The Double Fish table that was used at the GAC Group 2015 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals
Photo By: Rémy Gros
Current equipment suppliers for the prestigious ITTF World Tour Grand Finals; the Double Fish Company, based in the Chinese city of Guangzhou has agreed to extend the agreement for a further four years.
The deal was negotiated by TMS International, the marketing partner of the International Table Tennis Federation.
"TMS International is very happy to extend the agreement with Double Fish for the World Tour Grand Finals until 2020”, said Anders Thunström, the Market Director of TMS International; the period of the agreement being 2017 to 2020.
“Double Fish has now been the official table supplier for the World Tour Grand Finals since 2004; it was a priority for us to extend with Double Fish for another four years”, added Anders Thunström. “I also take it as confidence and satisfaction from Double Fish towards TMS and the World Tour Grand Finals to make the commitment for another Olympic cycle."
Equally Thomas Weikert, ITTF President, was delighted with the agreement.
"Double Fish has always been a very solid and reliable partner for the ITTF, so I am very happy they will continue as the table sponsor at the World Tour Grand Finals”, he said. “For the World Tour Grand Finals, they have provided us with some very aesthetically pleasing tables; we look forward to some more amazing designs over the next four years."
Positive words from Thomas Weikert; likewise Ye Yiqiang, the General Manager of the Guangzhou Double Fish Sports Goods Group Corporation Limited, was buoyant.
“I would like to express our sincere thanks to ITTF and TMS for their trust and support in our company”, he said. “We are really happy to extend our co-operation with ITTF and TMS; for the coming four years we will continue to provide high quality equipment for the World Tour Grand Finals."
Just as in 2015 in the Portuguese city of Lisbon, Double Fish will be centre stage at the forthcoming 2016 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals to be held.
The event will be event will be held later this year in Doha, Qatar from Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th December.