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Nippon Paint MalletsNIPPON PAINT MALLETSNippon Paint Mallets

Team introduction
Nippon Paint Holdings Group established the Nippon Paint Mallets women’s table tennis club in April 2017. The team joined the table tennis T.League upon that league’s launch in 2018.
As well as grooming athletes for the world stage, the Mallets carry out community work and strive to improve society’s situation, all the while coloring the lives of all stakeholders with vitality and dreams.

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ABOUT 1 Team appeal and strengths

For their third T.League season, the Mallets have put together a diverse team of top players from around the world. This includes players selected for the Tokyo Olympics, so fans are guaranteed to see incredible skills and play up close. Watching the powerful Mallets players in action is a thing of beauty!

ABOUT 2 Team aspirations and goals

Reach the finals!
The players’ goal is to push themselves to the limit and reach the league finals for the first time. At the Osaka Derby, the Mallets will put everything on the line to beat their local rival Nissay Red Elf, T.League champions the past two years. The Osaka Derby is the can’t-miss event of the table tennis season.

ABOUT 3 Team mascot

Mallet-chan

Name: Mallet-chan
Profile:
Mallet-chan is a descendant of Daikokuten, one of the Seven Lucky Gods and said to protect Nippon Paint’s history museum.
He loves table tennis and wants to coach the Mallets but knows he lacks the experience.
He can, however, summon up amazing power when he shakes his mallet of fortune. Or maybe not…
Features:
Mallet-chan always has a lucky mallet in his right hand
and a table tennis racket in his left.
He has table tennis balls on the tip of his nose
and on each of his big lucky ears.

ABOUT 4 Key player ①

Feng Tianwei

Feng Tianwei of Singapore won a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics and Tokyo will mark her fourth Olympics.

ABOUT 4 Key player ②

Miyu Kato

Miyu Kato reached the quarterfinals of the 2019 World Table Tennis Championships.

ABOUT 4 Key player ③

Haruna Ojio

Still in junior high school, Haruna Ojio represents the future of the Mallets.

Governing body

Sports Promotion Division, Culture and Sports Office, Culture Department, Osaka Prefectural Government

Address37F, Osaka Prefecural Government Sakishima Building, 1-14-16 Nanko-kita, Suminoe-ku, Osaka 559-8555
Phone06-6210-9308
06-6210-9324
Emailsportsshinko@sbox.pref.osaka.lg.jp