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District Interschool Squash Tournament at Yedashi

At Mahadev Gawhar Multi Purpose Gymkhana at Yedashi District. (11th Oct 2014)

District Interschool Squash Tournament was held from 10th October 2014 to 11th October 2014 at Mahadev Gawhar Multi Purpose Gymkhana at Yedashi District. 62 players from Latur, Osmanabad, and Nanded participated in Under 17, Under 19, Boys and Girls event.

The competition was inaugurated by Sanjay Ghule (Rotery Club). There were also other chief guest who attended the Inauguration ceremony, Sharad Gawhar (Secretary Of District Association) Amol Pawar, Ashok Bansode (Sports Officer), Madan Gayakwad, Sanjay Gawhar, Rahul Adasul (Secretary Of Squash Racket Association Of Latur District), Vishal Kachare, Parmeshwar More, Yogesh Dhorbole, Shrirang Raut (State Level Referee)

12 players won from Osmanabad & they were selected for state level competition.


U-17 Boys

1.      Sashank Jadhav (Latur)

2.      Sachin Shinde (Osmanabad)

3.      Aadesh Gaykwad (Latur)

4.      Aniket Madke (Osmanabad)

U-17 Girls

1.      Gitanjali bhavar (Osmanabad)

2.      Varsha Gawhar (Osmanabad)

3.      Tejashree Shinde (Osmanabad)

4.      Shubhangi Gawhar (Osmanabad)

U-19 Boys

1.      Akash Shinde (Osmanabad)

2.      Rohan Jadhav (Osmanabad)

3.      Avinash Thorbole (Osmanabad)

4.      Rohan Jogdand (Latur)

U-19 Girls

1.      Aishwarya Ghodke (Osmanabad)

2.      Rohini Wakade (Osmanabad)

3.      Bhagyashree Balande (Latur)

4.      Vibhavari Ingale (Osmanabad)




District level Inter-School squash tournament
On September 14, 2014 at Cambridge School at Aurangabad.




Cambridge High School students put up an impressive performance in the District level Inter-School squash tournament, jointly organised by DSO and AMC on September 14, 2014 at Cambridge School at Aurangabad.


Players from Hingoli, Jalna, Parbhani & Aurangabad participated in Under 17 category. The competition was inaugurated by Gautam Salave.  


In an all-Cambridge girl’s final, Disha Agrawal subdued a fighting Sneha Jaiswal 2-1 to clinch the title, while Ashutosh Jaiswal scored a 11-1, 11-8 victory over his Cambridge schoolmate Jayesh Khadkikar to walk away with the boys title.

The piece-de-resistance of the day was the final between Disha and Sneha. It was Sneha who Surged ahead, taking the first set 11-7 before Disha pulled up her socks to win the second 11-5. Disha, however, was unstoppable in the decider as she won 11-4 sans much ado.

While Cambridge school dominated the matches, Tender Care Home students also did well to become the second best school in the tourney

The matches were officiated by Kalyan Gadekar (Nath Valley), Kishore Hirvale (Cambridge) and Sushil Shinde (TCH) 

Winners & Runner up of tournament


U-17 Boys 
1 Varun Sanklecha  (Nath Valley School)

2 Jaish Khadkikar (Cambridge School) 

3 Gaurav  Verma (Nath Valley School)

4 Swastik Karwa (Nath Valley School)


U 17 Girls
1 Mahek  Wadhwani (Nath Valley School)

2  Sneha Jaiswal (Cambridge School)

3 Prajakta Patil (Nath Valley School)

4 Disha Kasliwal (Cambridge  School)


Chief guest - 
Mr Sunil Dawkar
D.S.O.  Mr. Salve 

  Inter school divisional squash championship (Boys / Girls)
At Wardha District Sports Stadium (25/10/2014)
Inter School Divisional Squash Championship (Boys / Girls) was organised at Wardha District Sports Stadium in assocaition with Squash Racquets Association of Maharashtra and Squash Racquets Assocaition Wardha District on 25th October 2014. Districts such as Gundiya, Nagpur, Yawatmal, Wardha participated. The Chief Guest present at the Event were Mr. Sunil Ingole (Sec, District Association) Mr. Wararkar (Krida Adhikari, Wardha). The Winning team in Boys category was Wardha and the winners were Aaresh Ramateke, Maynk Raut, Seetesh Jagtap and Vishwajit Dhumale, Runners Up were the Gondiya Team. In Girls category Gondia was the winning team and Wardha were the runners up.

