USA TABLE TENNIS EXTENDS PARTNERSHIP WITH NITTAKU AND PADDLE PALACE
Nittaku 3-Star Premium 40+ Featured As Official Ball of USATT Through 2019
USA Table Tennis (USATT), Nittaku, and Paddle Palace jointly announced the extension of their long-time partnership as the Official Ball of USATT through 2019. The Nittaku 3-Star Premium 40+ will be the Official Ball of the US Open, US National Championships, US National Team Trials, and the 2016 United States Olympic Trials. Nittaku has been the Official Ball of USATT since 1980.
“Nittaku and Paddle Palace have been long-time supporters of USA Table Tennis, so it’s very exciting for us to extend our strong working relationship for the next four years,” commented Gordon Kaye, CEO of USATT. “Nittaku is known around the world as a leader and innovator in the table tennis ball market and we know through this partnership our players will be playing with the best at our events.”
“Nittaku and Paddle Palace’s commitment to table tennis in the United States extends beyond just our events,” continued Kaye. “They have been dedicated and loyal supporters of the entire US table tennis community over the years, and we are excited to be working with them as we grow USATT and expand the great sport of table tennis in the United States.”
“It’s an exciting time to be part of the table tennis community,” added Judy Hoarfrost, President and CEO of Paddle Palace. “There are many great things happening with our sport. Our on-going commitment to USATT, its members, and clubs reaffirms our belief that the best has yet to come for our sport in the United States. Nittaku and Paddle Palace are really looking forward to the next four years!”
About USA Table Tennis
USA Table Tennis is organized under the United States Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport of table tennis in the United States. As a member service organization it promotes table tennis by creating opportunities for athletes and coaches of all backgrounds to participate in the sport through more than 250 clubs and over 350 tournaments across the nation annually. USA Table Tennis is a member of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), and is responsible for selecting and training teams for international competition including the Pan American and Olympic Games. For more information on USA Table Tennis visit www.usatt.org.
About Paddle Palace
Paddle Palace Table Tennis is the leading supplier of table tennis products in North America. Since the 1970’s Paddle Palace has been dedicated to serving the equipment needs of players, as well as to promoting and growing the sport. Paddle Palace is owned by a former member of the US Team and US Champion, and is staffed by table tennis experts and enthusiasts. For more information on Paddle Palace, visit www.paddlepalace.com.
Nittaku (Nippon Takkyu Co., Ltd.) was established in 1920 in Tokyo, Japan, and is a world leader in the sport of table tennis. Nittaku produces a complete range of quality table tennis products. They are famous for their Nittaku ball which was first selected for the World Championships in 1971, and they continue to be dedicated to producing the finest table tennis balls in the world. For more information on Nittaku, contact Paddle Palace, their sole North American Distributor, or visit www.paddlepalace.com/Nittaku.asp