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Gordon Schwartz OAM

Gordon Schwartz was PAC singles champion in 1939. He enlisted in the RAAF during the Second World War and after a tour of operations in England was a member of a four-member team which toured England, Holland, and Belgium. In 1945 he was the Junior Club of Great Britain singles and doubles champion, eligible players having to have been aged 18 or under at the outbreak of war.

On returning to Australia he represented SA in interstate tennis, played league football, country cricket, and golf. For 33 years he was a sporting journalist for the Advertiser, covering Wimbledon, British and US Open Golf, Commonwealth Games, football, and cricket. He was an inaugural life member of the Australian Tennis Writers' Association and, in 2002, was one of three journalists installed in the South Australian Football Hall of Fame.

In 2003 Gordon Schwartz was awarded a Centenary Medal for services as a sports journalist and participant.