Ken is served up cake to mark special day
And earlier this month he achieved his goal.
Not only did he join in the regular social tennis sessions held each Monday morning at the club, but he also enjoyed a sur- prise gathering of his fellow players to celebrate with a cake.
His wife Marion accompanied him on the day to join in the birthday celebrations.
Regular player Gerry Morgan gave a short presentation to talk about Ken’s 90th birthday ambition.
“Wish that we all could play at 90,” he said.
Ken has been a member of Avondale for more than ten years, having played at several clubs throughout the South East.
In the 1960s, he once played a friendly game at Wimbledon, when he was a member at Woking.
“I looked over onto the adjoining courts and saw John Newcombe and Rod Laver called.
He has enjoyed playing tennis since he was 25 and also celebrated his 80th birthday at Avondale, when a cake was also baked for him.
“I’ve played at a lot of clubs but this one is the friendliest and the best,” said Ken, who plans to keep playing on Mondays. playing,” Ken re-