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District & Divisional  Level School Squash Tournament 2015-2016
On 15th September 2015, At Andheri Sports Complex, Mumbai

Participants of the event along with the ISP and DSO officials

District & Divisional  Level School Squash Tournament 2015-2016 was organised on 15th September 2015 at Andheri Sports Complex by Squash Racquets Association of Maharashtra and sponsored by ISP and organised by DSO, Mumbai.

Following are the list of winners :

Category Position Name School Class DOB Certificate No.
Girls U-14 1st Tanishka Jain Vila Teresa 7th 04-08-2003 1772
  2nd Reva Verma Cathedral College 8th 30-05-2002 1775
  3rd Meena Chavan Jindal Vidya Mandir 8th 21-05-2002 1773
  4th Kaajal Maurya Jindal Vidya Mandir 6th 12-04-2003 1774
Girls U-17 1st Navmi Sharma Smt. R.S.B.Arya Vidya Mandir 9th 28-02-2001 1768
  2nd Akansha Rao Bombay Scoittish 10th 16-04-2000 1771
  3rd Sunita Patel Jindal 8th 22-10-2002 1769
  4th Diya Sodhi J.B.Patit 10th 15-07-1999 1770
Girls U-19 1st Jui Kalgutkar Ruhia 12th 21/04/19998 1764
  2nd Riddhi Sampat Cathedral 11th 13-10-1998 1765
  3rd Jaya Jagdish Pandey Jindal Vidya Mandir 12th 30/08/19998 1766
  4th Krutika Sanjay Kale Oak School, Kalyan 10th 01-04-2001 1767
Boys U-14 1st Neel Joshi Bombay Scottish 7th 08-06-2003 1778
  2nd Dhruv Vazirani Bombay Scottish 8th 22-09-2002 1779
  3rd Mohit Bhat Jindal Vidya Mandir   27-08-2003 1780
  4th Mihit Mahale Jindal Vidya Mandir   07-02-2004 1781
Boys U-17 1st Chaitnya Shah Cathedral 10th 13-11-1999 1783
  2nd Rahul Baitha Jindal Vidya Mandir 10th 17-09-2000 1776
  3rd Suraj Chand Jindal Vidya Mandir 10th 19-04-2001 1777
  4th Aman Parekh Cathedral 9th 14-10-2000 1782
Boys U-19 1st Dev Vazirani H.R. College 11th 28-08-1999 1760
  2nd Rupesh Ravindra Parmar Jindal Vidya Mandir 12th 31-07-1998 1759
  3rd Siddharth Rangnekar Poddar College 11th 09-08-1999 1761
  4th Viraj Nadkarni Cathedral 12th 05-09-1997 1762


On 24th, 25th and 26th July at the Squash Courts of NDA, Pune


All Maharashtra Squash Championship (restricted to players domiciled of Maharashtra to represent the state in national and international tournaments). The tournament is recognized by the Government of Maharashtra and the Participation Certificate of given during this Tournament gets extra Marks in 10th / 12th std and/ or Jobs in the Government Department in future date for the players. This tournament is organized by the Squash Racquets Association of Pune under the auspices of the Squash Rackets Association of Maharashtra. Participants will be from all-over Maharashtra. Among 42 Districts of Maharashtra, 23-25 Districts participated by sending teams of players to participate in individual and doubles events. Teams were accompanied by respective coaches and teachers from each district.

There were 6 Categories in Singles & Doubles, they are
BOYS - Under 11- 13-15 17- 19 (5 categories)
GIRLS - Under 11- 13- 15- 17- 19 (5 categories)
MEN’S OPEN & WOMEN’S OPEN (2 categories)
Maximum of 7 Players per District are allowed in each category.
Total number of children participated in this tournament were approximately 450.


