October 25: Seven China Table Tennis Super League (CTTSL) clubs announced that STIGA Sports Beijing Co., Ltd has become their sportswear sponsor for the 2017 season.
Beijing Shougang and Wuhan Anxin have joined Bayi Dashang, Bayi Chambroad Holdings, Shandong Luneng men’s team, Shandong Luneng women’s team and Binzhou Longfu to be included in the STIGA sponsorship portfolio for the new season.
Last season, STIGA supported Bayi Dashang and Shandong Luneng women’s team becoming the champions and runners-up respectively, while the brand’s ambassadors, Fan Zhendong and Zhu Yuling were voted as the MVPs.
The CTTSL is the top table tennis division under the Chinese Table Tennis Association. According to the rules, the last finisher of the CTTSL will be relegated to the China Table Tennis Jia League A Group.
The 2017 CTTSL tournaments, expected to start at the end of October, have not found a title sponsor as of now.
Proofread by William Logsdon