|Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu
|Physical Stats & More
|in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet & inches- 5' 8"
|in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)
|- Chest: 40 Inches
- Waist: 28 Inches
- Biceps: 14 Inches
2014: He won a gold medal in Team category at the 2014 Asian Games held in Incheon.
2023: Asian Mixed Doubles Championship in Hangzhou, China
2014: Asian Games at Incheon in Singles
2019: Men's Singles in South Asian Games in Nepal
2019: Men's Doubles in South Asian Games in Nepal
2016: Men's Doubles at South Asian Games in India
2018: Men's Team at Asian Games in Jakarta
2010: Men's Team at Asian Games in Guangzhou
2016: World Doubles Championships in Darwin, Australia
|9 January 2024: Arjuna Award
|Date of Birth
|31 March 1989 (Friday)
|Age (as of 2023)
|Yadavindra Public School, Mohali
|Cooking, Playing Football
|Relationships & More
|Name not Known
|Father- Harpal Singh Sandhu (Police Officer)
Mother- Manpreet Kaur Sandhu
|Brother- Maninder Sandhu
|Football and Cricket
Some Lesser Known Facts About Harinder Pal Sandhu
- Harinder Pal Sandhu started playing squash at the age of 10 at the Yadavindra Public School, Mohali.
- After Harinder Pal turned thirteen, he and his coach relocated to Chennai, so he could train at the Indian Squash Association (ISA), where Cyrus Poncha, Ashraf Karagui, and David Palmer served as his mentors.
- In an interview, talking about the challenges faced by him in the beginning of his journey and moving to a new place at a young age, he said,
My biggest challenge was to move to Chennai when I was just 13 years old. But I had in my mind that I will be training in the best squash academy in India and that was a big motivation for me. I faced culture, language, and food problems when I moved here but slowly got the hang of things. There was a desire to do well in the sport and make my parents proud as I come from a middle-class and very simple family and a small town and moving to a big city was a challenge for me but my love for the sports kept me going and keeps me going till now.”
- Harinder Pal Sandhu became a Professional Squash Association (PSA) member in 2005 and became a professional in the same year.
- At the Indian Challenger Series in 2009, Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu won his first two PSA titles.
- After finishing third three times, he finally won his first championship title at the Indian Nationals of Squash in 2014, defeating Saurav Ghosal.
- In 2016, he reached the semifinals of the men’s division in the 2016 Asian Team Championships.
- In 2017, Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu was named the Professional Squash Association (PSA) Player of the Month for July.
- In 2018, he reached his career high when he attained a global ranking of No. 47, and in the same year, Harinder Pal Sandhu moved to England to train under legendary coach Malcolm Willstrop. Squash Info
- In January 2019, Harinder returned to India and participated in the CCI International Squash Open in Mumbai, where he injured his back and could not play for some time. During this time, he was at the Abhinav Bindra Targeting Performance Centre, Mohali, for the first three months and then did strength conditioning extensively at the Primal Patterns, a physiotherapy centre in Chennai. Talking about his injury, the recovery period, and making a comeback, in an interview, he said,
I couldn’t bend to touch my knees, and also found it extremely difficult to remove my shirt.I had severe nerve impingements. That was sorted by Dr. Digbal Ranawat and Rohit [Kalyan] at Mohali. They worked very hard in getting me pain-free first, and then getting my posture right. After that I came back to Chennai in April. Since then I have been working at Primal Patterns and they have made me match-fit. Even now, I am a bit scared to play. The pain was so severe [then]. I was training really hard and I was hoping that this season would be the best I’ve ever had. I was hoping to reach the top 30.
In October 2019, he made his comeback at the HCL-SRFI Indian Tour.
- In March 2020, he achieved a global ranking of 115. In 2023, he won a gold medal at the 2023 Asian Games along with Dipika Pallikal.