DK Butterfly Table Tennis Bat Case – Single

DK says:
“This bat case is an essential item to protect your bat so you can get the best potential out of it. It is ideal for anyone who is starting out, taking table tennis a bit more seriously and who wants to look the part.”
Specs:
  • Rectangular bat case
  • approx. 32cm x 23cm x 4cm
  • Double zip opening
  • Suitable for one bat
  • Durable nylon sports fabric
  • Front zip to hold important documents
  • Black with red streak and plastic piping

 

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Olympic Athlete Darius Knight launches Table Tennis Satellite Club

Olympic Table Tennis star, Darius Knight, visited schools and colleges across Leicester this week as part of the Leicester-Shire & Rutland Legacy Roadshow.

Darius, who represented Team GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games and who hopes to improve on the silver medal he won at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this year, shared his experiences as an elite-level athlete with students and took part in practical demonstrations.

Hailed as Table Tennis’ ‘Lewis Hamilton’ and known for his background as the ‘underdog’ who overcame a tough upbringing to become a Table Tennis star, Darius has amassed a huge following of fans and supporters who share in his vision to pursue their dreams and never give up.

Darius visited St John the Baptist Primary School, who were the runners-up in the Sainsbury’s School Games U11 Girl’s County Table Tennis finals, Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth I College, and Judgemeadow Community College to launch a new Satellite Club programme, which has been developed in partnership with Knighton Park Table Tennis Club, Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport and the English Table Tennis Association (ETTA).

This project forms part of Sport England’s £49million lottery funding investment into the Satellite Club programme, which aims to increase the number of young people participating in community sport. Satellite Clubs are extensions of community sports clubs, established in a new venue (usually a secondary school or college), aimed at 11-25 year-olds and reflect the likes and needs of teenagers and young adults in the local population. This includes those from underrepresented groups within sport, such as females, black and minority ethnic groups and disabled young people.

Research has shown that the step from school or college sport to community sport is often too great for young people. This is one of the main reasons why so many 11-25 year-olds drop out of sport. Satellite clubs make it easier for young people to stay in sport, or to start playing sport for the first time. They provide a stepping stone to a community club or regular participation through the creation of relevant, appealing and convenient sporting opportunities for young people.

Darius Knight said:

I’m delighted to be visiting schools and colleges in Leicester and launching the Satellite Club programme. My sport, table tennis, is a unique sport, as everyone can participate no matter the size, age, ability, colour and disability. I’m happy people want to take part and are keen to meet me!”

Dan Hewins, Leicester City Table Tennis Development Officer, said:

“The Satellite Club is a great opportunity to increase table tennis play at the college, and also to create strong formal links between Judgemeadow and Knighton Park Table Tennis Club. Having Darius here is a great way to launch the club and to inspire students to pick up and play, or to take their game to the next level.”

Gaynor Nash, East Midlands 2012 Games Legacy Coordinator for Children and Young People, said:

“Despite the success of London 2012 in its quest to ‘Inspire a Generation’ we know that too many teenagers, especially girls, drop out of sport. The Satellite Club initiative provides new sporting opportunities, closer to young people and much more on their terms.”

Brian Killeen, Vice Principal at Judgemeadow Community College, said:

“The PE department promoted table tennis in the first instances by putting five permanent table tennis tables in the school playground. These caused a real wave of excitement and enthusiasm amongst the students. They also contributed to a significant cultural change at lunchtime with more students outside being active. This in turn led to the school building feeling much calmer. The PE department followed this up by enhancing the table tennis element of the PE curriculum. They also run a very successful after school club, involving over 60 students.”

DK Table Tennis Table – Ambition

The Ambition is a professional table with a thicker and stronger surface that the Dream. This table is ideal for anyone who is playing at a slightly higher level e.g. for clubs, schools and sports centres where table tennis is taken to a competitive level. The table is longer lasting and has a top surface of 25mm meaning it is classed as a professional table tennis table.

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Specs:

  • 25mm playing surface.
  • Four independent wheels on each half, two of which have a wheel break.
  • Protective rim 25mm x 38mm with stable reinforced corner joints.
  • Locking lever on each half for stability.
  • Adjustable legs to ensure a level playing surface.
  • One half can be folded for playback facility.
  • Provided with net and post set.
  • Independent half design minimises required storage space compared to centre fold tables.
  • Blue playing surface.
  • Ready assembled only a few minutes to prepare table for play.
  • 2 man delivery crew to ensure safe delivery

Dimensions:

  • Dimensions for storage 5ft high x 4ft 5in wide x 2ft 2in deep (153 x 134 x 67 cm).
  • In use – 9ft long x 5ft wide x 2ft 6″ high (275 x 153 x 77 cm)
  • Weight 110kg

Why choose Darius Knight?

