Margaret Anderson

Margaret Anderson, 91, passed away April 29th. She was a past president of the NSWTA (National Senior Women’s Tennis Association) and an avid educator and tennis player. She is primarily responsible for the now wide-spread use of the
“Coman” tiebreak (the ITF Senior tiebreak) the use of and recognition for which she successfully advocated when a member of the USTA then Adult/Senior Competition Committee.

Margaret loved tennis and competed till age 89 in national tournaments. She was and educator most of her adult life and loved all kinds of sports too. She is survived by a bevy of nieces, nephews, cousins, step-grandchildren and great nieces and great nephews.

You can read more here.

From her obituary, in the Portland Oregonian: “A celebration of her life will be held beginning at 1 p.m., Friday, May 17, 2019, in Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church, followed by a reception. To share your thoughts and memories please visit
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Margaret, we will miss you.

Margaret Anderson, Center with Fran Chandler and Tracy Houk at the Oregon State Championships

Margaret, far right, enjoying the tennis at the Houston Racquet Club.

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