Dipika Pallikal

Dipika Pallikal

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Dipika Pallikal Profile

  • Name:
  • Dipika Pallikal
  • Born:
  • September 21, 1991
  • Father:
  • Sanjeev Pallikal
  • Mother:
  • Susan Pallikal
  • Education:
  • Graduation from Ethiraj College, Chennai

  • Awards:
  • Arjuna Award from Government of India

  • Achievements:
  • International Matches She Has Won


    Winner WISPA - Nepal open - Kathmandu

    Bronze Medalist - Asian Games - Team Event - Ghanzou (China)

    Gold Medalist - Asian Juniors - Srilanka July 2010

    Bronze Medalist - World Juniors - Cologne

    Silver Medalist - WISPA - Kuwait

    Gold Medalist - WISPA - Calcutta

    Bronze Medalist - Asian Seniors - Chennai

    Gold Medalist - Women's Doubles - Manchester

    Gold Medalist - Mixed Doubles - Chennai

    Girls Under 13 German Junior Squash Open, May 2003, Stuttgart

    Girls Under 13 Belgium Junior Open November 2003 Herentals.

    Girls Under 13 Scottish Junior Open, December 2004 Edinburg.

    Girls Under 13 Australian Open, April 2004 Melbourne

    Girls Under 13 German Junior Open, May 2004 Stuttgart

    Girls Under 13 Dutch Junior Open, July 2004, Amsterdam.

    Girls Under 15 French Junior Open, February 2005 Marseilles.

    Girls Under 15 Australian Junior Open –1, April 2005 Adelaide

    Girls Under 15 Australian Junior Open – 2 April 2005 Adelaide

    Girls Under 15 Dutch Junior Open, July 2005, Amsterdam.

    Girls Under 15 German Junior Open, May 2006 Stuttgart.

    Girls Under 15 Asian Junior Individual Squash Championship, June 2006 Singapore.

    Girls Under 15 Pioneer Junior Open, July 2006 Cologne.

    Girls Under 15 Dutch Junior Open, July 2006 Amsterdam.

    Individual - won Silver Medal at SAG games held at Colombo, August 2006

    Team event won Gold Medal at SAG games held at Colombo, August 2006

    Girls Under 17 Nordic Junior Open, September 2007 Malmo, Sweden.

    Girls Under 17 British Junior Open, January 2007, Sheffield, United Kingdom.

    Bronze Medalist - World Juniors, August 2009

Dipika Pallikal Biography

Dipika Pallikal is an Indian sportswoman who practices the game of squash. She is hailed to be the first ever Indian women to break into the top 20 WSA rankings. The best ranking in her career is 10 as of December 2012.


Dipika Pallikal was born on 21st September 1991 in Chennai in Tamil Nadu. Her full name is Dipika Rebecca Pallikkal. She was born in a Syrian Christian family of Kerala. His father’s name is Sanjeev Pallikal and her mother’s name is Susan Pallikal. Her father runs his own business Reach Management Consultancy and her mother was a cricketer in her younger days.


She completed her schooling from Good Shepherd School and Lady Andal School and then got her graduation from Ethiraj College at Chennai. She has two sisters, Divya and Dia. She started playing her first international tournament held at London when she was in her sixth standard.


She got her first WISPA title by winning the Orange County Open in Irvine when she was 20 years old. She also became the first Indian woman to reach the quarterfinals of the World Squash Open.


She got the membership of the India Cements Squash Academy in 2002 and became the National Champion at her age of 11. She is coached by Cyrus Poncha, Sarah Fitz Gerald and Major S. Maniam. She has won the German Open, Dutch Open, French Open, Scottish Open and Australian Open.


She is considered to be an important person in the Indian squash team and she ended up in the fifth place in the 2012 Women’s World Team Squash Championships. She received Arjuna Award for her excellence in sports.


She has also learned dancing and is appearing in some commercials. She also got some offers to act in movies but she refused those offers. Her good looks and smiling face have made her one of the most glamorous players of India.


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Updated: December 23, 2012

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