Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954), Tue 6 Jan 1953, Page 4 - LINTON CUP TENNIS You have corrected this article This article has been corrected by You and other Voluntroves This article has been corrected by Voluntroves
He started playing tennis at 13 1/2 years old. By 17 he was one of the top junior players in Australia having won many of the state junior titles and he played no.1 Linton Cup for Victoria. Players he mixed with included, Merv Rose, George Worthington, Don Tregonning, Brian Tobin, Clive Wilderspin.
Represented New South Wales in Junior Linton Cup tennis, being the first country junior to ever do so. Represented Victoria in Interstate matches 1950 – 1955. Won many major Country Championships in Singles, Doubles and Mixed.
played Linton Cup and the Australian Championships. won the Vic hardcourt junior singles title. was a ranked world veterans player and periodically traveled in Europe playing veterans events. was awarded a University Blue for Tennis (Melbourne Uni, where he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce). Coaching Career
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Ian Eric "Occ" Occleshaw was a professional tennis player and coach. He was a member of the Linton Cup team in 1947, managed Linton Cup and Wilson Cup teams on several occasions, coached Peter McNamara and Alan Stone and is one of the founders of Tennis Coaches Australia Victoria. He worked on the Tennis Australia Development Board, was president, secretary and member of the board of TCAV. Occleshaw died on 29 March 2015. Ian Eric Occleshaw Born22 February 1928 Murrumbeena Died29 March 2015 Nati
Bill played Linton Cup tennis and was ranked No 4 in the state. His wife Yvonne, a Wilson Cup player, was No 1 in women's tennis and captain of the state women's golf team. Their children are Joanna and David P Robins, G Adams March 2019
The Championships, Wimbledon, were founded by the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in 1877 to raise money for the club. The first Championships were contested by 22 men and the winner received a Silver Gilt Cup proclaiming the winner to be "The All England Lawn Tennis Club Single Handed Champion of the World".
Playing history: 1980 to 1988: State junior tennis competitor; 1986: Pizzey Cup Team Championship; 1986 - current: Pennant/Premier League/State League (Broadview since 1991) 1987-88: 18 and under Linton Cup team; 1988-92: Tour professional competing in ITF/ATP tour tournaments, reaching a ranking of 669 in 1991
Summary It's Waltzing Matilda time, as for the first time ever Australians sit atop both the men's and women's rankings. Male Aussie dominance has been common since the 1950s. Rod Laver continues the tradition by sweeping all 4 majors for the Grand Slam. Shy Margaret Smith isn't far behind...