With the combination of the Butterfly and Schildkrot distributorships, Ransome Sporting Goods are able to provide the widest and most comprehensive range of table tennis equipment available in the United Kingdom. One of the latest products to be added to the Butterfly selection is a range of concrete tables (see opposite) designed for use in parks, schools and seaside resorts. Manufactured from a mix of concrete and polymer, which means that the playability of the table will not deteriorate from exposure to weather, the range includes tables with concrete bases, steel bases and special fun models with a round and figure-of-eight shape.

The Butterfly Easifold Rollaway, as launched 2 years ago, is proving to be one of Butterfly’s best selling models for both the indoor and the outdoor versions. The mixture of playability, strength and value appeals to both the home and education markets and is available in a choice of green or blue surfaces.

Another very successful Butterfly product is the 3 Star table tennis ball which is now being used for most of the top events in the UK which include the Commonwealth Championships in Glasgow in May and the English Open in Sheffield in October as well as the National Championships for both England and Scotland plus the British League and County Championships.

Ransome Sporting Goods also have a range of Butterfly bats endorsed by three times European Champion , Timo Boll of Germany. This includes the Start model which retails at around £29.99. The Schildkrot range of bats are also endorsed by Swedish table tennis legend Jan Ove Waldner, famous for being the only player to have held all 3 major titles – the Olympics, the World Championships and the European Championships. These continue to gain popularity as the range covers most of the popular price points from the Bronze Allround at under £10 up to the Platinum at £69.99.