I will write to his wife Anne on behalf of the league offering our sincere condolences.
Ian Tub Bennett as he was known as was a top Newbury player although never winning the mens singles he was runner up twice to his team mate Tony Reeves He did however win the Intermediate Singles in 1952/3 season
He was a superb Doubles player and was rarely beaten in the league with Tony Reeves whilst playing for Woolton Hill and he won the Newbury Doubles Championship in years 52/53 57/58 58/59 and 61/62 with Ali Waters Brian Little and Tony Reeves and was runner up 5 times
Ian also won the Mixed Doubles with Heather Masters in 64/65 65/66 and 66/67 seasons and was runner up twice
He represented Newbury on many occasions