Thursday, March 27, 2014

Student’s Reflection: Squash and Me

Last year in May, I had got to know that I was going for my first Squash Tournament in Pune (Kirloskar Pune Squash Open 2013). I had practiced morning and evening, every day before the Tournament. I had been playing Squash for about 18 months before this Tournament.

On 15th August, 2013, my sister, dad, and I flew to Pune. My sister also participated in the Tournament in the Under-13 Category. 

In the Residency Club, my first match was against Krish Kandelwal from Pune. I won against him 3-0. Next, I played against Sharan Punjabi — India’s No.1 Player in Under-9. I lost the first set but came back and won 3-1. It was a thrilling match as Sharan was one of the best players in the Tournament. I was so happy after that match because I felt that I had achieved something great. Next, I won the Quarterfinals 3-0 against a player from Chennai. 

I played the Semifinals against Vivaan Shah from Mumbai. I lost but I had learnt how to run faster and be stronger mentally. I came 4th in the Tournament — I received Rs. 500 and a Certificate. I was so happy because I was the youngest competitor in the entire Tournament, being only 6 years old and beating India’s No.1 Player.

I love playing Squash as it keeps me fit and makes me more disciplined. I am practicing Squash everyday. My next goal is to win Under-9 Tournaments this year. I am going to participate in Under-11 Category in Tamil Nadu Open in Chennai from April 30 to 4 May, 2014 and hope to learn and become a better player.

Rohan Arya Gondi – Grade 2C

2 Responses so far.

  1. Ruchi says:

    Well done Rohan and my best wishes for your upcoming tournaments:)

  2. RG says:
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