Farewell to Freddie Such
Freddie was born in what was Tanganyika, went to Taunton School and read Law at Oxford University where he met his wife Elizabeth. His first sport was hockey at which he proved an accomplished centre-half for the Mid-Surrey club and then St George’s in Newcastle.
He enjoyed a long career as a Civil Law barrister and in later years used his experience to become an Asylum Judge in London. In the early 1980s he was invited by a friend to take up Real Tennis at Jesmond Dene. After some cajoling (he was perhaps daunted initially by the thought of learning a new game ) he took to it enthusiastically. Within a few years he became a familiar figure at tournaments not just in Britain but also in France and Australia.
He was honoured to become Chairman of Jesmond Dene in the 1990s and as a popular and respected leader he steered the club through its negotiations for the taking over of the lease of the court building.
His funeral will be at 1pm on June 21st at St John’s Chapel Oxford Crematorium Bayswater Rd Headington Oxford OX3 9RZ
Our condolences go to Elizabeth, Rupert and Sarah. He will be missed by them and his many friends.
Pictured is Freddie on the right, James Wilson on the left and Freddie’s wife Elizabeth centre. Elizabeth is presenting them with a H’cap doubles trophy in 1997.