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Dennis Mott Retirement

03 Feb 2015

54 years making Tennis and Rackets racquets


After a remarkable 54 years service making rackets with Grays of Cambridge, Dennis Mott is retiring on 27th March.

Dennis joined the firm back in 1960 when it was based in the middle of Cambridge and churning out thousands of hand-crafted wooden lawn tennis, squash, badminton racquets and hockey sticks as well as Rackets and Real Tennis. Dennis developed an expertise in gripping and taping rackets frames and  has been cycling into work ever since.

In 1986, as a result of the market switch to graphite, the company took the decision to continue producing wooden real  tennis and rackets frames at its former sawmill in Coton just outside Cambridge. Dennis and 5 other craftsmen agreed to stay with the firm and production continues to this day.

Operations Director Neil Gray said…

Dennis is a true craftsman with a perfect eye for detail. He has immense skill and dedication to his work as I cannot recall him taking more than a couple of days off in his incredible 54 year working career with Grays. His energy and enthusiasm are to be admired. We all would like to wish Dennis a well-deserved happy retirement.


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