Arthur Hitchins was a centre-half who came through the A team and the reserves, while also being brought through the nursery side at Northfleet. He made 42 appearances in senior matches, but also can count over 100 games for Spurs and various clubs during the war years.
A fine amateur footballer with Walthamstow Avenue, with who he won the Athenian League twice, the Essex Senior Cup, the London Charity Cup and the South Essex Cup, Arthur was also chosen to represent the Athenian League and his county of Essex.
Hitchins had moved on to Lea Bridge Gasworks by the time he came to Spurs' attention and he had a trial in the A team on 1st December 1934 before signing for the club as an amateur on 17th December 1934. His debut for the club was in the London Combination on Christmas Day, when Tottenham beat Swansea Town 7-1. Arthur quickly made the transition to a professional player, signing forms on 14th January 1935. Arthur was loaned to Northfleet for their Kent League winning 1935-36 season, but returned to White Hart Lane for the next campaign and was in the side that won the London Challenge Cup, but Hitchins only scored one senior goal for the club - at home to Manchester City on 11th March 1939. A good clubman, he also made 74 appearances for the reserves and the A team, scoring four goals.
The onset of war saw the Football League suspend the competition, with Hitchins playing two of the three games in the season before War was declared, but in total, Arthur played 107 times for Spurs in the early years of World War II and also played one game each for Crystal Palace and Watford in 1941-42.
Unfortunately, his career ended with injury and illness in 1942.
Arthur Hitchins died on 10th October 1975 in Barnet.