Kathleen McKane Godfree was a British badminton and tennis player. Godfree won two Wimbledon singles titles. She also won two US Open doubles titles and three Grand Slam mixed doubles titles. The second-most successful female British Olympian, Godfree won five Olympic medals in two Olympic Games. In 1978, she was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Sir George Thomas, 7th Baronet was a British tennis, badminton, and chess player. One of the greatest badminton players of his generation, Thomas won 21 All England Open Badminton Championships. Thomas is credited with co-founding the International Badminton Federation, where he served as president from 1934 to 1955. In 1996, he was inducted into the World Badminton Hall of Fame.