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ISP-SRAM free coaching camp at Jalgaon (4th December 2011)

Chandrakant Sonawane (President), Pramod Patil (Secretary) of Jalgaon Squash Racquet Association along with ISP coach Yakub Shaikh and Sunil Dawkar (SRAM) 

Jalgaon Squash Racquet Association had conducted an Official Refree Coaching Seminar at at Shri Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Krida Sankul, Jalgaon on 3rd and 4th December 2011, in association with Squash Racquet Association of Maharashtra (SRAM) and Indian Squash Professionals (ISP). 35 Referees from 22 districts of Maharashtra namely Aurangabad, Beed, Usmanabad, Lathur, Nanded, Akola, Vashind, Pune, Satara, Sangli, Thane and others participated. The camp was conducted by ISP coach Yakub Shaikh and organised by Sunil Dawkar of SRAM. Chandrakant Sonawane (President, Jalgaon Squash Racquet Association) and Pramod Patil (Secretary, Jalgaon Squash Racquet Association) appreciated the efforts of ISP and SRAM and wish to have such camps in near future.


SRAM Annual District meet in Aurangabad : 8TH April 2012  

At the SRAM Annual meet from left to right : Dr. Fulchand Salampure, Dr. Shok Gaffar, 
Dr.Dayanand Kamble and Sunil Dawkar

SRAM organised annual meeting of district official on 8th April 2012 at Hotel Rivera in Aurangabad. 

The meeting was to finalise tournaments and coaching camps in 36 districts of Maharashtra . It was attended by officials from 19 districts they are as follows: Gondhia, Pune, Dhule, Latur, Oosmanabad, Yavatmal, Sindhudurg, Sangli, Ratnagiri, Washim, Wardha, Buldhana, Jalna, Ahmednagar, Amravati , Nanded, Satara, Akola and Jalgaon Districts.


The members present decided to have 6 coaching camps and 2 tournaments in the districts having squash court with the help of ISP professionals.  All the expenses will be borne by the district organising the event or they can take government’s help. 


32ND SRAM- Maharashtra State Squash Tournament at Jalgaon
24th to 26th September 2010.


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SRAM organised 32nd Sub-Junior/Junior Maharashtra State Squash  Championship at District Sports Stadium in Jalgaon District, Maharashtra from 24th to 26th September 2010.  

At the prize distribution ceremony of the tournament Member of Paliament Shri N.T.Patil said it was very generous of SRAM to choose Jalgaon for the State Championship.  Also present at the function were Mr Haji Gaffar (Secretry, NCP), Mr Girish Mahajan (MLA), Mr Y.K.Bhaskar (Additional Commisioner of Income Tax, Aurangabad), Mr Shyam Kogta (Municipal Councillor), Mr Vishnu Bhangale (Municipal Councillor) & Mr Sunil Dawkar (SRAM).  

The referees for the tournament were Yakub Shaikh, Ezaz Shaikh, Satish Ingle and Dharmendra Kale.  All districts secretaries were presented by plaque.  The funds for the tournament was raised by Girish Mahajan (MLA), Sahebrao Patil (MLA) and Rajnikant Kothari (K.K.SONS).

The tournament was successful with the help of Tejas Pawar, Mandhar Sangvikar, Milind Talele, Vinod Mane, Govind Sonar, Bhau Mali, Gorakh Suryavanshi, Professor Sanjay Choudhari, Jayant Jadhav, Arun Shrikhande, Aakash Saraf and Nana Kadam.


Boy’s Under-11:1st Place Akola District, 2nd Place Jalgaon District & 3rd Place Latur Distrcit
Girl’s Under-11: 1st Place Jalgaon District, 2nd Place Aurangabad District & 3rd Place Akola District
Boy’s Under-13:1st Place Aurangabad, 2nd Place Oosmanabad District & 3rd Place Jalgoan District
Girl’s Under-13: 1st Place Aurangabad, 2nd Place Satara District & 3rd Place Akola District
Boy’s Under-15:1st Place Aurangabad, 2nd Place Gondhia District & 3rd Place Amravati District  
Girl’s Under-15: 1st Place Aurangabad, 2nd Place Sholapur District & 3rd Place Satara District
Boy’s Under-17:1st Place Aurangabad, 2nd Place Jalgaon & 3rd Place Pune  
Girl’s Under-17: 1st Place Aurangabad, 2nd Place Jalna & 3rd Place Sholapur


