ISP Squash
 
 
 

ABOUT INDIAN SQUASH PROFESSIONALS

  History / Incorporation Certificate / 80G Certificate / Pan Card
   
 

Indian Squash Professionals (ISP), a non profit making organization, was formed by Mr. Mahendra Agarwal in 1993, with the sole aim of promoting the game of squash in India .  

In January 1993 ISP conducted the first ever squash tournament (since 1947) only for Professionals, or Markers as they are known in India, and also the first Doubles squash tournament in Hotel Leela, Mumbai.   

From January 1993 till date, ISP has organized 115 tournaments, more than 50 free coaching camps all over India (Rajkot, Jodhpur, Mussorie & interiors of Maharashtra) and since then, adopted five players (Arif Paul, Deepali Anvekar, Priyanka Yadav, Abhishek Pradhan and Ankita Sharma).  

ISP has its own website, www.ispsquash.com, which is the only active squash website in India. This is updated daily and receives about 150,000 hits each month.

ISP also publishes a news magazine, "PROSQUASH", which is read by more than 15000 squash lovers  throughout the country. This magazine has completed 77 issues.  

ISP was instrumental in introducing several well-known squash coaches from countries like Egypt, Canada & Pakistan to India . Jahangir Khan's coach Rahmat Khan (Pakistan) was the first to conduct a coaching camp in the year 1997 followed by Abdul Shaikh (Canada), Sammy Farrag (Egypt), Hanny Ezzat (Egypt),  Khalid Atlas Khan (Pakistan), Tarek Solemn (Egypt) and Ahmed Yosef (Egypt).  

ISP, in association with SRAM, has spread the game of squash to the interiors of Maharashtra ( 27 districts; Nanded, Beed, Satara, Pimpri, Kolhapur , Solapur, Aurangabad , Thane, Jalgaon, Nashik etc) through coaching camps, tournaments and building squash courts with the help of local Government officers.      

ISP also helped Joshna Chinappa, who became the first Indian girl to win the British Junior Open 2003 & is runners up in Under-19 World Championship 2005, get sponsorship from SWITCHER through our Hon. Member Rakesh Lakhanpal, and Government grant in 2005 with the help of late Mr. Sunil Dutt (Sports Minister, Government of India)      

ISP has taken the initiative to import quality squash rackets from Taiwan and make them available to the players at subsidized rates to promote the game. 

ISP has received messages of commendation from the following luminaries, the commendations were for organizing our 50th, 75th, 100th tournaments, as well as for promotion of squash: 

Shri. Atal Bihari Vajpyee
(Ex-Prime Minister of India )

Shri. Bhairon Singh Shekhawat
(Vice President of India )

Shri. Vilasrao Deshmukh
(Chief Minister of Maharashtra )

Shri. L. K. Advani
(Ex-Dy Prime Minister of India)

Dr. Akhilesh Das
(Minister of State for Steel, GOI)

Shri. Narendra Modi
(Chief Minister Gujarat State)

Shri. Vijay Goyal
(Ex-Sports Minister Of India )

Shri. Gopalswami
(Chief Election Commissioner of India ),

Shri. Naval Kishore Sharma
(Governor of Gujarat)

Shri. Amrish Patel
(Ex Sports Minister Of Maharashtra )

Shri. Mani Shankar Aiyar
(Minister of Panchayati Raj and Youth Affairs & Sports, GOI)

Shri. Harshvardhan Patil
(Minister Co-operation, Marketing & Parliament Affairs Government of Maharashtra)

Shri. Anil Diggikar
(Ex-Director Of Sports, Govt. Of Maharashtra & Chief Patron of School Games Federation of India )

Shri. Suresh Shetty
(Minister of Public Health & Family Affair, Environment, Protocol & Addtl. charge of Sports and Youth Affair),

Shri. M. Hamid Ansari
(Vice President) conveyed by Ashok Dewan (Vice-President's Secretariat, New Delhi)

Shri. Prithviraj Chavan
(Chief Minister of Maharashtra)

Shri. Ashok Gahlot
(Chief Minister, Rajasthan)

Shri. Prem Chand Gupta
(Minister of Company Affairs, GOI),

  **Incorporation Certificate **
   
 
   
  *** 80 G Certificate ***
   
 
   
  **** ISP Pan Card  ****
    
 
    
 

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

   
  1. To create a Squash Culture in India.
2. To produce a world beater from India.
3. To identify talent and foster competitive spirit amongst the youngster by supporting them to prepare them for participation in International events.
4. To enhance better working environment for our Professionals, who are the backbone of Squash In India.
5. To promote Indian Squash through our mouthpiece “PROSQUASH”, India’s only Squash Magazine.
6. To upgrade our already popular website www.ispsquash.com having news of Squash in India / World.
7. To adopt talented youngsters through sponsorship.
8. To be helpful as mediators for any problems that may arise and threaten the interests of the sport in India.
9. To create a world class infrastructure – viz. Squash Academy in Mumbai.
10. To provide exposure to international coaching by inviting coaches/physical trainers to India and sending players abroad for coaching.
 

 

  ACTIVITIES
   
 

Other activities of ISP involves Adopting Squash Players, Felicitating National Squash Players, conducting, Free Squash Coaching camps, conducting referee clinic for professionals, train top players under the guidance of National and International coaches, organize tournaments,  introducing new techniques (Booster Machine) to train squash players, introduce squash accessories to players at subsidized rates...all the above activities of ISP are carried out in India and in interiors of Maharashtra

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  WE PRINT:
 

"PROSQUASH" the only squash e-magazine in India having readership of 15000 squash players throughout India.  Its being published monthly now. And was launched in December 1996 and it contains news regarding squash in India & World.            

   
  Website: http://www.ispsquash.com  
  The only active Website of Squash in India, which is being updated daily and it contains all news regarding squash in India and World.  It has 1,50,000 hits every month.
   
 

APPEAL

 

As we require a constant flow of funds to attain our objectives, the ISP appeals to Corporates all over the world to donate whatever amount they can. We believe in the saying that drop by drop can fill an ocean.

 

The donation by Indians and NRI's are exempted under 80-G of income tax. The donation is to be made by cheque / draft in the name of Indian Squash Professionals and posted to our Office In India. 

 

Address:  705, Raylon Arcade, Next to Pidilite, Kondivita Lane, Andheri -East, Mumbai - 400 059  Tel : 42382000 (50 lines) Fax : 42382020 Email: squashindia@yahoo.com