Butterfly's Off-The-Wall Partnership With Inclusion Table Tennis

By Marco Santini | Oct. 12, 2015, 3:59 p.m. (ET)

Inclusion Table Tennis

Inclusion Table Tennis

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NEW YORK, NY – Butterfly, the leading global provider of Table Tennis equipment and INCLUSION, the innovators behind an off-the-wall Table Tennis concept, today announced a creative partnership that will add an exciting, new spin to a sport that has remained relatively unchanged since its inception in the 1880’s. 

“We are glad to enter a partnership with INCLUSION and Marco Santini in particular, aiming to commonly add a new perspective to table tennis and giving emphasis to its healthcare potential in particular,” said Sebastian Rangs, Director of Marketing for Butterfly Europe. 

INCLUSION combines Table Tennis and Racquetball by attaching Plexiglas side walls to existing Table Tennis tables.  The walls were created by Marco Santini to give experts an added dimension for advanced, angled shots but can also function as “bumpers” to help novice players enhance their hand/eye coordination.  

In June, Butterfly collaborated with INCLUSION at the 2015 Alzheimer’s Show in London’s Olympia Central.  Table Tennis delivers an effective therapeutic experience for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s and the INCLUSION “bumpers” take that efficiency the next level.  By extending rallies, players can build confidence by spending more time enhancing their reaction times and less time chasing after balls.  

“The addition of INCLUSION’s Plexiglass side panels to a specifically color-customized Butterfly Table Tennis table, created an enclosed ‘arena’ which added to the player’s sense of being in a secure environment, while elevating both focus and control,” said Ian Chambers, Creative Director of the Bounce Alzheimer’s Therapy Foundation. 

Butterfly and INCLUSION plan their new product into the market at the 2016 Alzheimer’s Show in London. 

“This is a fun game for people of all skill levels that puts a premium on mental stimulation,” said Santini.  “Partnering with Butterfly will help us bring this creative concept to the world.” 

About Butterfly

Butterfly is the world leader in Table Tennis / ping pong equipment and gear. Butterfly was the official table sponsor for the 2014 World Table Tennis Championships as well as the official ball sponsor for the 2013 World Championships. In addition, Butterfly will be the official table sponsor for the 2016 World Championships and the official ball supplier of the 2015 World Championships. Butterfly North America was established in 1960 as Martin Kilpatrick Company by Bowie Martin and Norman Kilpatrick. It became Butterfly North America in 2005.

For more information, please visit: http://butterflyonline.com  

About INCLUSION Table Tennis

INCLUSION combines Table Tennis and Racquetball by attaching Plexiglas side walls to existing tables.  The revolutionary Plexiglass side walls create an added dimension for skilled players to produce advanced, angled shots while, as a bonus, functioning as “bumpers” to help novice players enhance their hand/eye coordination skills.  INCLUSION is led by Chief Optimist Marco Santini and is headquartered in New York City.  It has been featured at many events including Google NY, 2014 US Table Tennis Nationals, Chelsea Piers, SPiN NY, Bryant Park, Harvard Table Tennis Club, Brown Table Tennis Club, Alley NYC, Westchester Table Tennis Center, Uncubed, and the Rare Art Gallery.

For more information, please visit http://inclusiontabletennis.com/.