Greenbelt Tennis Association

Sam Sain with James Garrett
Washington Post Obituary. Click here.
Sad News - In Memory of James Garrett

Shockingly, Darrell Pinto's doubles partner, James Garrett, died early Sunday September 24,2006 morning of possibly a heart attack. It is truly sad news. Darrell and James were to play Sunday in the B Doubles Final of the Autumn Glory Tournament. Darrell and James worked together in Beltsville,MD. James lived in DC.

Most of us did not get to know James yet. He came to the court with Darrell on Saturday September 23, to play his semi-final B doubles match. Even though his team received a default, he and Darrell played a practice match with Rich Majewski and Mike Scianelli. James and Darrell defeated Michele Adams and Emmett Jordan in the first round. (Sorry for not having a better picture of James.)

Our thought's go out to James' family and friends and to his partner and colleague Darrell Pinto of Greenbelt.


The Washington Post Obituary has the following:
James Harvey Garrett Jr.
Passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 24, 2006. James was born in Washington,
DC on December 11, 1950. Whatever James did, whether it was working with computers,
doing martial arts, videotaping an event, or playing tennis, he did it passionately and with a
high level of expertise. James is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Binta Garrett; his
beloved mother, Dorothy Garrett; stepfather, Thomas Young; his four children, Khari,
Chinyere, Imhotep and Nana Opare; stepson, Michael; five grandchildren and a host of other
family and friends. Funeral services will be held at HORTON'S FUNERAL HOME, 600
Kennedy St., N.W., Washington, DC on Saturday, September 30, 2006 at 12 p.m. Memorial
contributions in James' name may be made to the Washington Tennis and Education
Foundation, 16th and Kennedy Sts., N.W., Washington, DC 20011.