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23rd April to 18th May 2007

SRAM has organized a month long free “Raju Chainani FREE squash coaching camp” for juniors at Bombay Gymkhana during this summer vacation between 23rd April to 18th May 2007. Riaz Mohammed, who was assisted by coach Sunil Bhandari (Police Gymkhana) , Santosh Kharat (US Club), Devdas Tambe(Bombay gymkhana) and Joginder Singh (ISP) conducted the camp. 40 participants attended the camp, coming from locations as far as Borivali and Churchgate. The spectrum of players ranged from beginners to advanced, to the youngest being just 6 years of age! The camp was a big success. Parents of the participants wished there were more such camps in the city. There was a match among the participants on the last day where Numair Sahani (13yrs) from was the winner and Ronak Kamat (16ys) was the runner’s up. Late Raju Chainnai’s dad Brig Chainani and sister Lata Chainani awarded the winners with certificates.

Clinic on New Methods of Physical & Mental Training
by Mr. Abdul Shaikh (Squash Coach from Canada)
Day : 17th April 2004
Time : 10am to 5.30 pm
Venue : Conference Hall, Khar Gymkhana
Mr. Abdul Shaikh, Senior Sports Conductor from Canada is on a visit and shall be conducting a clinic on the modern methods of Physical and Mental training.
The Physical training would consist of :
Introduction, Periodization: Pre-Season, In Season, Post Season. Flexibility - warm-up, cool down. Energy system/ resistance/ plyometric/ sprint/ skipping / medicine ball training -Swiss ball stability core conditioning/ab workout
The Mental Training would consist of :

Introduction, What you see if what you get! Relaxation, Positive self-talk, Activation, Visualization, Concentration, Body Language Control. Quick quiz by participants. Key learning concepts, learning laws, Holistic approach - elements and framework, Game-based approach - technique and conclusion.

The said clinic would be in two parts pre lunch (10am to 1pm) and post lunch (2pm to 5.30 pm). Coaches, players, professionals & parents are requested to avail this opportunity to update themselves on this modern methods of training as used by Squash Canada.
The fees for the clinic is Rs.500 only and would include lunch, tea, coffee & light refreshments. To register your names contact Vidhya / Sharmili on 28523433 / 28525568 between 11am to 6 pm.
Chainani squash camp concludes
By: A Mid Day Correspondent
May 20, 2004

The month-long Raju Chainani squash camp conducted by the Squash Racquets Association of Maharashtra (SRAM) and Indian Squash Professionals (ISP) concluded at the Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana yesterday.

The camp that was held for the age group 8-16 years saw more than 60 boys and girls learning the basics from ISP coaches Kishore Bhamania, Sanjay Pawar, Sachin Jadhav, Anil Mohite and Aadesh Ghamre.

Bhamania was impressed with the turn-out and the promise shown by the youngsters.

“Getting 60 boys and girls was very pleasing. It means youngsters are interested in playing squash. They have also learned the basics very quickly,” he said.

Many of them have talent but are not members of any clubs. If they can get a membership to a club or make it a habit to play at the Andheri Sports Complex, where courts are available on hire, they can be good players,” Bhamania added.

Aniket Mohite had his first test of the game and enjoyed his time on the court. “ I really liked playing squash. I would like to play it whenever I get the chance,” the nine-year-old said.

Apart from beginners, the camp also had several players who were taking up the sport after a break.

Veronna Parikh won an inter-club tournament two years ago but shifted to America later. Back in the country, the Bombay Scottish (Mahim) student is hoping to make a comeback.

“I was playing after a long gap. The camp was very useful for me. I am looking forward to playing squash regularly and this is the first step,” the 12-year-old said.

