SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

Sports

September 17, 2013

Myopia Polo Club celebrating its 125th season in style

(Continued)

“We’ve tried to do special things all season long,” said Myopia Club manager Nick Snow. “I’ve been coming here since I was born, really. I grew up playing.”

Snow, now a professional polo player himself, has traveled all over the world to play, but thoroughly enjoyed spending this summer back at his home club.

“I’ve played in Argentina, England as well as all over the United States,” said Snow, the highest rated homegrown player at Myopia. “Polo is primarily played in the summer in the Northeast, then I head down the coast to South Carolina for the fall.”

This is his first year as the club’s manager and spends most of his time scheduling the games, finding umpires and getting the clinics organized. Snow himself plays in some of the matches and/or officiates.

Like most clubs, Myopia Polo prides itself on introducing the sport to young players. The clinic that was held there last month was strictly geared towards attracting kids to the game of polo. Myopia also hosted a junior tournament for players of the intermediate skill level.

“Recently, my sons Hamilton and Barrett (ages 18 and 16) have been more active, and I’ve been their coach and support,” noted Coke. “They’ve shown great progress and have become competitive players. Polo is a multi-generational sport, so we have on occasion all played in the same tournaments, sometimes together on our team and sometimes against each other.”

The season officially wraps up later this month with the Ferrari Cup.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports

Sports Special
Sports podcasts
Northeast Sports
Comments Tracker
Facebook
Sports Special