Frequently asked questions
- HOW DO I DECIDE WHETHER I SHOULD USE AN INDOOR OR OUTDOOR TABLE TENNIS TABLE ?
- HOW DO I SET UP MY TABLE TENNIS TABLE ?
- WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE LEAST EXPENSIVE TABLES AND THE MOST EXPENSIVE ONES ?
- IS THERE A SPECIAL RANGE OF TABLE TENNIS TABLES FOR SCHOOLS ?
- CAN ALL TABLE TENNIS TABLES BE USED TO PLAY ALONE ?
- WHAT TYPE OF BALL SHOULD I CHOOSE ?
- WHAT COLOR TABLE SHOULD I CHOOSE : BLUE, GREEN OR GRAY ?
- HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO START PLAYING TABLE TENNIS ?
Indoor tables are not designed to withstand harsh weather, but they offer excellent rebound quality and good value for money. However, they should not be placed in humid environments such as sheds or garages, because humidity can cause the playing surface to crack. Even slight exposure to the sun can also alter the flatness of the table. Outdoor tables are designed to be more shock-resistant and can easily remain outdoors all year long. In other words, they last longer. For more details, and to guarantee you make the right choice, follow our guidance.
Our tables are delivered as a kit in a single package. Many of the parts are pre-assembled. It takes between an hour and an hour and a half to set up a table, and two people are required.
What are the main differences between the least expensive tables and the most expensive ones ?
As you move up through the Cornilleau table range, apart from the fact the tables cost more, you’ll get a thicker playing surface (for better rebound), a more solid base, heavier frames and wider wheels. The net and posts have more adjustment options, and your table will be protected with an extra surface coating such as MATTOP (for outdoor tables) and SKILTOP (for indoor tables). To find out more about the various criteria for comparing table tennis tables and assessing their quality, click here.
Yes, Cornilleau manufactures a variety of both indoor and outdoor tables for schools, clubs and associations. Special care has been taken to ensure the materials are suitably solid for intensive use. There is also a range of rackets specially designed for schools.
All tables that have wheels can be used for solo training. Simply fold up one half of the table to create a surface you can play against. Only the static tables (Table Park, Pro 510 and Competition 610) are not suitable for use in this way.
The choice of table tennis ball depends on how you use your table and in what context. For both indoor and outdoor use, there are balls suited to each playing environment. Outdoor balls are heavier and more solid, so they are less affected by light wind.
Choose your indoor balls to suit your needs and your level of skill. They are classified from one- to three-star.
The main factor is personal preference. In the sporting world, most table tennis tables are now blue. For the past few years, Cornilleau has been offering gray-colored panels, and that color has become a market standard, even at competition level.
Children can enjoy playing table tennis from around the age of 4 or 5. Some clubs offer lessons for the youngest age group, known as “baby ping”. For kids who are keen to start as soon as they can, there are small-size tables with adjustable height. They can be easily stored away. Standard tables have a playing surface height of 76 cm, making them suitable for children aged around 6 or 7.