Sonia Cox

Sonia Hilda Cox (1936 - 2001), was a badminton and tennis player from New Zealand.[1]

Cox began playing badminton when she was 11 years old. She attended Otago Girls' High School, where she continued to play badminton.[1] When she was 14 years old, she started to play in the Otago provincial team and she was placed eighth in the national rankings.[2] In 1953, when she was 16 years old, she was part of the New Zealand badminton team which travelled to Tasmania, Australia, for a tour of competitions.[2]

Cox held the national title in women's badminton six times: 1953 to 1957 and again in 1960.[3] In 1960 she was part of a New Zealand women's team which competed in the Uber Cup in the United States and progressed to the finals of the tournament.[4]

Cox played tennis competitively as well, including in the national tournaments in 1955 and 1956, and at The Championships, Wimbledon in 1958.[1][5] At Wimbledon she competed in the ladies' singles, in the ladies' doubles with Ruia Morrison and in the mixed doubles with Peter Nicholls.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "Sports Honours Board - History | Otago Girls' High School - Dunedin, New Zealand". Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  2. ^ a b "New Zealand Badminton Players Here". Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954). 1953-07-21. p. 14. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  3. ^ Hare, McLintock, Alexander; Wellington., Ian Gray Russell, formerly Official Historian, New Zealand Badminton Federation (Inc.); Taonga, New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage Te Manatu. "NATIONAL TITLES". Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  4. ^ Noted. "Badminton bronze - The Listener". Noted. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  5. ^ "TE AO HOU The New World [electronic resource]". Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  6. ^ "Archive - Draws Archive : Sonia Cox - 2015 Wimbledon Championships Website - Official Site by IBM". Retrieved 2018-03-03.