  Free coaching camp at Osmanabad district
16th April 2014
A free squash coaching camp was organised at Yedsi, Osmanabad from 27th April to 16th May 2014 by Indian Squash Professionals. The camp was attended by 80 students and was conducted by Sunil Dawkar along with by Anil Shinde, Sunil Borkar and Ashok Kasbe.

The squash court is built in a field having all cement wall, cement flooring and tin top by Mr Sharad Gawhar in memory of his brother late Mahadev Gawhar.

The camp was successful with the help of Vishal Kachre, Tukaram Bhosale, Yogesh Dhapale, Shrirang Rakhat, Dipak Mali, Mangesh Pawar, Ashrucha Pawar, Nitin Pawar, Sujit Bhange & Yogesh Thorbole.


  SRAM Referee Workshop 2013 at Osmanabad, Yedsi
17th November 2013
  SRAM-ISPFree Coaching camp at Hingoli District (5th July 2013)  
  Hingoli Squash Racket Association (HSRA) organised a 2 days free squash coaching camp on 4th and 5th July 2013 District Sports Stadium in Higoli District. 35 players participated this coaching camp. Santosh Nagde (President, HSRA) and Gopal Visave (Secretary, HSRA) inaugurated the camp. Coaching was done by Sunil Dawkar (Sports Development Officer, SRAM)  

SRAM-ISP free coaching camp at Osmanabad
(8th to 10th December 2012)

Participants of Coaching camp 

The Squash Rackets Association of Osmanabad organised a free coaching camp at Savitribai Phule High School. The camp was attended by 45 players.

All the beginners of squash game were given guidance by Sunil Dawkar. The secretary of the association Mr Sachin Sharad Gawhar also briefed the players regarding the physical fitness associated to the game. 

The camp was successful due to the efforts of Mrs Manorma Bhanwar (Principal of Savitribai Phule School), Rajashree Sahu, Satyan Shelke, Laxman Mohite, Vishwanath Karad, Kishore More, Sudhir Bhanwar, Parameshwar More, Ratnadeep Bhidwe, Vishal Nalawade, Yogesh Jamale and Srirang Raut (all associated to the school & association)

The free coaching camp was organised by Indian Squash Professionals (ISP) in association with Squash Racquets Association of Maharashtra (SRAM) a joint effort to spread the awareness of squash in all 36 districts of Maharashtra.


Squash coaching seminar at Chandrapur District 
(10th August 2012)

40 players participated in squash seminar held in Rafi Ahmed Quidwai High School & Takshil College in Chandrapur District in Maharashtra on 9th & 10th August 2012. 

Since the district doesn’t have a squash court the hall in the school and college were made temporary squash court with the marking and Mr Sunil Dawkar explained to the school kids and college students Rules & Regulation etc of squash game. 

Dr.Rakesh Tiwari President of Chandrapur District Squash Racket Association (CDSRA), Gopal Gatewade, Dilip Modak & Pandurang Goir (Members of CDSRA) were present on the occassion. 

Dr Vijay Hingole (CEO) of Chandrapur promised to make one squash court in near future in their District Sports Stadium. Mr Shamsher Khan (Principal of Rafi Ahmed Quidwai School) & Mr Vinay Dongre (Principal of Takshil College) also helped SRAM & ISP in organising the seminar. 


Squash Coaching Camp at Hingoli District 
(19th August 2012)

ISP in association with SRAM organised a free coaching camp in Hingoli District, Maharashtra on 18 & 19 August 2012. 

The camp was attended by 45 squash players and all newcomer in this game were coached by Sunil Dawkar. 

The camp was organised with the help of District Sports Officials and Squash Racket Association of Hingoli (SRAH) President Mr Subhash Ladage praised SRAM & ISP’s effort in spreading the knowledge of the game in remote districts. 

Hingoli District has one cement flooring squash court in District Sports Stadium. Present at the occasion were Mr Gopal Visave (VP, SRAH), Santosh Nagare (Secretary, SRAH) & Anand Ghadge (Member, SRAH). 


SRAM-ISP free coaching camp at Akola , District; 29/7/2012


Squash Racket Association of Akola District (SRAAD) organised a free coaching camp at DAV English school Akola on 28th and 29th July 2012 in association with Squash Racquets Association of Maharashtra (SRAM)  and Indian Squash Professionals (ISP).


