It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Cy Pollard, a leading figure in Brighton and Hove’s thriving tennis community. He made a huge contribution to tennis in the city and will be sorely missed. We extend our deepest condolences to his family and many friends. Below is a message from Sheila Deen of Dyke Park Tennis Club where Cy Pollard was club captain for many years.
From Sheila Deen, Dyke Park Tennis Club:
“To all Parks club secretaries and committee members: I just need to share the sad news that Cy Pollard, our club captain at Dyke for as long as we can remember, passed away last night. He was surrounded by many of his family members in the Martlets hospice.
“Cy had a huge appetite for tennis and devoted so much of his time and energy to Dyke and the B&H Parks leagues. Our club has flourished under his leadership with ever increasing membership, coaching opportunities and significant improvements in our standards of play !
“He will always be a legend for us at Dyke. I’m sure that many of you can recall his competitive spirit and determination to avoid conceding any matches !
He will be sorely missed – RIP CY.”
Sheila Deen ( General secretary BHPLTA)