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Geoffrey Lane Paish MBE (2 January 1922 – 3 February 2008) was a noted tennis player and administrator. Paish was born in Croydon, Surrey and educated at Mid-Whitgift School (now Trinity School) in Croydon.

Geoffrey Paish
Country (sports) United Kingdom
Born(1922-01-02)January 2, 1922
Croydon, London
DiedFebruary 3, 2008(2008-02-03) (aged 86)
Turned pro1968 (amateur tour from 1964)
Retired1976
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record173–116, (67.05%) [1]
Career titles16 [2]

CareerEdit

After World War II Paish worked at the Inland Revenue playing tennis only part-time. However he did manage to become a regular member of the GB Davis Cup team for which he played in 23 singles and 17 doubles matches. Between 1951 and 1955 Paish won five consecutive singles titles at the South of England Championships tournament in Eastbourne. After Paish's playing days were over he rose to become one of the most influential administrators in post-World War II GB tennis.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Archives, Tennis. "Geoffrey Lane Paish: Career Match Record". www.tennisarchives.com. Tennis Archives. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  2. ^ Archives, Tennis. "Geoffrey Lane Paish: Career Match Record". www.tennisarchives.com. Tennis Archives. Retrieved 24 October 2017.

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