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Kolkata International Squash Championship
13-18 November 2018
Top PSA Players in action !!
SQUASH AS A SPORT
AForbes studypronouncedsquashthe#1 sport
for getting and staying fit – average players burn
about750 calories perhour!
Over20millionsquashplayersparticipate regularly
world-wideinover185 countries.
Squash players and fans represent a highly
targeteddemographicofmenandwomen.
Squash is played by Men and Women of all age
groups.
Squashplayersarehighlyeducated,ofwhich 98%
are college graduates and 57% having further
graduate degrees.
With heart rate reaching 199 beats per minute,
new data suggests squash could be world’s
toughest racquet sport.
THE CALCUTTA RACKET CLUB
Celebrating 225 years (1793-2018)
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Background of the Club
The C lub was established in 1793 at the present
siteoffChowringheebetweenBijliTalaoandElliots
Tank.
TheClubwasoriginallyknownastheFivesCourt
orGamekhana.
The game of Rackets gave way to squash in the
1930s and the Club became the first European
institutiontoopenitsdoorstoIndians.
In1936RajaP.C.LallofNarayanganjwasthefirst
Indiantobecomeamemberofthisclub.
Background of the Club
Mr. A.N. Choudhury soon joined the Club and
became its President in 1948. His distinguished
son General J.N. Choudhury was a patron from
1969untilhisdeath.
The Club, now commonly known as ‘Rackets’
developedrapidlyafter1948.
Present Scenario of Club
The Calcutta Racket Club is situated centrally, adjacent to
BirlaPlanetariumonJawaharlalNehruRoad
showcases seven squash courts including two glass backed
international standard tournament courts with the largest
spectatorgalleryinIndia(thesearethefirstglassbackcourts
inIndiawithagallerytoaccommodate500spectators).
TheClubplayshosttoallmajorsquashactivitiesandtraining
ineasternIndia.
‘Rackets’hasproducedastringofjuniorchampionswhohave
goneontorepresentthecountry.
Present Scenario of Club
The Calcutta Racket Club is the only club in India
cateringexclusivelytothegameofsquash.
The Club has around 96 children playing under our
National Junior Development Programme (Grass root
Level) and 24 Elite Players playing under State
Development Squad (National Level). More than 500
playershavebenefitedfromourprogramme
Major Tournament Hosted by
THE CALCUTTA RACKET CLUB
The Calcutta Racket Club was the first club in India to host an
internationalsquasheventi.e.5thAsianMen’sSquashChampionship
in 1990. In the recent past ‘Rackets’ has hosted the following
ProfessionalSquashAssociation(PSA)tournaments;
US$20,000PSAeventinSeptember2005,
US$30,000PSAeventinFeb2008,
US$30,000PSAeventinMarch2009,
US$50,000PSAeventinApr2010,
US$35,000PSAeventinApril2011and
US$35,000PSAeventinSept.2015
TheCluborganisestheBengalJuniorOpenSquashTournamentevery
year. In the past the Club has also hosted many national level
tournamentssuchasSeniorNationals,InterStateandEasternIndia.
Shining Stars of the Club
PLAYERS
&
COACHES
Saurav Ghosal (World No.13)
Arjuna Awardee
CommencedtrainingattheClubfromtheageof9
11timesandcurrentNationalChampion
HasrepresentedIndiaintheAsianGames2006
inDohaandwonthebronzemedal.
Won a silver medal in 17th Asian Games at
Incheon in 2014. He was a first Indian to reach
thatlevel.
Recently won the Silver medal in the mixed
doubles category with Dipika Pallikal at Gold
Coast2018CommonwealthGames
.
Ramit Tandon (World No. 63)
Started trainingattheclubfromtheageof7.
HewastheSubJunior/JuniorNationalChampion
for 6 years in various categories. He was also
WorldNo.1intheunder13category
Currentlyworldnumber63.
HereachedtheQuarterFinalsinmen'sdoubles
atGoldCoastCommonwealthGames2018 with
VikramMalhotra.
Vivek, Rishi & Krish
VivekDinodiawasIndiaNo.2inJuniors
& No. 1 in Seniors category in Bengal
alsorepresentedIndiainAsian&World
Junior.
Rishi Tandon was India No. 2 &
representedIndiainWorldJunior.
Krish Kapur was India No. 2 and
representedIndiainAsianJuniors.Also
Men’sNo.1inBengal.
Coaches
Dalip Kumar Tripathi,theWorldSquashFederation’s(WSF)level-2coach.He
isratedasoneofthetopcoachesinthecountry.HeisalsotheASFRefereeand
WSFlevel–1tutor(Tutor,worldwide).HewasthecoachforIndianMen’steam
for Asian Senior Squash Championship in May 16 at Chinese Taipei, China,
wheremen’steamgotBronzeMedal.
Gautam Das, the WorldSquashFederation’s (WSF ) level-3 coach. He is also
the ASF Referee and WSF National level – 1 tutor (Tutor for their designated
country).PartofIndianJunior&Seniorcoachfrom2008-2014.
Mr. P.R. Das,theAsianSquashFederation’s(ASF)level-1coachoftheclub, is
ablyassistinginthedevelopmentofjuniorsofourclub.
Mr. Sandeep Yadav, theWorldSquashFederation’s(WSF)level-1coachofthe
club,isablyassistinginthedevelopmentofjuniorsofourclub.
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