The International Tennis Hall of Fame has announced that John Curry, Chairman
of The All England Lawn Tennis Ground PLC, and Chairman of both the All England
Lawn Tennis Club and The Lawn Tennis Championships from 1989-1999, will receive
its 2004 Golden Achievement Award.
The Golden Achievement Award is presented annually by the ITHF to individuals
who have made significant contributions to the fields of tennis administration, promotion
or education, and have devoted long and outstanding service to the game.
In addition to his Chairmanship of the AELTC and the Wimbledon Championships,
Curry was an active participant on the Grand Slam Committee, which is composed
of the Chairmen and other executives of the four Grand Slam events and the President of the ITF.
In the 1997 Queens Birthday Honours, Curry was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE), an honour
awarded to British citizens for exceptional achievement and service.
Currys name was put forward for nomination by the ITF, whose President Francesco Ricci Bitti sits on the ITHF
Golden Achievement Award Selection Committee. Other members of the committee are Chairman Geoff Pollard,
Ruurd de Boer, Jane Brown, J. Howard “Bumpy” Frazer, Jan Francke and Regine Tourres.