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A black and white portrait photos of Lorna Hamilton.

Lorna Hamilton


We extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of Lorna Hamilton, the first-ever female President of the SLTA, who has sadly passed away.

Lorna was a truly inspirational woman whose decades of hard work and commitment helped to grow the sport and progress the landscape of tennis in Scotland. Her passion for tennis also saw her break down many barriers and lead the way for women working in the sport, which played a key role in developing inclusive tennis environments that exist across the nation today.

Throughout her many years of service to tennis, Lorna accomplished numerous milestone achievements, including becoming the first female:

  • President of Hamilton LTC (1950s)
  • President of WSLTA (1960s)
  • Member of the SLTA Council (1970s)
  • President of SLTA (1975-76)

Tennis Scotland Chief Executive, Blane Dodds, has hailed Lorna’s legacy: “It’s very sad for Scottish tennis as we have lost a remarkable character who played a huge part in progressing our sport. Lorna’s impact cannot be understated as her dedication to evolving tennis across the nation laid the foundations for the excellent growth of participation, particularly within the female tennis community, that we have witnessed over the years.

“It is with a heavy heart that we send our love and sympathies to her family, friends, and players across the UK who she inspired to take up the sport."

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