Squash has been recognized as the healthiest sport. It provides an excellent cardiovascular
workout. In one hour of squash, a player may expend approximately 700 to 1000 calories
(3,000 to 4,000 kJ) which is significantly more than most other sports and over 70% more
than either general tennis or racquetball. The sport also provides a good upper and lower
body workout by utilizing both the legs to run around the court and the arms/torso to
swing the racquet. Squash now has a universal appeal, and there are courts in 148
countries in the world.
Squash is an intensely followed sport in IIT Bombay. The length of time that people are
willing to wait for their turn, bears testimony to this fact. The game is fairly easy to learn
and the only requisite is enthusiasm. IIT Bombay boasts of a squash court of international
standards with wooden flooring and glass walls. There are also plans for the construction
of additional courts.and yeah, the most important thing, Squash is one of the very few
sports which you can play with your Boss. A very royal and high class sport. So try your
hand on it before you passout ;)
The squash culture at IIT Bombay is at germinating stage, a lot of events and camps
are being organized throughout the year in order to cultivate and develop enthusiasm in
beginner camp - main objective is to develop squash interest from the grass root level as
many students haven't played this sport before. Also we try to improve the game level of
novice players. They will be majorly held during the weekends.
Inter IIT camp - practice slots will be provided to inter iit camp players. Generally Inter
IIT camp practices starts from around 2 months before Inter IIT.
Girls camp - it is to develop squash enthusiasm among the girls.
Beginners open - it is held after the beginners camp and only the members of the camp
are allowed to participate in it.
Inter Hostel GC cum open - it is the most competitive event within IITB. Each hostel
have to send their 4 players to participate in it as a open. Each player earn prespecified
amount of points for his hostel after winning matches in each round. Finally the hostel
with maximum number of points wins the GC. if the points of the two hostels are exactly
same, then the hostel with more number of players qualifying in the first round is given
Inter IIT camp trials - This is held to choose the players for inter iit camp. Number of
players to be chosen depends on secretary and coach. last year 6 players were chosen for
the camp out which 3 were the part of inter iit team.
Squash was not a part of PG sport fest till now, but we will try our best to have a PG open
in this semester.
Also we are trying to have a ranking system of players on regular basis which would
serve as criteria for making the groups for Inter IIT camp.
Freshie open - main objective is give a platform to the newly born talent to prove their
Girls open - held after the girls camp
At the beginning of the autumn semester, few freshies are chosen for NSO through trials
for twice-a-day coaching. Generally the strength of NSO is from 9-12 but it varies from
year to year. Presently, NSO is conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 PM -
For squash enthu junta
To have a glance of squash at IITB as well as around the globe follow the blog
and fore those who want to develop enthu in the sport or need help with some tutorial
vedios, please send a mail to institute squash secretary to add you to the squash mailing