Sadly we have to report the death of another former Table Tennis player from the Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League. Roger Fuller, died aged 74 on Tuesday 30 October 2018 at Basildon Hospital where he had spent the last three weeks of his life.
Roger was a member of Chelmsford Table Tennis Club who played in a variety of different venues - Broomfield Village Hall, Springfield Community Centre, Moulsham School and St. John Payne School as part of teams that included among others - Alan Clancy, Phil Sharp, Chris Knight, Steve Kerns, Gary Copsey, Norman Hayes and John Wickens. He also played for Stock Table Tennis Club in the Brentwood League - again with Alan Clancy and Phil Sharp and he had a three year spell as Press Officer for the Brentwood League. He reached top division level in both Leagues and it is recalled that he coped well when the loop was introduced into local League play when many players took a lot of time to adjust.
Roger loved all Sports and apart from Table Tennis he also loved Badminton, Football (he was an Arsenal supporter), Snooker and Golf. He was also a very keen Gardener and a great friend of Ted Knight (father of Chris). Roger was extremely generous and would regularly give friends and colleagues gifts of produce he had grown in his garden. He was also very intelligent and well read and a great raconteur and he loved meeting up with friends in the local Pub to debate all manner of subjects including of course sport.
He will be sadly missed by all those who knew him. The Funeral is at Chelmsford Crematorium at 14.30 hours on Thursday 15 November 2018.
Steve Kerns - Press & Publicity Officer - Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League