In all 28 students participate in the free coaching camp which was conducted by SRAM technical director Mr Sunil Dawkar.


The committee also felicitated participants and winners of 34th Maharashtra State Junior Squash Championship which was organised in Nanded District on 8th July 2012 by SRAM.


The players who were felicitated were Ms Kalyani Thakre, Ms Shivani Deshmukh, Ms Sheetal Deshmukh, Ms Rekha Thakre, Ms Ujjwal Bhatkar and Master Prashant Vairale. 


The programme was organised by Sachin Thakre, Santosh Sahare, Namrata Katangale, Amol Suryavanshi and Yogesh Tekam all office bearers of Akola District Squash Rackets Association. 


Kolhapur coaching camp: 15/6/2012


Participants of the camp


A squash coaching camp was organised by Kolhapur District Squash Racket Association (KDSRA) in association with Residency Club in Kolhapur from 15th May to 15th June 2012.


There were more than 25 participants in the camp which was conduction by ace coach Anup Sharma from Jindal’s.  Mr Bharat Patil (President, KDSRA) has been instrumental for organising this event with the help of Sunil Dawkar (SDO, SRAM).


At the end of the camp a tournament was organised among the participants.  Following are the results:

1) Girls below 14yrs winner Miss  Resham Raninga & runner up Miss Kushi Vora 
2) Open group for ladies & Girls. winner Dr.Mrs.Bhupali & Mrs Swati Kulkarni
3) Boys below 17yrs:  winner :- Mast Yash Sabnis & runner up Mast Swapnil Patil 
4) Boys below 19yrs  winner Mast.Yash Sabnis Runner up Mast Pushkar Patil
5) Boys open. winner Mast Vedank Patil & runner up Mast Pushkar Patil

The chief guest for the prize distribution was Mr.Khalil Ansari. EX Engg Irrigation Kolhapur Zone, who is also our patron for Kolhapur Dist association.


ISP-SRAM free coaching camp at Wardha (1-25th June 2012)

Participants of the coaching camp

Wardha Squash Racket Association organised a 25 days free coaching camp at District Sports Comlex in Wardha Distrct, Maharashtra with the help of Indian Squash Professionals (ISP), Squash Racquets Association of Maharashtra and Wardha District Sports Office.

The coaching camp was attended by 18 players they were coached by Sunil Hingola.  The camp was followed by tournament amongst the players. This was the 1st coaching camp held in Wardha District and the main aim of such camps is to spread the awareness of squash in Maharashtra .

The District Sports Complex was built by Government of Maharashtra and the Sports Minister had promised that by the year 2015 all districts of Maharashtra will have a squash court.


ISP-SRAM Squash workshop for 32 squash professionals from 23 districts in Maharashtra 
1st to 4th April 2010

 Participants of the camp

Squash Racquets Association of Maharashtra and Indian Squash Professionals conducted a Squash workshop on basic Instructor Training between 1st to 4th April 2010 at Jindal Squash Academy, JSW Steel Ltd., Vashind. The participants are form 23 districts of Maharashra namely Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Osmanabad, Latur, Beed, Amravati, Yavatmal. Vardha, Buldana, Nagpur, Bhandara, Gondiya, Sangli, Satara, Solhapur, Kolhapur, Ratnagiri, Vashim, Thane.

JSW’s joint effort with Indian Squash Professional (ISP) and Squash Racquets Association of Maharashtra (SRAM) for this workshop had sucessfully created awareness of squash in the interior of Maharashtra.


ISP-SRAM Squash workshop for 21 squash professionals from 11 districts in Maharashtra 
20th to 22nd August 2010


Participants of the camp


Squash workshop for 21 squash professionals from 11 districts of Maharashtra was conducted in Jindal Squash Academy from 20th to 22nd August 2010.

The workshop went on smoothly and all the professionals were provided with lodging and boarding.  Mr Sunil Verma and his young team of coaches worked from 9am to 8pm for giving basic instructor course.  

JSW’s joint effort with Indian Squash Professional (ISP) and Squash Racquets Association of Maharashtra (SRAM) for this workshop has created awareness of squash in the interior of Maharashtra . Coaching was done for squash professionals of 33 districts in Maharashtra namely from Parbhani, Usmanabad etc.


