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First ever squash tournament to be held at the ARC

The Squash Club of Illinois will host its first squash tournament March 10 and 11 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the ARC Squash Courts.

“After coming to this University, I noticed that many people are willing to play squash but don’t have the proper guidance,” Pratyush Agrawal, president and founder of the Squash Club of Illinois, freshman in Engineering and national level squash player from India, said in an email. “So, with a team of 5, I decided to open the Squash Club of Illinois.”

The tournament is free and rackets and balls will be provided.

The event will be bracket style and losing a match will forfeit you from the tournament.

The winning player will get a trophy, and the runner-up will get a medal. Players will participate individually, not as a team.

“Seeing students practicing over the weekends, we decided to organize a campus wide friendly tournament for students to compete with others and boost their skills and confidence,” Agrawal said. “I have always loved squash and have played many tournaments in (India). Now, I am excited to host my first ever tournament.”

Any students interested in this event should sign up before March 7.

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