tennis

David Morris 22 May 1920 - 29 April 2015

May 01, 2015

Oxford University Tennis Club is saddened to announce that the oldest active Real Tennis player, David Morris, has laid his last chase. David died on 29th April, a month short of his 95th birthday. He took up Real Tennis in 1977 and continued to play in a regular Saturday morning doubles until only a few weeks before his death. Rules had, it is true, to be rewritten to accommodate his age, but his serve remained tricky to the last game, and his determination to win was undiminished. As much as he enjoyed the game, the post-match putting of the world to rights was also a highlight, and the accompanying photo shows him in characteristic form!