Louis Ross

Written by Geoff Hinder

Louis Ross, the badminton photographer has left a legacy to the National Badminton Museum.

Louis Ross sat on his famous wooden stool.

Photos: – Steve Perry.

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Louis who passed away in April 2020 at the age of 91 was involved in photographing badminton at all levels from the early 1970s to the 1990s. He was a favourite with the players and was invited by many of them to perform his photographic skills at their weddings. Louis produced many photo books of the top players and his pictures appeared in many leading badminton magazines and journals. Bill Andrew Chairman of the National Badminton Museum said “The Museum has always been grateful to have a large collection of his photographs for future generations to enjoy. Louis’s legacy will make a huge difference to the Museum for many years to come”.

Louis Ross coached badminton at his local junior club and he received the English Badminton Award for services to badminton in 2008.

By many Louis will always be remembered sitting at the side of the court taking his photographs sat on his trademark wooden stool.

Bill Andrew, Chairman of the National Badminton Museum receiving the cheque from Pam Hibbert, Executor of Louis Ross’s Estate. Also, in the photograph Brenda Andrew Treasurer and Geoff Hinder Secretary and Trustee of the National Badminton Museum.

Photo: – Dave Hibbert

Louis Ross knocking up with Olympic, World and Yonex All-England Champion Susi Susanti from Indonesia at the 1993 World Championships in Birmingham.

Photos: – Geoff Hinder

Louis Ross in 2008 receiving the English Badminton Award for services to badminton.

Louis Ross Photographs

L to R.  Dave Eddy, Sue Whetnall, Gillian Gilks and Derek Talbot (England) in the 1974 All-England Championships mixed doubles final.
L to R.  Rudy Hartono (Indonesia) and Punch Gunalan (Malaysia) in the 1974 All-England Championships men’s singles final.
L to R.  Hiroe Yuki (Japan) and Lene Koppen (Denmark) after the 1977 All-England Championships woman’s singles final.
Liem Swie King (Indonesia).
Ade Chandra (Indonesia) 1980.
L to R.  Johan Wahjudi and Tjun Tjun (Indonesia) 1977.
L to R. Kim Moon Soo and Park Joo Bong (Korea).
Rudy Hartono (Indonesia).
L to R. Gillian Clark (England) and Gillian Gowers (England)


Photos: – Louis Ross

Poul-Erik Hoyer-Larsen (Denmark)

Photos: – Louis Ross

Eddy Hartono and Rudy Gunawan (Indonesia).
Morten Frost (Denmark)
Camilla Martin (Denmark) at the 1990 Yonex All-England Championships.


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Kartono (Indonesia) 1984.
Billy Gilliland (Scotland) and Nora Perry (England) winning the 1985 Yonex All-England Championships Mixed Doubles.
L to R. Thomas Lund and Jon Holst-Christensen (Denmark)
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