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IC Council remembers Athol Tills
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IC Council remembers Athol Tills


Athol passed away on Thursday 3 July after a long illness.

Athol was at the inaugural meeting of the IC Club of New Zealand in 1956. He was heavily involved in our club as a committee member, president, and finally represented Australia and New Zealand on the World Council.

He led teams to play in several countries and was instrumental in bringing overseas IC teams to play in New Zealand.

With Frank Sedgman, Athol established the Trans Tasman Cup between Australia and New Zealand which has grown into the World IC Junior Challenge.

Two years ago Athol was made the first and only life member of our club. He was passionate about tennis and the IC movement.

Tributes have been coming in from IC clubs from around the world.

Athol was a good man, a quiet achiever and a very good friend. He will be sadly missed.

Des Shaw
President, IC New Zealand
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