Frequently Asked Questions
- DO I NEED AN INDOOR OR OUTDOOR TABLE TENNIS TABLE?
- HOW DO I ASSEMBLE MY TABLE TENNIS TABLE?
- WHY BUY A MORE EXPENSIVE TABLE?
- WHEN CAN I EXPECT TO RECEIVE MY ORDER?
- WHICH TABLES WOULD YOU RECOMMEND FOR SCHOOLS?
- WHICH TABLES ARE SUITABLE FOR SOLO PRACTICE?
- WHICH COLOUR TABLE SHOULD I CHOOSE (BLUE, GREEN, GREY)?
- WHAT IS THE MINIMUM RECOMMENDED AGE FOR PLAYING TABLE TENNIS?
- WHERE CAN I BUY SPARE PARTS FOR MY TABLE TENNIS TABLE?
Indoor tables are not weather resistant but provide an excellent bounce and are good value for money. However, they must not be stored in damp conditions (garages, barns etc can often be damp) as exposure to moisture will cause the playing surface to warp. This will also happen if the table is left outside in the sun.
Cornilleau use a resin laminate for their outdoor tables and the models higher up the range will provide a playing performance similar to an indoor table. The resin laminate playing surface is shock resistant and fully weatherproof making it resistant to sun, rain, snow and frost. This is not true for all brands - some manufacturers advertise 'outdoor' tables but the small print states that the table must be stored indoors.
Table tennis tables are quite large pieces of equipment (a full size table measures (2.74 x 1.57m). You will also need to factor in playing area around the table so outdoor tables tend to be more popular unless you have lots of indoor space.
Cornilleau tables are designed for self assembly. However, we do also offer an assembly service at additional cost.
All tables are supplied with an instruction manual and some parts are pre-assembled. We recommend that you watch the You Tube assembly video for your table before you begin. Assembly should take 1-2 hours and will require 2 people.
There are lots of advantages to choosing a more expensive table. Essentially, as you progress through the range, the tables benefit in the following ways:
- Better bounce quality. A thicker top will produce a better playing performance.
- More robust. Tables further up the range have stronger legs and a thicker frame.
- Net and post set. The more expensive tables have better options and you will be able to adjust both height and tension.
- Coating on the playing surface. The more expensive outdoor tables have a MAT Top which is 10 times less reflective than a standard top while Soft Mat tops are 3 times less reflective. Competition tables have a Skill Top coating for a high quality, long lasting performance.
- Additional Features - You will find lots of 'extras' on the more expensive tables such as corner protection pads and ball dispensers.
For more details, you can use our comparison tool or download our comparison table.
The lead time for table tennis tables is 3-10 working days to most post code areas.
Most accessories are delivered within 2-3 working days.
Cornilleau manufactures a wide range of tables, including both indoor and outdoor models for schools, clubs and public spaces. The materials are reinforced to enhance the table durability and sustain intensive use. The Pro series of outdoor tables is aimed specifically at schools and other institutions. For indoor use, we recommend all models starting from the Sport 250 Indoor.
Cornilleau also has a range of table tennis bats which have been designed for intensive use.
All rollaway tables can be used for solo practice - just fold one half of the table which creates a surface for you to play against. Only the PARK, Proline 510 and the Competition 610 models do not have the playback facility.
This is purely a matter of taste and personal preference. In sport and for competition use, green was the traditional colour but this has been overtaken by blue in more recent years because of the contrast with the ball colour which catches the eye easily.
Cornilleau also manufactures all its outdoor tables in grey. This colour is often preferred for outdoor models as it blends into the background of your garden or terrace.
Children can start to play table tennis table from as young as 4 or 5 years of age. However, the regulation height for a table tennis table is 76cm so the game is most suited to children over the age of 7.
We can supply spares for all Cornilleau table tennis tables that are less than 20 years old. You will find most of the popular parts available to purchase online here: https://www.sports4fun.co.uk/products/table-tennis/table-tennis-spare-parts/. Should you have any queries regarding the spare part you require, or if you cannot find it online, please contact us by email using firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01403 865094.