By Terence Reese.
Doris Rhodes has died at the age of 83. She had not been well for some years. She played for Britain against America in the 1933 Schwab Cup and became Culbertson's chief representative. My mother obtained a Teacher's Certificate from her and they became great friends.
Playing mostly with Rixi, Doris played in several European Women's Championships, winning in 1951 and 1952, and in the 1960 Olympiad' Doris was handsome and charming. There are not many like her these days. Her (adopted) daughter, Anne, is married to Claude Rodrigue.
Major International Appearances
Women's European Championships: 1948 1949 1951* 1952* and 1954
Women's World Olympiad: 1960
Lady Milne selections:1951 1953 and 1960
Autumn Congress Two Stars Pairs Winner: 1947
The Hubert Phillips Bowl Winner: 1953 and 1955