Hugh was a member of the GB team who went to the 1964 Tokyo games; with Paul Lyall they won the Bronze medal in the Table Tennis Men’s Doubles B competition. Hugh also competed in the Snooker event. After the Tokyo games, he continued to compete internationally in Table tennis, Snooker and Wheelchair Basketball for several years.

Hugh wrote a book called, ‘The Cheeks on my seat’ about his life in a wheelchair, written from the perspective of the wheelchair which was completed by his wife Margaret after his death. It is published and distributed by the Spinal Injuries Association. "Hugh, was born in 1942, brought up in Folkestone, he became paralysed after a cycling accident aged 15 in 1957, and he died aged 68 in 2010. He lived at Duchess of Gloucester House (known as DoG House) in Isleworth for several years, with others with spinal cord injury; DoG House had its own sports facilities to help with continued rehabilitation."