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BSF WINTER TENNIS LEAGUE
There have been no reports since 12/10/16 due to the hospitalisation and
subsequent death of Colin Sharples.
Colin founded the
Winter League twenty three years ago – initially with eight teams playing in one
division on a Sunday afternoon.
Thanks to his commitment and enthusiasm, the popularity of the league grew over the
leading to forty five teams taking part in the 2016/17 season.
time, Colin’s enjoyment of the league never wavered. He would spend the Friday evenings
and Sundays travelling between venues to watch matches. His understanding of the game
made him an astute observer and his natural geniality, rapport and interest in people
allowed him to get to know a large number of players involved. Armed with all this
information Colin produced his famous wonderfully descriptive, humorous, tongue in
cheek reports. He was able to find positives in the technique of all involved regardless
of the level played at, but sometimes a spectacularly poor shot was too good an
opportunity not to comment upon.
His reports were a
reflection of his genuine love of tennis and his delight in watching players he had come
All who knew Colin
had enormous respect and affection for him. He was quite simply the heart and soul of
the Winter League.
12th February 1938 - 24th November 2016