TeeSports Butterfly Newsletter

Liebherr European Table Tennis Championships on ETTU TV

Timo Boll is intent on at least matching the current record set by Sweden’s legend Jan Ove Waldner of 11 European titles when the Liebherr European Championships take place in Ostrava, Czech Republic from the 11th – 19th September.  Boll, who is the top seed in the Men’s Singles, has already won 10 titles to date and his team, Germany, is also top seeded in the Men’s Team events so Boll has a real chance of matching the Swedish legend.

12 months ago, when the Championships were last played in Stuttgart in Germany, the England Men’s team was promoted to the top division.  Therefore this year they will play in the Championship Division and have drawn Denmark, Sweden and Russia.  The England team is named as Paul Drinkhall, Darius Knight, Danny Reed and Liam Pitchford.

The England Women’s team, who narrowly missed promotion last time around, are in the Second (Challenge) Division.  It is the same team that impressed in the World Championships in Moscow last May of Jo Parker, Kelly Sibley, Hannah Hicks and Karina Lefevre.  England have drawn Lithuania, Norway, Kosovo and Wales and are intent on gaining promotion this year.

The second half of the Championship is devoted to the Singles and Doubles events.  All 8 England players in Ostrava will be playing with Butterfly blades and rubbers.

Coverage of the Championships can be seen on British Eurosport as follows:

Tuesday 14 September
1500 – 1800 Live men’s team semi finals on British Eurosport & Eurosport HD*
1810 – 2000 Live men’s team semi finals on British Eurosport & Eurosport HD*

Wednesday 15 September
1630 – 1725 Women’s team final on British Eurosport &Eurosport HD*
2315 – 0030 Men’s team final on British Eurosport & Eurosport HD*

Thursday 16 September
1015 – 1100  )
1715 – 1800  )  Men’s team final highlights on British Eurosport & Eurosport HD*
0015 – 0100  )

Sunday 19 September
0800 – 0900 Quarter finals on British Eurosport & Eurosport HD*
0900 – 1045 Live women’s semi finals on Eurosport HD*
1800 – 1900 Finals on Eurosport HD*
1830 – 1900 Finals on British Eurosport

Thursday 23 September

0800 – 0900  )
2345 – 0045  )  Finals highlights on British Eurosport

*  Broadcast in upscaled standard definition on Eurosport HD

British Eurosport tell us that all schedules are subject to change.

British Eurosport is availabel on Sky 410 and Virgin Media 521.  
Eursport HD is available on Sky 412 and Virgin Media 522.  
Eurosport channels are also available online via Eurosport Player.
Live streaming of the Championships can be seen on the ETTU television channel (Laola1) which can be accessed from the ETTU website   We anticipate that this is daily coverage and are awaiting confirmation.  Click on the following link

Tees Sport Butterfly Clothing Range

We are pleased to announce that we have co-operated with Butterfly to produce our own range of Butterfly clothing for the coming season.  The stock has now arrived.  The Butterfly Tees tracksuit  is available in navy with blue and in black with red.  The Tees shirt, which is made from 100% microdry polyester which allows air circulation and is extremely comfortable to wear, is available in 4 colours – black with red trim, red with black trim, navy with blue trim and light blue with navy trim.  The prices for senior sizes are:

Tracksuit  £75.99    On offer at £64.99
Shirt        £37.50    On offer at £29.99

The feedback that we have received for the Tees range which was used extensively by the players in the UK School Games has been very favourable.  This range has been purchased for this season and is only available whilst stocks last.  To view this range, click on the following links- 

Tees Tracksuit

Tees Shirt

New Catalogue

We are currently in the process of finalising our 2010/2011 catalogue which will be the biggest one we have ever produced.  Altogether there will be 152 pages and these will include all the regular products plus a full section on the Practice Partner robots and specialist flooring for table tennis centres and events.  Customers who purchase regularly from Tees Sport will receive a copy automatically through the mail shortly.

Tenergy Sales Increase

We were concerned that when Butterfly Japan increased the price of Tenergy from an offer of  £34.99 up to £47.50 that sales would be badly affected.  This has not been the case over the last month or so since the price rise; the sales of the Tenergy range have increased in August by 10% compared with the same period 12 months ago, thus reinforcing the quality and performance of this exceptional range of rubbers.