Dennis Van Der Meer death happened July 27, 2019 late Saturday afternoon. Dennis Van Der Meer cause of death was a long illness, he died at the Hilton Head Hospital.
The legendary South African born tennis coach is survived by his devoted wife Pat who stood by him while his health was deteriorating.
Dennis Van Der Meer death:
Before his passing, Dennis was an icon in the world of tennis teaching starting the PTR in Hilton Head which is a great system for certifying coaches.
He arrived on Hilton Head in 1979 and quickly brought worldwide recognition to the island as a tennis destination and a place important to the game.
Van Der Meer was Billie Jean King’s coach for her famous “Battle of the Sexes” against Bobby Riggs in 1973. It attracted 90 million television viewers, which “got the (tennis) boom started.
Read touching tributes from loved ones and friends who adored Dennis Van Der Meer. May his soul rest in perfect peace.
- From Johan Kriek:
Just read the news that legendary South African born tennis coach Dennis van der Meer had died a few hours ago.
My condolences to his devoted wife Pat; who stood by him while his health was deteriorating.
Dennis was an icon in the world of tennis teaching starting the PTR in Hilton Head which is a great system for certifying coaches.
The world of tennis lost one of the biggest ambassadors to tennis in our lifetime. Dennis you were brilliant in your business and the tennis world and I salute you. You will be missed but your legend lives on…
RIP… #DennisVanDerMeer #tennis #RIP
- From Robin Kumar:
Rest in Peace dear Dennis Van der Meer. You are now in heaven after you have touched and changed thousands of lives through your love and passion of the game.
Our prayers are with your incredible partner and wife Pat Van der Meer. You all have fought the battle to the end with pride and love.
- From Fernando Segal:
Dennis van der Meer has left us.
Physically but always will be in our souls like a wonderful leader and magnificent teacher of tennis coaches. RIP
Our condolences for his family.