Colin Stubs, the long-serving former Australian Open Tournament Director, died on Wednesday at the age of 81.
“In Colin Stubs, the tennis community lost a really nice and kind man,” former doubles World No. 1 Paul McNamee posted on Twitter. “He was as honest as the day was long, and he made a significant contribution to Australian tennis,” the former Australian Open Tournament Director continued.
Colin Stubs: Cause of death
Colin Stubs, the long-serving former Australian Open Tournament Director, died on Wednesday at the age of 81 from pancreatic cancer.
Stubs’ close friend, Tennis Australia President Wayne Reid, pushed him to engage as a consultant in 1975. Three years later, he sold his Wheelers Hill drugstore and developed his sports marketing and management firm.
Stubs not only impacted the early careers of Todd Woodbridge, Richard Fromberg, and Jason Stoltenberg, but he was also a driving force in the expansion of the Australian Open from the late 1970s until 1994 when Pete Sampras and Steffi Graf won the singles championships.
Colin Stubs Date of Birth, Family, and early life
Colin Stubs, a player, promoter, and tournament director, was born on February 27, 1941, and died on July 13, 2022.
Stubs is supported by his wife, Sue, and children Tom, Georgia, and David. He later worked as a gardener at Sherbrooke Forest, east of Melbourne. Richard, another son, died in 2019.
Information regarding his family and early life has yet to be revealed.
Colin Stubs Net Worth, How much did he earn?
As of now, Colin’s exact net worth has not been revealed.
Is Colin Stubs married?
Colin is definitely married. Stubs is supported by his wife, Sue, and children Tom, Georgia, and David. He later worked as a gardener at Sherbrooke Forest, east of Melbourne. Richard, another son, died in 2019.
Which School did Colin Stubs go to?
As of now no word of his educational background has been revealed.
Is he available on social media?
There are many names with that account however we were unable to locate his official account.
Career of Colin Stubs
After graduating from university, Stubs participated on the international circuit, reaching the third round of the 1967 Wimbledon Championships in singles.
In 1968, he shocked Tennis Hall of Famer Dennis Ralston and departed from the circuit that year to work as a pharmacist. When the drugstore was sold in 1978, he began a career in tennis promotion, eventually becoming the tournament director for the Australian Open.
He founded the Kooyong Classic in 1987 and later the Dubai Tennis Championships. In 2013, his business sold the AAMI Classic (Kooyong) to IMG.
Colin Stubs Enterprises launched the Kooyong Classic in Melbourne in 1988, and the tournament was run in collaboration with the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club until 2014 when it was sold to IMG. In the mid-1990s, he also assisted with the Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships and served as Tournament Director in Adelaide until 2003.
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