ISP-SRAM free coaching camp at Nanded (15th May 2012)

All participants of the camp

ISP in association with SRAM organised a free coaching camp at Nanded Club on 12th & 13th May 2012 in association with Nanded District Squash Rackets Association. 

The coaching camp was attended by 45 players they were coached by Kalyan Gadekar.  The camp was followed by tournament amongst the players.  In the men’s open Jagdish Khade, Prakash Kalyankar, Namdeo Hatkar were amongst the top four and in the junior category Ashish Godbole, Rohan Gaikwad were winner and runners-up and in girls category Vidhya Waghmare, Sambodhi Waghware, Vidhya Raut, Shivani Dawkar were in the top 4.  

All the Semifinalist and Winners were given cash prize and certificates by Sushil Kumar Chouhan and Sunil Dawkar.  The Nanded District Squash Rackets Association members Dayanand Kadam, Arvind Ingale and Dayanand Gaikwad were instrument in making the coaching camp and tournament successful.


Press cuttings




Free Coaching camp at Aurangabad
On 24th & 25th May 2011


All the participants of camp along with ISP coaches Joginder Singh and Ramiz Mohammed

Indian Squash Professionals (ISP) along with Squash Racquets Association of Maharashtra (SRAM) conducted a free coaching camp at Aurangabad on 24th and 25th May 2011. The said camp was conducted by ISP coaches Joginder Singh and Ramiz Mohammed. 24 participants from Aurangabad, Nanded, Napur, Osmanabad, Pune, Sangli, Hingoli, Wardha, Lathur, Nashik, Ratnagiri, Chandrapur joined the said camp. 

Free Coaching camp held at India Foundation School, Karjat
October 2010


A one month free coaching camp was held at India First Foundation School, Karjat, Maharashtra in October 2010 by Sunil Verma.  More than 100 students participated in the said coaching camp organised by ISP.  

Free Coaching camp held at Residency Club, Kolhapur
From 10th to 12th July 2009

From L to R : Mr.Bhosle, Dr.Ajit Kulkarni, Bharat Patil (Dir Sports Residency Club), Sheetal Bhosle (Sports coordinator), 
Mr.Baba Bhosle (Guest of hon), Mr.Amar Gandhi (Treasurer Residency club), Mr.Vijay Singhal (Muncipal Commissioner Kolhapur & Residency club board member), Mr.Karansing Ghorpade (Runnerup Squash open cat), Vedank Patil (Winner U-18) Satyajeet Bhosle (Runner up U-18), Dr Ravi Jadhav (Jt Sec Residency Club), Kapdia, Sitting Samerjeet Ghatge (Winner open cat), National Jr players Mr.Laxman Joshi & Kunwarpal Singh

A coaching camp for club members was conducted by Sashi Pandey of ISP from 10th to 12th July at Residency Club, Kolhapur.  The initiative was taken by Karansingh Ghorpade & Bharat Patil of the club.  About 35 players of all age groups participated in this camp. 


The camp was followed by the intra club tournament held in the following week.  Also exhibition match for the benefit of the club members was held after the inter club tournament between Laxman Joshi and Kunwarpal Singh. The Municipal Commissioner, Mr Singhal was the Chief guest. A former player himself, he has  promised to look into the possibility of including Squash in the upcoming Municipal Sports Complex. 


Results : 

Open: Samarjeet Ghatge def Karnasingh Ghorpade (2-2 retd)
Under 19: Vedank Patil def Satyajeet Bhonsle (3-2)

Under 16: Aryamaan Ingle def  Vardhan Samani (3-2)

Free Coaching camp at Nanded
From 8th to 17th May 2009

Participants along with the coach Sunil Bhandari and Naresh Nihalani (Squash Secretary, Nanded Club)

The second coaching camp at Nanded from May 8 to 17 was organised by Indian Squash Professionals with coach Sunil Bhandari in charge. There were many who were not aware of the rules of squash. Some dozen players were badminton players. They learnt the fundamentals of squash.

The age group was 10-50. A year ago these people had no awareness about squash. Naresh Nihalani is the one who introduced squash. Naresh Nihalani is the one who introduced squash at Nanded club and he is their No.1 player. Manohar Kabra was interested in sports since 40 years but didn't know the technique of squash.

Coach Bhandari guided these players. Four-five doctors also attended this camp and said squash is a very good game for fitness. Mr. Amitabh Gupta, Additional Commissioner of Police Western region, Mumbai, took an initiative for this camp, he is also Secretary of Nanded Club.

