Squash at Maritzburg College
This relatively young sport was started at Maritzburg College in 1974 with two courts. Squash became official in 1976 with J Dancaster as the first Captain and school Champion. Mr CJ Esprey coached the team for seven years followed by Mr R van Heerden. Two more courts were added in 1983.
Squash is a popular, social sport that combines speed, skill and mental strength. The values one attains from squash can be translated into any avenue - whether it is another sport or simply the timeless attribute of commitment. The calibre of squash being played at College at the moment is very encouraging for the future.
Mr A Dippenaar – We are very fortunate to have the services of Andre. He is a qualified Level 1 coach and is extremely dedicated to coaching our players.
2017 SQUASH CAPTAIN
Our Top 6 Boys attend the St Andrews Squash Festival in Bloemfontein each year in February. This year (2017) we posted our best results since we first started attending this tournament. College only lost against St Andrews College who is one of the top Squash schools in the country. We posted the following results:
- Vs Grey College 4-2
- Vs St Johns 4-2
- Vs St Andrews 2-4
- Vs St Dunstans 6-0
- Vs Kingswood 6-0
2016 SCHOOL CHAMPIONS
Open – Kiashen Brimiah
U/16 - Eli Meyer
U/14 -Matthew Darch
KZN PROVINCIAL SELECTIONS IN 2016
U/19: Kiashen Brimiah (ranked no. 1) and Jason Cooper (ranked no. 5)
U/16: Eli Meyer (ranked no. 1) and SayugMoodley (ranked no. 6)
U/14: Matthew Darch (ranked no. 3) and Campbell White (ranked no. 5)
Due to a generous sponsorship from North Star, we were able to send our Top 6 Stayers to participate at the Wynberg Boys High Festival in Cape Town in October 2016. Our boys had a clean sweep by winning all 5 their matches!
Our victorious 2016 Stayers Team before flying off to Cape Town:
Matthew Darch (Form 2), Jason Cooper (Form 5), Eli Meyer (Form 4), Cade White (Form 4) Chad von Benecke (Form 4) and Captain Kiashen Brimiah (Form 5)
MASTER IN CHARGE
Mrs Cora Tedder