Congratulations to Ann Dewick on receiving the Meme Griffiths Award on its 10th Anniversary
Only a year after receiving the LTA Meritorious Service Award Ann Dewick has been further honoured by Bucks Tennis by being given the Meme Griffith Award, created in 2009 in memory of Meme Griffith, for outstanding contribution as a team player and wholehearted commitment to tennis in Bucks.
Ann has been a member of Chesham Bois LT&S Club for 55 years where, together with her husband Keith, she has been a volunteer in all aspects of club life, and never hesitates to offer to help whenever she can. Together with her husband she launched the ever popular Chesham Bois Junior Tournament 1977 and continues to be involved to this day. Following this she started to referee more, including the Bucks County Closed assisting with several LTA tournaments, including the Over 35s Inter-County Championships, Group 1 County Cup, Group 1 18&U and National Veterans (Seniors) Championships. She continues to act as Assistant Referee at the Bucks Junior County Closed.
As a player Ann has represented Buckinghamshire at every (seniors) age group from the over 40s and has captained the 50s, 60s, 70s and 75s and has no desire to stop. There is so much to say about Ann and her work for tennis in Bucks, but her outstanding contribution and commitment to tennis life in the County is second to none making this a well-deserved and truly popular award in the tennis community.
Born in 1918, Meme Griffith was a life-long amateur tennis player reaching the dizzy heights of Wimbledon qualifying in singles and doubles. Originally a member at Chesham Bois LTC and then, after she married in 1948, Great Missenden, where she was Ladies Captain for many years. Having played her first county match in 1947, she was selected for county week in 1952 and played it for the next 18 years. She was County Ladies Captain for 11 years and from 1986 -2009 first County President and then Life President.
Peter Henry Dec 19