Eric started playing tennis in Middlesex and represented Herga Club, Harrow in Middlesex Cup (Div.1) and RAF Fighter Command during National Service. He moved to Dorset in 1969 and played singles and doubles for the County. Eric was Men’s Captain, County singles (1973) and doubles champion twice (with D. Warman) and played senior County Tennis in all age groups. He was elected LTA Councillor and served from 1982 to 2004 as well as County Secretary from 1984 to 2000. Eric is involved with Samsung Open Tournament and Maureen Connolly Matches played at West Hants Club and is on the board of West Hants Club since 1985.