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Farewell Anthony Wilson 12 June 1948 to 12 May 2020

May 13, 2020

It is with great sadness that the T&RA announces the passing of Anthony Wilson, a special friend to many in our games. Anthony will be sorely missed by the T&RA and his many associates at the Queen's Club.

Anthony took up the game at an early age as his father Peter was a keen player, continuing to participate until recently when his illness finally made him hang up his racquet.

A cunning player with a great eye for the ball, Anthony was a delight to play with, always courteous to his partners no matter how badly they played. A frequent competitor with his son Chris in Fathers and Sons tournaments and club events, in later years Anthony would solidly protect the first gallery leaving Chris to energetically cover the rest of the court.

A long career in banking included 16 years in North America during which Anthony made many good friendships amongst the Court Tennis community – connections that underpinned very successful Pigeons international tours to the USA in 1998, 2005 and 2010, each two weeks long, where every effort was made by the hosts to entertain the Pigeons with lavish social functions in New York (a very rare dinner in the library of the R&T Club), Tuxedo, Philadelphia and elsewhere, as well as a tour to Australia. Over the years Anthony accumulated a vast number of shirts and ties, from every club in the world where he had played.

Our heartfelt condolences to his wife, Sarah, and his family, Chris and Caroline.

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