MIZUNO WAVE DRIVE 8 2020 TABLE TENNIS SHOE


Mizuno Table Tennis shoes are high-performance, lightweight and comfortable shoes that are worn by leading players all around the world.

Don’t just take our word for it – at the 2019 World Table Tennis Championships in Budapest – 34% wore Mizuno, with Butterfly 25%, Asics 12% and others at 29%!

Posted on 7th October 2020

MIZUNO WAVE MEDAL 6 2020 TABLE TENNIS SHOE


Mizuno Table Tennis shoes are high-performance, lightweight and comfortable shoes that are worn by leading players all around the world.

Don’t just take our word for it – at the 2019 World Table Tennis Championships in Budapest – 34% wore Mizuno, with Butterfly 25%, Asics 12% and others at 29%!

Posted on 7th May 2020

JOOLA COMPETITION 2020 TABLE TENNIS T-SHIRT


Joola Competition 2020 Table Tennis T-Shirt

The JOOLA Competition shirt is the ultimate every day shirt for an athlete.

Featuring a breathable moisture wicking blend of 60% cotton / 40% polyester, this T shirt will keep you comfortable and dry whether on the table, in the gym or just on the go.

Features the new JOOLA logo.

Available in green, or dark grey or blue.

Posted on 20th April 2020

MIZUNO WAVE MEDAL Z2 2020 TABLE TENNIS SHOE


Mizuno Table Tennis shoes are high-performance, lightweight and comfortable shoes that are worn by leading players all around the world.

Don’t just take our word for it – at the 2019 World Table Tennis Championships in Budapest – 34% wore Mizuno, with Butterfly 25%, Asics 12% and others at 29%!

Posted on 7th April 2020

Paul Drinkhall Exclusive Blog – Paul reflects on his Olympic games!


Our latest Blog is from Paul Drinkhall. We love Paul’s honest take on his performances and he always gives us a real insight into what it’s like playing at the highest level. Paul talks us through his Tokyo 2020 experience from keeping fit and motivated, training hard and getting match sharp, through to finding form and using all his experience to proceed in the event…


It’s always a bittersweet experience when you compete at an event of the magnitude of the Olympic Games and perform well but without a huge amount to show for it – some Athletes are happy to qualify of course, but for me you go to an event to try to win, whoever else is in the event and whoever you run into.

For me this event was different to the last two Olympic Games I participated in, purely because up until a week or so before the event I didn’t know if I’d be playing. I only just missed out on an automatic world ranking qualification place, and then was one match away from qualifying at the qualification event, which was a huge disappointment at the time. That said, I knew I was first reserve for the competition, and with injuries or even worse COVID maybe likely to occur in some athletes, I knew I had to be physically ready to seize the opportunity should it arise! In the end, my good friend and TIBHAR fellow sponsored player Vladi Samsonov was struggling with a shoulder injury that has plagued him for some time; he had announced his retirement due to this, which for me is truly the end of an era, he’s an absolutely amazing player and a great guy also. This meant that I very quickly got the call to play, and after getting the nod from Team GB and Table Tennis England I was about to compete in my third consecutive Olympic Games.

In terms of preparation, I quite simply kept in mind that there was going to be a good chance I may be called up. This kept me extremely motivated in my practice, my physical work outs, and my mental preparation also. I worked on my speed and explosive fitness, I ran every morning, and stretched everyday also. One thing that experience has taught me is that it’s important to switch off and relax also even when preparing, and my two children Dougie and Bonnie certainly have no problem in distracting me and helping me to switch off!

We were aware that due to COVID, this Olympic Games was going to look and feel very different to London 2012 or Rio 2016. Health and Safety and Social Distancing was paramount of course, we tested every day, and all the necessary precautions had to be taken; I wouldn’t say that it spoiled the experience as such, but it was very different and we knew straight away that this wouldn’t have quite the same atmosphere as previous games, mainly due to the lack of spectators allowed into the arena.

After a couple of days in the holding camp we were transferred into the Olympic Village, which again felt very different to previous games. It’s such an honour and privilege to be a part of Team GB though, and that feeling was still strong in the camp despite the obvious limitations. Our preparation was good; we had some quality practice sessions together and some multi-ball with team coach Gavin Evans, mainly working on speed and ‘sharpening up’ exercises, just trying to find our rhythm, hit the ball well and concentrate on playing enough but not too much to be in peak shape for the event.

Paul knocking with Liam Pitchford in the main hall.

I felt good in the practice sessions. In multi-ball I was sharp, I felt quick, my timing felt great and I was certainly glad I’d kept preparing for the games even though I knew there was a chance I wouldn’t play. One day I felt I was hitting the ball a little flatter than usual with less spin, so I worked on that with Gavin in multi-ball practice, but generally speaking I could tell I had a chance of finding some good form, which again comes with experience of playing in major events for many years.

My first match was against Nima Alamian, the Iranian. He’s a little under ranked at 125, having been hovering around the top 50 just a couple of years back; he has a really nice game, he’s a good athlete, and if he’s hitting the ball well he can be a real threat. I wasn’t too displeased with the draw, but I knew he couldn’t be taken lightly, that’s for sure.

The game was entertaining to say the least! Within the first couple of points, he was foul served by the umpires on his reverse service, which totally threw him off his game. The Olympics are always a little stricter when it comes to the service laws, but it’s the lack of consistency that I think is the real problem. A player can serve in a particular manner all season, and then only be pulled or faulted in one match on one given day or even just by one umpire – it doesn’t help the players at all, and it certainly didn’t help his concentration.

He was faulted for throwing the ball backwards, which does actually help get more spin when doing a reverse serve, but I don’t think that was his reason, it’s just his normal action. I’ve learned over the years that in these situations you must step back and just remain focussed, let the player and the umpire have their disagreement, and simply concentrate on the next points to come. I felt I was playing well, and in the points that followed I was able to block out all the distractions and just concentrate on hitting the little white ball – always a good idea!

At the end of one game he was nine-one down and faulted and lost a point again, things became farcical at that point – I was still walking back to the table and he did a nothing serve, the umpire gave him the point… it’s worth watching what happened next, lets just say I nearly had to duck!

He did mount a come back and started to push me, but I stuck to my tactics, found his middle time and time again and felt like I was hitting the ball well; ultimately in the rallies I was too strong and consistent, so I was able to close the match out over a potentially very dangerous opponent four games to one, and move into the last 64.

Paul takes on Robert Gardos world no 24

My next opponent was the Austrian, Robert Gardos, world ranked at 24. He’s got a wealth of experience and like Timo seems to be getting better with age; he’s an unorthodox player, very consistent, awkward, and not the type of guy you want to run into not playing well. He’s the type of guy who doesn’t have many bad losses, and you really need to work hard to beat him – he’s actually a player I’ve never enjoyed playing against, and I’ve not beaten him before, but I wasn’t thinking too much about that as I know that if I’m on form I can match up with him and beat him for speed and power.

I snatched the first end and then lost the second, but to be totally honest I felt in control throughout. I was moving well, his service wasn’t causing me any problems, and I felt very focussed and confident. I easily won the third, scraped through the fourth at deuce and found top form in the fifth end, closing the match out 11-6. He’s not an easy opponent and this was certainly different to my first match against Nima, but in the match when I knew I was playing well I didn’t feel like I could lose as I had one of those games where everything seemed to be going my way. If only you could bottle that….!

My opponent in the last 32 was the South Korean Jang Woojin. World ranked at 12, he’s a quality player, he has a great attacking game and he’s a match for the very best, so I knew this wouldn’t be easy. The last time we met a couple of seasons ago I had lost deuce in 7th after a massive match where I felt we both played well, so I knew what to expect and I think after seeing my match against Gardos he would know I was playing confidently.
I started well and won the first game 11-7, and although it’s easy to say with hindsight, I think I should have won the 2nd end too after being 5-1 up. It’s an example of how at this level, you have to be 100% focussed without taking your foot off the gas for even a second. He won the 2nd at deuce, and without doing too much wrong I lost the next three games 8, 8 and 7. I feel I was playing at a high level, the Koreans physically are always ready and you only have to look at their Olympic record over the years to know how they try to peak for the games; I think maybe I have one more gear in my game than I displayed in that match but I can’t complain about my form, ultimately I’ve lost to a world class player after having my chance to go 2-0 up.

Pitch was unfortunate to exit at the last 32 stage too, he came up against a very dangerous player and the man in form in Darko Jorgic, who’s young and hungry and has all the attributes to be a top world class player for many years to come. He’s powerful, has great hands and a strong game, and I think coming into the singles event cold and running into a player like him who already had a 7 game match win under his belt against my old team mate Alvaro Robles from Spain is difficult. I felt Pitch never really ‘got going’ and lost over 6 close games – Jorgic showed what form he was in by beating Harimoto in the last 16, but Liam was still disappointed.

Overall, it’s always disappointing to lose, but when you feel you have found form and given a good account of yourself, it’s at least a little better than feeling that you’ve not been able to display your best against the top players the world has to offer. With the new ranking system being the way it is, there isn’t much reward for my efforts, as despite reaching the last 32 and beating a top 25 world ranked player I haven’t moved up in the world rankings at all – but maybe Ma Long should feel more hard done by, as despite winning the Olympic Gold for the 2nd time in his career and beating the world number one in the final, he remains at number 2!


Paul is a Bribar/TIBHAR sponsored player and has his own Signature bat available with an extra 10% off the offer price for a limited time only – check out Paul’s weapon of choice!

Posted on 19th August 2021

JOOLA 2000S PRO TABLE TENNIS TABLE


Joola 2000s Pro Table Tennis Table

Approval: With ITTF approval
Weatherproof: No
Double anti-tip device: No
Accessible option available: No
Corresponding norm: EN 14468-1A High performance sport
Surface height: 25 mm
Storage dimensions: 15 x 144 cm
Weight (in kg): 105

Installation instructions

Dimensions

Posted on 12th August 2021

JOOLA DUOMAT PRO TABLE TENNIS TABLE


Joola Duomat Pro Table Tennis Table

Approval: With ITTF approval
Weatherproof: No
Double anti-tip device: Yes
Accessible option available: No
Corresponding norm: EN 14468-1A High performance sport
Surface height: 25 mm
Storage dimensions: 62 x 166 cm
Weight (in kg): 126

Installation instructions

Dimensions

Posted on 26th June 2021

JOOLA CITY OUTDOOR TABLE TENNIS TABLE


Joola City Outdoor Table Tennis Table

  • Foundations are not necessary, only a flat standing surface
  • complies with the European Standard EN 14468-1 C Recreational Sports (high quality)
  • Net not included in price, must be purchased separately

Weight 290KG

Installation Instructions

Posted on 26th April 2021

New Mizuno Shoes for 20-21 available now


Bribar are bringing you the latest Mizuno Table Tennis Shoes for 20-21! 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 8 2020

Microfiber artificial leather on the forefoot provides a comfortable fit and ample support plus a lightweight and flexible upper helps with typically fast Table Tennis movements.

