POSTED DAE : March 21, 2015
CHENNAI: Chennai city has seen an upsurge in Squash, thanks to the Indian Squash Academy and the facilities there. Now comes the refreshing news of the sport making strides in the districts. To start with, Salem Squash Academy, with the initiative of referee and coach Balasubramaniam, has come forward to organize a SSA-Salem Open, a Rs 2.5 lakh prize money tournament from 28th April to 2nd May 2015
The event is for juniors, (U-11 to U-19) which will be part of the 2 STAR National Junior Circuit and Seniors (Men, Women and Above 35 age group). The GTP group is the major sponsor for this Rs 6 lakhs budgeted event, coming to this district for the first time of this size. Two modern courts with wooden flooring and glass walls have come up, through the initiative of Mr. Balasubramaniam, who believes that there is much interest for the sport in Salem. He has been training around 40 young players up-to the U-19 age group on a regular basis and said that this tournament would be the first step in consolidating the growing interest for Squash in the district. ANS Jewellery, The Cascade Restaurant, Rasi Seeds, MAK Lubricants and Karpaga Vinayaga Enterprises are the other sponsors for this tournament.
Mr Balasubramaniam said that enquiries for this tournament have come in from Mumbai, Delhi and Dehradun apart from various places in Tamil Nadu and that, was an encouraging sign.
Players who would like to participate can register online – Visit www.indiasquash.com for more info.