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Knights vs Wimbledon and Real Tennis in Hampton Court

Our 6th consecutive match and last fixture before our first rest day was against Wimbledon Racquets and Fitness Club. We were to start this fixture early in the afternoon at 2pm. Some very stiff and sore bodies took to the cold courts against tough opponents. We lost the fixture 3-2 with Kyle and Charl winning their matches at 3 and 5 but Wimbledon being too strong for us on the day. It was great to finish earlier which meant we could sneak in some sleep before checking out what Clapham's nightlife was like ahead of our rest day.

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Posted by : Kyle Maree at 10:15:AM on Monday 8 December 2014
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Knights v Colets

Our next fixture of the tour was against Colets Health Club in Thames Ditton, Surrey. We left just before 6pm for the game at 7, taking the tube from Oxford Circus to Waterloo station. After arriving at Waterloo, we discovered that the overland train to Thames Ditton had left 5 minutes before we got there and the next one only left 25 minutes later which would make us late for the game.

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Posted by : Kyle Maree at 11:31:AM on Saturday 6 December 2014
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Knights vs Coolhurst

After what turned out to be a rather eventful evening in Roehampton, the Knights took plenty of time on Thursday to recover and get ready for what again turned out to be a gruelling fixture at Coolhurst, although we won 4-1, each match was closely contended and the guys managed to play the big points really well, hat-trick of wins!!!

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Posted by : Kyle Maree at 10:54:AM on Saturday 6 December 2014
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The adventures of Duane and Schalla

After a relatively early night on Tuesday, the team awoke refreshed and ready for Wednesday's match against Roehampton. We cooked up a hearty breakfast of bacon and scrambled egg, our go-to meal, before heading out to do some sight-seeing. We caught the bus to Westminster and walked down to the River Thames after we'd taken enough photographs of the sights of Big Ben, the London Eye and the buildings along the river.

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Posted by : Kyle Maree at 15:51:PM on Thursday 4 December 2014
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Knights v Oxford & Cambridge Club / Escorts

After an eventful night that saw one of our team members spend half his savings for the tour, the boys had to pull out all the tricks to be ready for a tough clash at the wonderful Oxford and Cambridge Club in Pall Mall road. Many hours spent laughing and recalling what memories remained from the evening past seemed to be the best remedy.

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Posted by : Kyle Maree at 14:50:PM on Thursday 4 December 2014
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Knights v Jesters at RAC

Our first fixture of the tour was the highly anticipated match against The Jesters at the historic Royal Automobile Club at 89 Pall Mall Street, London. After a slow start to the day, we cooked up a hearty English breakfast of scrambled egg and pork sausage to give us some energy for the day ahead. We went out and explored the area, walking down Regent Street and wandering into the shops before returning home to get ourselves prepared for the evening's matches.

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Posted by : Kyle Maree at 11:48:AM on Wednesday 3 December 2014
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The 27th Knights Tour begins

It's the 1st of December and the 27th Tour SA Knights are safe and sound in the UK. We're staying in a spacious 3 bedroom apartment in central London, 14 St Vincent Street, Marylebone, W1U 4DD to be exact. We departed from O.R. Tambo International on Saturday evening

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Posted by : Kyle Maree at 5:09:AM on Monday 1 December 2014
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Message from the President

To most of you who have had connections with the Knights Squash Rackets Club and its regular tours to Britain, the name Albert van Oppens would not mean very much. But without the kind intervention of this gentleman in 1961, when Kendal Jarvis was making the tour arrangements with the late Dick Hawkey, the tour may never have got off the ground.

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Posted by : Chris Richards at 18:37:PM on Tuesday 4 November 2014
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26th Knights' Tour Review

The 26th Knights Squash Team met for the first time at the farewell fixture against the ex-knights at John and Tracy Davenport 's house. The team consisted of: Esjee Robinson- a 25 year old MSc student at North-West University, Mick Gouweloos – a 22 year old from Pietermaritzburg about to start his career in education, Francois Cloete – a 22 year old student at North-West University, studying Tourism, Nell van der Merwe – an 18 year old about to start studying Quantity Surveying at the University of Pretoria, and myself, Craig Stephens – a 20 year old student at the University of Pretoria, studying Physics and Education.

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Posted by : Craig Stephens at 18:47:PM on Wednesday 3 April 2013
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Knights v Edgbaston Priory

Knights Lost 1-4

KnightsvEdgbaston
Craig Stephens 0-3
3-11 2-11 6-11
Chris Tasker-Grindley
Nell Vd Merwe 3-1
9-11 11-9 11-7 11-5
Ashley Harris
Mick Gouweloos 1-3
11-9 5-11 7-11 6-11
Lee James
Esjee Robinson 0-3
5-11 4-11 8-11
Mike Harris
Francois Cloete 1-3
7-11 11-5 4-11 8-11
Ben Mandrell
Posted by : Craig Stephens at 8:36:AM on Monday 14 January 2013
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