• The Mizuno Wave technology delivers superior cushioning and superb support.

• AP+ heel and SR Touch for more responsiveness in the midsole.

• The soft and comfortable fit gently supports your feet.

White/Reflex Blue

£109.99 Special Price £89.99


MIZUNO WAVE MEDAL 6 2020

Lightweight and technologically-advanced, these Table Tennis shoes, equipped with the Mizuno Wave technology, deliver the cushioning and stability that you need to stay competitive throughout the whole game.

• The Mizuno Wave technology provides dynamic cushioning and stability.

• The AP+ midsole provides great shock absorption and responsiveness in combination with the SR Touch.

• The stable compounding wedge part makes the heel stable. The outrigger brings stability in the forefoot.

• The combination of a mesh upper with supportive synthetic overlays provides great support and comfortable fit.

Black/White

£114.99  Special Price £89.99


MIZUNO WAVE MEDAL Z2 2020

This high-end model from the stability-focused MEDAL series features 3D-SOLID technology that combines softness and support.

• The Mizuno Wave technology provides dynamic cushioning and stability.

• The AP+ midsole provides great shock absorption and responsiveness in combination with the SR Touch.

• The stable compounding wedge part makes the heel stable. The outrigger brings stability in the forefoot.

• The intelligent 3D-SOLID upper design improves flexibility in the forefoot while increasing stability in the lateral and medial midfoot.

• Half-bootie construction for improved soft comfort fitting.

Reflex Blue/White/Diva Pink

£122.99 Special Price £99.99


You can also check out some great offers on our remaining stock of last years Mizuno shoes – take me to – more Mizuno’s!

Plus there’s a last chance to grab some further discounts on older Mizuno models in our clearance footwear section…

Posted on 19th October 2020

New blade technology from JOOLA for 20/21


Welcome to our JOOLA blade blog for 20/21 featuring the latest tech found in the new VYZARYZ, SANTORU & XYLO models:


JOOLA VYZARYZ BLADES (PREMIUM LINE)

JOOLA Premium Line blades are created using premium materials and with an absolute attention to craftsmanship. The innovative composite materials are sourced from Japan. Handles, the most important connection to the blade, are imported from Italy and final assembly is completed in South Korea with impeccable attention to detail. JOOLA employ high-tech manufacturing techniques such as computer-controlled routing, proprietary sanding methods, and unprecedented quality control. What you get when you use one of the JOOLA Premium Line blades will thoroughly impress you!

JOOLA VYZARYZ TRINITY

THE GAME CHANGER! DESIGNED TO BRING YOU AN ALL-IN-ONE OF POWER, FORCE, FEELING, AND PRECISION.

Daniel Habesohn’s immediate blade of choice, the JOOLA Vyzaryz Trinity is a complete game changer! In a JOOLA first, this blade employs the ground-breaking X3, a state-of-the-art super composite weave. To create the X3, horizontal layers of PBO-C were woven with vertical layers of AL-C that extend all the way into the handle. This formula for success creates unprecedented stability for a composite blade. Imagine the ability to combine power, force, feeling, and accuracy, all in one blade! The outer layer of Limba adds even more touch to every shot. The 5+2 ply JOOLA Vyzaryz Trinity blade will give you the X3 super boost when you need it!

X3 SUPER COMPOSITE WEAVE

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PBO-C creates a larger sweet spot and a softer stroke feeling. AL-C adds both elasticity and power. The ground-breaking JOOLA X3 fuses the 2 into a new super-composite directional weave. Horizontal threads of PBO-C create a uniquely consistent playing feel and touch while vertical threads of AL-C extend through the handle to provide stability throughout.
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COMPOSITION 5+2 ply blade of Limba – X3 – Limba – Ayous – Limba – X3 – Limba LIMBA OUTER VENEERS  A soft and lightweight wood, the LIMBA outer veneers enhance the X3’s performance by providing more controllability without sacrificing speed.

JOOLA VYZARYZ FREEZE

FEEL THE POWER – HARNESS THE FEEDBACK AND ACCURATELY CHANNEL IT INTO POWERFUL GAME-WINNING SHOTS.

Quality meets innovation with the 5+2 ply JOOLA Vyzaryz Freeze! The highest-grade AL-C gives this cutting-edge blade a hard and powerful feel, while our innovative low temperature curing technique brings extra feeling and control to the blade. An added bonus is the satisfying sound it creates. With a Limba outer-ply, players can rely on the JOOLA Vyzaryz Freeze to provide the ultimate touch for their spin needs. The combination of high-quality AL-C and cutting-edge adhesion techniques brings together a one-of-a-kind blade that has been never seen before!

COLD-CURED AL-C

AL-C is a multi-dimensional weave of stiff and elastic composite materials. The resulting fiber produces a large sweet spot, enabling the player to execute exceptionally fast shots with great precision. After going through JOOLA’s innovative cold-curing process, in which the blade is pressed for long periods of time at low temperatures just after gluing, the AL-C provides a higher trajectory and a softer touch.
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COMPOSITION 5+2 ply blade of Limba – ALC – Limba – Kiri – Limba – ALC – Limba LIMBA OUTER VENEERS  A soft yet durable wood, the LIMBA outer veneers perfectly complement the AL-C to provide the ultimate touch for your spin needs.


 

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 one, you’ll achieve a higher arc, perfect for intense spin. With the other, you’ll have a lower throw angle, perfect for powerful driving shots. Using Koto as the outer veneer, you’ll have more dynamic shots and a direct touch. With this 5+2 ply blade, you’ll have the ability to choose what is right for your forehand or backhand. Dominate the game with the JOOLA Vyzaryz Hybrid!

PBO-C DOUBLE-DOSE

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PBO is a synthetic polymer used in race cars and aeronautics for its durability and high-elasticity. It is used in PBO-C to complement the hard CARBON, creating a larger sweet spot and a softer stroke feeling SUPER PBO-C The same composite materials used in PBO-C, but woven in a much higher density.  The SUPER PBO-C significantly expands the sweet spot for an even and explosive ball response.
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COMPOSITION 5+2 ply blade of Koto – PBO-C – Limba – Kiri – Limba – Super PBO-C – Koto KOTO OUTER VENEERS A soft topspin wood, the KOTO outer veneers round off the blade by providing a crisper feel for direct and powerful shots.

JOOLA SANTORU BLADES (PROFESSIONAL LINE)

The JOOLA Santoru series was crafted for offensive players looking to maximise their spin and speed potential. Using only high-quality Carbon and Carbon-Kevlar composite materials and specially selected wood veneers, each JOOLA Santoru series blade is impeccably well-balanced. Each of the 3 blades feature very intentional material combinations to emphasise the most advantageous playing characteristics for different offensive styles.

JOOLA SANTORU 3K-C

THE FULL-TILT POWER MOVE DEVELOPED TO MEET YOUR NEED FOR SPEED.

Harness the power of the JOOLA Santoru 3K-C for your offensive game! This powerful 3+2 ply blade utilizes a solid Kiri core with soft Hinoki outer veneers to create a unique playing feel. In between is our 3K-C, a state-of-the-art Carbon fiber weave, which creates an enlarged sweet spot and adds extreme speed. While fast, the bigger sweet spot provides a shocking level of control. This hard-hitting blade with direct responsiveness has a lower trajectory and is perfect for close-to-the-table play and for putting pressure on opponents. Be prepared to hit your game-winning shots with the torpedo-like speed of the JOOLA Santoru 3K-C! 3K-C CARBON FIBER WEAVE Every strand of fiber in this 3K-C weave is made up of 3,000 individual Carbon filaments. The 3K-C significantly reduces vibrations to create an enlarged sweet spot and produce a flat ball trajectory. Truly an offensive weapon in all aspects, this fiber’s most notable characteristic is its hard, direct touch. 5+2 PLY POWER PLAY COMPOSITION made of Hinoki – Carbon – Kiri – Carbon – Hinoki


JOOLA SANTORU KL-C OUTER

THE ALL-IN-ONE – SPEED, CONTROL, AND PRECISION ALL IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND.

The power you want and the touch you need is what you’ll get with the JOOLA Santoru KL-C Outer! This 5+2 ply blade features soft Limba outer veneers that sit directly on top of Kevlar-Carbon (KL-C). Paired together with a strong Kiri core, the JOOLA Santoru KL-C Outer provides uncomparable levels of speed, control, and accuracy that’s well-suited for the modern topspin player. Never miss your shots with the laser-like precision of the JOOLA Santoru KL-C Outer! KEVLAR-CARBON OUTER LAYER Best known for its use in bulletproof body armour, lightweight Kevlar is able to soften hard blows. It is this characteristic that when woven with Carbon, helps to create a medium-hard stroke with shocking levels of control. Outer Layer design emphasises the characteristics of the KL-C composite material by utilising it directly beneath the blade’s outer veneers. The resulting enlarged sweet spot provides a more direct touch, a flatter ball trajectory and a higher speed value. 5+2 PLY DYNAMIC TOUCH COMPOSITION made of Limba – KL-C – Ayous – Kiri – Ayous – KL-C – Limba LIMBA OUTER VENEERS A soft and durable wood, the LIMBA outer veneers perfectly complement the AL-C to provide the ultimate touch for your spin needs.


JOOLA SANTORU KL-C INNER

THE TORPEDO FOR THE PRECISE STRIKE.

Be in control of your every move with the JOOLA Santoru KL-C Inner! This 5+2 ply blade features high-quality Hinoki outer veneers that create a nice soft touch in the short game, and extraordinary speed when hitting. The main draw of this spin-oriented blade is the Kevlar-Carbon (KL-C) fiber weave in the inner construction. It creates better feeling while giving you the ability to be even more precise during topspin play. In-between these 2 veneers is Koto, added to further optimise ball control for looping and countering. You’ll never have to sacrifice speed for control with the JOOLA Santoru KL-C Inner! KEVLAR-CARBON INNER LAYER When lightweight Kevlar is woven together with Carbon to create the Kevlar Carbon (KL-C) used in the JOOLA Santoru KL-C Inner, it gives the blade a larger sweet spot while softening up the hard touch of the Carbon. This creates an unprecedented level of control for a blade of this speed. Inner Layer design intentionally utilises the composite material as inner layers on top of the core instead of directly beneath the outer veneer. This maintains the blade’s stiffness while providing a softer touch and more control. 5+2 PLY POWER & PRECISION COMPOSITION made of Hinoki – Koto – KL-C – Ayous – KL-C – Koto – Hinoki KOTO OUTER VENEERS A soft topspin wood, the KOTO outer veneers round off the blade by providing a crisper feel for direct and powerful shots.


