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9:02am Thursday 5th September 2013 in Sport
AN OCTOGENARIAN sportsman is leading the way in inspiring generations of Barry tennis talent.
Barry Tennis Club’s oldest active player - 84-year-old Malcolm Hunter – joined the club more than 50 years ago when all the courts were grass - since replaced by easier to maintain all-weather courts.
He said he remembered how the club benefited from having tennis stars doing national service at nearby RAF St Athan playing for the club.
Malcolm said: “The best advice for well-being is to be active, enjoy the social side of the game, and still play to win.”
The Paget Road, Barry Island-based club, which also has a dozen members in their 70s still actively playing, is now promoting well-being message, as it celebrates its own centenary celebrations.
Club chairman Harry Emery said: “Tennis appeals to all generations - we have a thriving junior section as well veterans still enjoying the game. Here’s to another 100 years of tennis at Barry Tennis Club.”
Malcolm, along with players of all ages, will be going down memory lane at a special celebration evening at the club at 7.30pm on Saturday, September 14, turn to page 35 for more details.