Dipika Pallikal - India's new squash hope Dipika Rebecca Pallikal (born on 21 September 1991) is a talented squash player from Chennai who is fast emerging as a squash superstar. Dipika has been steadily gaining points in the junior circuit and she recently won the Asian junior championship in Singapore. She has the rare distinction of being the first Indian Squash player to be ranked No. 1 in the European and Asian Squash Ranking (under 15 category).
“It was a really good experience for me in the Dutch Open. One of the biggest wins of the year was the Asian Junior Championships. And being Asia’s No 1 is a really big thing in India,” Dipika says.
She played her first international tournament in London when she was in her sixth grade, and till date, Dipika has won the German Open, Dutch Open, French Open, Australian Open, Scottish Open on the European Junior Squash Circuit.
Dipika is being sponsored by the L.N. Mittal Trust. Dipika trains at the ICL-TNSRA Academy at Chennai under Cyrus Poncha and Major(Rtd) S. Maniam.
She is also into modeling and has signed a contract with Globus Ltd. She has appeared in an ad for the Sri Lankan company Ole (a branch of Coca Cola) which was splashed all over Sri Lanka a few months ago.
She is currently training in Egypt and is grooming herself to become the best squash player in the country.
Chennai India's Dipika Pallikak (right) is a new name on the WISPA circuit from the growing Indian squash program.