JOOLA XYLO BLADES (PROFESSIONAL LINE)

The JOOLA Xylo series brings the unique advantages of an all wood blade to the forefront of competition. The touch felt from an all wood construction creates an experience of being one with the blade. Through the use of superior materials and unique veneer combinations, the JOOLA Xylo series gives players the classic all wood feel of the game, with modern day speed.

JOOLA XYLO 5

THE BULLSEYE – UNPARALLELED CONTROL AND PRECISION.

The JOOLA Xylo 5 is an innovative all woodblade designed for the top player! This 5-ply blade consists of a Kiri core with Ayous inner layers, which provide the perfect amount of control and feedback. What makes this blade special is its “toasted” Hinoki outer veneer. A special heating technique ensures the Hinoki has a higher stiffness for speed, and an overall balance and consistency for the whole blade. If you’re looking for control, precision, and an all-natural feel, the JOOLA Xylo 5 is the perfect choice for you!

5-PLY BLADE COMPOSITION

HINOKI OUTER VENEERS HINOKI, a highly sought-after premium Japanese wood, is often recognised by its rich, straight grain. This wood is characteristically soft with a bit of bounce and creates a one-of-a-kind touch that increases dwell-time for extra spin and control. In the JOOLA Xylo 5, the HINOKI veneers were “toasted” using an innovative heating technique to increase the blade’s speed by enhancing the wood’s stiffness. AYOUS INNER LAYER Native to Africa, AYOUS perfectly offsets the weight of the Hinoki outer veneers with its lightness and has great strength-to-weight ratio. Due to the wood’s naturally larger pores, it maintains elastic characteristics that make it ideal for close-to-the-table play. KIRI CORE Durable and hard, yet still lightweight, KIRI is utilised as the core veneer and is the key to maintaining the blade’s overall balance. This stiffer wood reduces vibration and is great for taking those direct shots.


JOOLA XYLO 7

ALL WOOD ALL POWER – CONTROLLED SPEED FOR A PRECISE GAME.

The 7-ply JOOLA Xylo 7 uses Limba as the top layer, which is perfect for direct and powerful topspin play. The inner layers are all comprised of softer Ayous, which provides feeling & feedback on all your shots. The JOOLA Xylo 7 is perfect for the offensive player that prefers the touch of an all wooden blade!

7-PLY BLADE COMPOSITION

LIMBA OUTER VENEERS   Recognised by its pale colour and darker grain, LIMBA is a soft and durable wood. The LIMBA outer veneers provide excellent feeling and a higher trajectory on your shots. The increased feedback and control is perfect for modern topspin play. An added bonus of LIMBA is its great acoustic properties. It creates an extremely satisfying sound that’ll remind you of your love for the game. AYOUS INNER LAYERS Endemic to Africa, AYOUS is the perfect choice for crafting a lightweight 7-ply blade. The wood’s larger pores result in elastic characteristics that make it an ideal component for close-to-the-table play. Due to its lightness, elasticity, and excellent strength-to-weight ratio, it’s well-balanced and capable of producing faster shots with high control and accuracy.
Posted on 29th July 2020

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 Ayrshire Table Tennis Club is based in Saltcoats, North Ayrshire on the west coast of Scotland. We were founded in 2002 and have been one of the sporting success stories within their local area. We have over 150 members and a wide range of classes on 5 days per week. Players range from 7 year olds who are just starting the game to senior Scottish internationals. Our club is based out of our 16 table venue where we have our club sessions, league matches and 1-1 coaching.’

How was the season going?

‘The 2019-2020 season was a shorter than usual but successful one for the club, with a great generation of players playing at the top of the game in Scotland and representing the club at Scottish National League and British League. We currently have 3 teams in British League, 1 team in British Premier League and 2 teams in Division C. Results at this year’s National Championships were the best NATTC have ever had, with players in at least the semi-finals of every event except from 3 events. Stand out result was from 17 year old Martin Johnson winning Junior Boys Singles, Men’s Doubles, Junior Doubles and reaching the semi-finals of Men’s Singles!’

There must be a lot of hard work by club members?  

‘More than 6700 volunteer hours were delivered by our club coaches, committee and volunteers. We had over 1000 players of all ages and abilities attend sessions ran by NATTC. Over 50 of NATTC’s TT tables are in schools and facilities across North Ayrshire. The club gained 10 new qualified coaches and 8 of our players represented Scotland or Team GB at international events.’

How are you keeping moral and communication going with members?

‘We have been doing some on-line activities including video meetings, planning some HIIT sessions plus there’s a club quiz planned for a week or so ahead – there’s also some service and trick shot competitions in the pipeline.’

A silly question… but how has the lockdown affected the clubs plans?

‘As expected, another busy year for us has somewhat been cut short with COVID-19 and in result, postponing our two major fundraising events, North Ayrshire Open and NATTC Golf Day. North Ayrshire Open which is our Scottish ranking tournament was scheduled to be late March, and our Golf Fund-raising day mid-April.  Those two events are our two biggest fundraising events so we are hoping to reschedule them for a suitable date next season.

How are the clubs players and members keeping active?

‘Our players have been keeping fit by going out for jogs, skipping and following online fitness videos from their house. Bribar sponsored players Martin Johnson, Jamie Johnson, Chris Main, Holly McNamara & Ryan Henry all have a table tennis table/robot in their house or garage, so they have been using that as best they can for various exercises and service practise.

Holly McNamara was involved in the Table Tennis Scotland online video Q&A with Don and Jill Parker MBE, asking them their thoughts on table tennis and training methods.

So far during the lockdown, our club historian Graeme Stevenston, is currently writing up the History of NATTC as the club heads towards its 20th year since it was founded. This will be a great and detailed piece of work looking at how our club has gone from a 1 table venue in a Scout Hut to a club which is on 5 days per week and classes all over North Ayrshire. We have asked all members, past and present to help Graeme out by sending any results, newspaper cuttings and info from their time playing or training at the club.’

What plans does the club have for when we are back playing again?

‘During the lockdown we have more time than ever to plan for the future and get our club as organised as possible for when our Table Tennis gets the go-ahead to open back up again.

At the club we have an incredible group of junior players who are involved in the National squad, so we want to give them as much support and opportunities as we can to succeed further.

We have a great grassroots set up with satellite clubs in North Ayrshire and local schools, our aim to improve on this and get more adults, juniors involved in our club training, attending competitions and playing in regional leagues.

Throughout the UK and especially in Scotland, Women’s TT isn’t as popular as the Men’s side of the game. At NATTC, we have 3 girls that have represented Scotland in the past year, Holly McNamara, Jess Hogg and Naomi Provan. We hope to build on the girl’s game over the next couple of years and generate more interest in schools and our club.

Is there anyone you’d like to give a shout out to?

During this season, we were very fortunate and thankful that we have support from our major partners and sponsors of the club. We send our thanks to North Ayrshire Ventures Trust, Bribar Table Tennis, Freshii, Joe Perry (Extra Access Scaffolding), Stanley Morrison Trust & Sporting Chance Foundation. This enables us to train with the equipment we need, maintain the weekly programme/classes we have and also reach out and open up Table Tennis to schools and other areas in North Ayrshire not previously supported.


If you would like to know more about North Ayrshire Table Tennis Club please visit their website and follow them on social media – Facebook and Twitter.

Posted on 14th May 2020

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 Army TTA to let us know a little more about their history and organisation, the rivalry in the forces and their plans for the future…


Our Table Tennis History

Ping-pong or Table Tennis as we know it today, developed as an after-dinner pastime in England in the late 19th Century and a form of the game was also being played as long ago as the early 1880’s by British Army officers in India and South Africa. These officers are said to have used cigar box lid as paddles, rounded wine-bottles as balls and books as a makeshift net.

Early names for the sport were many and varied and included ‘gossima’, ‘whiff-wharf’ and ‘ping pong’. Whatever you call it, the sport has become increasingly popular within the Army, and in April 2016, the Army Men’s team became the Inter-Services Champions for the first time in 33 years, victory was even sweeter, as they defeated the RAF, who had been Inter-Services Champions for three decades.

This result was impressive, but even more so with the Ladies’ team winning their competition as well. This meant the Army finally achieved the ‘double’ making it a year to remember!

Our Table Tennis future

The highlight after that historic win in 2016 was the Army Ladies’ team securing a convincing 10-0 win against the RAF (Royal Air Force) to become the 2019 Inter-Services Champions. The Army Men’s team proved their team’s depth is improving all the time in spite of losing to the RAF with a respectable score line of 6-4.

Today, Army Table Tennis is going from strength to strength with numbers increasing each year especially female participation. At the last Army Table Tennis event we had 70 entries which is a record high compared to several years ago when the Army Table Tennis Association (ATTA) had around 35 entries. Positive stats.

With new players getting involved each year we are giving our Sport the best chance of finding top new talent. At the last Championships we found a new star, who plays National League Division 1 Level and is now the new Army Men’s Singles Champion. He will now play alongside our other relatively new star player (and former Welsh International) as the Army Team’s new top 2 players.

British Army Table Tennis welcomes absolute beginners to the very top players. Table Tennis is a fantastic sport where you can meet new people and have fun. We also offer top of the range coaching sessions for all players. Part of our professional coaching team is Alison Broe (Gordon), former England International Table Tennis player and for this year’s Championships we had guest coach Ryan Jenkins, Welsh National Coach. ATTA along with the players hope it is not a one-off visit!

It is a privilege and honour to have them both part of our set up as well as our new Sponsors Bribar Table Tennis.


Check out the new British Army Table Tennis kit for 2020/21 season!

You can follow British Army Table Tennis on InstagramFacebook and Twitter plus visit their Website for more details.

If you are interested in playing, coaching, officiating or spectating please get in touch at army_table_tennis@outlook.com

Action Photo – by Graeme from Soldier Magazine.

Posted on 16th April 2020

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 Great Britain for 6 years!

