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Mary Howlett - Winner of the Oxforshire Sports Unsung Hero Award 2019

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Mary Howlett, our Welfare Officer, has won the Unsung Hero award in the 2019 Oxfordshire Sports Awards. The award was presented at the Mini Plant in Oxford on 15th November.  Mary was one of the founders of Chinnor Tennis Club in 1971. She has acted continuously since that time in a variety of volunteer roles: chair, secretary, treasurer, team captain and coach. She is still active, in her 80s, as Welfare Officer, Club Management Committee member and liaison with other clubs about tennis matches. Through Mary's efforts over 48 years, people of the Parish of Chinnor and beyond have had the opportunity to play tennis and keep fit. She trained two generations of children to play tennis, some of whom went on to compete at county level and  she only gave up coaching in her late 70s. Congratulations Mary and thank you from club members past and present.