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Indian Squash Professionals (ISP), a non profit making organization, was formed by Mr. Mahendra Agarwal in 1993, with the sole aim of promoting the game of squash in India .

In January 1993 ISP conducted the first ever squash tournament (since 1947) only for Professionals, or Markers as they are known in India, and also the first Doubles squash tournament in Hotel Leela, Mumbai.

From January 1993 till date, ISP has organized 136 tournaments, more than 50 free coaching camps all over India (Rajkot, Jodhpur, Mussorie & interiors of Maharashtra) and since then, adopted five players (Arif Paul, Deepali Anvekar, Priyanka Yadav, Abhishek Pradhan and Ankita Sharma).

ISP has its own website, www.ispsquash.com which is the only active squash website in India. This is updated daily and receives about 150,000 hits each month.

ISP also publishes a news magazine, "PROSQUASH", which is read by more than 15000 squash lovers throughout the country. This magazine has completed 100 issues and now we have shifted to social media ie: facebook, twitter, emailers and instagram.

ISP was instrumental in introducing several well-known squash coaches from countries like Egypt, Canada & Pakistan to India . Jahangir Khan's coach Rahmat Khan (Pakistan) was the first to conduct a coaching camp in the year 1997 followed by Abdul Shaikh (Canada), Sammy Farrag (Egypt), Hanny Ezzat (Egypt), Khalid Atlas Khan (Pakistan), Tarek Solemn (Egypt) and Ahmed Yosef (Egypt).

ISP, in association with SRAM, has spread the game of squash to the interiors of Maharashtra ( 27 districts; Nanded, Beed, Satara, Pimpri, Kolhapur , Solapur, Aurangabad , Thane, Jalgaon, Nashik etc) through coaching camps, tournaments and building squash courts with the help of local Government officers.

ISP also helped Joshna Chinappa, who became the first Indian girl to win the British Junior Open 2003 & is runners up in Under-19 World Championship 2005, get sponsorship from SWITCHER through our Hon. Member Rakesh Lakhanpal, and Government grant in 2005 with the help of late Mr. Sunil Dutt (Sports Minister, Government of India)

ISP has taken the initiative to import quality squash rackets from Taiwan and make them available to the players at subsidized rates to promote the game.

ISP has received messages of commendation from the following luminaries, the commendations were for organizing our 50th, 75th, 100th tournaments, as well as for promotion of squash:

Shri. Atal Bihari Vajpyee
(Ex-Prime Minister of India )

Shri. Bhairon Singh Shekhawat
(Vice President of India )

Shri. Vilasrao Deshmukh
(Chief Minister of Maharashtra )

Shri. L. K. Advani
(Ex-Dy Prime Minister of India)

Dr. Akhilesh Das
(Minister of State for Steel, GOI)

Shri. Narendra Modi
(Chief Minister Gujarat State)

Shri. Vijay Goyal
(Ex-Sports Minister Of India )

Shri. Gopalswami
(Chief Election Commissioner of India ),

Shri. Naval Kishore Sharma
(Governor of Gujarat)

Shri. Amrish Patel
(Ex Sports Minister Of Maharashtra )

Shri. Mani Shankar Aiyar
(Minister of Panchayati Raj and Youth Affairs & Sports, GOI)

Shri. Harshvardhan Patil
(Minister Co-operation, Marketing & Parliament Affairs Government of Maharashtra)

Shri. Anil Diggikar
(Ex-Director Of Sports, Govt. Of Maharashtra & Chief Patron of School Games Federation of India )

Shri. Suresh Shetty
(Minister of Public Health & Family Affair, Environment, Protocol & Addtl. charge of Sports and Youth Affair)

Shri. M. Hamid Ansari
(Vice President) conveyed by Ashok Dewan (Vice-President's Secretariat, New Delhi)

Shri. Prithviraj Chavan
(Chief Minister of Maharashtra)

Shri. Ashok Gahlot
(Chief Minister, Rajasthan)

Shri. Prem Chand Gupta
(Minister of Company Affairs, GOI),

Through his efforts now squash professionals are earning in between 20,000 rupees to 4 lakhs rupees per month. There is a shortage of squash professionals and young boys from Jindal Squash Academy have made their career out of squash.


Contact Details:

Email: squashindia@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.ispsquash.com/
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/isp100squash
TWITTER: ISP Squash-India
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/isp_squash/