I’m originally from Liverpool but now living and training as a full time athlete in Sheffield training at the English Institute of Sport. I compete in Para Class 5 and I have an attacking playing style, and much of my success has been due to my tactical awareness and mental strength when under pressure.

Like many kids I started playing Table Tennis in a youth club at the age of 10, I enjoyed the sport but when I heard that London had won the bid for the Olympics and Paralympics, I knew then that I had to be a Paralympian.

I joined Halton Table Tennis club and started on my journey of trying to become a Paralympian Table Tennis player. And I’m so proud to say that I managed to achieve my dream when I competed in the Paralympic Games at Rio in 2016.

In my professional Table Tennis career I have been lucky to travel the world and to win quite a few medals and titles – there’s a great article on the British Para Table Tennis website that has some more background on me and some of my achievements.

English Senior National Championships 2020

This years National Championships was my first competition of 2020, I was really looking forward to competing again and to see if my hard work in training would pay off.

Going into the first few group matches, it took me a while to get back into my stride and to competing at the level I know I can play. My opponents are improving all the time and are pushing me all the way, so I was really happy to progress to the final after having some tough matches on the Saturday.

Heading into the final, I was excited to compete on the one table format and in front of a crowd. My opponent was Dan Bullen who I have played many times previously so we know each others game well. I actually beat Dan 3-2 in the group stages the day before, but I was a bit nervous going into the final, I knew Dan was playing really well and it was going to be a tough match.

I felt in the final that although I didn’t play my best level, I started to feel more comfortable as each set went by and I was able to use my experience at crucial points to edge over the line under pressure – even though Dan played really well.

Retaining my National title means the world to me, to say I’m National Champion is something I am really proud to say and it’s something I will never take for granted.

My main goal now is to get myself qualified for the Paralympic Games in Tokyo 2021 and to hopefully bring home a medal!

I would like to say thank you to my friends and family for supporting me in following my dreams, Halton Table Tennis for starting me off on this journey and continuing to support me and to the GB Para Table Tennis team and staff for allowing me to training and compete at the highest level.’


Jack’s equipment is sponsored by VICTAS/Bribar Table Tennis and he uses a Victas Fire Fall SC blade with Victas V>15 extra rubber

Follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

For more information on Jack’s journey read ‘Jack’s Story’ on the British Para Table Tennis Website

Posted on 2nd April 2020

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 Open losing in the Semi-final to Japan’s Yukiya Uda, whilst Paul had a good run at the Portuguese Open bowing out in the quarter-finals.

Although they will be battling it out to make the Singles Final, Paul and Liam will also be teaming up again and looking to secure their 7th National Doubles Title.

The National Championships will be streamed live from Nottingham on the Table Tennis England Facebook Page on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th, then on Sunday the Finals day will be shown on the BBC Sport website from 9.30am.

To get in the swing for the Nationals we are offering a Special Price of £37.99 on VICTAS V>15 Extra (as used by Liam) and TIBHAR Evolution MX-P (as used by Paul).

This offer is available until 9am on Monday 2nd March 2020.


Bribar player Liam Pitchford uses VICTAS rubbers/blade and Bribar Player Paul Drinkhall uses TIBHAR rubbers/blade – you can also read up on Liam and Paul’s Biogs on our Sponsored Players page.

Posted on 27th February 2020

BRIBAR OUTDOOR NET SET


Bribar Outdoor Net Set

The Pull Out net set makes Table Tennis possible in all situations – with a retractable net that is set-up in seconds, and a width can be varied as required – you can play Table Tennis anywhere, anytime!

Includes:

  • A TIBHAR Pull Out net that can be extended to 150cm maximum width.
  • Two Completely weatherproof Joola Linus bats allows you to play real table tennis – topspins and chop balls are possible.
  • Complete with a pack of 6 Gewo Outdoor table tennis balls.

The Gewo Outdoor ball is 30% heavier than normal balls making outdoor play easier in windy conditions!

 

Posted on 18th January 2020

GEWO Ultra SLP 40+ 3* TABLE TENNIS BALL


In conjunction with Gewo we are able to offer the new Gewo Ultra SL 3* latest generation seamless ball at an unbelievable promo price. To celebrate the balls selection for the 20th World Veterans Championships in Bordeaux this year we have negotiated special prices that will run until the event in June 2020.

If you’re playing in the World Veterans Championship here’s your chance to train beforehand with the selected ball, or if you’re simply a serious player and want to use top quality reliable seamless balls at an unbelievable price why not grab this opportunity.

Posted on 23rd December 2019

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 different focus – on top of the schools, community and performance sessions covering over 40 hours each week, the club has been working even harder behind the scenes than normal.

The club have not only become a registered charity but have been making fast progress on a new purpose-built facility!

The facility project really only became a realistic proposal in May this year and will see a fully accessible 18 practice table hall built at the home of the club, Bishop Barrington School.

The new building will see 18 grade 4 courts for practice, along with a large social area, community cafe, toilets, changing facilities and a community room.

The full-time center will allow the club to continue to develop its sessions for the community opening opportunities for more people to access table tennis, while developing young players by being able to combine its coaching sessions, something not possible in our current hall.

The club has already raised over half of the budgeted £250,000 needed with a guesstimate completion date of Summer 2020. The club is appealing for public donations and we are searching for businesses that may be interested in sponsoring the club or buying advertising in the new hall, all to help raise the rest of the funds.

You can find details of how to donate, our sponsorship packages and a 3D walkthrough video of the new facility on our website page.

The new season has also seen the club develop new sessions and new coaches. Thanks to funding the club has started running ‘Bat and Chat’ sessions to complement our over 50’s section along with day-time disability sessions and family sessions on a Saturday morning. 

We’ve also secured funding from our nearby Big Local Partnership where we were able to run a bespoke Level 1 course which saw 6 club volunteers become qualified coaches.   

From a playing point of view our 2 Senior British league sides have had a mixed start to the season with our A team getting promoted last year and our B team consisting mainly of juniors – it’s a tough challenge!

Junior British League is always a highlight of the year and with both our boys and girls sides sat in 5th place there’s plenty to play for at the next weekend.

National Junior League saw our 2 teams placed 3rd and 4th – again with lots to play for with the competition format.  National Cadet league saw us enter two sides with 7 new young players who haven’t played in the event before – the new players included two 8 years old who came desperately close to winning matches only to lose them in the 5th set. 

In general our club players have has a solid start and at a top level they have kept their places in England Squads and Para GB squads while others have continued to improve on their national rankings…

Bring on an exciting 2020!



For more information on Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club check out the club’s website and Facebook page and please feel free to share this blog…

Posted on 20th November 2019

New Table Tennis Blades


Welcome to our NEW BLADE section for 20/21 featuring the latest tech from JOOLA including the VYZARYZ, SANTORU & XYLO models:


JOOLA VYZARYZ BLADES (PREMIUM LINE)

JOOLA Premium Line blades are created using premium materials and with an absolute attention to craftsmanship. The innovative composite materials are sourced from Japan. Handles, the most important connection to the blade, are imported from Italy and final assembly is completed in South Korea with impeccable attention to detail. JOOLA employ high-tech manufacturing techniques such as computer-controlled routing, proprietary sanding methods, and unprecedented quality control. What you get when you use one of the JOOLA Premium Line blades will thoroughly impress you!


JOOLA VYZARYZ TRINITY

THE GAME CHANGER! DESIGNED TO BRING YOU AN ALL-IN-ONE OF POWER, FORCE, FEELING, AND PRECISION.

Daniel Habesohn’s immediate blade of choice, the JOOLA Vyzaryz Trinity is a complete game changer! In a JOOLA first, this blade employs the ground-breaking X3, a state-of-the-art super composite weave. To create the X3, horizontal layers of PBO-C were woven with vertical layers of AL-C that extend all the way into the handle. This formula for success creates unprecedented stability for a composite blade. Imagine the ability to combine power, force, feeling, and accuracy, all in one blade! The outer layer of Limba adds even more touch to every shot. The 5+2 ply JOOLA Vyzaryz Trinity blade will give you the X3 super boost when you need it!

X3 SUPER COMPOSITE WEAVE

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PBO-C creates a larger sweet spot and a softer stroke feeling. AL-C adds both elasticity and power. The ground-breaking JOOLA X3 fuses the 2 into a new super-composite directional weave. Horizontal threads of PBO-C create a uniquely consistent playing feel and touch while vertical threads of AL-C extend through the handle to provide stability throughout.

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COMPOSITION
5+2 ply blade of Limba – X3 – Limba – Ayous – Limba – X3 – Limba

LIMBA OUTER VENEERS  
A soft and lightweight wood, the LIMBA outer veneers enhance the X3’s performance by providing more controllability without sacrificing speed.


JOOLA VYZARYZ FREEZE

FEEL THE POWER – HARNESS THE FEEDBACK AND ACCURATELY CHANNEL IT INTO POWERFUL GAME-WINNING SHOTS.

Quality meets innovation with the 5+2 ply JOOLA Vyzaryz Freeze! The highest-grade AL-C gives this cutting-edge blade a hard and powerful feel, while our innovative low temperature curing technique brings extra feeling and control to the blade. An added bonus is the satisfying sound it creates. With a Limba outer-ply, players can rely on the JOOLA Vyzaryz Freeze to provide the ultimate touch for their spin needs. The combination of high-quality AL-C and cutting-edge adhesion techniques brings together a one-of-a-kind blade that has been never seen before!

COLD-CURED AL-C

AL-C is a multi-dimensional weave of stiff and elastic composite materials. The resulting fiber produces a large sweet spot, enabling the player to execute exceptionally fast shots with great precision. After going through JOOLA’s innovative cold-curing process, in which the blade is pressed for long periods of time at low temperatures just after gluing, the AL-C provides a higher trajectory and a softer touch.
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COMPOSITION
5+2 ply blade of Limba – ALC – Limba – Kiri – Limba – ALC – Limba

LIMBA OUTER VENEERS  
A soft yet durable wood, the LIMBA outer veneers perfectly complement the AL-C to provide the ultimate touch for your spin needs.


 

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 one, you’ll achieve a higher arc, perfect for intense spin. With the other, you’ll have a lower throw angle, perfect for powerful driving shots. Using Koto as the outer veneer, you’ll have more dynamic shots and a direct touch. With this 5+2 ply blade, you’ll have the ability to choose what is right for your forehand or backhand. Dominate the game with the JOOLA Vyzaryz Hybrid!

