Tuesday 26 January 2021

 John Tresidder

Sadly we have to report the death of John Tresidder.

Many of you will remember him from his role as Publicity Officer for Cornwall Badminton, or as a mainstay of the organising committee for the Duchy tournaments over many years.

John was one of the most enthusiastic and passionate supporters of badminton in Cornwall you are ever likely to meet. He even named his house ‘Chy badminton’.

I have visions of his singles strategy, running round his forehand in order play what can only be described as an immense backhand. Despite being a big man, he and his mop of hair, were surprisingly agile and he covered the court with relative ease.

Those people within Cornwall badminton who knew John will have many fond memories of him and we send our sympathies and good wishes to his family in these difficult times.

Bob Bell, CCBA Chairman

“JT” (in suit and tie) in his Duchy tournament days over 30 years ago