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Farewell Paul Wheeler

Mar 12, 2020


It with sadness that I inform you that Paul Wheeler, a past President and Honorary Life Member of the RMTC, passed away on Friday 6 March 2020.

Paul became a member of the RMTC in 1971 during the final phase of the Club at Exhibition St, and in 1975 he served on the first Committee after the Club moved to Richmond.

Paul was intimately engaged in Real Tennis and the Club and contributing to both were distinctive features of Paul’s membership over nearly five decades.

In 1978, Paul was a member of the touring side from RMTC that played on all the courts around the world – a real tennis odyssey.

Paul was the RMTC President from 1982 to 1985 and he was also Chairman of ARTA – the Australian Real Tennis Association - from 1998 to 2005.

Over the decades Paul was a multiple winner of many major tournaments, including Masters World Championships in different age divisions.

We will remember Paul as a fine tennis player and an outstanding contributor to tennis at RMTC, in Australia and the world. But much more so for many of us at RMTC and across the real tennis world, we will remember Paul as a fine person who was considerate of others and a good friend.

The members of RMTC extend their heartfelt condolences to the Wheeler family.

Details on a remembrance event will be published when they become available to the Club.

Greg Cornish

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