She was very talented too and was an amazing tennis player, reaching the top of her age group in the UK. Not that she bragged about it. Despite being hugely ambitious and hardworking, Sadie was also extremely modest. She adored playing tennis, spending her weekends on the tennis courts or at tournaments, and played as much for the enjoyment of the game as for winning. Sadie was the kind of person who would check that her opponent was as ready to play as she was. She liked tournaments and matches to be as fun and enjoyable as possible.
Sadie suffered from a number of allergies and asthma, which meant that she and her family had to be extremely careful, avoiding certain foods and pollen.
It was difficult when she was little and she spent a lot of time in hospital. Sadly, on 20th August 2018, Sadie suffered an extreme allergic reaction and tragically died. She was 9 years old.
Just remember how great you are.Sadie
Don't be afraid to be great!
The Sadie Bristow Foundation has been founded to continue Sadie’s legacy by inspiring children to participate in sports and discover their true talents through our Tennis in Schools Programme. We also aim to improve access to specialist allergy nurses and spread knowledge about allergy awareness.Learn more