Mark has been a long time supporter of The Seniors' Lawn Tennis Club of GB and regularly attends our social events and AGM dinners. Mark remains passionate about supporting and building the sport of tennis that he so loves. We are honoured that Mark has agreed to lend his credibility and support to the furtherment of Seniors tennis in the UK and overseas through our club.
Mark had an outstanding tennis career with some notable highlights. He goes down in history as the first amateur to beat a professional. He reached a career high of world No. 13 and has a marvellous record at 'the slams' and of course being part of the team that took us to the 1978 Davis Cup world group final against the USA.
Mark has recorded wins over many of the greatest players, such as Laver, Rosewall, Ashe, Gonzalez, Orantes , only just losing out to Borg at the WCT in 1974.
Still playing competitively, Mark represents GB internationally and recently recorded a straights sets win over Roger Taylor to take the British Open Seniors Clay Court M75 singles title in Bournemouth.
Welcome Mark as our club Patron.