SRAM member Sanjay Goyal, who was present at the prize distribution ceremony, said he was pleased with the turn-out and hoped that several such camps would be held at the gymkhana in the future.



It was  a day  to remember  in the annals of the Squash Rackets Association of Maharashtra. It brought out its own annual publication, the SRAM ANNUAL. Something even the national federation has  not attempted or done. Nana Chudasama, former sherriff, said ``It is good you have put some girls on the cover, that will ensure that it won’t be ignored.’’


The annual has faithfully recorded all the events of the year. It has also chronicled the activities of the association for the past three years since Khalid Ansari took over. Importantly it has taken note of the contribution of  the Indian Squash Professionals who are like a beacon for others to follow---working very much in the manner of NGOs , a sporting NGO, if you please. SRAM president Khalid Ansari said the association would try its utmost to spread the sport and use every nook and corner of the city.  He was hopeful of the two courts coming up at Ruparel College, at their new management institute. He thanked Shrikant (Lord) Ruparel for  his efforts in this dream coming true.


A new tourney, the Herald Maritime Services Open offering the biggest prize money ever, was also unveiled on the occasion at Khar Gymkhana, which has suddenly turned into a home of squash.


Sanghis boost for Police Gym.


Sah and Sanghi, Mumbai's leading automobile dealers, have come forward to extend support to the rapidly expanding sporting facilities of Mumbai Police at Marine Drive and elsewhere in the city. Ranjan Sanghi, executive director of Sah and Sanghi Group of Companies and vice-president of the Squash Racquets Association of Maharashtra (SRAM), presented a cheque for Rs 10 lakh on Monday to police commissioner R S Sharma at police headquarters at Crawford Market.


The amount is part of a total contribution of Rs 20 lakh to the police force and will be utilised to set up improved and additional indoor sports facilities at the Police Gymkhana at Marine Drive.

SRAM-Mumbai Police Squash Camp

Cops taste blood, court squash ! (9th Jan 2003)

At the prize distribution of SRAM-Mumbai POLICE SQUASH TOURNAMENT, From (Left to Right) Insp. Pradeep Sharma, Film Actor Sharad Kapoor, Producer Bunty Walia, Pankaj Jadhav (Runner-Up), Film Actress Ms. Preeti Jhangiani & Noreena (ISP), Ganesh Patole (Winner), Shiv Malhotra (SRAM) & Mahendra Agarwal (Hon. Sec. SRAM)
   The month-long squash camp for policemen, conducted by the Squash Racquets Association of Maharashtra, concluded yesterday at the A-H Ansari squash courts in Andheri Sports Complex.

Movie stars Sharad Kapoor and Preeti Jhangiani graced the occasion and gave away the prizes.

The way the policemen have performed in the past month has surprised everyone, including the head-coach and nine-time national squash champion Chandrakant Pawar.

“They performed beyond our expectations. They managed to learn so well since they are very fit. 

Though they still don’t have a good court sense, it will come with time,” Pawar said.

But time seems to be the problem for all cops, including the winner of the tournament that was played amongst the 32 participants of the camp. Ganesh Patole, a constable at the police headquarters in Naigaon, got the better of Pankaj Jadhav 9-6, 9-7.


But with the end of the camp it will be difficult for Patole to continue with squash as there are no squash courts at the police headquarters and the only public squash courts are in Andheri.

“We will continue to come here whenever we get time but it will be difficult to practise regularly,” Patole said.

Pawar, however, said some of the best policemen will be given further training of about six months.

“Talks are going on between SRAM and the Indian Squash Professionals and we just have to finalise the best six to eight players and then start with the camp.

It should not take more than a month for the camp to begin,” Pawar said.

The SRAM and ISP are also working towards providing the enthusiastic cops with a squash court all of their own.

“We have already finalised everything, but still it’s a long process and will take almost a year to build the courts. Till that time they can always come and practice here at Andheri,” Pawar said.