Arthur Meachen The Arthur Meachen Memorial Cup cup was donated by Mr D Hughes to memorialise a man whose contribution to Wellington table tennis was immeasurable. At national level he had had the distinction of selecting the first New Zealand representative team in 1938, had served a brief term as Secretary / Treasurer in 1939, was part of the Executive committee 1944/45 and Vice President 1948-1952.
Arthur Meachen suffered from polio as a child and required crutches thereafter but in spite of his disability this diminutive man was energetic and industrious. Supported by one of his two crutches he was also able to play a reasonable game of interclub table tennis.
He passed away on 21 July 1953 at the age of 46.