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John Mellin

Inducted - April 6, 2013

John was born April 5, 1929 in New Albany, Indiana.  His first sports’ love was high school basketball, but badminton, tennis and skiing became his favorites.  John graduated from Purdue with his MS degree in engineering, served the Army in Korea, and married Joanne Potter during the 1950’s.  He worked in aerospace for 39 years, but his association with competitive badminton began in Baltimore in 1956.  John played there with world class champions before moving to Colorado in 1967.  27 years later without a place to play badminton, he helped developed the facility currently at Whitlock in Lakewood.  His enthusiastic dedication to the game has inspired and encouraged many players.  His children are Scott and Amy.

Won the 1997 National Seniors 60-64 Doubles’ Gold with Ka Lun Fogg

2005 National Senior Games 75-79 Singles’ Bronze

2009 National Senior Games 80-84 Singles’ Bronze

1996, 1998, 2004, 2006, 2008 Rocky Mountain Senior Singles’ Gold

Won the 2010 Rocky Mountain Senior Doubles’ with Chris Chabas