Farewell Roger Crosby

16 Mar 2021

Farewell Roger Crosby
Farewell Roger Crosby

The T&RA is deeply saddened to hear that Rackets legend, Roger Crosby, passed away on Saturday 13th March.

Martin and his sister, Eleanor, visited their father, Roger, on Saturday afternoon in Bristol. Martin has said that his father was comfortable and peaceful.

Numerous tributes have already been received from across the Rackets spectrum, inspiring generations of youngsters including Old Harrovian, John Prenn who said that Roger was a legend and the sole reason I continued playing after the age of 16 at Harrow.

Howard Angus and brother, Ian, also used to practice at Harrow and Howard noted that their memories of Roger, and his father Fred, go back more than 60 years, and one of the special ones is Ian having seen Roger go all the way from the bottom of the steps outside the Harrow Court, all the way to the very top, on his motor-bike! What a legendary family within Rackets.

Charles Swallow added that Roger generated huge enthusiasm amongst generations of Harrovians in the Rackets court for over 40 years! A devoted family man, Roger’s legacy both to Harrow Rackets and the corps of Rackets professionals will always be remembered with great affection.

The T&RA's thoughts are with Martin and Eleanor at this sad time. We have lost a legend and a gentleman.

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