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New blade technology from JOOLA for 20/21

  JOOLA VYZARYZ HYBRID THE DUAL THREAT – DIFFERENT COMPOSITE LAYERS ON EACH SIDE ALLOW YOU TO ALWAYS COMPETE AT YOUR BEST. The JOOLA Vyzaryz Hybrid is the dual-threat blade you’ve been searching for! It’s customized to account for the differences in forehand and backhand swings. PBO-C is used on one side and Super PBO-C on the other. With […]

New online coaching workshops with Stephen Gertsen

We caught up with Stephen Gertsen as he launches his new online coaching workshops – read his blog on how he’s remotely working with Table Tennis groups to upskill their knowledge during this time… I’m Stephen Gertsen and I’m a professional Table Tennis coach, my background includes working for organisations such as TT Wales, TT […]

A lockdown catch up with North Ayrshire TTC!

We caught up with Chris Main at North Ayrshire Table Tennis Club and find out how the drastically shortened 19/20 season was actually very successful on the table, how the clubs members are doing during the lockdown and what they are planning once community clubs can re-open. Tell us a bit about the club… ‘North […]

We chat to PingPong4U – helping disadvantaged groups with Table Tennis

In our latest Blog spot we chat to Peter Thompson at PingPong4U about his fantastic programme of adapted Table Tennis activities for disadvantaged groups. It’s always great to hear how our sport can be beneficial to a wide range of people and in this case help with social isolation, exercise and improving personal wellbeing. What […]

Exclusive Paul Drinkhall Interview!

This week, we welcome a good friend of Bribar, Paul Drinkhall to our blog spot. Paul’s been at the top of his game for several years, and he gives us some valuable insight into some of his key wins (and losses)! We hope you enjoy the interview – like most of us, Paul’s looking forward […]

British Army Table Tennis – An increasingly popular sport.

At Bribar Table Tennis we are proud to have entered a partnership with the British Army Table Tennis Association for 2020 onwards. In these extraordinary times, the Army and our other forces will be doing a great deal to help us as a nation – thank you. A few weeks back we asked the British […]

Torbay Academy’s Super ‘Stay at Home’ Video!

Torbay Table Tennis Academy’s members rode into town (keeping a safe distance) and have rustled together a fantastic video to highlight the importance of Staying Safe during these difficult times – with 45 videos from club members they certainly hit the bullseye! Enough of the puns – watch the video (58 Secs) and read the […]

A catch-up with Jack Hunter-Spivey – National Para Champion!

In our latest blog we asked Jack to give us a bit of background on himself, a feel for his Nationals success and what he’s looking forward to… ‘My name is Jack Hunter-Spivey, I’m current world number 8, currently English and British champion, a Rio 2016 Paralympian and I haven’t lost a competitive match in […]

Tom Lodziak Blog – I’m suffering Table Tennis withdrawal symptoms!

At Bribar we pretty much eat, sleep and breathe Table Tennis! Most of us play Table Tennis (some better than others) so it’s been quite a shock to find ourselves unable to have a hit at the local club or to be whingeing about the next local league match… It struck us quite early on […]

Mari Baldwin shines at the Senior Nationals!

Mari Baldwin was a bit of a star at the recent English Senior Nationals – we caught up with her and her coach Craig Bryant to get a first-hand take on what has driven her rapid improvement. Mari is only 15 years old but managed to make the final of the Women’s singles and only […]

Exclusive Liam Pitchford Blog – back to his best?

Time for some good news and it’s been great to see Liam back to very near his best form – winning more Nationals titles, his World Tour Doubles exploits… oh and a Semi-final win over World No1 Xu Xin! In Liam’s exclusive blog, he takes us through his latest events… So it’s been a busy […]

National Championships – Liam or Paul for the Title?!

Can Liam Pitchford make it 6 Singles Titles or will Paul Drinkhall stretch out to 7 Singles Titles this year? The draw has been made and there’s some talented young players looking to create an upset! Both Liam and Paul have been in good form recently, Liam looked very strong at the World Tour Hungarian […]


JOOLA DYNARYZ AGR is used by professionals at the pinnacle of their sport – if you want aggression, precision, high speed and amazing spin characteristics DYNARYZ AGR is the rubber for you! The new signature purple 50 degree Hyper bounce sponge provides spectacular catapult effect whilst the Advanced Traction Surface Technology provides increased dwell time […]

A catch up with Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club

We are very lucky to support some fantastic clubs around the country and the enormous work and effort many of them put into Table Tennis is quite amazing – here we catch up with Bishop Auckland TTC’s Chairman, Matthew Porter. With the new season now firmly underway things at Bishop Auckland have had a slightly […]

Introducing BARNA ORIGINAL Rubbers and Blades!

