As the game and it's players go on evolving, reinventing, and experimenting, we are keen to do the same. That's why START's founder, Ritwik, was keen on having a very unique squash court that's always ready for the future.
We have an all-black ASB squash court, so that we are training our players to play with a white ball from a young age.
We are also currently working on expanding and adding another court.
BOX SINGH + START
Adjacent to START Academy is the Box Singh Academy, and both fall under the same umbrella organisation, Route of Balance. Box Singh was created in order to promote Indian boxing talents. However, squash players at START have the chance of using the boxing facilities as a form of functional training for squash. Boxing engages the core, requires quick feet and improves reflexes, making it an effective form of functional training for squash.
TRAIN IN NATURE
At START, we use the surrounding terrain for training sessions as well. While the village itself is peaceful and quiet, the land itself hilly and tough, making it ideal for challenging training sessions.
We also hike up the hills sometimes, which is a tough but rewarding hike, at least once you get to the top!
The lake right next to the academy is very clean and players often use it for a swim or to cool off and recover after a hard day. There is also a huge waterfall a few minutes walk away, which is very therapeutic and helps with recovery.