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List of Butterfly sponsored players in the world

In terms of table tennis equipment, Butterfly is the most widely recognized brand. Hikosuke Tamasu, a Japanese international player, formed Tamasu Company Ltd. on December 19, 1950.

Several of the sport’s top players promote Butterfly’s table tennis equipment, which is now available all around the world.

Here is the list of Butterfly-sponsored players.


Butterfly sponsored player

Butterfly chose the best table tennis players to sponsor. These players will be the model for the brand.

the list of Butterfly Sponsored players
the list of Butterfly Sponsored players

They need to have good sportsmanship and to be popular to represent the brand. They are provided table tennis equipment based on the contract.


Sponsored men players

These are the male table tennis players who are sponsored by Butterfly.

Male players sponsored by Butterfly
Male players sponsored by Butterfly
  • Fan Zhendong (CHN)
  • Jun Mizutani (JPN)
  • Dimitrij Ovtcharov (GER)
  • Timo Boll (GER)
  • Patrick Franziska (GER)
  • Lin Yun-Ju (TPE)
  • Tomokazu Harimoto (JPN)
  • Lin Gaoyuan (CHN)
  • Wong Chun Ting (HKG)
  • Zhang Jike (CHN)
  • Lee Sangsu (KOR)
  • Kristian Karlsson (SWE)
  • Kanak Jha (USA)
  • Marcos Freitas (POR)
  • Sathiyan Gnanasekaran (IND)
  • Jonathan Groth (DEN)
  • Robert Gardos (AUT)
  • Omar Assar (EGY)
  • Chuang Chih-Yuan (TPE)
  • Yukiya Uda (JPN)
  • Ruwen Filus (GER)
  • Gustavo Tsuboi (BRA)
  • Andrej Gacina (CRO)
  • Dang Qiu (GER)
  • Panagiotis Gionis (GRE)
  • Kirill Gerassimenko (KAZ)
  • Tiago Apolónia (POR)
  • Michael Maze (DEN)
  • Kalinikos Kreanga (GRE)
  • Maharu Yoshimura (JPN)
  • Shunsuke Togami (JPN)
  • Lim Jonghoon (KOR)
  • Sora Matsushima (JPN)
  • Darius Movileanu (ROU)
  • Toshihiko Oka (JPN)
  • Shinichi Yoshida (JPN)
  • Thomas Schmidberger (GER)
  • Fabien Lamirault (FRA)
  • Filip Radovic (MNE)
  • Viktor Didukh (UKR)


Sponsored women players

These are the female table tennis players who are sponsored by Butterfly.

Female players sponsored by Butterfly
Female players sponsored by Butterfly
  • Cheng I-Ching (TPE)
  • Lee Ho Ching (HKG)
  • Sofia Polcanova (AUT)
  • Miyu Kato (JPN)
  • Adriana Díaz (PUR)
  • Chen Szu-Yu (TPE)
  • Elizabeta Samara (ROU)
  • Dina Meshref (EGY)
  • Zhang Mo (CAN)
  • Suthasini Sawettabut (THA)
  • Natalia Partyka (POL)
  • Britt Eerland (NED)
  • Miwa Harimoto (JPN)
  • Prithika Pavade (FRA)
  • Elena Zaharia (ROU)
  • Kimie Bessho (JPN)
  • Kelly von Zon (NED)
  • Alexa Szvitacs (HUN)


National Teams

Butterfly also provided the equipment for these national teams.

National table tennis team of Butterfly
National table tennis team of Butterfly
  • Team Germany
  • Team Chinese Taipei
  • Team Republic of Korea
  • Team Portugal
  • Team USA
  • Team England
  • Team Russia
  • Team Denmark
  • Team Puerto Rico
  • Team Mexico
  • Team Paraguay
  • Team Wales
  • Team Scotland
  • Team Mongolia
  • Team Israel


Brand Ambassadors

These players are chosen as the brand ambassadors for Butterfly. These ambassadors will promote the value of the brand value for Butterfly.

Brand Ambassadors for Butterfly
Brand Ambassadors for Butterfly
  • Werner Schlager
  • Zoran Primorac
  • Petr Korbel
  • Chiang Peng Lung
  • Oh Sang Eun
  • Tamara Boroš


Professional clubs

These table tennis clubs are sponsored by Butterfly. They are all professional clubs.



Club sponsoring by Butterfly
Club sponsoring by Butterfly
  • Borussia Düsseldorf
  • Roskilde
  • UMMC
  • Fakel-Gazprom Orenburg
  • TTC Zugbrücke Grenzau
  • Sporting CP
  • Nissay
  • Junior Assist Academy
  • Korea Racing Authority
  • Korea Water Resources Corporation


Professional coaches

These table tennis coaches are sponsored by Butterfly. They are all professional and national coaches.

table tennis coaches - sponsoring by Butterfly
table tennis coaches – sponsoring by Butterfly
  • Jörg Bitzigeio
  • Stefan Feth
  • Qiu Jian Xin
  • Neven Cegnar
  • Richard Prause
  • Csilla Bátorfi
  • Krisztina Tóth
  • Danny Heister
  • Kong Guoping
  • Tie Yana
  • Jiang Huajun


Tournament/League

Tournament sponsored by Butterfly.

  • 2021 WTTC Houston: Butterfly is the official ball partner at 2021 WTTC Finals Houston.
2021 WTTC Houston by Butterfly
2021 WTTC Houston by Butterfly


How to be sponsored by Butterfly

To be sponsored by Butterfly, you need to be a professional table tennis player. Furthermore, you need to contact Butterfly and discuss the equipment contract with Butterfly.


Can a player be sponsored by 2 brands?

No. A player can’t be sponsored by 2 brands for the same product.

When a player is sponsored by two different companies, it can be difficult to tell which one is responsible for their blade. Moreover, I’m a little perplexed as to why the player would market a sponsor company’s products if he wasn’t actually using any sponsor company equipment.

It is the responsibility of the corporation to deal with a player who is utilizing rackets and rubbers from a different manufacturer.

The players, in my opinion, have a right to make money and a right to use whatever equipment they deem appropriate for their particular game. However, collecting money from one company and utilizing equipment from another is a troublesome solution to this dilemma. Using money from one company and equipment from another is not acceptable.


Is Wang Chuqin sponsored by Butterfly?

No. Wang Chuqin is not sponsored by Butterfly. He is using the edge tape of Butterfly, but he is not sponsored by the brand. He is not on the list of official sponsored players.

Wang Chuqin and Butterfly edge tape
Wang Chuqin and Butterfly edge tape


Is Fan Zhendong sponsored by Butterfly?

Yes. He is a Butterfly-sponsored player. Fan Zhendong, the world’s top player, has signed a contract with Butterfly.

Fan Zhendong, a successful player for the Chinese National Team, has signed an advisory contract with Butterfly.

Fan Zhendong is sponsored by Butterfly
Fan Zhendong is sponsored by Butterfly


Is Lin Gaoyuan sponsored by Butterfly?

Yes, Lin Gaoyuan is sponsored by Butterfly. In a recent press release, Butterfly announced that Lin Gaoyuan has joined the Butterfly family. On his backhand, he’s reportedly using the brand-new Butterfly Tenergy Dignics 09C.

Lin Gaoyuan is sponsored by Butterfly
Lin Gaoyuan is sponsored by Butterfly

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