Arthur Brett Appointed Honorary Life Member

The AGM granted Arthur Brett the prestigious award of Honorary Life Member in light of his work within the Irish Association.

A long time volunteer and supporter of the Association. He started a club in Swords in 1980 from where he and his wife Tina moved to Cavan and coached in the Castlerahan Club where he coached Dane Smith and Sean Brady who became Cadet and Junior international, players. He began a major table tennis centre in Fivemiletown where he had a great influence on Ashley Robinson and Hannah Lynch- Dawson who were very successful junior and senior international players. During his time Arthur had coached 30 junior international players.

Arthur attended tournaments weekly to support all “his” players – very supportive of these. He coached Irish players at European and World Championships. As ITTA Director of coaching he ran some ITTF courses.

Arthur’s generosity was evident as he even used his own lorries and equipment from his business to assist the Association at no cost.

A fine volunteer and deserved recipient!