Different team activities and provision of training in various indoor games like Chess, Carrom, table-tennis, etc provides ample chance to the students to enjoy the intricacies of games.
Chess – Chess has been played and enjoyed by people around the world for two thousand years. Chess is an exercise of infinite possibilities for the mind, one which develops mental abilities used throughout life: Concentration, Critical thinking, Abstract reasoning, Problem solving, Pattern recognition, Strategic planning, Creativity, Analysis, Synthesis and evaluation to name a few. Chess can be used very effectively as a tool to teach problem solving and abstract reasoning. Learning how to solve a problem is more important than learning the solution to any particular problem. Through chess, we learn how to analyze a situation by focusing on important factors and by eliminating distractions.
Students learn to devise creative
solutions and put a plan into action by playing Chess. Chess works because it
is self-motivating. The game has fascinated humans for almost 2000 years, and
the goals of attack and defense, culminating in checkmate, inspire us to dig
deep into our mental reserves.
Everyone can play this game for it only needs mental power. It requires no physical fitness. SHS provides good facilities to play Chess.
Table –tennis :- The sport originated in Victorian England, where it was played among the upper-class as an after-dinner parlor game. It had several different names, including ‘whiff-wharf’, and it has been suggested that makeshift versions of the game were developed by British military officers in India or South Africa, who brought it back with them. A row of books was stood up along the center of the table as a net, two more books served as rackets and were used to continuously hit a golf-ball. The modern version of the racket by fixing a sheet of pimpled, or stippled, rubber to the wooden blade. The four table tennis tables in the T.T. Court gives ample chance to the players to juggle the T.T ball and learn the intricacies of the game.
Carrom :- The game of carrom is believed to have originated from the Indian subcontinent. Although no concrete evidence is available, it is believed that carrom was invented by the Indian Maharajas. The International Carrom Federation (ICF) was formed in the year 1988 in the city of Chennai, India. The formal rules for the Indian version of the game were published in 1988. In the same year the ICF officially codified the rules. The game has been very popular throughout South Asia, mainly in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. The most expensive boards are made to a high standard with high quality wood and decorations though cheaper boards are available.
The objective of play is to use a striker disk with a flick of the finger to make contact with and move lighter object disks called carrom men, which are thus propelled into one of four corner pockets. The aim of the game is to pot (or pocket) one’s nine carrom men and the Queen before your opponent.
This indoor game is very interestingly played among the students of our school.
Badminton :- Badminton is a popular game in SHS among students and staff.
Academy has a wooden floor Badminton Court on which selected students gets training under the supervision of a professional coach. College is also planning to develop more courts and infrastructure facilities, so that more students can participate in this game with more enthusiasm and zeal.
At high levels of play, the coaching for sport includes excellent fitness. Players get training for aerobic stamina, agility, strength, speed and precision. Badminton is also a technical sport in which college is providing focused training for good motor coordination and the development of sophisticated racquet movements.