PBO-C DOUBLE-DOSE

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PBO is a synthetic polymer used in race cars and aeronautics for its durability and high-elasticity. It is used in PBO-C to complement the hard CARBON, creating a larger sweet spot and a softer stroke feeling

SUPER PBO-C
The same composite materials used in PBO-C, but woven in a much higher density.  The SUPER PBO-C significantly expands the sweet spot for an even and explosive ball response.

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COMPOSITION
5+2 ply blade of Koto – PBO-C – Limba – Kiri – Limba – Super PBO-C – Koto

KOTO OUTER VENEERS
A soft topspin wood, the KOTO outer veneers round off the blade by providing a crisper feel for direct and powerful shots.


JOOLA SANTORU BLADES (PROFESSIONAL LINE)

The JOOLA Santoru series was crafted for offensive players looking to maximise their spin and speed potential. Using only high-quality Carbon and Carbon-Kevlar composite materials and specially selected wood veneers, each JOOLA Santoru series blade is impeccably well-balanced. Each of the 3 blades feature very intentional material combinations to emphasise the most advantageous playing characteristics for different offensive styles.


JOOLA SANTORU 3K-C

THE FULL-TILT POWER MOVE DEVELOPED TO MEET YOUR NEED FOR SPEED.

Harness the power of the JOOLA Santoru 3K-C for your offensive game! This powerful 3+2 ply blade utilizes a solid Kiri core with soft Hinoki outer veneers to create a unique playing feel.

In between is our 3K-C, a state-of-the-art Carbon fiber weave, which creates an enlarged sweet spot and adds extreme speed. While fast, the bigger sweet spot provides a shocking level of control.

This hard-hitting blade with direct responsiveness has a lower trajectory and is perfect for close-to-the-table play and for putting pressure on opponents. Be prepared to hit your game-winning shots with the torpedo-like speed of the JOOLA Santoru 3K-C!

3K-C CARBON FIBER WEAVE

Every strand of fiber in this 3K-C weave is made up of 3,000 individual Carbon filaments. The 3K-C significantly reduces vibrations to create an enlarged sweet spot and produce a flat ball trajectory. Truly an offensive weapon in all aspects, this fiber’s most notable characteristic is its hard, direct touch.

5+2 PLY POWER PLAY COMPOSITION made of Hinoki – Carbon – Kiri – Carbon – Hinoki


JOOLA SANTORU KL-C OUTER

THE ALL-IN-ONE – SPEED, CONTROL, AND PRECISION ALL IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND.

The power you want and the touch you need is what you’ll get with the JOOLA Santoru KL-C Outer! This 5+2 ply blade features soft Limba outer veneers that sit directly on top of Kevlar-Carbon (KL-C). Paired together with a strong Kiri core, the JOOLA Santoru KL-C Outer provides uncomparable levels of speed, control, and accuracy that’s well-suited for the modern topspin player.

Never miss your shots with the laser-like precision of the JOOLA Santoru KL-C Outer!

KEVLAR-CARBON OUTER LAYER

Best known for its use in bulletproof body armour, lightweight Kevlar is able to soften hard blows. It is this characteristic that when woven with Carbon, helps to create a medium-hard stroke with shocking levels of control.

Outer Layer design emphasises the characteristics of the KL-C composite material by utilising it directly beneath the blade’s outer veneers. The resulting enlarged sweet spot provides a more direct touch, a flatter ball trajectory and a higher speed value.

5+2 PLY DYNAMIC TOUCH COMPOSITION made of Limba – KL-C – Ayous – Kiri – Ayous – KL-C – Limba

LIMBA OUTER VENEERS
A soft and durable wood, the LIMBA outer veneers perfectly complement the AL-C to provide the ultimate touch for your spin needs.


JOOLA SANTORU KL-C INNER

THE TORPEDO FOR THE PRECISE STRIKE.

Be in control of your every move with the JOOLA Santoru KL-C Inner! This 5+2 ply blade features high-quality Hinoki outer veneers that create a nice soft touch in the short game, and extraordinary speed when hitting.

The main draw of this spin-oriented blade is the Kevlar-Carbon (KL-C) fiber weave in the inner construction. It creates better feeling while giving you the ability to be even more precise during topspin play. In-between these 2 veneers is Koto, added to further optimise ball control for looping and countering.

You’ll never have to sacrifice speed for control with the JOOLA Santoru KL-C Inner!

KEVLAR-CARBON INNER LAYER

When lightweight Kevlar is woven together with Carbon to create the Kevlar Carbon (KL-C) used in the JOOLA Santoru KL-C Inner, it gives the blade a larger sweet spot while softening up the hard touch of the Carbon. This creates an unprecedented level of control for a blade of this speed.

Inner Layer design intentionally utilises the composite material as inner layers on top of the core instead of directly beneath the outer veneer. This maintains the blade’s stiffness while providing a softer touch and more control.

5+2 PLY POWER & PRECISION COMPOSITION made of Hinoki – Koto – KL-C – Ayous – KL-C – Koto – Hinoki

KOTO OUTER VENEERS
A soft topspin wood, the KOTO outer veneers round off the blade by providing a crisper feel for direct and powerful shots.


JOOLA XYLO BLADES (PROFESSIONAL LINE)

The JOOLA Xylo series brings the unique advantages of an all wood blade to the forefront of competition. The touch felt from an all wood construction creates an experience of being one with the blade. Through the use of superior materials and unique veneer combinations, the JOOLA Xylo series gives players the classic all wood feel of the game, with modern day speed.

JOOLA XYLO 5

THE BULLSEYE – UNPARALLELED CONTROL AND PRECISION.

The JOOLA Xylo 5 is an innovative all woodblade designed for the top player! This 5-ply blade consists of a Kiri core with Ayous inner layers, which provide the perfect amount of control and feedback. What makes this blade special is its “toasted” Hinoki outer veneer. A special heating technique ensures the Hinoki has a higher stiffness for speed, and an overall balance and consistency for the whole blade. If you’re looking for control, precision, and an all-natural feel, the JOOLA Xylo 5 is the perfect choice for you!

5-PLY BLADE COMPOSITION

HINOKI OUTER VENEERS
HINOKI, a highly sought-after premium Japanese wood, is often recognised by its rich, straight grain. This wood is characteristically soft with a bit of bounce and creates a one-of-a-kind touch that increases dwell-time for extra spin and control. In the JOOLA Xylo 5, the HINOKI veneers were “toasted” using an innovative heating technique to increase the blade’s speed by enhancing the wood’s stiffness.

AYOUS INNER LAYER
Native to Africa, AYOUS perfectly offsets the weight of the Hinoki outer veneers with its lightness and has great strength-to-weight ratio. Due to the wood’s naturally larger pores, it maintains elastic characteristics that make it ideal for close-to-the-table play.

KIRI CORE
Durable and hard, yet still lightweight, KIRI is utilised as the core veneer and is the key to maintaining the blade’s overall balance. This stiffer wood reduces vibration and is great for taking those direct shots.


JOOLA XYLO 7

ALL WOOD ALL POWER – CONTROLLED SPEED FOR A PRECISE GAME.

The 7-ply JOOLA Xylo 7 uses Limba as the top layer, which is perfect for direct and powerful topspin play. The inner layers are all comprised of softer Ayous, which provides feeling & feedback on all your shots. The JOOLA Xylo 7 is perfect for the offensive player that prefers the touch of an all wooden blade!

7-PLY BLADE COMPOSITION

LIMBA OUTER VENEERS  
Recognised by its pale colour and darker grain, LIMBA is a soft and durable wood. The LIMBA outer veneers provide excellent feeling and a higher trajectory on your shots. The increased feedback and control is perfect for modern topspin play. An added bonus of LIMBA is its great acoustic properties. It creates an extremely satisfying sound that’ll remind you of your love for the game.

AYOUS INNER LAYERS
Endemic to Africa, AYOUS is the perfect choice for crafting a lightweight 7-ply blade. The wood’s larger pores result in elastic characteristics that make it an ideal component for close-to-the-table play. Due to its lightness, elasticity, and excellent strength-to-weight ratio, it’s well-balanced and capable of producing faster shots with high control and accuracy.

Posted on 6th August 2019

Catalogues


Posted on 1st August 2017

Bribar Players


Bribar Player Profiles

We are delighted to support some fantastic players with sponsorship from Victas, Tibhar and Joola…


LIAM PITCHFORD

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, he has risen rapidly up the World Table Tennis rankings to number 12!

Liam’s other achievements to date:

• 2018 ITTF World tour Czech Open Men’s singles third place
• 2018 Men’s World Cup Men´s Team Bronze Medal
• 2016 & 2012 Olympics Men´s singles United Kingdom Representative
• Multi national English champion in singles and doubles

Check out Liam’s new VICTAS Promotional Video

Liam uses VICTAS V>15 Extra rubbers on a VICTAS ZX-GEAR IN blade


PAUL DRINKHALL

Married to wife Joanna, with two Children – Dougie and Bonnie (and one dog, Millie!)

Paul’s had a stellar few years, reaching a World Ranking of 39 (March 17), been the England No 1, is the English National Champion (Just the 6 times now) plus National Men’s and Mixed Doubles Champion!

Add to that a World Team Championship Bronze (2016), Commonwealth Gold & Silver medals (Glasgow 2014) and ITTF World Tour Spanish Open Champion 2014… a pretty good haul with more to come!

Check out Paul’s funny interview on the ITTF’s Ask a Pro Anything challenge

Paul uses Tibhar Evolution MX-P Rubbers on a Tibhar Drinkhall Power Spin Carbon blade


jo-drinkhall1-300x300JOANNA DRINKHALL

Paul and now Jo are both Tibhar/Bribar players!

Jo needs little introduction, she is a 3 times English National Champion, a Commonwealth Gold Medallist (Glasgow 2014), with her highest English ranking at 1 and her highest world ranking at 109 (May 2014) – not too bad!

National Mixed Doubles Champion with Paul!

Jo has her own signature bat:

A Drinkhall Defensive Classic blade fitted with Evolution FX-S – for precise chop and block play – for deadly kills opt for the 1.7mm sponge. Jo Drinkhall Signature Bat


CHRIS DORAN

It’s great to have Chris on board!

The larger than life player is currently ranked No.4 in England. One of the most popular and approachable players on the circuit, Chris Doran holds silver and bronze Commonwealth medals and is always one of the main contenders in the World Ping Pong Championships.

Chris has continued his great form by winning the Grand Prix Series of 16/17 season.

