Johnny Wallis played for Brighton during World War Two, but was with Spurs before that and went on to serve the club for a long time after the war in various capacities as a loyal and much respected gentleman.
Johnny was selected to play as an England Schoolboy international at left back after playing for Hendon Boys and captaining Middlesex and London Boys.
Having joined the Spurs ground staff before World War
II when he left school , Wallis played for the Juniors
and A Team, but only made the First XI occasionally
during war-time and served
with the Royal Artillery, but unfortunately, he
sustained an injury that meant he was unable to train
correctly, causing fluctuating weight problems and these
led to his early retirement from playing football after
the cessation of the conflict.
Johnny was determined to still play his part and took to studying injuries and physiotherapy, while he was training the A Team.
In 1968, he was promoted to first team physio.