Peter Freer spent a great day playing gateball with Gateball Argentina. Walter Maeto met Peter at the World Champs in Sao Paulo, and asked Peter to come to their regular Sunday event, just outside Buenos Aires.
Lots of players, and we started with 10 minutes of warm-up calisthenics. The 20 odd teams were split into Over 75 and Under 75, which gives you an idea of the age ranges – but all players were skilful, even if all of us had some bad shots. Eight courts, on fairly long grass. Each team played 8 games, and refereed another 3-4 so a long day. Huge shared meal half way through, and lots of bonhomie!
Several players were sporting kangaroo pins and Canberra Gateball badges, which we’d presented to officials for our World Champ games in Brazil. A really good day!