It is with great sadness we report the passing of Barry Oswald, President NECLTL, past Honorary Secretary and valued Executive Committee member for over 40 years.

Barry, 81 years, sadly passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday 2nd November 2022 whilst in hospital. Barry’s interests included Tennis, Salsa dancing and socialising, always enjoying a beer.

A life member of West Heaton Tennis Club, past President and instrumental in introducing artificial turf courts, Barry was very supportive of events at the club and an enthusiastic tennis

Barry joined the NECLTL league committee and quickly became Honorary Secretary, a position he held for over 30 years. His organisation skills enabled the league to function seamlessly through 3 decades of increasing numbers of tennis players, teams and clubs.  In 2019 Barry handed over the Honorary Secretary position to Julie Cahill and Barry became President of the NECLTL. He was always the voice of reason and had such a disarming manner, everyone who came into contact with Barry would say what a lovely guy he was.

Thankyou Barry Oswald for your contribution to NECLTL over the many years of loyal service.  We will remember you with affection, a person of high integrity, humility, a true gentleman. Our condolences go to your Family and Friends.

Barry’s funeral will be on Thursday 8th Dec 11.30am at St Paul’s Church in Heaton Moor (see address below) and afterwards at West Heaton tennis club (see address below) at 1 pm.  Everyone is welcome to attend to pay their respects.

St Paul’s Church
St. Paul’s Rd (off Heaton Moor Road)
Heaton Moor
West Heaton Bowling Tennis and Squash club
Princes Road
Heaton Moor