Squash, which makes its debut appearance in the Island games in Shetland, was invented in Harrow school around 1830.
The pupils discovered that a punctured Rackets ball, which "squashed" on impact with the wall, produced a game with a greater variety of shots and required much more effort on the part of the players, who could not simply wait for the ball to bounce back to them as with Rackets.
The variant proved popular and in 1864 the first four Squash courts were constructed at the school and Squash was officially founded as a sport in its own right.
By the 1920s, squash was no longer an obscure pastime for schoolboys, having national championships and league play and standard rules. International play started in 1922 and then a dramatic rise in popularity came after the Second World War.
Indeed, Squash has grown incredibly in the last thirty years, and is now played in 130 countries, on some 47,000 courts.
These games sees the very first squash competition ever.
In Shetland, the competition comprises a team event, singles and doubles. The venue is in the Clickimin Leisure Complex in Lerwick. Three new squash courts opened in early February. The new courts have moveable internal walls and convert to two double courts.