Tyne and Wear HER(16844): Gosforth, Moor Court Squash Court - Details
Gosforth, Moor Court Squash Court
Racket Sports Site
Moor Court flats were built in 1938 to Art Deco designs by Clarance Soloman of Jesmond. The flats had an adjoining block of twelve garages ('motor houses') with a squash court above. Squash derived from the game of rackets. It became popular in the 1930s when courts were commonly built at hotels. Gosforth Squash Club was founded in 1953.
Lynn Pearson, 2010, Played in Tyne and Wear - Charting the heritage of people at play, p 33