Jim Leggatt was a much-loved member of the Western Suburbs Lawn Tennis Association, and a much-feared competitor on the court.

Jim made his first debut at the Sydney Badge Competition at the age of 18 in 1958, representing Western Suburbs Lawn Tennis Association.

He went on to play for the next 62 years, never missing competition in all that time.

Throughout his long tennis career, Jim played for both Marrickville District Lawn and Hardcourt tennis clubs, Western Suburbs Lawn Tennis Association, and The Hills Tennis Association, winning countless titles, badges and cups.

Age never stopped Jim from playing the sport he loved. As a member of the NSW Senior Team, he won the Australian Senior Championships in Canberra and competed at numerous state and country championships over the last 20 years.

For Jim, The Western Suburbs Lawn Tennis Association was a second home.

He served as the Director of the Board for the past 12 years, alongside his wife Noelene as Treasurer.

Jim will be sorely missed and I send my deepest condolences to his beloved family and to all the members of the inner west tennis community.

Vale Jim.