Tributes paid to Kettering table tennis stalwart Geoff

Geoff Atkinson

Geoff Atkinson

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Members of Kettering and District Table Tennis League were saddened to learn of the recent death of one of its former members, Geoff Atkinson.

Over many years, Geoff played a major role in local table tennis, acting variously as vice chairman, member of the Cup Committee, and presentation evening dinner-dance organiser, as well as being one of the keenest and most respected players around.

He was also for a long time the mainstay and one of the driving forces behind the development of the Thrapston Club.

He continued to play league table tennis into last season, although friends and opposing teams alike recognised that the deterioration in his health made him no longer the formidable opponent of former years.

Details of his funeral arrangements are yet to be announced.