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Bribar are now official distributors of the ‘new’ Barna Original brand of Table Tennis equipment… The Barna Original rubber and blade collection are reminiscent of days gone by but with an eye to playing with the new 40+ ABS ball! Check out the 2019/20 range of rubbers from […]

Exclusive Liam Pitchford Blog from Japan!

We asked Liam to give us an insight into his packed playing schedule including his latest challenge playing in the exciting new T.League in Japan! T.League training Ever since I signed up to play in the T.League I’ve been looking forward to getting out to Japan. Having followed last year’s league season, I saw just […]

New Mizuno Shoes for 2019/20!

Bribar are bringing you the latest Mizuno Table Tennis Shoes for the new season! Packed with features and technology, Mizuno Shoes are the ‘go to’ for Table Tennis Professionals – so grab a pair and play in Style and Comfort! MIZUNO WAVE DRIVE NEO 2019 Designed for elite players requiring the highest level of comfort and minimum […]

A catch up with the Piwowar’s!

It really is a family affair with the Piwowar’s – Kris, Jo, Jakub & Kacper are a young Table Tennis family with a shared love of Table Tennis! Based in South Devon, they run, coach and play at the Torbay Table Tennis Academy. It has been a busy year for the Piwowar family and we […]

Liam Pitchford – signs for VICTAS and joins Team Bribar!

VICTAS, a major Japanese Table Tennis manufacturer, has signed an exciting sponsorship contract with England No 1 and World No 15 Liam Pitchford commencing from the 1st June 2019. Liam has been playing amazing Table Tennis for some time now and having beaten players such as Ma Long, Timo Boll and Japanese ‘Wonder kid’ Harimoto, […]

Paul Drinkhall – Wins ITTF Serbia Open – Exclusive Blog!

It’s never a chore when my friends at Bribar Table Tennis ask me to write up a report of a competition I’ve played in, but when you finish stood on top of the podium it’s a real pleasure! I posted on my Facebook a few days ago about my victory in the ITTF World Tour […]

Coaching Blog – Andrew Rushton reflects on the World Para Champs!

Welcome to our TIBHAR Coaching Blog! In this Blog, Andrew Rushton reflects on a successful Team GB performance and his experience of coaching at the World Para Table Tennis Championships in Slovenia… Preparation is key For the previous 10 weeks, the Great Britain Para Team had been preparing for the World Championships which took place […]

Paul Drinkhall – Preparation for the European Championships Blog

As I begin my final phase of preparing for the European Championships in Alicante in Spain in a couple of weeks time, it’s time for some reflection! My new Bundesliga club It’s been a mixed but generally good start to my season; I’ve signed for a new club in the German Bundesliga, making a return […]


TIBHAR Aurus Prime Table Tennis Rubber – An ideal choice for the offensive technical player who plays an attacking all action game and requires perfect ball placement! The smooth and spin oriented rubber surface combined with a middle hard, catapult loaded 47.5° sponge will enable the user, in almost any playing situation, to put the […]


The TIBHAR Drinkhall Powerspin Carbon Blade is the signature blade and the exact model used by Paul Drinkhall! The 6 times National Champion helped develop this blade and say’s: “My blade gives me the speed I need for my fast, heavy topspin attacking game and the control required to receive, block and counter topspin well during […]

Meet the Piwowar’s – a super Table Tennis family!

It really is a family affair with the Piwowar’s – Kris, Jo, Jakub & Kacper are a young Table Tennis family with a shared love of Table Tennis! Based in South Devon, they run, coach and play at the Torbay Table Tennis Academy. Dad Kris, is the lead coach and Chairman of Torbay TTA, learning […]

Training Camp success & upcoming Service Day

Top Edge and Gertsen Training Camps – are really popular and well attended training weekends run by Craig Bryant and Stephen Gertsen. In this blog, Craig recaps on a successful London Training Camp and looks forward to a Service Training Day in July… Our Top Edge & Gertsen TT Training Camp in London has kept […]

Paul Drinkhall – World Team Championships Blog

How do you write a review when you miss out on a medal at such a prestigious event? The answer is… with some difficulty! It’s mixed emotions for me and the other boys in the team. We have absolute belief in ourselves and in each other that we can raise our games when it matters, […]

Paul Drinkhall – Commonwealth Games Blog

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) is a BIG event! With 6000 plus athletes from over 70 countries this is the largest sporting event to be held in Australia for some time… We are excited to follow Paul and the England Team’s progress ‘down under’ and to this end we have pulled together Paul’s […]

Coaching Blog – pt 2 – League Progression

Welcome to our sixth Coaching Blog for the 2017/18 Season! In this Blog, Matt Porter takes a look at how the League System in Germany provides a clear pathway for progression and ultimately explains why their Table Tennis standard is so high! League Progression Following on from my previous blog re suitable tournament pathways to […]

Top Edge & Gertsen Training Camps!

