alankamony, Sachika Ingale & Harshit Kaur. Seeded in 13-16 bracket, India looked a weaker side without its top ranking player Dipika Pallikal. Placed in the Group comprising Hong Kong, South Africa, Austria and France, India could achieve only one win against Austria. Drawn into the 9-16 placings matches, India lost to Canada and slipped to 13-16 competition. A win over Colombia and a loss to Mexico meant India finished 14th overall.

3 Medals for India at the Asian Beach Games (12-16 Nov’14)

INDIAN TEAMWomen’s Final

(2) Liu Tsz Ling bt (1) TONG Tsz Wing (HKG) 7-2, 7-0 (10m)

Men’s Final

(1) Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu bt (2) Yip Tsz Fung (HKG) 7-2, 5-7, 7-3 (16m) Read more of this post

World Women’s Team Championship – Selection

Joshana Chinappa will lead the Indian team along with Anaka Alankamony, Sachika Ingale and Harshit Kaur Jawanda in the World Women’s Team Championship to be held in Canada from December 1 to 6.  Dipika Pallikal decided to opt out and informed the National Coach Cyrus Poncha  accordingly through emails.

Kush 4th in WSF World Junior Rankings

Kush Kumar is the lone Indian to figure within the top ten  in the WSF world junior rankings published this month by the World Squash Federation. Read more of this post

62nd National Championship (3-8 Nov’14)

Sandhu & Joshana 1Third seed Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu dethroned favourite Saurav Ghosal for his maiden national men’s crown, while Joshana Chinappa helped herself to her 13th women’s title, in the 62nd Senior National Squash Championship held at at the Cricket Club of India, Mumbai.  Read more of this post

WSF Instant Update 53 November / December 2014

WSF Instant Update 53 November / December 2014 can be viewed at this link –

Sub Junior / Junior National C’ship (27 Oct – 1 Nov’14)

SQUASH WINNERS_1Kush Kumar of Tamil Nadu graduated to the senior level with his ninth national title after he claimed the Under-19 boys trophy outing Vijay Kumar 11-5 11-7 11-6 in the Junior Squash Nationals, held in Chennai from 27 October – 1 November 2014.

Meanwhile, Delhi’s Harshit Kaur Jwanda retained her Under-19 girls title with a hard fought victory against Lakshya Ragavendran. Harshit was two games down against Lakshya Ragavendran, the top seed, but she held on to her nerves to register a come from behind victory, 9-11 10-12 11-8 11-4 11-7.

Abhisheka Shannon, seeded 3/4 became the new champion in the girls Under-11 category. Shannon took time to settle down before setting aside the challenge of top seed Diksha Aurubindo of Tamil Nadu.

Yet another creditable effort came from Adya Advani, the second seed in the girls U-17 section, as she toppled the top seeded Akanksha Salunkhe of Goa in five games.

Overall Tamil Nadu, Delhi & Maharashtra shared the honours with 3 Gold medals each with Goa picking up 1 Gold medal.


Boys (U-19): Kush Kumar (1) (TN) bt Vijay Kumar (2) (TN) 11-5, 11-7, 11-6.

U-17: Velavan Senthilkumar (1) (TN) bt Robin Singh Mann (5/8) (Del) 11-7 11-1 11-6.

U-15: Tushar Shahani (1) (Mah) bt Chitanya Shah (2) (Mah) 11-9 11-9 11-8.

U-13: Yash Fadte (1) (Goa) bt Advait Adik (3/4) (Mah) 11-8 13-11 11-2.

U-11: Jeh Pandole (1) (Mah) bt Shreyas Mehta (2) (Mah) 11-9 15-13 11-5.

Girls (U-19): Harishit Kaur Jawanda (2) (Del) bt Lakshya Ragavendran (1) (TN) 9-11 10-12 11-8 11-4 11-7.

U-17: Adya Advani (2) (Del) bt Akanksha Salunkhe (1) (Goa) 11-7 6-11 11-6 3-11 11-9.

U-15: Nikita Joshi (1) (Mah) bt Amita Gondi (5/8) (AP) 11-6 11-9 11-3.

U-13: Megha Bhatia (2) (Del) bt Ananya Dabke (5/8) (Mah) 12-10 12-14 11-9 7-11 11-6.

U-11: Abhisheka Shannon (3/4) (TN) bt Diksha Aurobindo (1) (TN) 7-11 11-8 11-7 11-7.

Eurosport Show – World University Championship, Chennai

Check the 2 min clip on the WUC Chennai

JSW Indian Circuit #4, (25 – 29 Nov’14)

Harinder & DipikaHarinder Pal Sandhu helped himself to his 3rd title and Dipika Pallikal her 2nd on the trot in the four-leg JSW Challenger Squash Circuit. Read more of this post


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