Eighty seven and still going strong Margaret Fisher is currently training at the Byron Tennis Club and is aiming to be the over 85 women’s singles world champion.
Having launched a crowdfunding campaign five weeks ago to raise the money to get to Florida for the world super seniors tennis championships she achieved her target with the generous support of a secret donor, who wanted to be known only as ‘Saucy Senior Against Ageism’.
‘Margaret is incredibly inspiring,’ said Saucy Senior Against Ageism.
‘If she was 16 sponsors would be jumping left, right and centre to sponsor her.
‘She deserves the break.’
Having picked up the tennis racket again at the age of 80 Margaret said her love for the game was re-ignited.
‘Seven years ago, I couldn’t even run! I’m as surprised as anyone that I’m running around the court again,’ said Margaret.
‘It’s lovely to have a reason to get up each morning and it’s wonderful to be strong again.’
Saucy Senior said ‘ageism’ was ‘an Australian and American thing’.
‘Europeans, Middle Easterners and Asians value their elderly,’ said Saucy Senior.
‘In this country we have a use-by date.
‘Margaret is amazing, she’s such a role model for teenagers, and I’m just glad I could help.’