Mohit Bhatt prepares for the Asian Junior Squash Championships


Mohit Bhatt is preparing at Shiv Nadar University in Greater Noida for the Asian Junior Squash Championships to be held in Thailand from June 15.

It was a good mix of education and squash for Mohit, as he has a full scholarship to university, is pursuing a business management degree and makes use of the excellent sports infrastructure.

The country’s top-ranked player in the Under-19 category, Mohit is focusing on skill and technique under coach Rahul Vasishtha as he has been hampered by a hamstring injury.

“I should be ready soon,” Mohit said, during an online interaction Wednesday.

Coach Rahul said he was confident that Mohit would be able to get a medal at the Asian Championship despite the lack of match exposure in recent weeks.

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“He has been playing the game for so many years. He has experience. I think the situation can work in his favor because he would be hungry and fresh to give his best,” Rahul said, with a
strong positive outlook.

The coach helped Mohit prepare diligently by studying various players with video analysis.

“Mohit’s attacking game has improved. We have introduced some new attacking moves. In defense, we have also introduced some additional moves. We are trying to make him more creative on the pitch and develop his mental toughness,” said the coach.

With the situation improving after the pandemic dealt a severe blow to squash, there is optimism that Mohit will be able to organize a series of tournaments to help him make a smooth transition to the senior level.

For a math graduate from St. Stephen’s College who had been playing the sport for about 12 years, Rahul was happy to play the role of mentor, guiding young squash players.

On his part, Mohit is grateful to Shiv Nadar University for their splendid support and gratefully acknowledges the role of JSW Sports in laying the groundwork and paving the way for his squash career.

After trying football, karate and skating, Mohit fell in love with squash and is looking forward to a successful career in the sport, with admirable support and guidance fueling his desire for excellence.

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