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23rd IVU World Vegetarian Congress 1975
Orono, Maine, USA

from Vegetarian Voice Sept/Oct, Nov/Dec 1975:
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PETER BURWASH is President of the world's only international tennis group of traveling tennis coaches. The 72 professionals in his organization are all under strict no-smoking, no-drinking, no-drug regulation; and 75% of them are vegetarians. Peter has been vegetarian for five years, and has done many radio and TV shows on vegetarianism. Mondaye eve. he spoke eloquently on Vegetarianism in Athletics. (above right)

Next day, with several assistants, he gave a dazzling 1-hour demonstration/lecture on Vegetarianism In Sports & Athletics, on the outdoor tennis courts (above). During impressive displays of skill, stamina and endurance, he kept up a running commentary ("Now, I couldn't do this if I were full of dead animals!"). Note CBS camera crew ar right of picture.


  • Ranked number 1 in Canada 1971
  • Ranked number 1 in Hawaii 1973
  • Top 10 ranking in Canada, 1969, 1970, 1971
  • Member of the Canadian Davis Cup Team, 1970, 1972
  • Canada Games Gold Medalist, 1969 doubles, 1973 singles
  • Winner of 19 National Singles and Doubles Titles


  • Coach of the Hawaiian Junior Davis Cup Team 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975
  • Tennis director at The Inn and Tennis Club in Parry Sound, Ontatio, Canada and Manitou-wabing Tennis Camp
  • Military Clinics in the Pacific and South East Asia, including three tours of Vietnam, 1969-74
  • Tennis talks, demonstrations and exhibitions to 117,000 school children in 1973
  • Sports representative for Hawaiian Airlines
  • Member of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP)
  • Member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA)
  • Bachelor of physical health and education degree University of Toronto