Watch Liverpool Grand Prix Men’s Singles final 2016 (6 mins highlights)

Chris plays with a Joola Fever Blade and Joola RHYZER 48 Rubbers


JACK HUNTER-SPIVEY

Jack is a Pro Table Tennis player and Paralmpian.

10 x times British Champion.

Recently won the Senior Nationals 3-5 wheelchair class event.

Jack plays with Victas equipment…


 

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CRAIG BRYANT

Craig has represented England at Junior level, competing in a number of international opens and European Youth Championships. He has also competed for his country at Senior level, one of his notable achievements, winning a team silver medal at the 2004 Commonwealth Championships in Kuala Lumpur.

Craig has recently started his own company delivering professional coaching and coach education – check out his website at TOP EDGE TABLE TENNIS.

Craig plays with a Joola TPE Fight Blade and Joola Rhyzm-P Rubbers


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Lois had a great 2017 National Championships, winning Bronze medals in the Women’s U/21’s and the Women’s doubles with fellow Sussex player Yoland King.

Highest rankings so far are 3rd in U/21’s and 8th on the Women’s ranking list.

Played for England Senior Women in the European Championships, picking up great experience and a couple of superb wins against players 200 places higher in the rankings. (2015)

Played for England at the U/18 European Championships beating no 3 seeds Germany 3-1 in the team event and won a crucial match against a top 30 player. (team placed 7th – best finish for some time)

Women’s British League “Player of the weekend” twice and part of a”Team of the weekend” twice!


JOSH BENNETT

Josh is ranked at No.3 in the U/21 Boys – rapid improvement has seen him compete at the highest level and he had a great National Championships finishing with an U/21 Bronze medal. He plays with a JOOLA FEVER blade and X-PLODE Rubbers.

Here are some of Josh’s best achievements…

Bronze medal in the National Championship Under 21’s

Bronze (singles), silver (doubles) and a gold (team) at the Junior Nationals

International schools – 2 silvers and 2 gold.

Represented England in Hungarian and French Open’s.


MARI BALDWIN

Currently ranked no 6 on the Women’s list, Mari is still only 15 years old and has beaten some of the top ladies in the country!

National Cadet Champion

Runner up – Senior National Championships 2020

Mari plays with Evolution MX-P and Grass D TecS on a JOOLA Wing Medium blade.


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Starting at the tender age of 6 years old, Matt has already won numerous titles including:

Under 11 National Champion at the age of 9

Team Gold at Primary School International (Guernsey)

Team Gold’s at Senior School Internationals (Cardiff & Ireland)

Singles Silver Medal at Senior School International (Ireland)

English Schools Singles Runner-Up U16 (2016)

UK School Games team event-gold (2015) & UK School Games Singles-gold (2016)

Blackpool Grand Prix U-21 winner (15/16)

Tipton Grand Prix men’s runner up & Tipton Grand Prix U-21 winner (2016)

Stockton Junior 4* Winner (2016)

National Championship’s Bronze medal U/21 (2017)

Matt plays with Evolution MX-P rubbers & a Stratus Carbon blade


SARA WILLIAMS

Sara Williams was an English cadet and junior international playing for England on several occasions. As a junior her biggest achievement was winning the Spanish open.

After taking a rest from the game for over 20 years Sara returned to playing competitively just over 2 and a half years ago.  She has quickly risen to be the England Women Vets number 1 and is the current Vetts National Champion, 6 Nations Champion, as well as winning every Vetts Masters event she has entered over the last 2 season including the Western, Eastern, and Southern Masters!

She has represented Hertfordshire Vetts in the county Premier Division this year finishing the season with 100% record. She also plays for Ping Pong in the Vetts British Premier League where again she has a 100% record.

Sara is in her second year of sponsorship with Bribar. Sara uses a Joola Aruna off blade, Evolution MX-P on her forehand and Evolution MX-S on her back hand.


MARK SHORT 

We are delighted that Mark has joined Team Bribar!

Mark is a fairly new Veteran player who in his first year, won a clean sweep of Men’s singles, Men’s Doubles and the Mixed Doubles at the Northern Masters.

He also won the Men’s Singles and Men’s Doubles at the Western Masters, plus alongside his wife Sarah, the National Masters Mixed Doubles title!

Mark started the 17/18 season ranked no 2 on the TTE Veterans list and he plays with a TIBHAR CCA7 blade, with TIBHAR Evolution EL-S on the forehand and TIBHAR Evolution FX-S on the backhand.


EMMA ROSE 

Former England No.1 Ladies Veteran – Emma had a good 17/18 season – peaking at the Veterans 6 Nations!

Emma has struggled over the past few years with a serious knee injury but continues to play the Veterans British League and at the Masters events. She is currently ranked No 8 in the country.

Emma plays with a Samsonov Stratus Carbon blade and Evolution MX-S rubbers.


chris-bartram-300x300CHRIS BARTRAM 

Chris, a leading English Veteran player has joined the Tibhar/Bribar squad and plays with the Samsonov Stratus Carbon blade and Evolution MX-S rubbers.

Chris won the Men’s Doubles title and came runner up in the Men’s Singles at the Veterans Masters in 2017.

Unfortunately, Chris has had a serious shoulder injury this season and has been working hard to get back to fitness, in the meantime he has been helping to develop a new Table Tennis Club in Sidcup called Cleeve Park TTC.

Posted on 29th June 2017

New Clothing


JOOLA TRINITY TABLE TENNIS SHIRT

The JOOLA Trinity shirt is printed using sublimation technology that allows dyes to penetrate deep into the moisture wicking 100% polyester microdot material.

As a result the eye catching colours of the modern ombre design are long lasting.

You’ll stand out on the court in the JOOLA Trinity shirt.

RRP £35.99 – £42.99
Bribar Price £29.50 – £34.99

JOOLA ACE TABLE TENNIS SHIRT

Featuring a sophisticated colour block design and the new JOOLA logo.

The moisture wicking dryplay and breathable meshtex technologies make these 100% polyester shirts perfect for competition wear.

RRP £33.50 – £39.99
Bribar Price £27.50 – £32.99

JOOLA COMPETITION 2020 TABLE TENNIS T-SHIRT

The JOOLA Competition shirt is the ultimate every day shirt for an athlete.

Featuring a breathable moisture wicking blend of 60% cotton / 40% polyester, this T shirt will keep you comfortable and dry whether on the table, in the gym or just on the go.

Features the new JOOLA logo.

Available in green, or dark grey or blue.

RRP £22.50 – £26.99
Bribar Price £18.99 – £22.50

Email us for Club/Team Quotes and Multiple Shirt Printing.

Posted on 26th June 2017

Newsletter Archive


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Our regular newsletters have the latest updates on new products, exclusive video content, coaching blogs, player news and of course special offers and sales through-out the year!

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July 21 Issue

Our July issue has plenty of summer Table Tennis news – Team GB are ready to rumble, Kacper does the double, there’s a brand new coaching video and training camp plus there’s money saving offers on Paul Drinkhall and Liam Pitchford signature bats!

  • Team GB ready to rumble!
  • Kacper Piwowar does the double
  • New DYNARYZ ZGR and CMD
  • Great offers on Paul and Liam’s Signature bats.

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June 21 Issue

Our June Issue features Liam Pitchford and Jack Hunter-Spivey qualifying for the Olympics, plus there’s two fantastic new videos from Tom Lodziak and our TSP Pimples SALE continues with 40% off… phew!

  • Latest Rubbers from JOOLA
  • Liam & Jack are off to TOKYO!
  • TSP Pimples SALE with 40% off
  • New coaching videos for backhand shots

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May 21 Issue

Following the lockdown break we were back with a bang in May’s newsletter – featuring the latest rubbers from TIBHAR and VICTAS.

  • Latest Rubbers from TIBHAR and VICTAS
  • Getting Back to Playing article from Tom Lodziak
  • TSP Pimples SALE with 40% off
  • Classic video from Jack Hunter-Spivey!

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January 21 Issue

The first issue in 2021 features an Exclusive Liam Pitchford Blog and our January SALE is now on…!

  • Liam Pitchford Blog – Start, Stop, What’s next?!
  • The BIG January SALE.
  • PingPong4U update.

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December 20 Issue

Our December issue features a New Paul Drinkhall Blog, Win Mizuno Shoes plus great gift ideas for Table Tennis fans!

  • Paul Drinkhall Blog.
  • Mizuno Competition.
  • Christmas Gift Ideas.

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November 20 Issue

Watch Liam Pitchford’s Q/A video from his travels on the #RESTART tour, plus we’ve added extra Black Friday Offers!

  • Liam’s VICTAS Q/A video from China.
  • Tom vs Paul Competition – Win a signed shirt – the result of the BIG match.
  • Robots now included in the Black Friday SALE.

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Black Friday 20 Issue

The Black Friday issue features our 30% OFF Rubber SALE, Tom vs Paul Competition plus the latest Staff Pick.

  • 30% OFF V>15, Evolution and Dynaryz Rubbers
  • Tom vs Paul Competition – Win a signed shirt
  • Mizuno Shoes – Staff Pick
  • Send us your blade for a free bat make up.

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October 20 Issue

The October issue features our New Catalogue, MIZUNO Shoes, IMPACT Balls, VICTAS blog plus the new coaching video from Tom and Craig – phew!

  • Christmas Edition Catalogue – on-line version
  • VICTAS blog incl. Blade Tech
  • New IMPACT Balls
  • Latest MIZUNO shoes
  • Latest Coaching Video Tom Lodziak and Craig Bryant!

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September 20 Issue

Our September issue has a VICTAS blog incl. Rubber Tech used by Liam Pitchford plus there’s New Generation Double Fish Balls and the latest Coaching Video.

  • VICTAS blog incl. Rubber Tech New Generation
  • New Generation Double Fish Balls
  • Latest Coaching Video Tom Lodziak and Craig Bryant!

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August 20 Issue

Our August issue has the 20-21 Bribar Custom made Bats, New Shirts from JOOLA Table Tennis plus there’s a New Book out from Tom Lodziak Table Tennis Coaching.

and we catch up with Ping Pong 4 U as they Hit 600!

  • Bribar Custom made bats
  • New Shirts from JOOLA Table Tennis
  • Tom Lodziak’s new book
  • Ping Pong 4 U hit 600!

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July 20 Issue

Our July issue has Summer Ping ideas, Getting back to TT products, there’s new kit and not forgetting Tom Lodziak is back and raring to go!

