PESHAWAR – Pakistan Nationwide Squash Academy (PNSA) Hashim Khan Squash Complicated coach Tahir Iqbal Khan says he’s optimistic about Peshawar-based academy junior gamers’ future, saying they’ve already been creating waves in world of squash in junior occasions.
“Two of academy gamers Hamza Khan and Noor Zaman Khan have exhibited nice squash prowess at British Junior Open and different worldwide tournaments and have received a lot of junior titles,” mentioned Tahir, whereas speaking to The Nation. He’s additionally coach of former world quantity 35 and Pakistan No 1 squash participant Nasir Iqbal, who has been serving unjustified four-year ban imposed on him on the strain of India by anti-doping company.
The coach mentioned that the academy has round 30 plus children in several age teams, who’re having fun with free coaching at one of many world’s finest obtainable squash courts. “I need to give credit score to Pakistan Air Pressure (PAF), as they’re doing nice job as they’re taking excellent care of Pakistan squash future and in addition offering them with free teaching, rackets, balls, squash luggage, gears and in addition ready six courts at Hashim Khan Squash Complicated obtainable to the kids freed from value, geared up with newest amenities equivalent to air conditioned, trainers and free coaches, who’re imparting coaching to those children on every day foundation for round 4 hours.”
Tahir mentioned that each correct and finest facility is being offered to the children, which embrace weight loss plan listing, health coaching, bodily coaching and squash coaching with free dietary supplements, juices and fruits to maintain them match and robust. “With out PAF assist and big sources, the federation can not even take into consideration gathering such big quantity of children, who practice in line with modern-day wants. We’ve 4 gamers in every age group and 5 in U-13.
“As demand is huge, so I really feel Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) ought to speak to PAF and assemble extra courts to satisfy this growing demand. Regardless of having six courts, we’ve to attend to go on coaching to all the kids. We’ve some very skilful juniors on the academy, who if correctly skilled, supplied with amenities and worldwide publicity, they’re certain to turn into champions of their respective age teams and win main PSA titles for the nation,” he added.
The coach mentioned that ever since Air Marshal Shahid Akhtar Alvi has taken over the cost as senior vice chairman, the bar is about very excessive. He has invested big amount of cash, introduced high stage coaches and in addition despatched junior gamers to Egypt for coaching and enjoying. When such a loyal and onerous working individual is round, all people needs to contribute and put extra efforts. I’ve taken children to 25kms out of Peshawar metropolis and skilled them on sand, which proved very useful for the kids. “Our children have potential however they only lack psychological toughness. PAF Group Captain Irfan Asghar has been taking eager curiosity in squash promotion and commonly visiting the PNSA, Peshawar. He helped in scrutiny from U-11 to U-19 and launched health programme, which was ignored previously, whereas exterior interference was additionally stopped by PAF, which helps rather a lot,” he added.
He mentioned he’s very proud of the assembly of coaches and gamers at Mushaf Squash Complicated few days again. It is vitally necessary to conduct such conferences after each 15 days or at the least as soon as in a month/ “It was nice initiative taken by PSF whereas a really motivational speech was delivered by Air Marshal Shahid Akhtar Alvi. The assembly remained very fruitful, as full evaluation of each participant was mentioned intimately. “There may be dire must additional enhance our system. We’ve great potential in U-11 right here at Hashim Khan. Umair Khan, from Hashim Khan household, Mobeen Kamran and others are desirous to excel at larger stage. We’ve a really sensational lot in U-11, that’s why we picked seven gamers for coaching. We have to educate them, sharpen their abilities and health and rework them into champions. I request PSF to assemble extra squash courts at PNSA Peshawar as it should assist in coaching and offering extra expertise to Pakistan,” Tahir concluded.