Butterfly table tennis equipment, as distributed by Ransome Sporting Goods in the UK, has been selected for the table tennis competition in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The players going for gold in Birmingham will be competing on Butterfly Centrefold Rollaway tables and using the Butterfly R40 3-Star ball.

Alastair Henderson, Head of Sponsor Services at Birmingham 2022 said: “Our suppliers play a pivotal role in making Birmingham 2022 an outstanding Games, each bringing a high level of proficiency and expertise to create an unforgettable display of sport and culture.

“We are pleased to welcome Butterfly and Ransome Sporting Goods as one of the suppliers to the Games and look forward to seeing the Butterfly Centrefold Rollaway table tennis table and the Butterfly R40 ball used in our competition.”

Hajo Nolten, SFO of Butterfly Europe said: “Tamasu Butterfly Europa GmbH is happy to announce our sponsorship and co-operation with Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

“With a long-standing tradition of supplying high quality equipment for major table tennis tournaments, such as World Championships and World Cups in the past, we are proud to see such a prestigious event as the XXII. Commonwealth Games being added to this record.

“We look forward to seeing top athletes from all over the Commonwealth competing on Butterfly tables and using Butterfly R40+ Balls in the city of Birmingham and wish all participants success and an inspiring table tennis competition.”

Alan Ransome, Managing Director of Ransome Sporting Goods and Tees Sport said: “We are pleased to provide the service required to support the table tennis equipment in the Games as we did in Manchester 2002 and Glasgow 2014.

“We are also delighted that the Butterfly Centrefold Rollaway table tennis table with the 25mm anti-skid top has been selected for another major Championship together with our Butterfly R40 3 Star ball.”