Top Edge and Gertsen Training Camps – are really popular and well attended training weekends run by Craig Bryant and Stephen Gertsen. In this blog, Craig gives us an insight into their plans for the future and the up-coming London Training Camp. Time flies! We are now onto our 5th training camp after trialing the […]

Coaching Blog – Tournaments for Development

Welcome to our fifth Coaching Blog for the 2017/18 Season! In this Blog, Matt Porter takes a look at using competition for motivation and progression of young Table Tennis players. Tournaments for Development Following on from Aad ‘s blog on long term player development, I wanted to look at using competition for motivation and progress […]


The new JOOLA Rhyzer 48 Table Tennis Rubber has arrived! A superb rubber for strong attacking spin players – with a thin topsheet and the hard 48 degree sponge this new rubber has huge dynamics. Out gun your opponent with dangerous winning loops and counter topspins without losing touch in your precision play… As used […]


The blade of the 2017 French National Champion and 2016 European Champion, Emmanuel Lebesson. Designed for a modern, athletic all action counter game typical of modern French players. A 5 ply all wood blade built from limba and ayous wood plys which will always keep your opponent under pressure with uninterrupted action. The extra hard […]


A dangerous and effective long pimple – our best selling ‘fast effect’ long pimple! Incorporating built in tension D.TecS technology the pimple configuration allows players to produce maximum variation in strokes from deep chop to countering their opponents returns. The built-in tension within the actual pimple structure makes them soft. The sponge version features soft […]

Coaching Blog – Coaching for the long term!

Welcome to our fourth Coaching Blog for the 2017/18 Season! In this Blog, Aad Kwakkelstein takes a look at ‘Long Term Athlete Development’ and how local club coaching sessions help an athlete achieve their full potential… Coaching for the long term How long does it take for a player to achieve a good level? What is a good […]

25% OFF all Mizuno Table Tennis Shoes!!

Bribar Table Tennis are reducing all Mizuno Table Tennis Shoes by 25% during January 2018… Packed with features and technology, Mizuno Shoes are the ‘go to’ for Table Tennis Professionals – grab a pair in our January Sale! MIZUNO WAVE DRIVE Z TABLE TENNIS SHOES A high quality Table Tennis shoe – the Wave Drive Z has […]

Coaching Blog – Andrew Rushton experiences the Para European Champs!

Welcome to our third Coaching Blog for the 2017/18 Season! In this Blog, Andrew Rushton charts his experience at the recent Para European Table Tennis Championships in Slovenia, giving us an insight into coaching the GB Para team at this major event… Arriving early Arriving at the venue four days before the event proved to […]

Exciting new partnership with Gewo!

Bribar are delighted to have become the distributor for Gewo Table Tennis Equipment in the UK – Gewo is one of the most innovative and progressive Table Tennis brands in Europe! Mike Chapman of Bribar said ‘We believe that the Gewo and Bribar philosophies fit hand in hand – offering top quality, ground breaking Table Tennis products […]

Coaching Blog – Craig Bryant’s World University Games experience!

Welcome to our second Coaching Blog for 2017/18 – we will be bringing you thoughts from #TeamBribar coaches throughout the season… Craig Bryant World University Games in Taipei 2017 – what an experience! I’ve recently returned from coaching Team GBR at the World University Games, which was held in Taipei and WOW, what an experience […]

Drinkhall, Lebesson, Samsonov and Niwa – what a Dream Team!

Bribar Table Tennis haven’t managed to sign these guys yet for local league but we can bring you their very own Signature bats… These superb ready-to-go ‘Pro’ bats are well tested combinations of blades and rubbers – available now and with BIG savings!! EMMANUEL LEBESSON SIGNATURE TABLE TENNIS BAT The signature blade of the Men’s European […]

Brand New Pimples for the 17/18 Season!

