Ian Courtney, Class of 1971


Ian was the last in a long line of Courtneys to attend CLS. He was reasonably academic but his greatest passion was sport. At School, he played for both rugby and cricket first teams and later played cricket for the Old Citizens for a number of years.

However, although the School didn’t play squash, Ian’s biggest achievements were winning the Surrey squash U18 doubles when he was only fourteen with his brother Stuart, and then the Public Schools U18 doubles with his great friend Barry O’Connor from Dulwich College. He also won a number of senior doubles tournaments.

After School, Ian had a number of jobs - possibly the most interesting and rewarding being the driver for rock bands and solo music artists such as The Who, Jimi Hendrix, and Elkie Brooks, to name a few.

Ian passed on 20 May 2019 and leaves a daughter Alex and a grandson Callum.