Former tennis head Andrada passes away
ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 09, 2020 11:05 AM
(Photo: Philippine Sports Commission)
Former Philippine Sports Commission commissioner Col. Salvador "Buddy" Andrada passed away on Wednesday.
He was 84 years old.
The longest serving president of the Philippine Tennis Association died of cardiac arrest at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute in Quezon City. Andrada also suffered from a kidney disease that required him to undergo dialysis.
Andrada was presdent of PHILTA from 1986 until 2005. He was also elected as member of the Executive Board of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) as 2nd Vice President in 1992 and 1st Vice President in 1996.
Andrada served as chef de mission to the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and 2000 Sydney Olympics.
He likewise served as Vice-President and later on as President of the Asian Tennis Federation in 1995 and 2002 respectively, and was bestowed a befitting title as Honorary Lifetime Vice-President.
His support and passion for sports in general, and tennis in particular, continues and he became the Commissioner of PSC from 2010-2016.