Entries by Goss Editor

AFR: If you want to be healthy at 80, you have to start by 50

Thirty years ago, a 54-year-old medical scientist and British health bureaucrat named Norman Lazarus was settling down to a nice dinner with his wife while on holiday in Switzerland. As he put his napkin on his lap, he saw the bulge of his middle-aged belly protruding over his belt. Fast-forward to now: Lazarus is a […]

Bryan Brothers Retire

Most successful doubles team in history retire together. On opposite coasts but still on the same wavelength, the identical twins Bob and Mike Bryan, the most successful men’s doubles team in tennis history, are retiring at age 42, effective immediately. “We just both feel it in our guts that it is the right moment,” said […]

ANGELA BUXTON: 1934 – 2020

Angela Buxton, half of an outcast tennis duo! She was Jewish, Althea Gibson was black, and they forged a champion partnership. Buxton was inducted into the Black Tennis Hall of Fame in 2015. They were both outsiders in the starched white world of elite 1950s tennis, superb players but excluded from tournaments and clubs and […]

And Then There Were Three…

A spark of joy in this long COVID year as popular club member Jono and his partner Joan welcomed the arrival of their first child, Harvey John (2.95kg), in the early hours of the morning a little over a week ago. Both Harvey and Joan are healthy and resting, and MLTC can’t wait to see […]

Ash Barty: One Plus One Interview

The coronavirus pandemic has given Ash Barty time to reflect on her impressive young tennis career, from its auspicious beginning to its unforeseen hiatus, all the way to world domination. Key points: Ash Barty says her period out of tennis playing cricket was important for her to “find herself” She says that her French Open […]

Golden Girl: Eileen Walker

Let’s hope Her Maj hasn’t forgotten to send a celebratory telegram to Eileen Walker, oldest living and long time member of MLTC who turned 100 last week. Born in Grenfell, NSW in 1920, Eileen became a Northern Beaches local and lived in Dee Why (Ian Ave.) for a long time, surviving the loss of her […]