Squash was introduced in India by the British over 2 centuries ago and played in military cantonments and private clubs as a recreational sport. As a result it lacked visibility. Over time, The Squash Rackets Federation of India (SRFI) was formed to oversee the promotion and development of the sport. But the much needed impetus came in the new millennium thanks to the vision of Mr N. Ramachandran, the then Secretary-General of SRFI and former President, World Squash Federation.
Over the past 20 years, the SRFI with its headquarters in Chennai, along with its 24 affiliated state associations have forged ahead with dynamic plans to promote the sport, PAN India. The SRFI, headed by office bearers and committee members put in a lot of effort to bring the sport “on par” with other racket sports.
Squash has gained popularity as a competitive sport ever since 2014, the golden year of squash where India bagged “gold” at both the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games.
Over the past few years, The SRFI has formalised long term development plans to transform Indian squash into one of the leading squash countries on the world circuit. A lot of effort and focus is now directed towards nurturing and developing our juniors who are the future of Indian Squash.