The Knight of the North Shore Squash Club
The Dark Knight Rises is a tale of inspiration, hope, motivation and faith; a script which befits the North Shore Squash Club’s own Knight - NZ’s No.2 and World No. 48 Martin Knight.
Martin joined the North Shore Squash Club in 2006 and has not only become the club’s foremost player, but a staunch advocate of its virtues. “The North Shore Squash Club definitely spreads development through all levels. Club sponsored coaching is offered to juniors, new members and club representative teams. The club gets right in behind fund raising activities to lessen the burden of travel costs for its National and Regional representatives.”
Not only has the Shore been good for Martin, so too has he been good for the club itself. Martin became, in 2011, the first male from the Shore club to win the national championship since 1970. He followed that with another runner-up finish in the 2012 nationals in New Plymouth. He also won the title back again this year.
A national representative since competing in the world championships in Pakistan in 2005, Knight has been to two Commonwealth Games; Melbourne in 2006 and Delhi in 2010, and with Waikato’s Joelle King he won a silver medal in the mixed doubles in 2010. And, of course, in an experience he will always relish, he was in the first Shore team to win the coveted Cousins Shield in 2007.
Martin is a familiar sight on the courts at the North Shore Club and thinks nothing of giving of his time to run drills for club members of any standing. “There is an amazing talent pool coming out of the club at present, and I’m only too happy to provide the mentoring I cherished in my early squash days,” beams the inspirational Knight.
All squash players or new entrants who wish to experience the virtues of the North Shore Squash Club need only contact Marjorie or Deborah
on 489 4760, email email@example.com or visit www.northshoresquash.co.nz.