Squash Tournament at Low Wood Bay

The game of squash originated in the UK around 1830 and came about after a few boys, who were waiting for their turn to play Rackets, knocked a ball around in a confined area adjoining the racquets court.

Squash-ball-300x200 In 1923 H.A.L. Rudd, writing in “Baily’s Magazine”, forecast that Rackets would lose many players to Squash with the arrival of the first English Amateur Championships. He was concerned at this prospect as he considered Rackets to be a “manlier” game; Squash afforded a good “sweat” but did not demand the same skill as Rackets, in his opinion. Rudd’s forecast proved to be only too correct as Squash grew rapidly and soon left its parent sport far behind in popularity. Continue reading

A Walk on the Wild Side (Part 2)

Work Every Muscle!

This is the second part of ‘A Walk on the Wild Side’ Read part 1 here.

We couldn’t walk through the woods without having a go on the Wild Boar gym trail, eight exercise stations designed to provide an all-body workout for residents or diners at the Grill and Smokehouse restaurant.  For less focused individual, the parallel bars, ladder walk, balance beam and other apparatus can provide some fun and a friendly challenge. Perfect for building up an appetite! Continue reading