A huge congratulations to club member Charles Trippe on being awarded an MBE. Charles who has held some of the most prestigious positions in British tennis, has been awarded the MBE for services to the sport of Tennis
Charles, who was born in Southampton, served as president of the Lawn Tennis Association from 2003 until 2005. He was then elected to the International Tennis Federation board in 2005 and served as an ITF vice-president until 2009.
Charles has been a club member for many years and has held the positions of club tennis captain and chairman and represented Hampshire as a player for 22 years, including a spell as captain of the county side.