Tees Sport has been announced as Official Ball Supplier for leading Table Tennis England national events in the 2023/24 season after an open tender process.

Under the terms of the partnership, the Butterfly R40+ 3* ball will be used at the following events:

  • Mark Bates Ltd Senior National Championships and Qualifiers
  • Mark Bates Ltd Cadet, U17 & Junior National Championships
  • Mark Bates Ltd U11 & U13 National Championships
  • Senior British League
  • Cadet National Cup
  • Junior National Cup
  • National Cadet League and National Junior League
  • County Championships
  • English League Cup Competitions (finals weekend)

In addition to supplying the balls, Tees Sport has made donations totalling £1,100 towards the running costs of each event, as follows:

  • Senior British League: £500
  • NCL/NJL: £300
  • Mark Bates Ltd Cadet, U17 & Junior National Championships: £150
  • Mark Bates Ltd U11 & U13 National Championships: £150

Alan Ransome OBE, Tees Sport Managing Director, said: “On behalf of Butterfly and Tees Sport, we are pleased to be appointed as the official ball supplier to Table Tennis England with our Butterfly R40 3* ball and look forward to providing our balls for so many important Table Tennis England competitions this season.

“This adoption adds to the ones that we already hold, which included the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham last year and the next World Championships in South Korea.”

Table Tennis England Head of Competitions and Events, Neil Rogers, said: “We’re delighted to partner with Tees Sport this season to ensure Butterfly R40+ 3* balls will be used at all our top national events. We’re very grateful for Tees Sport’s valued support of the competitions programme.”