As a professional table tennis player Darius understands what it takes to make it to the top. Whether you’re just starting out or already playing at a high level Darius knows that the quality and durability of your equipment really matters.

Every single item in the store was tested and selected by Darius for you based on price, quality and performance.

Want to know more?

You can contact a member of the Darius Knight team at contact@dariusknight.com alternatively you can mail the address in the footer. In a rush, no need to worry, we answer all enquiries within 24 hours.

Alternatively you can speak to a friendly member of our customer services team on 02036 652398, all calls charged at local rates.

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Knight dethrones the King at Bristol Grand Prix


A successful start in Berlin for a rejuvenated Darius Knight

Almost one year away from the international scene, England’s Darius Knight made a fine start to his campaign at the GAC Group 2013 ITTF World Tour German Open in Berlin on Wednesday 13th November.

He accounted for Brazil’s Eric Jouti in five games (11-4, 10-12, 11-6, 11-6, 12-10); the young man from São Paulo is now in his first year as a fully-fledged senior, having enjoyed success in the junior ranks.

Notably in 2012, he won the Junior Boys’ Singles title at the Argentina Junior and Cadet Open in Buenos Aires.

Same Challenge
Now the task is the climb the ladder step by step to become competitive at senior level.

In many ways he faces the same tasks as faced Darius Knight when he left the junior ranks some five years ago.

Success at Junior Level
He was a member of England’s gold medal winning outfit in the Boys’ Team event at the ITTF Cadet Challenge in the Dominican Republic in 2005; whilst in the same year being the silver medallist in the Cadet Boys’ Singles event at the European Youth Championships in Ostrava.

Also in 2005 in Ostrava he was a member of England’s successful line-up in the Cadet Boys’ Team event and two years later in Bratislava, he integral to the outfit that won gold in the Junior Boys’ Team competition.

Not Included
However, in 2012 he was not included in the England Men’s Team for the LIEBHERR World Team Championships in Dortmund, nor in the city of his birth for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

“I have played in no major events since the Olympics; I took some time off from table tennis to look after my gran because she was sick”, explained Darius Knight. “She has always been my biggest supporter and gave me the confidence to reach my dreams, so this was the least I could do.”

Rejuvenated
Judging by his opening performance in Berlin it would seem the break has been of benefit.

“It was very good for me to take a step back from table tennis and reflect on my career, I have come back to the sport that I love more clear minded which helps”, continued Darius Knight. “I am now playing in the German League which has helped my table tennis a lot; I wish I had started playing there earlier, as I feel I am now playing catch up.”

Overtaken by Liam Pitchford
A problem for Darius Knight is to some extent that the England selection nod has gone in favour of younger players.

“I like seeing people like Liam Pitchford being so successful, as I can learn a lot from them and it gives me confidence; it is good that I was able to help them to where they are today, now it is up to me to get to their level”, added Darius Knight who since his cadet days has perhaps not made progress in the meteoric fashion than some predicted.

Different Attitude
Moving to the next level is one of the most difficult tasks in sport but a refreshed Darius Knight would seem to be ready for the challenge.

“Every time I play now I try and be more confident, positive and relaxed; before I used to put so much pressure on myself to win, which made me nervous and I didn’t play my best”, Darius Knight continued. “I deal with high pressure situations better now; Like my match today, I don’t know if I would have won that a few years ago.”

Definite Goals
Also, the Englishman has set his goals.

“After this event I am playing in both the Swedish and Finnish Open to get some more experience; my goal is now to qualify for Commonwealth Games, I think I can do it”, concluded Darius Knight. “I am here to make sure I enjoy it. I believe I can raise my level tomorrow and win my second match to win my group, I don’t this it is unrealistic; everyone here can play table tennis and everyone is passionate and there can always be an upset which is good for the sport.”

DK Dream Bat (White handle)

5 ply Butterfly blade with flared white handle. 1.5mm Butterfly Addoy rubber, ITTF approved performance rubber with excellent touch, control, spin and medium speed.
DK says:

I’ve teamed up with the worlds leading manufacturer Butterfly, to design my own bat called DK Dream, this bat is ideal for anyone playing table tennis at home, socially or competitively. The Bat is ITTF approved meaning you can use the bat in tournaments of any level.

 

Why choose Darius Knight?

As a professional table tennis player Darius understands what it takes to make it to the top. Whether you’re just starting out or already playing at a high level Darius knows that the quality and durability of your equipment really matters.

Every single item in the store was tested and selected by Darius for you based on price, quality and performance.

Want to know more?

You can contact a member of the Darius Knight team at contact@dariusknight.com alternatively you can mail the address in the footer. In a rush, no need to worry, we answer all enquiries within 24 hours.

