Chennai, Aug. 31 -- Hiranandani Park - Oragadam

Tournament to start from 1st to 5th September 2018

A total of 185 participants from across India have registered for the tournament

Thriveni Academy Foundation and Development Centre, an initiative by Dr. Niranjan Hiranandani, will be hosting a two Star National Circuit Thriveni Squash Tournament from 1st to 5th September 2018 at Squash Courts at Thriveni Academy, Hiranandani Parks, Oragadam, Chennai. The tournament is conducted for the first time at Hiranandani Parks under the aegis of Squash Rackets Federation of India (SRFI) and Tamil Nadu Squash Racket Association. A total of 185 participants from across India have registered for the tournament and around 120 players are from Tamil Nadu itself.

The tournament will be played as per the guidelines set by World Squash Federation with each match consisting of five games. Each game will be of 11 points and will be played on best of five games basis. Around eight officials from SRFI along with National Squash Referees will be visiting as officials to conduct this tournament.

Dr Niranjan Hiranandani, Founder and Chairman of Thriveni Academy Foundation and Development Centre, also CMD of Hiranandani Communities, said, "This initiative by the Thriveni Academy Foundation & Development Centre, in association with Squash Rackets Federation of India and Tamil Nadu Squash Racket Association is focused on uplifting and promoting squash across India. The initiative is also aimed at providing the state's best youngsters with world-class sports facilities within a single township."

"Squash has a great scope in the country and we look forward to hosting more such happening events to promote healthy competition, great team spirit and healthy citizens' activities. Organising such sports events at the venue ensured that the state-of-the-art infrastructure equipment gets utilized in a way that helps nurture sport talent," concluded Dr Niranjan Hiranandani.

Mr Harish Prasad, National Development officer of Squash and Rackets Federation of India, said, "Squash is a rapidly developing sport in India and Squash Rackets Federation of India wants to popularise the famous game all over the nation. A lot of young talent is showcasing strong inclination towards the sport and we are privileged to organise a national level tournament at Thriveni Academy in Hiranandani Parks, Oragadam, Chennai. The academy has come forward with facilities like accommodation along with recreational facilities such as gymnasium, swimming pool, food arrangement and transport services. We are delighted that the Thriveni academy on their part, are supportive and taking efforts to make provision for laying two more courts which could be in a position to host events bigger than a two-star national circuit."

The tournament that will be played on a knock out basis will see top players from the Indian circuit vying for the championship title in the following Categories:

Categories

Age Group

National Juniors Squash Ranking Tournament

Boys & Girls of U11, U13, U15 & U17

National Seniors Squash Ranking Tournament

Men's & Women's of U19

The winner of the respective category will receive a huge boost in their rankings in the national circuit along with monetary reward. Additionally, based on the position received by the top four players in each category, points will be awarded to them which will help them in their rankings in the domestic circuit.

Tamil Nadu's Abhisheka Shannon, daughter of former International athlete Angela Lincy and Football coach Robin ranked number three in India is the top seed in Girls U-15 category, while Aroma age seven years from Uttar Pradesh is the youngest to represent in the tournament in the U-11 Girls category. While in the boys category, Dakshesh Narain from Tamil Nadu and Tejas from Delhi are the top seeds in their respective categories U-11 and U-17 ranked 9th in India.About Hiranandani Parks

Hiranandani Parks has been planned to be a 'Smart City', with sports as the central theme. While different sports have made their presence felt in the recent past, this time it is the turn of the popular sport of squash to add value to the community of residents.

Hiranandani Parks, Oragadam, is a pioneering mixed used integrated township spread across 400 acres in Oragadam, Chennai. The project highlights the best class socio-civic infrastructure suitable for such amateur sports events and also promotes multi-cultural global community living. Hiranandani Parks, the largest sports destination in Chennai, has sports amenities like a 9-hole Golf Course, Equestrian, Cricket, Club House, Squash, Tennis, Football and Olympic size Swimming Pools etc.

Published by HT Digital Content Services with permission from Business Wire India.