It is with great sadness that Bristol Real Tennis Club(BRTC) learns that John passed away on 9th September 2018.

John was initially responsible for forming THE BRISTOL & BATH TENNIS CLUB(B&BTC) following a meeting at his home with a few other enthusiasts in 1985 and there was a wandering Tennis Club.

Having established an interest amongst a number of like minded folk, the decision was taken to establish a home court, whereupon John handed over the Chairmanship to John Bretten to drive the project to the court on which we play today opened in 1998.

Apart from tennis, John owned an extensive wine cellar and such was his knowledge that he enjoyed sharing this with his friends.

Our sympathies are extended to his wife Bee and family.

Peter Probyn President

c.c. T&RA