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Dulcie Irene King

Dulcie Irene King

Member 1994

31 January 1933 - 15 April 2015

Noted for her outstanding doubles ability, Dulcie represented her state 14 times and her country on 4 occasions. Her best individual result was winning the 1965 Silver Bowl - the inaugural singles championship invitation event for national and invited international players.

Dulcie overcame the problem of long distance travel from her home town of Redpa on the far North West of Tasmania and early on in her sporting career she showed the determination which was a hallmark of her later 3 national mixed doubles titles, her 6 state singles and 3 state doubles titles and eventual selection for Australia.

One of the highlights of her career was selection as an emergency for the 1966 Commonwealth Games team for Kingston in Jamaica. (Tasmania's Ken Turner and Hall of Fame member was Captain of that team).

Recognised as Tasmania's top woman player from 1959 to 1969, Dulcie won two Mercury 'Stars of Sport' Awards and was regarded as one of the nation's best during that time.