Interview with Vera Wilcox

Files

vera.PNG

Title

Interview with Vera Wilcox

Description

Born in 1953, Vera has been involved in tennis for a significant part of her life. In this interview she talks about her beginnings with the sport at 12 years old using a discarded racquet with broken strings that her mother fixed with badminton strings, to eventually becoming a tennis coach. Vera joined the NOTL Tennis Club with her husband Alan in 1980 where they became involved with coaching. She helped run a number of programs including tournaments and the youth program where the 4-6-year-old children were affectionately called the Munchkins. After a number of years, she pursued a job at Ridley College but still kept in touch with many of the club members.

Subject

Municipal Government Relationships
Interclub Relationships
Community Relationships
Youth Program
Tennis Club Stigma
Court Upgrades
Volunteerism

Date

2020-08-24

Format

video

Identifier

NTOH-004

Interviewer

Williamson, Adam

Interviewee

Wilcox, Vera

Language

English

Rights

Permission from the SOHA is required for publication or reproduction.

Conversion

This oral history interview was conducted digitally via Microsoft Teams. The video was edited in Adobe Premiere Pro, at which point an introduction sequence and question slides were added, and the interviewer's video and audio removed.

Duration

00:31:56

Interview Keyword

People
Court(s)
Community
Association


Citation

“Interview with Vera Wilcox,” Sport Oral History Archive, accessed June 27, 2022, https://sportoralhistory.ca/items/show/72.