We are sad to let all those concerned know about the recent death of Mike Taylor.
Mike was a true gentleman both on and off the badminton court. He joined the club having previously played for Basing Cavaliers and went on to become chairman of Phoenix, a position he held for a number of years. Adept at seeing both sides of the coin, he kept the club running on an even keel.
Mike always had time for each and everyone of us, especially helping the less able to enjoy the game of badminton. He was also a team player in the truest sense of the word. He enjoyed the respect of many other players throughout the Basingstoke District League. He seemed to know everyone!
Too obvious to say how much the family are shocked and suffering a great loss. We can only send them our condolences. We hope they will be warmed by the fact that he will be sadly missed by a great number of us.