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RIP Bill Threlfall

Sad news that Bill Threlfall has died at the age of 81. I was as guilty as most for taking the mick out of his crazy comments, but he was a good guy who clearly loved the game. Didn't realise he was in his 80s, good on him for working on so late. The following is from the LTA site:

BBC and Sky Sports tennis commentator Bill Threlfall has died aged 81.

Threlfall covered 41 Wimbledon Championships as a broadcaster.

He was a former Fleet Air Arm pilot who began his commentary career with ITV, working for Thames and LWT.

He worked for BBC Radio before switching to BBC TV in 1974.

As a player, he won a record eight Royal Navy titles, appeared at Wimbledon in the 1950s and represented England at international level.

Threlfall began coaching in Italy in 1967 and for the past 25 years has coached at London's Hurlingham Club.

A five-time winner of the National Veterans Championship, he has played for Great Britain in veterans competitions many times.

"He seemed as committed to his job and as enthusiastic at his final tournament as at his first," said BBC Sport tennis correspondent Jonathan Overend.


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Always enjoyed his take on the game!

Thanks for the memories Bill.

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Shame.  Although a bit forgetful, he was still a class above Castle and Bailey.


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Never got the chance to hear him, but this is sad.

Requiscat in Pace.



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