Remembering Sir Jack Petchey: Table Tennis Philanthropist

Remembering Sir Jack Petchey CBE: A Titan of Philanthropy and Table Tennis

The table tennis community and the wider sporting world are grieving the passing of Sir Jack Petchey CBE, who peacefully departed this world on Thursday, June 27, 2024, at the age of 98.

Through the Jack Petchey Foundation, Sir Jack’s remarkable philanthropic work has empowered and inspired countless young people in London and Essex to excel in sports, dance, music, and public speaking. This includes the thousands who have found joy and success in table tennis during the 12-year partnership between the Foundation and Table Tennis England.

“Sir Jack was a familiar face at the Team and Individual Finals for many years, where he relished meeting the competitors, coaches, volunteers, and staff. He also showcased his own table tennis prowess, a sport he had enjoyed in his younger days, as the accompanying photo attests.”

Sir Jack is survived by his beloved wife, Lady Frances Petchey, his daughters Jackie, Susan, and Amanda, as well as his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The thoughts of everyone at Table Tennis England are with his family during this sorrowful time.

Table Tennis England CEO Adrian Christy has left a message of condolence on the online tribute page established in Sir Jack’s memory. Those wishing to express their sympathies can do so by visiting the Sir Jack Petchey Foundation website.

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