  • Summer Ideas from TIBHAR – retractable nets, catch nets and robots
  • Head back to TT with Table Spray, bat cleaning and facemasks
  • New kit from JOOLA, Victas and TIBHAR

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June 20 Issue

Our June issue features new products from JOOLA and Sauer & Troger there’s blogs from North Ayreshire TTC and Stephen Gertsen plus watch the highlights of Liam and Paul’s ‘Pitch and Paul talking balls’!

  • New Blades from JOOLA for 2020/21
  • Hellfire X – new and improved S&T rubber
  • NATTC and Stephen Gertsen blogs from Scotland

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May 20 Issue

Our May issue features the BIG Rubber Clearance SALE and features 3 great Blogs from Paul Drinkhall, British Army Table Tennis & PingPong4U.

  • Paul Drinkhall on lockdown and career matches
  • British Army Table Tennis on the up!
  • Pingpong4U bring Table Tennis to disadvantaged groups.

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April 20 Issue

Our April issue features 3 Great Blogs, plus super Stay at Home Videos, Products and Competition!

Content:

  • Tom has Withdrawal Symptoms
  • Jack Hunter-Spivey Wins the Nationals
  • Torbay TTA create a super #StayHome video
  • TIBHAR products for home

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March 20 Issue

Our March issue features Good News Blogs from Liam Pitchford and Mari Baldwin plus there’s Stay at Home Videos, Products and Competitions!

Content:

  • Liam – back to his best?
  • Mari shines at the Nationals
  • Bishop Auckland ‘Stay at home tt Challenge’
  • Leisure products

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February 20 Issue

Our February Issue features a New Look for JOOLA including Brand New DYNARYZ Rubbers with Hyper bounce sponge (!) plus our Fav Balls, Training Camps and tons of Coaching/Playing Content… Boom!!

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Content:

  • New Look for JOOLA
  • Brand New DYNARYZ Rubbers
  • Training Camps
  • Loads of New Coaching content

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January 20 Issue

Our January Issue has awesome offers including the latest World Veterans GEWO Ball, there’s new Coaching Content, a Signed Bat Competition plus there’s a Teaser for New Colour Rubbers… we’re back with a bang in 2020!

Content:

  • World Veterans Ball
  • Coaching Videos
  • Signed Bat Competition
  • New Colour rubbers

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December 19 Issue

The December Issue has some awesome Christmas Gift Ideas, a Flash SALE of 30% OFF on Best-Seller Rubbers plus there’s a great Skills Video and Training Camp for 2020!

Content:

  • Christmas Gift Ideas
  • 30% off Aurus, Proton Neo and energy x-tra
  • New Bat Skills Video from Craig Bryant and Tom Lodziak
  • Dorset Training Camp in 2020

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Black Friday 19 Issue

The Black Friday Issue includes our 4 Best Selling Rubber Ranges all with 33% off, an awesome Des Douglas video and our Mega Clothing Sale continues!

Content:

  • Black Friday Sale
  • Des Douglas Video
  • Bishop Auckland TTC Facility Project
  • Beating Blockers from Tom Lodziak

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November 19 Issue

The November Issue includes our Christmas Catalogue, Clothing Mega SALE, New GEWO Gear and 2 superb Coaching Videos plus the latest Training Camp in 2020!

Content:

  • Christmas Catalogue
  • Clothing Mega Sale
  • New 5 Pro Tips for Serving Video
  • Dorset Training Camp in 2020

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October 19 Issue

Our October Issue sees the return of the Barna Brand, Our JOOLA Clothing Mega Sale, plus great wins for our Sponsored Players and the latest Coaching course in Dorset.

Content:

  • New Barna Original Rubbers and Blades
  • JOOLA Mega Clothing Sale
  • New Trick Serves and Bundesliga Videos from Tom Lodziak
  • Dorset Training Camp in 2020.

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September 19 Issue

Our September Issue features the New Mizuno Shoes for 19/20, An Exclusive Blog from Liam Pitchford’s new T.League adventure plus 2 New Coaching Videos and much more…

Content:

  • New Mizuno Shoes for 19/20
  • Exclusive Blog from Liam Pitchford
  • New Service and Bundesliga Videos from Tom Lodziak
  • St Neots Training Camp

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August 19 Issue

Our August Issue features the New Catalogue, New Blades for the 19/20 Season, 2 New Coaching Videos and a Catch up with the Piwowar Table Tennis family plus much more…

Content:

  • New Catalogue for the 2019-2020 Season
  • Brand new Blades for 19/20
  • New Service and Bundesliga Videos from Tom Lodziak
  • Catch with the Piwowar’s
  • New Training camp with Des Douglas!

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July 19 Issue

Our July Issue features Liam Pitchford’s VICTAS playing equipment, New Products for 19/20 Season, 2 New Coaching Videos and a Tough Review for JOOLA Balls plus much more…

Content:

  • Liam Pitchford’s VICTAS playing gear
  • Brand new products for 19/20
  • New Service and Touch Videos from Tom Lodziak
  • JOOLA Table Tennis Ball testing and review

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June 19 Issue

Our June Issue features Liam Pitchford signing for VICTAS/Team Bribar, New Offers, 2 New Service Videos and great results for Team Bribar Players plus much more…

Content:

  • Liam Pitchford signs for VICTAS/TSP
  • New Bribar ‘Ready to go’ bat – Pro Offensive Light
  • New Service Videos from Tom Lodziak
  • Great results for Bribar players at the National VETTS Championships
  • Summer Training camps in July and August

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May 19 Issue

Our May Issue features an Exclusive Paul Drinkhall Blog, New Gear from TIBHAR, 2 New Service Videos and awesome Training Days in July/August!

Content:

  • New Blades, Rubber and Clothing from TIBHAR
  • Paul Drinkhall Blog from his win at the Serbian Open
  • New Service Videos from Tom Lodziak
  • The Bennett’s – a Table Tennis family winning titles in Sussex, UK
  • Summer Training camps in July and August

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April 19 Issue

Our April Issue features new GEWO Table Tennis Carbon Blades, 2 New Coaching Videos, Bribar VETTS player success plus Summer Training in Plymouth!

Content:

  • FREE Shirt with new GEWO Blades purchase
  • Latest Coaching and Play it Like Paul videos
  • Sponsored players win VETTS Masters events
  • Summer Training camp with Top Edge Table Tennis and Gertsen TT
  • New Trophy service available now

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March 19 Issue

Our March Issue features Two New Coaching Videos, the New MX-P Rubber, plus amazing value for money Bat Packages!

Content:

  • IMPACT Bat Packages
  • Spinny Serves Video
  • Play it Like Paul Video – Forehand Flick
  • Bishop Auckland – Easter Training days
  • Bribar Players Win Medals

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February 19 Issue

Our February Issue features Two Awesome Videos, 100’s of Clearance Items, our new Trophy and Medal page plus the latest Club Focus article!

Content:

  • More Clearance Items added
  • Killer Service Video
  • Brand New Trophies and Medals page
  • Play it Like Paul Video – Pro Footwork Exercise
  • Portishead TTC – Club Focus article

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January 19 Issue

This exciting January Issue features our HUGE January SALE, Paul Drinkhall’s new PLAY IT LIKE PAUL Video and much more…

Content:

  • January SALE
  • Play it Like Paul Video – Explosive forehand topspin power
  • Orange balls!
  • New and up-coming IMPACT items
  • Training Camps for 2019

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December 18 Issue

This packed December Issue features our latest Christmas Gift offers, a Teaser Video for a BIG new Coaching Series, Club Focus article and two upcoming Training Camps…

Content:

  • Christmas Gift Ideas
  • Play it Like Paul Video Teaser
  • Chatham TTC Club Focus Article
  • Training Camps for 2019

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Black Friday 18 Issue

Black Friday Issue features 33% Off Evolution, Nexxus & Rhyzer Rubbers, the latest TIBHAR Coaching Blog plus two upcoming Training Camps

Content:

  • Black Friday Sale
  • IMPACT TOP Training Balls
  • Andrew Rushden Coaching Blog
  • Training Camps for 2019

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November 18 Issue

Featuring the New Christmas Catalogue, a Brand New Coaching Video, Morpeth TTC plus more News and Product reviews…

Content:

  • New Christmas Catalogue
  • Clothing Packages for Christmas
  • Craig Bryant ‘Wiggly Video’
  • Tom Lodziak reviews the Bribar Allround Professional
  • England Team matches in Kent

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October 18 Issue

18/19 Mizuno Shoes, a Brand New Coaching Video, October Tournaments plus more News and Product reviews…

Content:

  • Four new Mizuno shoes for 18/19 Season
  • Craig Bryant ’round the net’ video tutorial
  • Tom Lodziak reviews the Bribar Winning Loop bat
  • Tournaments in October

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September 18 Issue

Exclusive Blog from Paul Drinkhall, a Brand New Coaching Video, amazing Table Offers plus much more News and Products…!!

Content:

  • Exclusive Paul Drinkhall Blog
  • Table Packages for Schools, Clubs and Leisure Centres
  • Craig Bryant Forehand Fade Tutorial
  • New Staff Picks

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August 18 Issue

Brand New Catalogue 18-19 Season… plus much more!

Content:

  • New 18/19 Catalogue is out!
  • New GEWO Rubber ranges
  • Craig Bryant Chop Block Tutorial
  • TIBHAR Essentials for 18/19
  • Top Edge Training Course

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July 18 Issue

New 18/19 Arrivals, Paul Drinkhall’s Play it Like Paul is back and meet a super Table Tennis Family plus much more..!

Content:

  • New 18/19 Clothing from JOOLA, TIBHAR & TSP
  • Play it Like Paul – Practise in the Summer ‘Off Season’.
  • Meet the Piwowar’s a super Table Tennis family
  • Bishop Auckland International Training Camp
  • Vision Training Course

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June 18 Issue

New Summer Arrivals, Chris Doran Wins Overall Grand Prix Title, Morpeth TTC Sign with TIBHAR, plus much more… 

Content:

  • New Summer Products
  • Chris Doran wins back-to-back Grand Prix Titles
  • Morpeth TTC sign up with TIBHAR/Bribar
  • New RHYZER Rubbers
  • London Training Camp Blog

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May 18 Issue

New Bribar Summer Catalogue, Paul Drinkhall’s World Team Championships Blog, plus the very latest Player, Training and Coaching news!

Content:

  • Brand New Summer Catalogue
  • Paul Drinkhall World team Championships Blog
  • Bribar Players win Big at the VETTS National Masters
  • RHYZER Rubbers – the Players Choice for 2018
  • Bishop Auckland Training Camp

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April 18 Issue

Paul Drinkhall Blog and Sale plus the latest Player, Coach and Training news!

