ISP Squash

Body Scape Corporate Squash


at Hotel Resort, Mudh, Mumbai : 24.8.1997


At the prize distribution cerem-ony held at Hotel Resort, Mudh, Malad, Mumbai from left to right:
Brian Sopher (Spa Director, Resort Hotel), C.S.Pawar, Ashish Gupta  (Runner-Up), Vaman Apte (Winner), Anuj Prakash (GM, The Resort), Narendra Gour (Director, ISP) & Mahendra Agarwal (Founder Director, ISP)

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All Results

Final: Vaman Apte beat Ashish Gupta 21-8.

Ashish Gupta beat Aashish Bhagra 21-15
Vaman Apte beat Bharat Shah 21-10

Bharat Shar (Aurico Textiles) beat Jay Shroff (United Phosphorous) 21-11
Aashish Bhagra (Jindal Group) beat Pradeep Heble (Jamia Trading) 21-16
Ashish Gupta (Winmark Trading) beat Atul Khatri) (Kayak Computer) 21-7
Vaman Apte (Apte Amalgamations) beat P. Khurana (Preet International) 21-7

Press Articles of tournament : 

Vaman Apte supreme
(Article in Free Press Journal, Mumbai : 26/8/1997)

Vaman Apte survived a close first round tussle before he, more or less, cruised to clinch the Body Scape Corporate Squash Cup at the Resort Hotel’s air-conditioned court at Madh Island on Sunday.

An executive director of Apte Amalgamations, ran into young Sanjay Goyal of Juhu Centaur and just about managed to scrape through with a 21-18 outcome.

Then onwards, Apte, who also heads the state squash body and is a regular on the competitive circuit, did not encounter much opposition before he thrashed Winmark Trading’s Ashish Gupta in the final 21-8.

It was generally being felt that the final could have been a much closer affair had Gupta not played his previous two rounds in quick succession before the final against Apte.

This exclusive event, restricted only to chairmen, presidents, chief execs, and managing directors of any company in Mumbai, attracted 40 entries.


Vaman Apte wins corporate title
(Article in Times of India : 6/8/1997 )                                                                                

Vaman Apte of Apte Amalgamations claimed the Body Scape Corporate Squash Cup beating Ashish Gupta of Winmark Trading by 21 points to eight in the final at The Resort’s glass-back courts at Madh on Sunday.

Gupta, among the top six at Khar Gymkhana, played some good shots but repeated obstructions cost him many a point in the best of 21 final.

Apte, the president of the Squash Rackets Association of Maharashtra, showed good mobility about the court and is entitled to two nights stay at the hotel. Gupta, the runner-up, can order dinner for two.

As many as forty turned up for this exclusive event for the chairmen, presidents, Chief executives, managing directors or directors of companies, organized by the Maharashtra Squash Professionals.

Apte had a close call in the opening round when Sanjay Goyal of Juhu Centaur took 18 points off him before bowing out. Apte had finished runner-up to Arif Patel of Patel Roadways two years ago.


BodyScape Corporate Squash on August 24
(Article in Express Newsline, Mumbai : 22/8/1997) 

The Resort, a Raheja Group Hotel at Aksa Beach, Malad, will organize the Bodyscape Corporate Squash Tournament for top-level corporate executives at their court on Sunday, August 24.

Almost 30 CEOs MDs and various top bosses of the industry are expected to participate in this one-day event which is being held under the auspices of the Indian Squash Professionals. Outlining the details of the squash tournament, Brian Sopher, Spa and Recreation Manager, said that it will be a 21 points one-game knock-out tournament.

The tournament is a bid to promote the newly opened Bodyscape, perhaps the first world-class spa in the country. Designed and programmed at the Canyon Ranch of Arizona, USA, Bodyscape offers a complete mind and health package for the clients.

The spa which is built on 12,000 sq.ft area, is complete with state of the art cardiovascular and strength training machines. The package includes diet consultancy and customized nutrition programme, aerobics, yoga classes, Jacuzzi massage rooms and beauty parlour. Squash, tennis and swimming form the outdoor activities.

“We will be the first hotel to offer a complete family health vacation,” said Anuj Prakash, General Manager, The Resort. “BodyScape forms the physical activities, nutrition will be another important part of our future programmes.”

Apart from the physical activities, nutrition will be another important feature “A detailed questionnaire will have to be filled by the customer. We will analyze certain things such as the fat content of the body and later design a balanced menu which will provide him every vital food component,” said Executive Chief Bimal Sharma.


Vaman Apte wins Bodyscape squash
(Article in Afternoon, Mumbai : 26/08/1997)

About two score men at the helm of well known companies found the rigorous game of squash a different ball game from marshalling their thoughts in the boardroom, at the Bodyscape Corporate squash Cup held at The Resort, Madh Island on Sunday.

On a rainy day, Vaman Apte, Executive director, Apte Amalgamation, made hay as he ploughed through a unique conglomeration of CEOs, presidents, directors and chairman to emerge triumphant in the tournament, sponsored by Bodyscape, the sophisticated health spa at The Resort.

Apte, a former India Player and former Maharashtra captain, prevailed over managing director Ashish Gupta 21-8 in a keenly contested final.

The tournament Organized by the Maharashtra squash professionals and held under the auspices of the Indian squash professionals, was played under the 21 American points system.

Apte’s reward is a two-night stay at The Resort, while Gupta earned a dinner for two at The Resort’s restaurant, High Tide.

Said Apte who also is the association of Maharashtra: “I am naturally delighted to have won his tournament. I think squash is gradually gaining in appeal. I wouldn’t say it’s a game, rather I believe it certainly is breaking barriers.”

Earlier, in the semi-finals Apte beat Bharat Shah, director, Aurico Textiles 21-10, while Gupta beat Ashish Bhagra of the Jindal group, 21-15. 

22nd Tournament Organised by ISP