Participants of the event along with the ISP and DSO
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.
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.
Sonawane (President), Pramod Patil (Secretary) of Jalgaon Squash Racquet
Association along with ISP coach Yakub Shaikh and Sunil Dawkar (SRAM)
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.
the SRAM Annual meet from left to right : Dr. Fulchand Salampure, Dr. Shok
Dr.Dayanand Kamble and Sunil Dawkar
organised annual meeting of district official on 8th April 2012
at Hotel Rivera in Aurangabad.
meeting was to finalise tournaments and coaching camps in 36 districts of
. 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.
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.
organised 32nd Sub-Junior/Junior Maharashtra State Squash
Championship at District Sports Stadium in Jalgaon District,
from 24th to 26th September 2010.
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
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).
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.
Under-11:1st Place Akola District, 2nd Place
Jalgaon District & 3rd Place
Girl’s Under-11: 1st Place Jalgaon District, 2nd
Place Aurangabad District & 3rd Place
Boy’s Under-13:1st Place Aurangabad, 2nd Place Oosmanabad District & 3rd Place
Girl’s Under-13: 1st Place
Aurangabad, 2nd Place Satara District & 3rd Place
Boy’s Under-15:1st Place
Aurangabad, 2nd Place Gondhia District &
3rd Place Amravati District
Girl’s Under-15: 1st Place
Aurangabad, 2nd Place
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
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
Day : 17th April 2004 Time : 10am to 5.30 pm Venue : Conference Hall,
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.
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
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
“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,”
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
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.
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
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.
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)
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
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.
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