Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Salman Hashmi, ex-professional squash player of Pakistan, is upbeat about the prospect of growth of the sport in the UAE.
He is at the aviation club and oversees the development of the sport and the young aspiring players at the grass-root level in UAE. He sees great potential in the UAE.
“I think there is a lot of talent in UAE as the kids are very athletic but need guidance towards the game of squash.
“I believe with proper training we can have Arab national juniors champions from UAE as well,” said Salman.
Salman has a huge part in making his brother Farhan Hashmi an Asian junior champion, who went on to represent Pakistan at the world's junior squash championships.
Salman is currently training the top players in the category along with U17 boys champion Vishal Venket and girls champion Shreya Singh in Dubai.
Salman did his initial training in Rawalpindi, Pakistan where he was born. Salman has also won many national and international junior and senior events in Pakistan.
Pakistan is known for churning out world class squash players. Jahangir is a former World No. 1 squash player. He won the World Open title six times, and the British Open title ten times. Jahangir Khan is widely regarded as the greatest squash player of all time.
Fitting the bill as one of the top sporting facilities in the UAE, the picturesque Tennis Country Club Fujairah (TCCF) hosted the Open Squash tournament 2022, attracting top-notch talent with thrilling battles on the court that kept the spectators on the edge of their seats.
Committed to its mission to champion squash at the grassroots level and ensure it becomes a popular game in the Emirates' sports scene, the Tennis and Country Club Fujairah (TCCF) hosted two tournaments attracting top players from across the UAE.
President Bolsonaro said: "The Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship is an exciting event as it showcases the evolution of the sport in the UAE, and the growth of Jiu Jitsu across the world."
Buoyed by the success of squash league, the Tennis and Country Club Fujairah will open doors for the prestigious 2021 Fujairah Squash Grand Prix this week. Top players from across the UAE will descend on Tennis and Country Club Fujairah for the two-day event scheduled to be held on July 23-24.
Team Malaky had the early lead with goals from Khalifa Al Maktoum and Alex Soerensen. Allegra Kelly, the game's Most Valuable Player, scored two consecutive goals at the next chukker resulting in a win for Team Forsan.
The 25th edition of the annual $100,000 (Dhs 367,000) competition started off with qualifying round matches on Sunday, while the main round matches will get under way from Monday (December 5).
The first-day of the two-day festival welcomed fierce competition with elite athletes from both categories each conquering a number of challenging obstacles, including A-Frame Cargo, Atlas Carry and Ape Hanger.