Facility in Southwark aims to seed the sport among the masses and organisers hope it is the first of many
Slapping a ball against a wall has entertained people for hundreds of years. As pelota, it’s big in France and Spain. Gaelic handball thrives in Ireland and in New York – where the top players are known for their trash-talking and gambling – thousands of courts have sprung up.
Now, its time may have come in the UK with the opening of the nation’s first community “wall ball” facility. Its organisers are hoping hundreds more will follow.