Here you'll be kept up to date on the latest TK news for the UK & Ireland...
Monday December 9th 2013
Congrats to Sophie Bray, Hanna Macleod, Hollie Webb, Sally Walton and the rest of the England team on winning bronze at the Hockey World League in Argentina. With the scores level at 1-1 after 70 mintutes, the game headed to shoot-outs where Sally Walton slotted home the decisive goal through the legs of the Argentinian keeper. For full details on the match click here
Monday December 2nd 2013
Huge congratulations to Team TK's Sally Walton on winning her 100th England cap yesterday at the World League Finals in Argentina.
Friday November 29th 2013
Congrats to Team TK's Luke Taylor, Rob Farrington and Jonty Griffiths on being named in the 18 man squad for the Hero Hockey Junior World Cup in India. For full details on the press release click here
Monday November 18th 2013
Team TK's Harry Martin was named Sports Personality of the Year at the recent Suffolk Sports Awards. For full details on the article click here
Thursday November 14th 2013
Fantastic to see Team TK's Ali Bell, Hollie Webb, Sophie Bray and Steph Elliott all make their GB debuts over the last few days during the three match test series against Germany in Mannheim. For full details on the results click here
Thursday November 7th 2013
The FIH announced tonight the hosts for the 2018 World Cups. The Women's World Cup is to be held in England, whilst the Men will be in India. For full details on the announcment click here
Tuesday November 5th 2013
Team TK's Hannah Macleod, Sophie Bray, Sally Walton and Hollie Webb all named in England squad for Hockey World League Final in San Miguel de Tucamán, Argentina. For full details on the squad click here
Tuesday October 22nd 2013
We're delighted to announce that Harry Martin has signed a two-year extension to his contract.
It's great to have Harry on board and look forward to the future.
Tuesday October 15th 2013
Looking for a bit of extra protection during penalty corners? Then our TK 2 Player's Mask is just what you need...
Monday September 30th 2013
Team TK's Jonty Griffiths, Luke Taylor and Rob Farrington at the recent Sultan Johor Cup in Malaysia.
The tournament was used as part of the teams preparation for the Junior World Cup which takes place in New Delhi, India in December.
For details on the match results and for reports click here
Tuesday September 10th 2013
Monday July 8th 2013
Fancy winning a Synergy S5 Deluxe Stick, or perhaps a Salvador Jacket...maybe even a C2 Stick & Kit Bag? Then head over to our Facebook page to find out more. All you need to do is like our Facebook page and share the competition posting and you could be in with a chance of winning. If Facebook isn't for you, then you can also enter via our Twitter page as well. Good luck!
Thursday July 4th 2013
TK UK are pleased to announce that Mo Hooker has joined the TK sales team.
"I'm delighted to be joining the TK sales team and working for such a strong and well respected brand. I've been involved in hockey all my life and enjoyed a great playing career at a number of clubs, most recently playing at Team Bath Buccaneers having been a member since 2000. Most of my friends are hockey players, I'm married to a hockey player and I'm sure our baby son is destined to become a hockey player as well. We've aspirations that he'll become an international and we'll live our playing dreams vicariously through him!"
TK UK's MD Peter Curtis
"We are delighted to welcome Mo to our sales team. Mo offers us a great combination of an experienced Sales career coupled with a passion for hockey and having been a long time TK fan."
Friday June 28th 2013
We've asked James Bailey and Harry Martin to give us a blog during the World League Semi Finals in Malaysia. To see what's been happening so far and to get an insight into the mindest of an international hockey player head over to our Facebook page and see part one.
Sunday June 23rd 2013
Huge congratulations to TK's Hollie Webb who scored her first international goal. England took the lead through Hollie's goal after 25 minutes, but Australia equalized thanks to a strike from Jodie Schulz.
For a full match report click here, whilst highlights can be found on the FIH YouTube channel.
Thursday June 13th 2013
TK's Sally Walton, Hannah Macleod, Sophie Bray and Hollie Webb all named in the squad for the Investec World League Semi Final in London.
More details on the tournament can be found here
Friday June 7th 2013
Huge congratulations to TK's James Bailey as he made his full senior debut yesterday...
For details of the match click here
Thursday May 30th 2013
We've now launched our very own facebook page for TK. Check it out to keep up to date on everything that is going on with TK in the UK & Ireland, as well as TK news from around the world.
Thursday May 16th 2013
Ireland play a series of matches against Germany over the next few days, but David Harte took some time out and made a trip to TK HQ. He's pictured here with Rassie Pieterse and Thomas Kille (3rd from right).
Wednesday March 13th 2013
Delighted to welcome Olympic bronze medallists Sally Walton and Hannah Macleod to the recent TK Sales Conference.
Tuesday March 5th 2013
If you're a Sales Professional click here and read about a great opportunity to join the TK Team.
Wednesday February 13th 2013
Congratulations to Josh Rowbottom who was the winner of our Synergy Twitter competition.
Tuesday February 12th 2013
Here's a picture of TK players Hollie Webb, Beckie Herbert, Sophie Bray and Steph Elliott with their bronze medals from the Investec Challenge in South Africa. England fought back twice to take Australia to Penalty Strokes, before coming away with the victory. For more details click here
Wednesday January 23rd 2013
Fancy winning a Synergy S1 or S1 Plus? All you need to do is follow us on Twitter @TKHockeyUK and retweet the competition message to be in with a chance. Head over to our Twitter page to find out more...