Content:

  • Paul Drinkhall Commonwealth Games Blog
  • TIBHAR Drinkhall Blade & Bat Sale
  • Jamie brings Table Tennis to CBeebies!
  • Sarah Short wins at the Northern Masters
  • London Training Camp
  • TIBHAR Coaching Blog with Matt Porter

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March 18 Issue

What’s Hot for 2018, TIBHAR Coaching Blog, Torbay TTA ‘Club of the Year’ Award, National’s Medals, and a Cleeve Park Training Camp…

Content:

  • Staff Picks for 2018
  • TIBHAR Coaching Blog with Matt Porter
  • Torbay Table Tennis Academy win National Award
  • Nationals round-up
  • Cleeve Park Training Camp

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Team World Cup Issue

Amazing Team World Cup Offers, New Products and Paul Drinkhall Competition…!

Content:

  • Team World Cup Offers
  • New TIBHAR products
  • £20.00 of all TIBHAR EVOLUTION Rubbers
  • Paul Drinkhall ‘Signed’ Blade Competition

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February 18 Issue

Paul Drinkhall reviews the new Aurus Rubbers and Chris Doran stars at the World Ping Pong Championship!

Content:

  • TIBHAR Aurus Video Review
  • Chris Doran stars at the WPPC
  • Bribar Veteran Rating Events
  • Cleeve Park Training Camp

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January 18 Issue

25% OFF ALL Mizuno’s, Ratings Events, Coaching Blog and much more…!

Content:

  • January SALE
  • Coaching BLOG
  • Rating Events
  • Training Camp

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December 17 Issue

Christmas Ideas, Stocking Fillers, New partnership with GEWO and much more…

Content:

  • Christmas Gift Ideas
  • Stocking Fillers
  • New partnership with GEWO
  • Training Camps

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Black Friday Issue

Black Friday SALE, very Special Offers, new Training Opportunities, Competitions and Bribar players amongst the titles again!

Content:

  • Black Friday SALE
  • Training Camps
  • Bribar Players amongst the medals
  • Paul Drinkhall nominated for ITTF point of the year!

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November 17 Issue

Brand New Chrstmas Catalogue, TIBHAR Shoes, Bribar Players and Clearance Items!

Content:

  • New Christmas Catalogue
  • Ooooh New TIBHAR Shoes!
  • Bribar Players get a fast start
  • Clearance Items added
  • October Video News from SD Sport

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October 17 Issue

Latest Gear, New Blogs, a Paul Drinkhall Interview with TableTennisDaily & the Official TTE Ball!

Content:

  • Dream Team – New Signature Bats
  • Paul Drinkhall Interview
  • Cleeve Park TTC – Club Focus
  • Coaching Blog – Craig Bryant
  • JOOLA FLASH Ball to be used at TTE events
  • SD Sports – News Video

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September 17 Issue

New Gear, New Signings, the Official TTE Ball, Training Opps’s.

Content:

  • JOOLA FLASH Ball to be used at TTE events
  • New Pimple Rubbers
  • New Signings for Team Bribar
  • Training Opportunities.
  • New Catalogue
  • SD Sports – News Video

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Summer Edition

August 17 Issue

New 17/18 Catalogue, JOOLA Clothing Gear, Training Camps, Komann Blades

Content:

  • New Summer Edition catalogue.
  • 17/18 JOOLA clothing collection.
  • New Komann blades from Winning Sports.
  • Summer Training Opportunities.
  • Bat workshops
  • Partnership with SD Sports

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July 17 Issue

Gear up for the new season!

Content:

  • New Clothing Collection from TIBHAR.
  • Paul Drinkhall puts the air miles in and hits form!
  • New Rubbers from JOOLA & TIBHAR.
  • Summer Training Opportunities.

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June 17 Issue

Equipment Special with New Arrivals, Previews and Staff Picks!

Content:

  • Latest Equipment from DHS.
  • Great finish to the season for #TeamBribar players.
  • New Staff Picks.
  • Coming Soon – Rubber Previews.

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May Issue

Latest Play it like Paul!, Premium Victas Blades and 30% off all Mizuno’s!

Content:

  • Latest Play it like Paul! – Counter Topspin.
  • Cadet & Junior Nationals round up.
  • There’s 30% off all Mizuno Shoes.
  • New Premium Victas Blades.

View E-newsletter

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April Issue

National Championships Highlights Competition and 30% off all Mizuno’s!

Content:

  • National Championships Highlights Competition.
  • There’s 30% off all Mizuno Shoes in April.
  • Chris Doran wins Nottingham Grand Prix.

View E-newsletter

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March Issue

TIBHAR Drinkhall Offers, Grantham College TT Academy and Next-gen Players!

Content:

  • TIBHAR Drinkhall Offers – Paul & Jo’s weapons of choice.
  • Grantham College TTA – New ‘Performance Centre’.
  • Next-gen players have a great English Nationals.

View E-newsletter

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February Issue

National’s ‘Spot the Ball’ Competition, Tibhar Sale & Top Edge/Gertsen TT Training Camp 

Content:

  • Win 1-2-1 Coaching with Paul Drinkhall
  • Tibhar Clearance Items added
  • Top Edge & Gertsen TT Dorset Training Camp Blog
  • Staff Picks – Mike & Wes

View E-newsletter

January Issue No 2

January Clearance Sale, Chinese New Year and Club Focus… 

Content:

  • January Clearance Sale
  • Chinese New Year with Double Happiness!
  • North Ayrshire TTC – Club Focus
  • Staff Picks – Ron & Phil

View E-newsletter

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January Issue No 1

January Clearance Sale, Play it Like Paul! and New Club Focus… 

Content:

  • January Clearance Sale
  • Play it Like Paul! Specific Table Tennis Fitness Exercises
  • Torbay Table Tennis Academy – Club focus
  • Latest Training Opportunities

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December Issue No 2

Super Stocking fillers, Christmas Bats and New Club Focus… 

Content:

  • Stocking filler gifts
  • Christmas bats
  • Swerve TTC – Club focus
  • Last postal dates

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December Issue No 1

Christmas Gift Ideas, New Training Camps and Latest Offers…

Content:

  • Christmas Gift Ideas
  • Bribar Gift Vouchers
  • New Training Camps
  • Cancelled bat Orders

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November Issue No 2

TIBHAR Special Edition – Black Friday, Christmas Ideas & Player News!

Content:

  • Play it like Paul! How to play long pimples…
  • Tibhar Robot – Black Friday Special
  • David McBeath – on fire!
  • Christmas Ideas from Tibhar
  • 35 Years Offer continues…

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November Issue No 1

Big Savings on Bats, Paul’s new club & E-Gift Vouchers

Content:

  • Paul Drinkhall signs for club in Spanish Professional League
  • 16 Cancelled Order Bats up for grabs
  • Bribar E-Gift Vouchers
  • Good results for Bribar players at Tipton GP
  • On-line Catalogue

View E-newsletter

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October Issue No 1

Latest Special Offers, Paul’s Pro Tips & Training Opportunity!

Content:

  • Paul takes on the ‘Power of the Block’
  • New TSP x-Series Bats
  • Training Opportunity at Cleeve TTC
  • Celebrating 35 Years – Rubber Offers Continue
  • New On-line Catalogue

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September Issue No 2

Paul Drinkhall’s latest Pro Tips, Next Gen Players & New Season Kit!

Content:

  • Paul takes a look at the short return of serve
  • Next Gen Players win at Cippenham Junior 4 Star
  • Shae Thakker is about to ‘Go for it’ on ITV!
  • New Accessories from Tibhar
  • Bribar On-line Catalogue

View E-newsletter

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September Issue No 1

Special Offers – Celebrate our 35 Year Anniversary!

Content:

  • 35 Year Special Offers on Rubbers
  • New On-line Catalogue
  • 2016/17 Joola Clothing Range
  • Double Happiness Brand

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August Issue No 4

New Catalogue, Trainer Balls, Play it Like Paul and Club Focus Page!

Content:

  • Our new Catalogue is out now!
  • New Vision Trainer Balls from XSF
  • Paul Drinkhall’s latest ‘Pro Tips’
  • Chris Doran wins again – this time Liverpool GP!
  • Our first Club Focus featuring Bishop Auckland TTC

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August Issue No 3

New Mizuno’s, Signature Bats, New Balls & Summer Madness Continues!

Content:

  • 3 Brand new Mizuno Table Tennis Shoes
  • 7 Fantastic Pro ‘Ready-made Bats’
  • New Joola Flip Trainer Balls
  • Summer Clearance Continues

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August Issue No 2

Summer Clearance Madness and Brand New Kit!

Content:

  • Summer Clearance Sections
  • New TSP ‘Tuned’ Rubbers
  • New Footwear from Joola
  • Tibhar 40+ Polyball Offer

View E-newsletter

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August Issue No 1

Playing Equipment SPECIAL!!

Content:

  • Hot New Samba Rubbers!
  • Handmade Blades from Victas
  • Dingo+Swiss range
  • 2 New Tibhar Evolution Rubbers
  • 2 New Tibhar Drinkhall Blades
  • der-materialspezialist = Outrageous!!

View E-newsletter

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July Issue

Gear up for the new season with Tibhar!

Content:

  • Paul Drinkhall’s Complete Blade Range
  • Evolution Jackpot – 6 Rubbers in the Series.
  • 40+ SL 3* Polyball (Seamless) – Buy 144 get 72 Free!
  • Tibhar Clearance Section

View E-newsletter

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June Issue

Chris Doran Signs, Combo Bat Heaven & Training Camps.

Content:

  • Chris Doran Signs for Bribar/Joola
  • Combo Bat Heaven!
  • New der-materialspezialist technology!
  • Summer Training Camps

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Posted on 22nd August 2016

JOOLA ZACK TABLE TENNIS RUBBER


JOOLA Zack Table Tennis Rubber
Classic German made rubber, and designed for players who are looking for traditional allround control rather than extreme speed and catapult effect.
Zack is a high quality, long life rubber offering a great balance of speed and spin, but characterised primarily by feel, placement accuracy and spin tolerance.
The open pore sponge allows greater ball dwell time, enhanced feel and greater rotation.
Perfect for a variable allround game where chop, push, loop and drive are played with control and accuracy.
Fantastic value for money rubber, Zack is even further enhanced by it’s durability.
Posted on 3rd September 2015

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