World Squash Day

On 12th October 2019, Manor Park Squash & Racketball section celebrated World Squash Day.  Squash started in 1883 at Harrow School after a game of Rackets with a punctured ball.  The noise of the ball against the wall gave it its name.  The first purpose built court was built by Vernon Harcourt in Oxford in 1883 with the first British Open was held for men and women at Queen’s Club in London in 1922.

We were very pleased to see some younger players come and try out squash as well as a few adults.  It was good to see all ages getting onto the court with fun games and activities.

Many thanks to Peter Slater-Jones, one of our top junior players, for helping out on the day and assisting our coach James Robinson.  If you would like more information on squash email

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