Managing Director & GB Tennis Player
Joy Tacon is a graduate of Wycombe Abbey School and the University of Houston in Texas where she attended on a tennis scholarship. She also has a Bachelor of Science in International Finance and graduated Magna Cum Laude.
She was a professional tennis player from 1984 – 1989 and was ranked in the top 200. Joy represented England and Great Britain. She was the Captain of England in 1987 and won the Silver Medal for Great Britain at the World Student Games in 1985. She has competed all over the world including Wimbledon in 1985, 1986 and 1988 and the Australian Open in 1988.
In 1997, Joy was Hong Kong Doubles Champion. Three years ago she represented Hong Kong at the World Seniors Championships and 2014 she represented Great Britain at the World Seniors Championships.
Joy lived in Hong Kong from 1994 to 2011 where she helped to start and run a legal technology company. Currently, she is Managing Director of a private UK investment property company and a consultant for Applied Media. Joy is part of the International Tennis Club Philanthropy Committee, which raises money to fund tennis worldwide in disadvantaged communities. Joy also provides guidance and advice to those moving from Hong Kong to the UK for the first time as a Hong Kong Society Mentor.
Former Chairman of Arsenal and the Football Association
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