We get excited when new rubbers arrive in the office and especially new pimples! Here’s a run down of the new rubbers for this season from TIBHAR, TSP, JOOLA, PIMPLEPARK and Sauer & Troger… S & T SCHMERZ (Long Pimple) That hurts – your opponent puts another of your shots with Schmerz in the net. […]

Coaching Blog – Stephen Gertsen joins the Team!

Welcome to our first Coaching Blog for 2017/18 – we will be bringing you thoughts from #TeamBribar coaches throughout the season! We are lucky to sponsor some fantastic coaches and we are delighted that Stephen Gertsen and Andrew Rushton have joined the team this year – you can see our coaching team and their profiles […]

New Injury Support Products from LP Support…

Bribar Table Tennis are pleased to announce that they are now distributors of LP Support injury support products! Specialising in support products since 1988, the LP Support product range is recognised for its superior quality and extensive range. We have chosen products from the LP range that help players with the most frequent Table Tennis related […]

Monthly Table Tennis News Videos!

Bribar Table Tennis are delighted to partner with SD Sport to bring you monthly news videos from around the world of Table Tennis! This month’s video is out now and highlights all the action in July – what an amazing month for JOOLA’s Quadri Aruna, TIBHAR’s Vladimir Samsonov and of course our very own Paul […]

New Arrivals – Komann Table Tennis Blades!

New for the 2017/18 season, Bribar Table Tennis are bringing you a wide range of Komann products from the Hong Kong based Winning Sports Company.  We are excited to announce that we will be supplying Komann products exclusively to Europe and as the season progresses, we will be adding more of their rubbers, blades and accessories to the […]


Produced by long pimple experts Sauer & Troger, Hellfire is slow and very dangerous and makes life absolute HELL for your opponents! The versions with sponge are for classic defenders who play away from the table, the orthodox version is perfect for close to the table blocking / block chopping and controlling awkward play. Hellfire […]


The Koji Matsushita Original blade provides great control for away from the table play and in passive rallies at the net but importantly for modern defenders enough power for successful attacking. A real double for table tennis players – this is a premier defenders dream blade with premier workmanship from Victas! The VICTAS Koji Matsushita Original […]


Hurricane Neo 3 has the famous control and spin of the classic Hurricane 3 Rubber but is equipped with the Neo factory tuned sponge. A little more controlled with enhanced spin over Neo Hurricane 2, this rubber suits the attacking all rounder who plays varied controlled loops. The sticky surface is combined with a hard […]


Created for the offensive player demanding mastery over spin in all situations – a loopers classic. The 5 ply, Power Wood blade, distinguishes itself by its remarkable flexibility and elasticity. This enables superb touch for power spin players but permits crispness on pure power strokes. Cost: £51.99 £40.99 A hidden gem in the blade world!! Richard’s […]

New Premium Blades from VICTAS

Just arrived at Bribar are two new 2017/18 blades from VICTAS. A superb offensive blade from Japanese superstar Koki Niwa (World no 13) and a special defensive blade from ace defender Yuto Muramatsu (World no 28). VICTAS have a reputation for mixing the latest technology with premium materials to create beautiful Table Tennis blades! Koki […]

Dorset Training Camp – A Big Success!

Over the 17th, 18th and 19th February 2017, Top Edge and Gertsen TT delivered their second training camp of the season at the Dorset Table Tennis Centre in Christchurch.             Following on from their recent Horsham camp, Dorset proved to be very popular again, with 50 people attending over the 3 days. […]


The WINNING LOOP TABLE TENNIS BAT is Bribar’s best ever selling ‘ready to play’ bat! A quality allround blade, selected by Bribar for its weight, control and durability, it is fitted with Friendship 729 for its spin capabilities when learning to play Table Tennis. The Friendship 729 FX Super rubber comes in two thicknesses and […]


The Tibhar Samsonov Force Pro Table Tennis blade is a favourite with Bribar’s Sponsored players! The original blade of multiple European champion and World Cup winner Vladimir Samsonov, has a relatively stiff medium hard feel and is designed for mid-distance counter and loop play. As well as speed in mid-distance rallies, our sponsored players also enjoy […]


The JOOLA ENERGY X-TRA Table Tennis Rubber is Bribar’s best selling rubber over the last decade! Designed for former speed glue players, who play a controlled, attacking game, but who still require excellent feeling and enhanced spin from their rubber choice. ENERGY X-TRA has in-built GREEN POWER feel, together with a grippy surface and a mid-soft […]


The JOOLA FEVER Table Tennis blade is one of Bribar’s best ever selling blades! The FEVER has a 5+2 ply construction, starting with the 2 ply layers, these are a lightweight meliorate carbon which gives not only an extra large sweet spot but also perfect balance. The 5 ply layers are limba wood veneers, that […]

Great wins at the Swedish Open for David McBeath!

