Top Table Tennis Equipment Brands

Top Table Tennis Equipment Brands

Expert: Kevin James, Last Updated: 16/04/2019

Table Tennis is a sport that is quickly gaining popularity throughout the world. With more people picking up the sports, it has led to a huge increase in the number of equipment brands. Players today face a myriad of choices when buying a new racquet, upgrading to a better table or even a ball.

If you’re a seasoned pro or brand new to the sport, you will find that choosing the right equipment can make all the difference in your game.

So, in this post, we wanted to make it easier for you to choose your equipment wisely. This would help you pick the brand most suited for you. Whether it’s an affordable table tennis table or a durable racquet, let this list of top TT brands aid you in your evaluation.

1. STIGA

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Stiga is a Swedish brand with its headquarters in Eskilstuna, Sweden. Founded in 1944, it started off by producing Table Tennis equipment but has since branched into snowriders, table hockey, and lawnmowers.

Almost 75 years later, Stiga is now a huge brand recognized throughout the world for their TT racquets and tables. The sports brand has also signed long-lasting sponsor deals with the popular national teams of Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and China.

With the Stiga Pro Carbon, it has become one of the best manufacturers of TT racquets. It also produces TT tables, balls, and apparel that boast of superior quality.

Founded

1938

Country of Origin

Sweden

Sponsored Players

XU XIN (CHN), GUO YUE (CHN), LIU GUOLIANG (CHN), JEAN-MICHEL SAIVE (BEL), PAR GERELL (SWE), SAYAKA HIRANO (JPN), JENS LUNDQUIST (SWE), KIM JUNG HOON (KOR), LI JIAWEI (SIN), ZHENQI BARTHEL (GER), LEE HO CHING (HKG), DANIEL ZWICKL (HUN), SABINE WINTER (GER), GEORGINA POTA (HUN), LI XUE (FRA)

Featured Products

Racquets – Pro Carbon, Evolution, Titan, Apex,
Tables – Advantage, Triumph, Outdoor, Instaplay, Space Saver
Balls – Competition, Optimum, Optimum 40+, Perform

2. BUTTERFLY

Butterfly-Logo

Butterfly Logo

Founded in 1950, the Butterfly brand has become synonymous with Table Tennis. Its founder, Hikosuke Tamasu, was a professional TT player himself. Ever since its conception, Butterfly has gone on to establish a successful network of partners in a large number of countries. Presently, it is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

For more than 50 years, Butterfly products have gained widespread recognition in North America through one of its leading partners known as Bowmar Sports.

The corporation has also taken on an active role in popularizing Table Tennis by sponsoring tournaments and training camps for young players. Its legendary Sriver rubber attained international recognition and is used by many world-class players.

Founded

1950

Country of Origin

Japan

Sponsored Players

Adina Diaconu, Adrian Crisan, Adriana Diaz, Alexander Shibaev, Alexey Liventsov, Alicia Côté, Andrej Gacina, Bastian Steger.

Featured Products

Racquets – 401 Shakehand, Wakaba S10, 603 Shakehand
Tables –
Butterfly Outdoor Top Rollaway Blue, Butterfly Easifold 19 Rollaway

Balls - Butterfly G40+ 3 Star Table Tennis Balls, Butterfly A40+ 3 Star, Butterfly Easy Ball 40+

3. KILLERSPIN

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Robert Blackwell Jr. is a successful Chicago businessman who founded Killerspin in 2001. Although a relatively new brand, the company quickly gained popularity through a series of aggressive marketing campaigns. Since then, it has earned a permanent seat for itself in the sporting goods industry.

Killerspin’s modern design of TT tables and stylistic TT blades makes it an outstanding brand. It has played a pivotal role in promoting the sport by hosting the largest TT event held in the United States.

The company also caught the world’s eye when the CEO gifted the Pope with a customized TT table. Today, Killerspin stands to become one of the most prominent Table Tennis brands in the whole of North America.

Founded

2001

Country of Origin

United State of America (USA)

Sponsored Players

Biba Golic, Aleksandar Karakasevic, Chen Qi, Sasa Drinic, Ilija Lupulesku, Mark Hazinski, Andrei Filimon, Eric Owens, Georgina Pota, Adam Hugh, Elie, Barney Reed

Featured Products

Racquets – SVR Collection, Diamond Series, Jet Series
Tables – Revolution Series, MYT Indoor, MYT Outdoor, Wing Series
Balls – Training 1 Star, Training 2 Star

4. JOOLA

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Having built their first TT tables as early as 1952, Joola is a German brand that currently supplies Table Tennis equipment all over the world. Originally based out of Germany, it has since then established a strong presence in the North American market. It offers a wide range of products from TT paddles to net covers and other accessories.

Joola is a well-known sponsor of international events including the Olympic, Paralympic, and Commonwealth Games. It has worked round the clock to come up with the latest in technology and design of TT equipment. Thus, it is no surprise that Joola has a strong following among members of the global TT community.

Founded

1950

Country of Origin

Germany

Sponsored Players

Hector Berrios, Melanie Diaz-Gonzalez, Daniely Rios, Han Xiao, Jeff Ling Huang, Amy Wang, Adar Alguetti, Gal Alguetti, Sharon Alguetti

Featured Products

Racquets – Linus, AllWeather, Beat, Drive
Tables - Joola Nova Tour DX Outdoor, JOOLA Tour 1500 Indoor
Balls – Prime 3 Star ABS, Magic ABS, JOOLA Dual-Colored, JOOLA Flash Seamless Poly Ball

5. CORNILLEAU

Cornilleau Logo

Cornilleau Logo

Cornilleau’s legacy as a top Table Tennis brand begins in 1969 and has its roots in the furniture industry. Based out of France, it specializes in the design and production of TT tables as well as racquets, balls, and other accessories. With the United States and Great Britain as its chief exporter, Cornilleau has dominated the European trading industry.

Cornilleau focuses on developing equipment that is long-lasting and player-friendly. Its TT tables are crafted with unique features that protect it from wear and tear. It also produces paddles and balls with the same finesse in style and sustainability. Cornilleau has played host to a variety of European tournaments including the World Cup and the ITPF French Open.

Founded

1969

Country of Origin

France

Sponsored Players

Simon Gauzy, Hugo Calderano, Can Akkuzu, Romain Lorentz, Thomas Le Breton, Paul Gauzy

Featured Products

Racquets – Excell, Perform, Sport, Initiation, Tacteo, Nexeo, Softbat
Tables – Cornilleau 500M Crossover Blue, Crossover 250S Indoor/Outdoor Blue
Balls – P-Ball, Expert, Pro

Conclusion

Summing up, these are some of the top TT equipment brands in the world. As you can see, there are a wide variety of choices for every player based on their own suitability and needs. If you’re still confused about your choice, feel free to drop a query in the comments section below.

Kevin James
 

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