I am so desperately sorry to announce the passing of Fred Lockwood, one of VETTS most recognisable figures on the domestic and international veterans stage. Fred became almost a roving ambassador for VETTS, travelling the world, playing the sport he loved. He won a total of 17 world and european championship medals, 4 of which as a gold medallist.
Fred had been fighting a personal battle with a long-term illness. At the beginning of April, Jenny managed to get him home, which is where he wanted to be. Jenny shared that "he joked with the carers and district nurses to the end despite everything that had happened to him. They don’t make many like him.”
On behalf of the VETTS, we wish to convey our heartfelt condolences to Jenny and all the family. Table Tennis has lost a true champion and a much-loved character.