Edward Delicata


    He attended St. Aloysius College, where he began playing tennis. He won his first Maltese Open in 1960 and the first organised Maltese Open sanctioned by the MLTA in 1967. He went on to win more championships and opens for the next 20 years, including singles, doubles and mixed doubles. He played in counties such as Turkey, Algeria, Tunis and Yugoslavia as well as beating the number one in Libya, winning the Libyan open. He represented Malta in the Mediterranean games of 1967, 1971, 1975 and 1979. He is considered as one of the pioneers of tennis in Malta, where in his time he was second to none. His sons, Daryl and Marcus, both went on to follow in his footsteps and represent Malta nationally and internationally, as well as his grandson, Liam, who is currently ranked no 5.

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