John Barrett, first President of the Trust and friend and colleague of Dan’s, relates one of his many stories.
“We were doing a match on centre court involving Slobodan Zivojinovic and he was a Yugoslavian of great power, and Dan tried on two or three occasions to get his tongue around it, Slobodan Zivojinovic and he stumbled two or three times so in the end he referred to him all the time as ‘and what a wonderful backhand pass from our Yugoslav friend.’“
Virginia Wade – a Vice-President of the Trust recounts a memory of Dan.
“Dan was one of a kind, he was lovely. The reason he managed to keep going for so long was he was just so enthusiastic, he just loved tennis. He loved watching all the new players, he loved observing the new trends in the game and he also, of course being a man of few words on the air, did teach us all great discipline.“