Monday January 21st 2013
Congratulations to GB U21 Men & Women as they win silver and bronze respectively at the Australian Olympic Youth Festival.
The U21 Men had a nail biting final as they found themselves 3-0 down at half time, before coming back in the second half to lead 4-3. A late Australian equaliser took the game into extra time, before scoring again to earn the hosts gold with a close fought 5-4 victory.
The U21 Women had to fight back from behind as well in their bronze medal match, two goals from Hannah Martin secured a 2-1 victory over the USA.
Pictured L-R: Ruppert Shipperley, Diccon Stubbings (GK), Rob Farrington.
Friday January 4th 2013
We have now our very own Twitter page specifically designed for keeping you up to date with TK news in the UK & Ireland.
Check it out by clicking here
Wednesday January 2nd 2013
Wednesday December 19th 2012
Friday December 7th 2012
Harry Martin nominated for FIH Young Player of the Year.
For the full list on nominees click here
Monday December 3rd 2012
Stuck for gift ideas this Christmas?
Why not get them something from their favourite hockey brand...
Wednesday November 7th 2012
Indoor hockey is dominated on the international stage by Germany, so it’s no surprise that our range is bursting with ideas, choice & innovation. From the hotbed of indoor hockey, the TK Indoor Series leads you from your first day on the court to your gold medal performance....
Tuesday October 30th 2012
If you've been selected to take part in the Futures Cup or HiPAC Programme and are interested in joining the TK Team then we want to hear from you.
Drop us an email with your brief playing history and your ambitions for the future and we'll get back to you with what's available.
To get in touch email email@example.com.
Thursday October 18th 2012
These have gone down a storm this year with initial batches selling out fast. Available in black, pink and royal these are a great and lightweight alternative to wearing a second pair of socks and also help to prevent any skin irritation.
More are due in imminently, so get down to your local TK stockist and order yours now before they're sold out!
Thomas Kille, the founder of the TK brand, began his career by reinforcing blank sticks in the basement of his home and selling them to players he knew. As a former captain of the German under 21 team and a well known face in the top flight of the German domestic game, these early TK sticks (though they did not yet bear the famous logo that is so well known today) ended up in the hands of some high quality players. Soon demand increased as word spread of their quality and performance.
It was time to take the next step and the first TK branded sticks went on sale in January 1985, distributed by the company Kille and Bal, which was a partnership between Thomas Kille and Ranvir Bal, who role it was to establish TK’s manufacturing contacts in India and Pakistan. This increased the number of sticks and the depth of the range and before long TK was a familiar name right across the German market.
Soon after the hockey world was first introduced to something that was to grip the imagination of players everywhere - the TK logo featuring two elephants with crossed trunks loosely shaped like hockey sticks. The combination of the elephant logo and the simple but brightly coloured sticks in the range meant that TK began to attract players through design as well as the quality of its product.
Things moved quickly from there with TK growing to become a leading player in markets across the world. The visibility of the brand in the international arena increased too and at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, just seven years after TK officially began trading, as many as 10 male and female players who won either gold or silver medals did so using a TK stick.
TK introduced many innovations into wooden stick manufacture the best known of which was Ti (Total Integration), a system of resin inserts integrated into the head and lower shaft area of laminated wooden sticks that dramatically increased the durability of the product. This innovation was in response to more hockey being played on artificial surfaces, which at that time was something that wooden sticks were ill equipped to deal with in terms of durability. The Ti system of reinforcement saw sales grow even further as players became aware of this great concept.
Throughout this period the TK range extended beyond sticks, with bags, protective equipment, balls and goalkeeping products also coming to the market. Perhaps most significantly of all though was a move to introduce TK branded hockey clothing. With new style of longer cotton shorts and high quality and attractive playing shirts, TK soon became the brand to be seen in. It could be said that TK changed the face of hockey clothing and soon the operation expanded to offer clubs bespoke colours and a wide range of on and off field products.
Fast forward a few years and TK is still regarded as one of a very select number of truly global brands and a leading name in all major markets. With Thomas Kille still at the helm the brand’s reputation for quality, innovation and design is as strong as ever. TK still features prominently across the international stage, with many of the world’s leading outfield players and goalkeepers using the brand.
Today’s range is still pushing the boundaries, introducing new technologies and ideas in combination with great design and high standards in product quality. One thing you can be certain of when you consider a TK product is that care and attention has gone into it, from the highest level stick to a replacement grip.
It is this level of detail and quality that makes TK the brand of choice for players of all ages and abilities the world over. They know that TK products will not let them down, so maybe you should join them?
Just say TK.
TK Hockey Equipment GmbH Fabrikstationstrasse 45 - 49 68163 Mannheim
Telefon: +49 621 84230-0 Telefax: +49 621 84230-20
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: www.tk-hockey.de
Vertretungsberechtigter Geschäftsführer: Thomas Kille
Registergericht: Amtsgericht Mannheim Registernummer: HR 4560
Umsatzsteuer-Identifikationsnummer gemäß § 27 a Umsatzsteuergesetz: DE 143 866 224
Inhaltlich Verantwortlicher gemäß § 55 Abs. 2 RStV: Thomas Kille (Anschrift wie oben)
TK Hockey (UK) Ltd
Unit 8, Castle Gate Business Park
Tel: +44 (0)1722 326595
For players currently at any of the following levels:
- England Hockey League
- Futures' Cup / HiPAC
We also offer teamwear sponsorship to 1st XI's in the England Hockey League.