Jill Rook is best known as the wife of Alan Mills, an English tennis player and tournament referee for the Wimbledon tennis championships from 1983 to 2005. He has been a constant presence at Wimbledon, often seen supporting her husband from the stands.
While she may not have garnered the same level of fame as her husband, Jill has won a silver medal at the 1956 World Table Tennis Championships in the Corbillon Cup with Diane Rowe and Ann Haydon for England.
Jill Rook Age
How old is Jill Rook? She was born in 1936 in England. She is 87 years old, as of 2024. Her husband, Alan Mills died on 18 January 2024, at the age of 88. In 1960, Jill Rook married Alan Mills. He won the Dutch Covered Courts Championships, defeating Roger Taylor in the semifinal and Bobby Wilson in the final, in 1965.
Who Was Alan Mills?
From 1983 until 2005, Alan Mills served as a Wimbledon tennis championship event referee and played tennis himself. He was an Englishman. He oversaw the whole tennis event, even though on-court umpires overseed each individual match.
But maybe the reason he was most famous was that Mills made the call to halt play in the event of rain. Millions of people watched him on television every day, seeing him in the corner of Centre Court with his two-way radio in hand and his eyes scanning the sky for rain clouds.
Where Is Jill Rook Now?
Along with two English National Table Tennis Championship championships, Jill Rook also earned a gold medal in the team competition at the European Table Tennis Championships.
She participated in the Wimbledon tennis tournament from 1955 till 1965. She currently resides with her two children in England. She is also the grandmother of their kids.