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Table Tennis Buying Guide

Table tennis also know as Ping Pong originated in England in the 1880s as an after-dinner amusement for upper-class Victorians. It evolved into the modern game that is extremely popular all over the world. The game is controlled by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), founded in 1926. 

The game is played on a 9 ft √ó 5 ft √ó 30 inches high playing surface. The International Table Tennis Federation requires an area not less than 14 m long, 7 m wide and 5 m high for competitions. The great thing about this sport is that it easily fits in most homes.

CentrumLeisure highly recommends Cornilleau Table Tennis Tables and you are about to find out why! At first glance, Cornilleau tables may seem to be price higher than other brands of tables but they are absolutely worth the price. 

The first answer is because of the QUALITY, second is the LOOKS! They are probably the best looking home table tennis table available in the market.

Have you heard of 10 year warranty for other brands of table tennis tables? Cornilleau guarantees its tables against any manufacturing defect for a period of 3 years. This guarantee is extended to 10 years for all Outdoor Table Tennis Tables (Table Top Surface). This 10-year warranty applies to all the various components, with the exception being the wearing parts (wheels, net and net posts). Both our Indoor and Outdoor Tables adhere to the European safety standard EN 14468. Nevertheless, in order to ensure the highest level of safety, Cornilleau has positioned itself a long way above this standard.
Cornilleau indoor / outdoor tables are made in France and to be versatile because they are manufactured from resin laminate sheets and are 100% weather resistant against the sun, rain, snow and frost which means that your can safely be left outside throughout the year. They are also suitable for use indoors as well, in a playroom or garage! They are longer lasting so it will last even longer as an indoor table tennis table. Cornilleau Tables provides you with the ultimate verstaility in a Table Tennis Table making your investment worth while. 


Playing Surface/Top

The bounce quality varies according to the top. The thicker, the denser, and/or the harder the board, the higher and more uniform the bounce will be as there is a direct relationship between the thickness/density/hardness of the board and the quality of the bounce.


The playing surface sits on a frame, which varies in thickness from 35mm to 80mm. The frame increases the rigidity and the flatness of the board, so a thicker frame will produce a flatter board. All Cornilleau tables have a frame manufactured from steel alloy, zinc and aluminium for the best in corrosion resistance.


The MATTOP anti-glare coating is 10 times less reflective than standard tops. These tables also have an improved spin effect.

Tables with a SOFTMAT Top anti-glare coating reflect 3 times fewer rays than standard tops.

The SKILTOP playing surface is used on Cornilleau’s Competition range. This is a quality treatment to create strong table tops with a high-quality, long-lasting surface that ensures a reliable and regular bounce.

Leg Levellers

The leg assembly determines the stability of the table so broader legs are more stable. Some tables are supplied with leg levellers which allow for adjustment on uneven ground. Most tables have been designed for wheelchair play.


The wheels assist you in moving the table and must stand up to resistance. Larger diameter wheels enable the table to roll easily whilst brakes provide greater stability. Outdoor tables have notched wheels to make movement over rough ground easier.

Net & Post Set

Cornilleau use either steel or ABS for their net posts and cotton or polypropylene for the nets. Cornilleau tables are always supplied with a permanently mounted net and posts set and most have some adjustment for the height and tension of the net.


What is so special about Cornilleau Table Tennis Tables?

Corner Protection Pads
For maximum child safety, some tables are supplied with soft, rubber, corner protection pads.
Wheels With Brakes
Brakes provide greater stability for improved playing comfort and additional safety in storage.
Leg Levellers
Leg levellers allow adjustment of the feet for a perfectly level playing surface on uneven ground.
Ball Dispensers
Sited alongside the player at each end of the table, these dispensers are extremely practical in keeping balls within easy reach.
Accessories Storage
Most tables include some form of storage for bats and/or balls.
Retractable Net
The net automatically retracts between the tops when the table is closed to optimise storage space and reduce breakages.
Adjustable Height & Tension
On most tables, the net can be adjusted for height & tension
Transport Handle
This handle allows table to be easily lifted over obstacles such as steps and doorways.
Locking Mechanism
Using Cornilleau’s patented locking mechanisms, the table is fully locked in both playing and storage positions.
Compact Folding System
When folded, the table’s height is only 155cm which is less than the average adult thereby making it easier to move and reducing the risk of it toppling over.
The Cornilleau guarantee is amongst the best available backed up by a company which is the European leader in table tennis tables.
European Standards
All Cornilleau tables comply with the European safety standard EN-14468. To ensure the highest safety levels, Cornilleau product compliance goes much higher than this standard.
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