Alternatively you can speak to a friendly member of our customer services team on 02036 652398, all calls charged at local rates.

Secure payment

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DK Dream Bat (Black handle)

5 ply Butterfly blade with flared black handle. 2mm Butterfly Addoy rubber, ITTF approved performance rubber with excellent touch, control, spin and medium speed.
DK says:

The DK Dream (black handle) has a slightly thicker sponge meaning it is a little heavier; this enables the user to create more intense power and spin. The handle is slimmer with a better finish allowing it to sit in the hand more comfortably. This bat is suitable for anyone who is already familiar with the game and ready to take it to the next level.

 

Why choose Darius Knight?

As a professional table tennis player Darius understands what it takes to make it to the top. Whether you’re just starting out or already playing at a high level Darius knows that the quality and durability of your equipment really matters.

Every single item in the store was tested and selected by Darius for you based on price, quality and performance.

Want to know more?

You can contact a member of the Darius Knight team at contact@dariusknight.com alternatively you can mail the address in the footer. In a rush, no need to worry, we answer all enquiries within 24 hours.

Alternatively you can speak to a friendly member of our customer services team on 02036 652398, all calls charged at local rates.

Secure payment

It’s natural to be worried about making payment online, so We process all payments using PayPal for your security and peace of mind. Not only do PayPal keep your payment information private and secure they also offer buyer protection to ensure we deliver what we promise. Don’t take it from us read about it on the PayPal website here.

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DK Table Tennis Table – Dream

The “Dream” is where we start our tables, it’s ideal for schools or individual homes where table tennis is just starting to be of interest. The tables is light and easy to move around, making it perfect for occasional recreational use. The thin surface makes it easy to transport but still keeps it close to a professional table.

***** FREE UK DELIVERY *****

Specs:

  • 19 mm playing surface
  • Top protected by strong steel frame
  • 2 separate halves – both halves fold for easy movement and storage andeach half has 4 independent wheels
  • Stores away using minimum space
  • Clip net and post set included
  • Includes 2 reverse sponge bats and 3 practice quality balls
  • Delivered ready for play – only minimal assembly required before first use

Dimensions:

  • In use – 9ft long x 5ft wide x 2ft 6″ high (275 x 153 x 77 cm)
  • Storage – 4ft 8″ high x 5ft wide x 3″ deep (143 x 153 x 8 cm)
  • Size of box – 161 x 146 x 11 cm
  • Weight Unpacked – 80 kg
  • Weight with packing 88 kg
  • Blue playing surface.

Why choose Darius Knight?

As a professional table tennis player Darius understands what it takes to make it to the top. Whether you’re just starting out or already playing at a high level Darius knows that the quality and durability of your equipment really matters.

Every single item in the store was tested and selected by Darius for you based on price, quality and performance.

Want to know more?

You can contact a member of the Darius Knight team at contact@dariusknight.com alternatively you can mail the address in the footer. In a rush, no need to worry, we answer all enquiries within 24 hours.

Alternatively you can speak to a friendly member of our customer services team on 02036 652398, all calls charged at local rates.

Secure payment

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Prince of (Table) Tennis Darius Knight Comes to MCM London Comic Con

Manga Entertainment have announced that ace table tennis player and anime enthusiast Darius Knight will be coming to the MCM London Comic Con.

Currently seeded third in the UK National Table Tennis Rankings and former Great Britain Under 21 Champion, 2012 Team GB member and Commonwealth Games Silver medallist, Darius will be bringing his amazing skills to all three days of the MCM London Comic Con. So come along and try your hand at one of the fastest growing sports in Britain.

Darius will also be signing exclusive merchandise on the booth. Any fans that fancy themselves as a future UK champion also have the opportunity to take on Darius.

If you think you have what it takes then for a £2 entry fee you will be able to challenge the Team GB Olympian himself. There will be four specially decorated tables to play on free of charge, so pick up a paddle, and who knows… you just might be Great Britain’s next table tennis champion.

“Manga Entertainment is very excited to be able to work with our good friend Darius Knight at the MCM London Comic Con.” said Jerome Mazandarani, Manga Entertainment’s head of marketing and acquisitions. “Not only is Darius an amazingly talented athlete, but he is also one of the nicest people we’ve ever worked with.”

“It is Darius’s passion for the hit anime series Naruto that introduced us to him, so it is a real honour to be able to work with him in this way and to bring a different experience to the Comic Con this October. I think new and old visitors alike will really enjoy having a go at table tennis. It’s an addictive, fun and inclusive game. So! Please pop on over to the Darius Knight Table Tennis Experience in the Comic Con South Hall and play with us. There is a special surprise waiting on the tables for you!”