Local media also highlighted the efforts of ISP. Good players like Pankaj Barara, Kunal Malpani and Harinder Singh (State level badminton player of Nanded) were also there. On the last day the coach arranged for a handicap tournament, whose finalists were Gaggan Chheda and Harinder Singh.


Free Coaching camp at Kolhapur Residency Club 
From 30th May to 1st June 2009

Participants and Office bearers of Kolhapur Residency Club along with ISP coach Yakub Sheikh

This coaching camp was at Kolhapur Residency Club from May 30 to 1st June with ISP coach Yakub Shaikh incharge. Shaikh said: ``The players had fitness but no knowledge about the game and its technique. Most of them had played tennis before. So it was easy to develop their ball skills. But took time to get the judgement and ball control. Still it was an interesting outing and with the basic drills shown to them the players will improve. Most of them were in the 15-21 age group so we can hope to see some good talent developing in Kolhapur. Unfortunately there aren't any other courts in the city. Someone must do something about this,'' the coach added.

Free Coaching camp at Chembur Gymkhana
From 1st to 14th May 2008

Participants of the Chembur Gymkhana camp along with coaches Anjum Shaikh and Santosh Kharat

This coaching camp was nearer home, at Chembur Gymkhana from May 1-14. Punit Wig, the club's squash secretary, was incharge. It was the second time the club requested ISP to conduct such a camp. The response was quite good with above 50 participants below the age of 18. Anjum Sheikh and Santosh Kharat were the coach incharge. Puneet Wig says the game level of the participants picked up very well after the camp and there is a lot of improvement. ``The parents of the participants were very happy about the camp and they wish to have more such camps in the near future,'' said Wig. Chembur Gymkhana also had a home tournament for the first time in the month of September 2007 which had 75 participants.

Free Coaching camp at Central Province Club, Nagpur 
From 13th to 17th April 2008

Participants and Office bearers of Central Province Club along with ISP coach Anjum Shaikh

For the first time people of Nagpur got benefit of ISP's coaching. This was at the Central Province Club from April 13-17. Wing Commander Subhash Agarwal was the co-ordinator and the ISP coach was Ajaz Shaikh. Agarwal played squash in his days in the Air Force at command level. Those days pilots were allowed to play squash and do swimming as part of their fitness regimen. ``The response was good with 35 players above the age of 25 turning up for coaching. Most of them were from the other racquet sports like tennis, table tennis and badminton. The efforts of coach Shaikh were appreciated. Now the number of players has gone up to 45,'' said Agarwal. The CP Club's courts were done up two months ago and they have a glass-back facility. The only other squash courts in Nagpur are at the National Direct Taxes Academy. Agarwal hopes ISP can organise a tournament with players from Mumbai also coming.

Coaching camp at Hiranandani Club House, Thane

ISP organized a Coaching Camp at Hiranandani Meadows , Thane in the month of July 2007.

Senior players as well as juniors actively participated in the camp. They enjoyed the coaching sessions of coach Ravi Pandey. A number of participants showed interest in continuing to play squash even after the camps.

It is with the support of Mr. P. Premchandran that the camp had been organized. It was because of his initiative that the coaching camp was organised.

“The Junior Development Program” has been prepared for the junior players who enthusiastically participate in the squash coaching session held at the clubs courts. There are over 35 children in this program. There are also intermediate and  advanced sessions at the Hiranandani Squash Courts.

Hiranandani, has been successfully able to create better opportunities for it budding talents under the able leadership of Ravi Pandey, Salim and Premchand Rai who are currently grooming the skills of these budding stars.

Chembur Gymkhana Coaching Camp 

The Chembur Gymkhana Coaching Camp started from 18th September to 28th September 2007 at Chembur Gymkhana, Chembur. This is the 28th Free Coaching camp organized by Indian Squash Professionals.   ISP Coach Mr. Joginder Singh and his assistant Mr. Anjum Shaikh coached 43 players.  The camp concluded with a friendly match between the participants on 29th & 30th September 2007. Mr. Puneet Wig (Squash Secretary) & Mr. Puneet Makkad (A Member) of Chembur Gymkhana was behind this camp, they took an initiative for this camp. 

Parents and the players co-operated very well and enjoyed the camp and also willing to have some more such camps.


