Members of Woodbridge and Kesgrave Tennis Clubs came together for an afternoon of relaxed competition this Saturday in a tournament to commemorate former coach and tennis player Dick McDonald who passed away in 2016.
Players from both clubs joined members of Dick’s family to take part in the tournament, with new Woodbridge Town Mayor David Mortimer presenting prizes to the winners.
Dick was a popular coach at both clubs; training Woodbridge’s Deben Juniors and being made Head Coach at Kesgrave. In 2010, he was awarded the Suffolk Coastal Lifetime Achievement Award for services to tennis.
Dick’s widow, Jill McDonald, joined in with the commemorative tournament and commented, “Dick passed away in August 2016, but even when he was in hospital he was trying to get the nurses to take up tennis.”
Woodbridge Tennis Club Chairman Steve Lemon, said, “It was great to see so many people come along to remember Dick in such an enjoyable and social way.”