Some more photographs from Arthur Clark this week, they again show tournaments based around Essex. A good smattering of players who were or went on to become England internationals and several who are still playing today.
I especially wanted to include a photo of Chris Sladden as I remember him, when he was a little older; at the first Grand Prix I was involved in nearly 20 years ago now. Chris was really kind and helpful to me as chaos, almost, reigned, when the duty manager at the sports centre had overslept and so with an enormous queue of cars and not being able to get into the venue it took a while to get everyone booked in before the normal calm of the tournament was re-established.
In the article two weeks ago, on June 12, there were a couple of players whose identity was not known, taken at the Commonwealth Championships in 1985 on the Isle of Man. The players have now been named as John Broe of Scotland with his famous backhand, married to England’s Alison Gordon. The second photo is of the Canadian, Horatio Pintea, who played for Ormesby in the National/British League. Thanks to those who helped with the names.
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