Indian Squash Professionals (ISP) is organizing a FREE squash coaching camp from 23rd April to 4th May 2007 at Chembur Gymkhana. It was a huge success and they requested to have next camp very soon.


Indian Squash Professionals (ISP) is organizing a FREE squash coaching camp. A. I. Singh (Squash Australia Level 3 coach) will conduct the camp along with other coaches. The venue is Juhu Ville Parle Gymkhana (JVPG) and dates are 23rd to 31st December 2006. Batches for different age/level groups will be held from 1.00PM to 4.00PM. The camp is open to all age groups, and all level players- from beginner to advanced. Advanced players can expect intensive training, while beginners can look forward to learning the basics in a fun based environment. This is the first free camp open to all conducted by A.I.Singh. 


ISP free school coaching camp


From Right : Ashish Gupta (PRO, SRAM), Shiv Malhotra (VP, Khar Gymkhana), Noreen (ISP), Mahendra Agarwal (Dir, ISP), Mrs. Neeru Mehta (MRC, Sponsor), Priyam Raskapurwala (Winner - Boys), Priyanka Chopra (Miss World 2000), Ankita Sharma (Winner-Girls), Mrs. Swikriti Sharma (Sponsor)


Priyam, Ankita emerge best  

Asian Age 10-11-20`02

Though Priyam Raskarpurwala and Ankita Sharma emerged individual winners from among the 75 squash players that availed of the 15 day free coaching camp conducted by the Indian Squash Professionals, under the aegis of the Squash Rackets Association of Maharashtra, every kid between the age group of 11 to 15 had something to gain.

The free camp, held at the Mid-day A.H. Ansari held at the Mid-day A.H. Ansari Squash courts, Andheri Sports Complex, under the guidance of Chief coach of ISP, concluded on Thursday, with former Miss-World Priyanka Chopra giving away the prizes.

The camp was held to attract beginners to the game of squash and according chief ISP coach was a great success. "We received a tremendous response, but were forced to crub the number of trainees to 75, who were selected after a systematic process," said chief ISP coach, who was assisted by eight other professionals, felt that about 10 to 15 players had the potential to make it big if they worked hard.

"All they need is the right kind of coaching and dedication on their part," he said. chief ISP coach's enthusiasm was ignited by 11-year-old Raskapurwala, the eventual winner among the boys in the open tournament held. Priyam, playing squash for the first time in his life, is a black belt holder in karate and joined the camp just to learn a new game. He played six matches in a day to reach the final, where he beat Anish Dhawan 15-3 and now plans to pursue squash, seriously. Among the girls, sisters Ankita and Nikita Sharma reached the final, with younger sibling Ankita getting the better of Nikita 15-13.

SRAM camp a smash hit
Mid-Day  8 / 11 / 2002

IT IS dubbed as one of the fastest sport in the world. But faster than that is the manner in which the Mumbaikars are taking a liking to squash. A fine example of that was the 15-day free coaching camp organised by the Indian Squash Professionals (ISP) under the aegis of Squash Racquets Association of Maharashtra (SRAM).

Held at the Mid-Day A-H Ansari Squash Court, Andheri Sports Complex, the camp under ISP coach ended yesterday with a touch of glamour as Miss World 2000 Priyanka Chopra graced the occasion to give away the prizes.

The camp was held for beginners with the aim to encourage the sport in Mumbai. And according to the head coach it was a smashing success. “We got more entries than we expected and since we wanted to give individual attention to all we had to select the 75 players systematically,” said ISP coach.

He along with his eight assistants worked hard to groom a talented bunch of youngsters who could be good prospects for the future.

“Out of 75 children, there are at least 10-15 children who can make it big if they work hard. All they need is the right kind of coaching and dedication on their part,” he said. But the most surprising aspect of the camp was the keen interest shown by parents. “Often parents would come and tell me that they never thought their child could play so well. They would also seek guidance for improving their game. I have never seen such enthusiasm before this camp,” ISP coach said.

Many children, oblivious to the sport have now developed a taste for the game thanks to the camp. One such was the winner in the boys category Priyam Raskapurwala. He had never held a squash racquet before attending the camp. In fact, he had been selected, quite luckily, through a draw system held in his school Arya Vidya Mandir. But now he aims to make it big in squash and will be pursuing his dream under coaches from ISP.


Free Coaching camp at Rajkot, Gujrat

Gujrat Samachar : 7/1/2002

For the first time in Saurashtra free squash training camp and tournament is held at Rajkot at its indoor stadium.

