Treesa Jolly is a badminton player who is starting to make waves in the sport and is already a path-breaker of sort for others her hometown, Kannur district in Kerala. Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand progressed to the semifinals of the All England Championships by registering a shocking win over Korean second seeds Lee Sohee and Shin Seungchan.
Hailing from Cherupuzha in Kannur district, Treesa’s rise to the top has been steady. She attended her first major competition at the age of 7; the U-10 state championship representing Kannur. Later, she turned up for Kerala at the U-13 national championship. Now, she and Gayathri find themselves in the All England semifinals, becoming the first Indian pair to do so
Treesa has been training at the Pullela Gopichand Academy and is also part of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (development group), which underlines her potential. The year 2019 was a breakout year of sorts for her as she won multiple titles. Most notably, she won bronze in the women’s doubles at the U-19 International Junior Grand Pix held in Pune and also finished third in women’s U-19 doubles at the Yonex German Junior Cup. She also won a series of national titles with the majority of them coming in doubles.
Her father Jolly was working as a physical education teacher at the St Joseph’s Higher Secondary School and used to take volleyball classes at their residence. Treesa’s mother, Daisy Joseph is a teacher at St Joseph’s Higher Secondary School.
Born : 27 May 2003 (age 18)
Home Town : Cherupuzha, Kerala, India
Women’s & mixed doubles
Highest ranking 56 (WD with Gayathri Gopichand 1 February 2022)
138 (XD with Arjun M.R. 1 February 2022)
Current ranking 56 (WD with Gayathri Gopichand)
138 (XD with Arjun M.R.) (1 February 2022)