Jacques Secretin passes away

Jacques Secretin as we remember him (Photo: Malcolm Anderson) It is with great sadness that the passing of Jacques Secretin is announced; he died on Tuesday 24th November; he was 71 years old. He will be most remembered for winning the men’s singles title at the 1976 European Championships in Prague and one year later in Birmingham the mixed doubles in partnership with Claude Bergeret at the 1977 World Championships Born on Friday 18th March 1949 in Carvin, located in the department of Pas-de-Calais, in the north east of the country bordering the English Channel, Jacques Secretin started to play in an era when the basis of the racket used today was established. In fact, until he was 12 years old he