Obituaries

Obituary: Diane Scholer, legend of the sport

The whole table tennis world will mourn the passing of Diane Scholer (nee Rowe), a double world champion for England, who has died at the age of 90.

June 20, 2023 | Diane Webb
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Obituary: Mike Short (Shorty), Plymouth stalwart

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Mike 'Shorty' Short, former England Veteran Number 1 and Veteran International, multiple Devon County Champion and Grand Prix winner.

April 6, 2023 | Kevin Buddell
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Obituary: Baroness Masham, Paralympic table tennis champion

Baroness Masham, the longest serving female member of the House of Lords and a former Paralympic table tennis champion, has passed away at the age of 87.

March 15, 2023 | Francesca Bullock
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Obituary: Erica Prean, Vice-President and island stalwart

Table Tennis England is saddened to hear of the death of Vice-President and former National Councillor Erica Prean.

January 10, 2023 | Paul Stimpson
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Obituary: Barbara (Babs) Blanch, pioneer for women in our sport

Babs Blanch, Life President of The Oaks Club in Middlesex and a volunteer in table tennis for 70 years, died recently at the age of 90. Her children Gill, Pam and Liz, pay tribute.

October 24, 2022 | Table Tennis England
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Obituary: England international Anita Stevenson

Anita Stevenson, part of the England women’s team which finished third at the European Championships in 1980, has died at the age of 66.

August 12, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
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Obituary: Terry Gadsby, Burton Uxbridge founder

Terry Gadsby, a stalwart of all things table tennis in the 80s & 90s and particularly associated with the Burton Uxbridge club, has lost his long fight with Parkinson’s disease, aged 91.

June 6, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
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Obituary: Bob Wood

It is with great sadness that we announce the recent passing of Bob Wood who sadly died peacefully in March. A much respected coach in Blackpool & Lancashire and key figure in English Schools Table Tennis.

April 13, 2022 | Martin Ireland
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Obituary: Colin Hyland

Hastings, Sussex and England lost one of their most senior and respected members when Colin Hyland passed away on Saturday, 26th March 2022 in his home town of Hastings where he was born on 24th May 1934.

April 1, 2022 | Diane Webb
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Obituary: Shaun Bibby

Neil Marples pays tribute to Shaun Bibby, a well-known player, coach and administrator in the Sheffield area, who has passed away at the age of 56.

February 21, 2022 | Paul Stimpson