23 Jun 2014

Obituary: Shirley Woodhead

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Shirley Woodhead

The first-ever paid employee of the International Tennis Federation, Shirley Woodhead, passed away at her home on 10 June.

ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti said: "Shirley Woodhead played a very important role in the history of the ITF as its first employee, playing a variety of roles that included General Secretary and Executive Director of Administration.  

"I knew her quite well when I served on the Committee of Management and various ITF committees and had high regard for her."

The funeral will take place on Wednesday 2 July at Putney Vale Crematorium at 12.40pm.