The coaching camp is starting from today 7th till the 17th at Indoor Stadium at Rajkot. 20 players will get coaching from professionals.  Tournament winners & runner-ups will be given attractive shields.

ISP-Andheri, Mumbai have organised free squash coaching camp from 7th to 17th for 10 days at Rajkot Municipal Corporation’s Race Course in its indoor stadium.  Tournament will be arranged in the last 2 days of the camp for the best players.  


First time in Saurashtra at Rajkot due to increasing interest of this game among the upcoming squash players, such a tournament cum training camp has been organised by The Indian Squash Professionals – A Mumbai based organization is undertaking this event from the above said date.


In this event at Rajkot training camp, there would be 20 members participating out of which 3 female players would be participating.  According to the Director Mr. Chauhan of Rajkot Municipal Indoor Stadium this new fast game of squash, special squash court is constructed in which wooden flooring has been specially imported from Germany. According to Professional coach Mr. Chandan Jadhav, Rajkot indoor stadium is well equipped and the trainees will be getting good type of training as it offers very good facilities too.  In all they said that the rackets of this game is different and these costs round about Rs. 3,000/- and the squash balls of different kind costs between Rs.100/- to Rs.150/-


It is believed that only rich persons play squash but it’s not the truth.  Fast games of world such as ice hockey and table tennis is now followed by the game of squash.  The racquets and ball used in the game are bit expensive but affordable too. All players would be getting coaching from professionals for 10 days and last 2 days there will be a tournament between these players. Winners and runner-up will be given attractive shields and encouraging gifts.  

Director of ISP Mumbai, Mr. Mahendra Agarwal himself would be present for 2 days of the Tournament.

To make this event a big success Director of Rajkot Municipal indoor stadium Mr. Chauhan and its other members are taking a lot of efforts.  Mr. Amit Mehta – the member of ISP Association would be looking after the coaching, tournament, player’s timings and facilities etc.  


A press conference was arranged to provide information about the training camp where Ex. Deputy Commissioner of Rajkot Municipal Corporation Mr. A. C. Rathod, Mr. Amit Mehta – A squash knowledgeable person, Mr. Pankaj Sampat and Manager of Indoor Stadium, Mr. C. A. Chauhan and coach Mr. Chandan Jadhav were present.

Abdul Shaikh Coaching (5-11-99)
SQUASH professionals in the city, high on confidence after a 10-day extensive programme under Abdul Shaikh, were awarded the Level I certificate of coaching yesterday.  Shaikh, a reputed squash and badminton coach based in Canada, had flown down specially for the purpose.  The programme, organised jointly by the Squash Racquets Association of Maharashtra (SRAM) and the Indian Squash Professionals (ISP) and sponsored by Air-India, was conducted at the Otters Club and the Cricket Club of India.  

The professionals who successfully completed the Level I programme include: Chandrakant Pawar (The Leela), Santosh More (Otters Club), Anant More (CCI), Gopi Mohite (Bombay Gymkhana), Prakash Yelve (Willingdon Sports Club), Rajesh Sonawane (Willingdon Catholic Gymkhana), Riaz Mohammed (Juhu Centaur), Vijay N Sonawane (Andheri Recreation Centre),Yakub Shaikh (The Club), Sunil Verma (Jindals/Vashind), Ramesh More (Bombay Gymkhana), Balakrishna Ligam and Uttam Patkar (Willingdon Sports Club), Vijay Sonawane (Otters Club), Sandeep Parab (Catholic Gymkhana), Aijaz Mohammed (The Club). 

Prominent among the senior and junior players who attended the programme include Niraj Shirgaokar, Aditya Manjrekar, Supreet Singh, Karan Bhatti, Karan Pal Sethi, Priyanka Yadav and Rahil Shah.


ISP-Rahmat Womens Camp


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Times of India (11.3.97)

The dozen women attending the ISP’s squash clinic under renowned coach Rahmat Khan had a pleasant surprise on Sunday when Film Star Varsha Usgaonkar turned up for training. They watched in awe as the coach patiently put her through the paces. In no time, Varsha began to stroke the ball after a two-year layoff. She used to play earlier at Juhu Centaur. Varsha echoed the feelings of most of the trainees when she said: “He’s most encouraging, that’s what players want first and foremost.”

