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Monday, July 13, 2015

Aya UMEMURA and QIU Jianxin - Welcome!

We are very excited about officially welcoming and introducing Aya UMEMURA and QIU Jianxin to our Butterfly-Team.

Aya Umemura - Japanese national champion in 2001 and 2002, as well as bronze medal winner at the World Team Championships in 2004, became staff member of Butterfly Europe on July 1st.

Feared for her spinny backhand topspins, as well as powerful forehand topspins, Aya Umemura managed to grab a hold of the winner's trophy twice at the Japanese national Championships in 2001: in the Women's singles as well as women's doubles competition. Also, in 2002, she managed again to win the title in women's singles. Lastly, through 6 WTTC-participations, she was able to gain a lot of international experience. She still thinks fondly about one of those experiences today: Her win during the quarter finals of the 2004 world championships in Doha against ZHANG Yining (CHN). Afterwards, she continued on playing in the italian Topliga as well as the German Bundesliga. During this time, her talent for being a coach as well as a coordinator started to show. As a result, she accompanied and supported many Japanese players during their Europe travels.

Starting from July 1st, 2015, Aya UMEMURA has made the decision to become part of Tamasu Co. Ltd., in order to contribute with her talent to Tamasu Buterfly Europa in Moers, Germany. Her comment:

“Butterfly has been supporting me for fifteen years. During the time, I was able to convince myself of the credibility of this top brand - as a player as well as a trainer. Now, I am even more excited about our joint work. From now on, this is going to be my role, to showcase what I have experienced throughout the years while working for Butterfly. I will support Japanese players when they come to Europe, as