(Last Updated on : 20/02/2017)
Indian female squash
players include the Joshna Chinappa
, Dipika Pallikal Karthik, Bhuvneshwari Kumari and Janet Vidhi. Squash is a popular sport in India. It is popular mostly to the college and school students. India is gaining popularity in squash as a competitive sport. The national governing body for squash in India is the Squash Rackets Federation of India. This body regulates the male and female squash players
. Dipika Pallikal is the topmost Indian squash player. She is the first Indian woman to break into the top 10 in the Women's Squash Association rankings. After that, Joshna Chinappa ranked 19th in the world as of March 2014.
Joshna Chinappa was born on 15th September in the year 1986. She is a squash player based in India. She reached a career-high world ranking of World No. 10 in July 2016. Joshna Chinappa was the first Indian to win the British Squash Championship title in 2003 in the under 19 category. Joshna Chinappa was also the youngest Indian women's national champion in squash. Joshna Chinappa is the first beneficiary of Mittal Champions Trust. A trainee of the Indian Squash Academy (erstwhile ICL academy), Chennai, Joshna Chinappa was ranked 19th in the world in March 2014.
Dipika Pallikal Karthik
Dipika Pallikal Karthik is one of the promising squash players in India. She was born on 21st September in the year 1991. She is the first Indian to break into the top 10 in the PSA Women's rankings. Dipika Pallikal Karthik turned professional in 2006, but her career was filled with difficulties initially. Dipika Pallikal Karthik became more consistent and started notching up winning performances after her brief training stint in Egypt in the beginning of 2011.
Bhuvneshwari Kumari is a former woman squash champion of India. She was awarded Arjuna award in 1982 and Padma Shri Award in 2001 for her achievements. Bhuvneshwari Kumari also known as Princess Candy was born to the royal family of Alwar
on 1st September 1960 and is the granddaughter of Tej Singh Prabhakar Bahadur. She was educated at Delhi
University. Bhuvneshwari Kumari was Women's National Squash Champion for 16 years in a row from 1977 to 1992. She is winner of 41 State titles and two International titles (Kenyan Open 1988 and 1989).Test
Bhuvneshwari Kumari was born in Chennai
in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu
to a North Indian family who had settled there four decades ago. Komal is the youngest among her four siblings. Bhuvneshwari Kumari pursued her Bachelor of Computer Applications from Sri Kanyaka Parameswari College for women, Chennai and grabbed her university proficiency. Bhuvneshwari Kumari joined the Squash Racquets Federation of India (SRFI) and won several junior and senior National Squash championships.
Janet Vidhi was born on 18th January in the year 1995, Delhi. She is a professional squash player from India. Janet Vidhi lives in Delhi. Her present ranking is Indias no 4 and World Ranking at 97 as per the list issued by PSA on 1st Dec 2016. During her last tournament trip to Canada, Janet Vidhi played semifinal at Sernia from 15th to 19th November 2016. Janet Vidhi played her best in the tournament. She won her first match of the main draw against Hannah Guthrie from Canada 11-4, 11-6, 11-5 (3-0). Janet Vidhi played quarterfinal match with another Canadian player Paula Jenkins and defeated her with a score 11-8, 11-13, 14-12, 11-4 (3-1) to reach in Semi where she plays Emilia Soini (Finland). She was just two matches away from PSA title. She lost to Emilia Soini.