Karishma Juneja, sister of the twins Rohan and Gaurav, two of the city’s leading juniors, has trained under leading coaches before but thought Rahmat’s way of putting ideas across were better. Jigisha, of Juhu Gymkhana, thought she would never be able to hit the ball hard. She was relieved when Rahmat explained that not so much force but technique was required for doing so.

Indeed, Rahmat, in this ten-day camp, is concentrating only on getting the 16 women to reach the fitness levels necessary to reach the ball, and hit harder the three basic strokes – the length, the cross courts and the sidewall shots.“ Master that and you will be able to compete on level terms with any women player in the city,” were Rahmat’s reassuring words for the trainees.

As for film star Varsha, Rahmat was reminded here how showbiz stars Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Eddie Grant would have a game of squash at the start of their day in spite of their heavy schedule.


ISP-Rahmat Professional Camp


The Times of India (16.2.97)   

The unsung men of Mumbai squash, the Professionals, or markers, never had it so good. In three days they are being taken through the intricacies by Rahmat Khan, cousin and coach of squash legend Jahangir Khan during his winning streak of 500 matches, and unrivalled feat in any sport this century. Rahmat is training some 20 pros who work in gymkhanas and five-star hotels at the Bombay Gymkhana . 

On the first day he laid emphasis on the basics and ball control. On the second day on Friday, he ensured that they pros had a proper feeling of every coaching routine. He ensured they could play the shots properly, so essential when showing others how to play. He then showed the game on with the help of video, the coaching video he produced with Jahangir Khan. 

On the final day on Saturday, Rahmat will stress on the psychological aspect and the disciplined approach: how the trainee must play as the coach dictates. He will test how the pros do this when they go on court. Rahmat explains with ease in Hindi as well as English. He finds a lot of talent among the pros but he finds them subdued. " They should be dominant and expressive. The coach has to master on court." The pros like his approach. Some of them had taken part in clinics with Malyasian coach Maj. Maniam and Canada-based Indian coach Abdul Shaikh

"Those two explained theory well but Rahmat is superb in the practical aspect " said a professional from ISP. Rahmat will next coach a group of women over a ten-day period. Before that he wants to take a look at the junior talent in Asia at the Chennai Asian juniors.


Jindal's Free Coaching Camp


The Times of India  ( 31.10.95)

A 51-year-old woman is among the trainees at the free squash coaching camp at the Otters Club.  Organised under the auspices of the Indian Squash Professional and sponsored by Sajjan Jindal, the ten day camp which concludes tomorrow, has attracted 35 trainees from suburban clubs.  Ten of these are from Jindal township, Vashind, where they have a squash court.  

The women  Arundhati Samant, has developed a late interest in sport. The wife of an Assistant commissioner of police, she says the coaching of coaches from ISP has been most helpful. “ He has lots of patience which encourages a newcomer like me,” says Ms Samant, who has also joined the swimming camp at Otters and wants to play snooker and cricket as well. 

Pawar, one of the country’s most talented professionals, says he has been emphasizing the aspects of grip, basic stroke play and movement about court.  ISP coaches lays great stress on an easy swing and is good at feeding progression for the trainees.  The other professionals helping in the training are Vijay and Rajesh Sonavane, Prakash Yelve, Riaz Mohammed and Sunil Verma, who is the coach at the Jindal township.  

This camp is significant since it will certainly increase the number of those playing the sport.  And as they say from quantity comes quality.  Encouraged by the response and the helpful attitude of Otters Club, who have given use of their courts free of charge, Jindal may have another camp during the next vacation, in addition to holding their annual tournament for professionals – the Pro Masters.


Monarch's Free Coaching Camp


Times of India  (11.8.93)

There was a good response to the first ever free squash coaching camp sponsored by Monarch & Mudra at the Andheri sports complex courts.  Nearly fifty took benefit of the camp.  The trainees ranged from an East West pilot Al Powney, a Britisher, to a tiny tot Shishir Karandikar, who was adjudged the most promising player by coach Riaz Mohammed.

Al Powney was runner-up in tournament held at the conclusion of the fortnight long camp.  He lost to Sanjay Goyal 9-7, 9-6, 9-4.  The trainees were divided into two groups – those who played a bit and those had not played squash at all.  In the latter group the title was won by Gautam Kothari beating Vinay Sethia 9-0, 3-9, 9-5.  The sponsors who provided rackets and balls, plan to have another camp in October.