Former Chairman of WSRA passes away
It is with great sadness that we hear that Jean Reynolds
passed away last Sunday August 16th 2009.
Jean was first diagnosed with cancer some 26 years ago and
she has been an example to us all in the way that she has
fought the disease with such unbelievable courage and
In her early years Jean was an accomplished Tennis player
reaching the final of the doubles at Junior Wimbledon,
playing in the Wimbledon qualifying competition for several
years and representing Warwickshire for 20 years.
She took up Squash in her twenties and soon represented
Scotland in the European Championships. Perhaps her greater
contribution to the Sport was in her role as an
administrator, first joining the WSRA Board when she helped
GB stage the first ever World Championship for women with
the team event being played at her own club Edgbaston
She was later to take over as Chairman of WSRA and was
involved in the amalgamation of the WSRA and SRA. She was
also elected to serve on the Board of the European Squash
When she was diagnosed with cancer it was typical of Jean
that she decided to take up a new sport, namely golf. Once
again she reached great heights representing England at
Senior Level and also took on the demanding role of Ladies
captain at Edgbaston Golf Club.
Jean enjoyed life to the full and was blessed with a great
sense of humour. Throughout these past 26 years she showed
amazing bravery and courage, She will be sorely missed by so
many from so many walks of life, not least by her husband
Peter and sons Alexander and Edward.
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