June 2, 2001

If its any help this game was manufactured by my parents and grandparents in 
South Africa during the 1950's and the company was sold to Dunlop in about 
1954 when they returned to the UK. 

Games were supplied to the South African cricketers for keepinh fit on their 
boat journies to the UK to play in the test matches. I have a number of 
photos of that era showing Dudley Norse, among other playing and 
demonstrating Jokari. 

David Tilley 

June 2, 2001 Further to previous email have discovered newspaper cllippings re Betty Platz, Holder of South African Ladies Title 1936 and 1949. The company owned was called: Jokari Games (PTY) Ltd of 504 North Coast Road, Durban, South Africa. The game consisted of 15 points three or five games making a set. One of the players, the 'striker' decided by the toss of a coin, opens the game. Holding the ball he cries "YO" to indicate that the game is beginning, his opponent answers "KARI" to acknowledge that he is ready. Both players now being on guard, the striker bounces the ball and strikes it with his bat on the rebound. The ball to be "IN" must fall on the far side of the tape in zone 2 the second player can strike the ball as it returns either in the air or after the first bounce in zone 1. Each player continues to strike the ball until one of them makes a fault. The winner of the point becomes 'striker' The 'box' with the elastic attached is a fet feet infront of the two players, who stand side by side. A distance in front of them is a horizontal line. The area to the line is called zone one. The area after the line is called zone 2. The game can be played by one, two, three or four persons depending on the space available and the ability of the players. Messers J W Jagger & Co, of various locations in South Africa, were the main distributors. It was first manufactured in the UK at Brighton close to the Sussex County Cricket ground in 1951 at an address at Holland Road , Brighton. My grandfather, JG Tilley, introduced it into South Africa. I hope that this background is of interest. Regards David Tilley