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Joy Gannon Mottram

GANNON, JOY (Joy Irene Gannon)
United Kingdom
Born 21 March 1928-
Married Anthony John "Tony" Mottram (1920-) on 10 September 1949
[Active 1946 to 1952.]

Coached by the famous Dan Maskell.

In 1947 she played for the England Team in Paris, and thereafter she became a world-renowned tennis player in Women's Singles and also in Mixed Doubles with her husband, Tony Mottram.

Ted Tinling, later world famous as a tennis couturier, designed his first Wimbledon tennis dress Joy in 1947. Her sister, Pearl Gannon, later Mrs. Panton, was also a successful tennis player who became Captain of the Surrey Ladies' Team.

1949 doubles finalist at the French with Betty Hilton. They lost 7-5 6-1 to Louise Brough/Margaret Osborne, the #1 team in the world. In singles she made the quarterfinals at Roland Garros three years later in 1952.

Their son "Buster" Mottram (born 25 Aprl 1955) was later a Davis Cup tennis player in the 1970s. Daughter Linda Mottram (born 17 ay 1957) also played on the women's tour. In 1957 the Mottrams wrote a book titled Modern Lawn Tennis.

Wimbledon record (entered 1946 to 1952)

Singles: 5-6 (made the 3R four times)
Doubles: 12-5 (SF in 1949 and 1950, QF in 1951)
Mixed: 10-6 (QF in 1949)


Joy in 1952




Sources:

Modern Lawn Tennis. 91957) By Joy and Tony Mottram.

www.tonygamble.org/Memories/Interviews/Joy%20Gannon0002.doc

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joy_Gannon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Mottram
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buster_Mottram

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/score...b08/index.html



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Re: Joy Mottram

Some recollections of Joy Gannon-later Mottram

MRS. JOY MOTTRAM. Member: 1943.

Corrected by TG from DW markup 17.03.10
V few changes other than the name at the start.

Joy Mottram (nee Gannon) became a Junior Associate Member of Hurlingham towards the end of the Second World War when she was fourteen. Her father was already a Full Member and arranged this for her and her sister, Pearl. As an Under-18 Member Joy took no part in the social life of the Club, but remembers that American officers were entertained there at weekends during the War. Joy only visited the Club to practise on the tennis wall, play tennis with older Members from Rivermead and, in summer, swim in the outside pool.

Her family lived in Rivermead Court, which then had hard courts where the garages are now sited. She recalls that during the war the cellars were divided into bedrooms where families could take shelter during air-raids. Her father was an Air Raid Warden and was involved with one dreadful raid when a bomb fell on the corner of Putney Bridge Road and Putney High Street. It hit Cullens and a dance-hall filled with youngsters. A mortuary had to be set up in a nearby garage.

Until 1953, when a part of the Club grounds was compulsorily purchased by the L.C.C, the main entrance to the Club was from Hurlingham Road. However there was a side gate near Rivermead Court and Members living nearby were issued with a key by which to enter the Club grounds, on the understanding that these were strictly for personal use. No one ever abused this privilege.

For her coaching and serious tennis practice, Joy became a Member of Queen's Club and, later, of the All-England Club in Wimbledon. There she was coached by Dan Maskell.

For her coaching and serious tennis practice, Joy became a Member of Queen's Club and, later, of the All-England Club in Wimbledon. There she was coached by Dan Maskell.

In 1939, when war was declared, all tennis tournaments were cancelled but, when they were re-started, she played in, and won, the Under-15 and Under-18 Tournaments at Queen's Club. Later she was selected by The Tennis Club of Great Britain to play tournaments in Northwick, Torquay, and Manchester.


In 1947 she played for the England Team in Paris, and thereafter she became a world-renowned tennis player in Women's Singles and also in Mixed Doubles with her husband, Tony Mottram. Her sister, Pearl Gannon, now Mrs. Panton, was also a successful tennis player who became Captain of the Surrey Ladies' Team.

Mrs. Mottram is no longer a Member of Hurlingham as she lives in the country, but her son, Buster Mottram, also a remarkable international tennis player, continues the Mottram family tradition at the Club.
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