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JOOLA Partners with USA Table Tennis
US Team, US Open, and US Nationals will be Supported by JOOLA
(December 22, 2011) – USA Table Tennis, also known as USATT, has selected JOOLA as the Official Apparel Sponsor for the US National Team through the end of 2015. In addition, JOOLA has also been named the Official Table Sponsor of the US Open and US National Championships for the next four years as well. Held annually around the first week of July, the US Open attracts international players from all over the world. In mid December each year, the US National Championships is always filled with top US players competing for national titles. Both events are major table tennis events in the US and are the association’s two largest gatherings of table tennis enthusiasts nationwide.
“We are very pleased to welcome JOOLA in an expanded partnership arrangement through this Official Tables Sponsorship. JOOLA is a world respected product line and we look forward to working toward enhancements that will be mutually beneficial that go beyond the terms of this original agreement,” states Michael D. Cavanaugh, CEO of USATT. USA Table Tennis is the national governing body for the Olympic sport of table tennis in the United States and is recognized by the US Olympic Committee (USOC) and the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF). Headquartered in Colorado Springs, its purpose is to promote table tennis in the US and develop American athletes to compete successfully in the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American, or Para Pan American Games, as well as other international competitions.
In 2011, the US National Champions and the Finalists in both Men and Women’s Singles were already JOOLA-sponsored players. JOOLA USA first began doing business in late 2006 and quickly established its brand by working with North American Table Tennis (NATT) on its annual North American Tour, a series of four-star competitions through the country, and the North American Teams Championships, the largest table tennis tournament in the world, using nearly 150 tables. Before that, the German brand was relatively unknown in the US, despite having been founded in the 1950s and having a rich history as a leading brand in table tennis. Today, JOOLA is most famous for its tables and produces its professional table line in its Germany. Here, every JOOLA table goes through a meticulous production process to ensure its superior quality. These tables are also regularly selected as the table of choice in world competitions such as the World Cup, World Junior Championships, and three consecutive Olympic Games, all of which solidified the brand’s first-class reputation.
Both USATT and JOOLA are excited for the next four years and look forward to further developing table tennis.