Remembering Betty

One of the founding members of Fishbourne Tennis Cub has died, aged 94. Betty Stevens made an important contribution to the birth of the club in 1984 and was a regular player into her 80s. Betty celebrated her 80th birthday with a party at the club in 2006, as shown in the photograph. The club has sent ts condolences to Betty’s family.

Honorary member Ron Gawen writes:

Betty was a member right from the start of the tennis club, and was on the committee in the early days. She was a very important committee member of the Fishbourne Playing Fields Association and arranged a meeting with the farmer Mr May. Betty talked him into releasing the land adjoining Blackboy Lane, so the club could purchase the field…and the tennis club was  born.