His­tory of Squash

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

Squash orig­i­nated from the an­cient game of ten­nis, also known as le Pauem (the palm of the hand). The use of stringed rack­ets dates from the 16th century. Squash is di­rectly de­scended from the English game of rac­quets. Rac­quets is played out­doors and in­volves hit­ting an un­squeez­able ball made of cloth against one or two walls.

Squash de­vel­oped out of rac­quets at Har­row School, Eng­land, around 1830. The ball was made out of rub­ber and stu­dents mod­i­fied their rack­ets to have a smaller reach in the cramped court con­di­tions.

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