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  • Obituary: England international Peter Williams

    February 26, 2021

    It is with much regret that we have learnt former England International, Peter Williams, has passed away.

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  • Obituary: Geof Bax, veterans’ world champion

    February 1, 2021

    Geof Bax, veterans’ world champion, VETTS stalwart – and star of a National Lottery film about table tennis – has died at the age of 88.

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  • Obituary: Eric Todd, BATTS founder

    November 30, 2020

    Eric Todd, a founder of the BATTS club in the 1980s and who played a pivotal role in its development over the years in its many locations and guises, has died at the age of 87.

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  • Obituary: Ron Bayliss, Draycott & Long Eaton TTC founder

    November 23, 2020

    Roy Bayliss, a stalwart of table tennis in the East Midlands, has passed away aged 88.

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  • Obituary: Bob Stannard

    November 2, 2020

    It is with much sadness that we learnt that Bob Stannard died on Friday, October 30 at his home in Hayes, Middlesex after a long […]

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  • Obituary: International umpire Heather Masters

    June 29, 2020

    Top-class international umpire, Heather Masters, has passed away aged 90.

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  • Obituary: John Burtenshaw

    June 11, 2020

    John Burtenshaw, a Vice-President of Table Tennis England who served the sport for more than six decades, has died a week after his 87th birthday.

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  • Obituary: England international Peter Shead

    June 3, 2020

    Peter Shead, a former England international and prominent player of the 1950s and 1960s, has passed away aged 91 at his RAF flat in Rottingdean, Sussex.

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  • Obituary – Peter Rainford

    May 29, 2020

    I am sorry to have to inform you of the recent passing of one of Preston TT Association’s longstanding members, Peter Rainford. Although Peter never […]

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  • Obituary: Tony Ross, administrator and photographer

    May 19, 2020

    Tony Ross, prominent administrator and prolific photographer, and double recipient of the Ivor Montagu Award, died on April 22 in Hull.

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  • Obituary: Bobby Raybould, England international

    April 23, 2020

    Former England International and National Champion, Bobby Raybould, has died. Bobby was born in Stratford, London on 8th December 1934 and was a prominent Essex player before going on to play for his country.

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  • Obituary: England international Ronnie Allcock

    March 31, 2020

    Ronnie Allcock, who has died aged 90, started playing table tennis when he was 15 years old and was coached by Stan Proffitt at that hotbed of table tennis in the north, Manchester YMCA.

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  • Obituary: Keith ‘Charlie’ Childs

    March 30, 2020

    Tributes have been paid across the table tennis family to Keith ‘Charlie’ Childs, a passionate advocate of the sport in so many areas, who has died at the age of 69.

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  • Obituary: Derek Schofield, world champion and VETTS founder

    January 28, 2020

    Derek Schofield, a veterans’ world champion and former chairman and president of VETTS, has died at the age of 90.

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  • Obituary: International Umpire Brian Lamerton

    January 13, 2020

    International umpire and former national councillor Brian Lamerton has died at the age of 89.

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  • Obituary: Les Whittaker, former National Councillor

    Les Whittaker, former National Councillor for Dorset, has died after a battle with motor neurone disease.

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  • Obituary: David Turner, National Councillor

    December 16, 2019

    Tributes have been paid to Hampshire National Councillor David Turner, who has died suddenly at the age of 79.

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  • Obituary: Peter Fordham, Bury St Edmunds stalwart

    December 2, 2019

    Peter Fordham – table tennis player, coach and committee member – has passed away at the age of 80.

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  • Obituary: Derrick Marples, influential coach

    November 6, 2019

    Former England coach and Table Tennis England Vice-President Derrick Marples has died at the age of 89.

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  • Obituary: Geoff Rushton, National Councillor

    October 30, 2019

    Lancashire National Councillor Geoff Rushton has died at the age of 79.

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