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NDA Open Squash 2023

NDA Open Squash 2023

Commemorating ‘75 Glorious Years of National Defence Academy Khadakwasla’ the Academy hosted ‘NDA Open Squash’, a Two Star National ranking squash tournament held under the aegis of Squash Racket Federation of India (SRFI). The matches were conducted in the state-of-the-art Indoor Sports Complex at the National Defence Academy from 15 September 2023 to 17 September 2023. The tournament witnessed intense competition, featuring a total of 198 participants, comprising national level players including serving officers, veterans and cadets of NDA.

This prestigious event encompassed 10 distinct categories for both men and women, showcasing the diverse talent and dedication within the sport. The youngest contender being a mere 10 years old, while the oldest competitor, at 86 years of age, exemplified the enduring spirit of enthusiasts.

The ‘NDA Open Squash’ culminated with a prize distribution ceremony, where trophies and cash prizes were conferred to the top two players in each category.

The winners in respective categories were as follows:-

S No


Name of Winner



Senior Men

Mr Chatainya Shah



Senior Women

Ms Janet Vidhi



Men Over 35

Mr Paul Ipe



Men Over 40

Mr Sanjay Pawar



Men Over 45

Mr Benjamin Nedarapalli



Men Over 50

Brig Anuj Kalia, VSM

Armed Forces


Men Over 55

Gp Capt Saurabh Deokuliar

Armed Forces


Men Over 60

Col Ashun Bahl (Retd)

Armed Forces


Men Over 65

Mr Vijay Jaini



Men Over 70

Mr Kishan Lal