1. News
  2. /
  3. FISU mourns Former Technical Chair Tennis
Navigation :

19 December 2014 | in FISU

FISU mourns Former Technical Chair Tennis

Former FISU Technical Chair for Tennis Jean Brechbühl at his 100th birthday on 18 June, 2013 


LAUSANNE – It is with great sadness that FISU has learnt about the death of former FISU Technical Chair for Tennis Jean Brechbühl. Being to oldest FISU Honorary Member alive – he was 101 years old – Swiss Jean Brechbühl was born on 18 June 1913 and became an excellent tennis player. He also authored several well-known books about his sport. After his tennis career, he became the director of Geneva’s University Sport, a position of which he retired in 1978. From 1959 to 1991, Jean was the FISU Technical Chair for Tennis, supervising the sport at the Summer Universiades. He was an Honorary Member of the Swiss University Sport Federation, of the Swiss Tennis Federation, and since 1991 of FISU.

The FISU Family expresses its sincere condolences.

 

C. Pierre, FISU Press Officer