Tees Sport to supply balls for our top events

Paul Stimpson

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Tees Sport has been named the Official Ball Supplier for Table Tennis England and the Senior British League for the 2020/21 season.

The company was chosen following a competitive tender process and will supply Butterfly R40+ balls for the following events:

  • Mark Bates Ltd National Championships and Qualifying Tournament
  • Mark Bates Ltd Cadet & Junior National Championships
  • Mark Bates Ltd U10-U13 National Championships
  • Senior British League
  • County Championships
  • National Junior League and National Cadet League
  • National Cups (Under-12, Cadet and Junior)
  • English Leagues Cup Competitions
  • Inter-Regional Finals

Neil Rogers, Head of Competitions and Events at Table Tennis England, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Tees Sport in respect of a number of national events next season, and the Senior British League.

“The R40+ ball will be used at the ITTF World Championships in 2021, as well as the World Junior Championships and many other ITTF circuit events, so it is a fantastic opportunity to replicate this for our players at domestic level.”

“We were particularly impressed with the offer from Tees Sport and Butterfly, and so chose to also include the Senior National Championships within the scope of this partnership as a result.”

Rüdiger Von Berg, from Butterfly’s development team, said of the ball: “This is now our third-generation plastic ball which has all the benefits of the constant improvement that we have been able to achieve.

“The R40 has a consistent bounce and reliable trajectory. The feedback that we have received from our players is that the ball fully meets their expectation of a quality product.”

* Table Tennis England members have the chance to claim 20% off the cost of a box of three or a box of 12 balls via the Tees Sport website before September 30, 2020.

To redeem this, you will first need to create a Tees Sport account (if you don’t have one already), by clicking ‘MY ACCOUNT’ in the top-right corner of the Tees Sport website; then add the Butterfly R40+ 3* Balls to your basket  (available as a box of 3 or box of 12); during checkout you can claim the 20% discount by entering the voucher code TTER40312

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