John Edward BARRETT

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1931-04-17
Education UCS Hampstead, St John's Coll Cambridge (MA)
Publications N/A
Recreations music, theatre, reading
Clubs All England Lawn Tennis (memb 1955-, memb Ctee 1989-2004, vice-pres 2004), Queen's, International Lawn Tennis Club of GB (memb 1953-, memb Ctee 1957-, chm 1983-94, pres 2004-08, vice-pres 2008-)
Style John Barrett, Esq, MBE
Career former tennis player, tennis promoter and sports conslt; currently journalist, broadcaster and author; Nat Serv RAF 1950-52; Dunlop Slazenger International Ltd (formerly Slazengers Ltd): mgmnt trainee 1957-59, asst home sales mangr 1959-65, asst mangr Tournament Dept 1965-74, mangr Tournament Dept 1974-75, tournament dir 1975, dir 1978-81, conslt 1981-94; tennis player: Middx jr doubles champion 1947 and 1948, nat schs singles and doubles champion 1949, rep Cambridge Univ v Oxford Univ 1952-54 (capt 1954), rep Oxford and Cambridge Univs v Harvard and Yale Univs (Prentice Cup) 1952 and 1954, RAF champion 1950 and 1951, nat indoor doubles champion (with D Black) 1953, competed at Wimbledon 1950-70, GB rep Davis Cup 1956-57 (non-playing capt 1959-62), ranked nationally 1952-70 (highest position 5); tennis admin: dir LTA Training Squad (Barrett Boys) 1965-68, qualified LTA coach 1969 (memb Trg Ctee), fndr and dir BP Int Tennis Fellowship 1968-80, fndr BP Cup (int under 21 team event) 1973-80, fndr and organiser Pepsi-Cola Jr Int Series 1975-79, fndr bd memb Assoc of Tennis Professionals 1972-73; tennis commentator: BBC TV 1971-2006, Channel 9 Aust 1981-86, Channel 10 Aust 1987, Channel 7 Aust 1988-2008, various cable networks USA 1977-95, Hong Kong Championships for ATV and TVB 1981-97, Canadian Open for CTV 1989-97; lawn tennis corr Financial Times 1963-2007 (crossword contrib 1986-), editorial conslt and contrib LTA's magazine Serve and Volley (renamed ACE 1996) 1988-97
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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