Updated: Oct 2, 2019
NO WAY! John Newton is likely the oldest regular badminton player in Australia!
He and his wife (who passed away a few years ago) started playing in the Sandringham area in the mid-1940’s and has never stopped!
He is a key member of the Tuesday MSAC Seniors group and also plays regularly in other social groups on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. And every winter, to escape the cold weather, John journeys to Noosa where he plays in a local group.
Watching him play in recent years, his game seems to have improved with very clever drop shots and clears to the back of the court.
Amazingly as well in summer, John rides a Kawasaki motor bike. He also entertains everyone with good jokes and tall stories!
Keep it going, John!
Thank you David Ginsbourg, Founder of the Tuesday MSAC Seniors Badminton Group, for sharing!