David McBeath has had a fantastic Swedish Open, not content with beating the Korean world No 107 Eonrae Cho to qualify top of his group he went on to beat the Japanese world No 24 Maharu Yoshimura in the last 64!! Unfortunately, David’s great run ended against world No 54 Wang Yang (Slovakia). To beat Cho, […]

Air Technology – new extra light blades from Joola!

JOOLA AIR FIBRE – An allround blade with a difference – fantastic to hold, featherweight and guaranteed at only 59 – 60g! The 7 ply build (5+ 2 fibreglass) ensures total ball feeling with fabulous control. The 4mm balsa core is supported by acosica and samba wood plus fibre glass plys and the result is […]

New Footwear from Mizuno

We are super-excited to have 3 New Mizuno Table Tennis models in stock for the 2016/17 season!! We love new shoes… Left to Right: The Wave Medal 5 is a high performance table tennis shoe designed for top level play – with Wave plate technology, an SR Touch insert, a Dynamotion Groove Sole, Removable Insock, AIRmesh upper and XG […]

The Art of Defence!!

High Quality Handmade Blades from VICTAS! The new VICTAS Matsushita range has innovative engineering that captures the experience and passion of the legendary Japanese defender Koji Matsushita! The 4 times Olympic competitor, has combined with the Victas team to produce a range of Defensive Table Tennis Blades that have everything modern defensive strategists require. The new Koji Matsushita Special combines innovative […]

Great New Evolution Rubbers from Tibhar…

Tibhar have hit it for ‘six’ this summer! Tibhar have launched two great new Evolution rubbers for the coming season. The new EL-S and FX-S versions make it six great variations in the super popular ‪Evolution range! TIBHAR EVOLUTION EL-S (Elastic Spin Power) has been developed for top players who require extra spin when attacking. […]

Play it like Paul – the complete blade range at Bribar!

The complete range of Paul Drinkhall blades from Tibhar are now ready for the new season! The original three blades have been hugely popular with their blend of high quality and value for money. Paul has been closely involved with Tibhar in the development of the blades and is delighted that the full range is now […]

Hot new Samba rubbers available this summer!

A new twist on classic Joola rubbers – get in the swing with the Samba family! Samba 19 is perfect for serious players, features a forgiving 41 degree distinguishable blue mid soft sponge and grippy top sheet. Great control , excellent spin and penetration. Samba 27 is designed for top players with a strong technical […]

Dingo+Swiss products by the legend Ding Yi

Bribar Table Tennis are delighted to have been appointed as the sole distributors in the UK for Dingo+Swiss products. Established by world maestro Ding Yi, the Dingo+Swiss brand is focused upon specialist pimple rubbers and perfectly matched blades. Ding Yi performs his magic using the ZIK-ZAK Long Pimples and DING YI Short Pimples on the Ding […]

Exclusive: Paul Drinkhall writes about his World Team Bronze and 5th National Title!

World Team Championships I’m writing this as a bronze medallist at the World Championships – what a feeling. Of course, growing up you only ever want to win the Gold, but given the position we started the competition in we are most certainly happy and you won’t find any complaints from team England at the […]

der-materialspezialist – Equipment for Modern Combination Bat Players!

BRIBAR are delighted to announce sole distributorship in the UK of the amazing der-materialspezialist range of products. The outstanding ‘slick’ anti loop rubbers for the modern combination player offer amazing spin reversal levels; backed by a full range of long pimples, short pimples and blades for combination play experts. Check out these specialist rubbers and […]

A warm welcome to our new sponsored players!

DAVID MCBEATH At Bribar we are excited to welcome David to the Bribar/Tibhar sponsored team! Using his new Tibhar Samsonov Force Pro blade and Evolution MX-P rubbers, David, currently ranked England No.7 was the surprise winner at the recent Aldershot Grand Prix. Seeded No.3 he played commandingly throughout the week-end and comfortably won the Open […]

Paul Drinkhall’s partnership with TIBHAR

Bribar Table Tennis is delighted to announce that the UK No. 1, Paul Drinkhall has entered into a new partnership with the world class brand TIBHAR. Paul is a four time National singles Champion and Commonwealth Gold Medal winner from Glasgow 2014, as well as being Great Britain’s sole representative in the London 2012 Olympics […]

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