Between the 11th and 15th of September, the MSC Team
Squash Tournament was held.
It was a self-sponsored
tournament organised by the MSC Squash Section captain Anand Thaker
and Coast squash champion Yusuf Zavery.
There were a total of 24 participants split into 6 teams namely: MSC
Ndovu, MSC Chui, MSC Simba, MSC Swara, MSC Nyati and MSC Kifaru.
All teams played against each other and the top 4 teams proceeded to
the Semi Finals - MSC Ndovu, MSC Chui, MSC Simba and MSC Swara.
The final was played between Ndovu and Simba and Simba emerged
This was an amazing competition down at the coast. Squash is a
hugely underrated sport in Kenya but its popularity is slowly
Interesting facts about squash:
In 2003, Forbes rated squash as the number one healthiest sport to
Squash was invented in Harrow School out of the older game racquets
around 1830 before the game spread to other schools, eventually
becoming an international sport.
Squash provides an excellent cardiovascular workout. In one hour of
squash, a player may expend approximately 600 to 1000 food calories.
The sport provides a good upper and lower body workout by utilizing
both the legs to run around the court and the arms and torso to
swing the racquet.
According to the World Squash Federation, as of June 2009, there
were 49,908 squash courts in the world, with 188 countries and
territories having at least one court.
Above info taken from:
Winners [from left]
Players Yusuf Zavery and Rishi Dodhia, Mombasa Sports Club
Chairlady Sheetal Devani, Player Kevin Magotsi, Tournament
Director Moiz Hassanali and Player Adnaan Sulemanjee.
SEVENSHOTS PHOTOGRAPHY – SABAH