Table Tennis England has extended its agreement with Official Clothing Supplier, Butterfly, for another four years.
It means England squads of all age groups will continued to be supplied with kit via Tees Sport, the Butterfly partner for specialist equipment in the British Isles, until September 2027 – including the World Team Championships in London in 2026.
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As well as the England match kit, Butterfly will supply travel and training kit to the squads, and branded clothing for Table Tennis England staff.
England players Liam Pitchford, Tom Jarvis, Mollie Patterson and Jasmin Wong had the star treatment at a photoshoot to launch the new kit designs – check out our behind-the-scenes film below.
The new Puren kit, which has been provided for the first time this year, has been manufactured using Micro Dry Fit. This material has been introduced specially to keep the body dry during play.
It is a two-component material made from 100% polyester using two different surface sides. The inner side absorbs moisture and transports it to the outside for evaporation. The Micro Dry Fit means it is breathable, lightweight and quick drying, so it is perfect for playing table tennis.
Tees Sport, Butterfly and Table Tennis England have a long-term relationship which has seen Butterfly kit worn at big events including World Championships, European Championships, the youth versions of those events and the Team World Cup.
The next major event at which England will perform in the kit is the European Team Championships in Malmo from September 10-17.
Table Tennis England CEO Adrian Christy said: “We are delighted to extend our partnership with Butterfly and Tees Sport.
“The wearing of the England shirt is an honour and one that our players work incredibly hard to achieve and the support we receive from this partnership will allow us to further develop our pathway and performance programme thereby enabling more players the opportunity to make our country proud, not just today but into the future.
“We look forward to further developing our partnership with Butterfly and Tees Sport in their support of the England team.”
Alan Ransome OBE, on behalf of Butterfly and Tees Sport said: “From Butterfly and Tees Sport we are very pleased to continue our long-standing support for all the England teams, from senior to mini cadet, for participation for their international competitions.
“Continuing our agreement with Butterfly for the national teams this time has been particularly important from a Butterfly perspective as the England team will be hosting and participating in the World Team Championships in London, celebrating 100 years of table tennis and will be wearing our Butterfly kit.
“We are also pleased to see that this agreement continues to supply uniforms for the Table Tennis England staff, who do so much good work organising events with coaching and development throughout England.
“The first event that the new kit will be used for will be the European Championships which take place in Sweden next month, and we wish the England teams every success in this important competition.”