We mourn the recent loss of our dear friend and tennis book team co-author, John Packett. For a nice tribute to John, please click on this link to enjoy an article about John:
with Tom Hood and Eric Perkins
A native of Warsaw, Va., graduated from the University of Richmond in 1966 and spent four years in the U.S. Navy before joining the Richmond Times-Dispatch sports department. He worked there for nearly four decades and wrote about tennis most of that time. Packett covered local and state tournaments, as well as the U.S. Open and two Davis Cup finals before retiring in 2009.