Why choose a table tennis table for your Community Centre or Parish
Fulfilling the needs of your community is often a difficult task. It can
be hard to find an activity that appeals to a broad demographic, but
table tennis does just that.
Table tennis appeals to one of the widest age ranges of any sport and
can be enjoyed with little or no experience. This, coupled with the fact
that most of our tables are wheelchair friendly, makes table tennis
extremely inclusive. The positive health and social benefits of table
tennis are well documented. It's not only great fun, it also provides
low impact cardiovascular exercise and is proven to increase cognitive
Parish councils plan for a table tennis table – Information gathering
To save you time and to make sure you have all the information needed to
answer any questions during your parish council discussions, we have
provided printable PDFs below relating to the Cornilleau Park outdoor
We have been through this part of the process many times with various
parish clerks and councillors, so we have included all of the
information that we have previously been asked for. The Cornilleau Park
table tennis table is by far the most suitable for any unsupervised,
outdoor environment within your Parish.
Printable information for the most suitable outdoor table tennis table for
Parish council plan for a table tennis table – Aspects to be considered
Between parish meetings it's common that either a councillor or parish clerk
will research the best place for the table/s to be sited.
Common aspects to be considered are;
Ground underneath the table:
How to secure the table:
Both of these are easily answered; the tables are suitable for pretty much any
'reasonably' flat surface (it doesn't have to be perfectly flat as unlike
snooker or table football it really doesn’t affect the play quality as the
ball is bouncing rather than rolling). This can be grass, concrete, bark or
As they weigh a massive 163kg, the majority of the Park tables we supply are
just left freestanding. If you would prefer to secure the table, it can be
bolted to the ground if it’s on a concrete surface or if the feet are on
concrete blocks. Alternatively, you can purchase optional sand trays which are
fitted under the table tops increasing the weight to 400kgs (please note that
200kg of sand is required which we do not supply). If the table is to be sited
on grass another option is ground anchors which are buried around a foot deep.
Grow-through matting can be useful if the table is on grass. We suggest this
is laid in the area where the players will move around. Ideally 4 feet back
from the end of the table and around a foot wider than the table (this is not
a product we supply but can be easily purchased online from matting
All of these options are laid out in the “Cornilleau Park outdoor static
table PDF security options” above.
Parish Council’s plan for a table tennis table. – Who to choose and why?
Established in 1998, we are the UK’s leading independent table tennis table
supplier. Over 40 Parish Councils, plus hundreds of schools, colleges and
local authorities have chosen us for their table tennis equipment. Our prices
are highly competitive and our delivery service is usually faster and more
efficient than any other supplier in the UK.
If you require any further information or a formal quotation please call us on
01371 875000 or email
The Cornilleau Park is perfect for unsupervised areas and we strongly
recommended it. However we understand that needs and budgets vary. If you are
looking for a weatherproof table to be used in a more communal area and your
budget cannot run to Cornilleau Park table then we would suggest considering
the Cornilleau 510 Pro static outdoor table:
The 510 Pro is extremely popular with schools for use in their playgrounds and
other multi-user enviroments. It's made to withstand fairly boistrous
treatment, but not to the same extent as the Park table. If you feel your
community would treat the table with a little more care than some, or if the
table will be sited in an area that is reasonably well overlooked or
monitored, then the 510 may well suit your needs.
See Cornilleaus videos for both the Cornilleau Park and the Cornilleau 510
pro static outdoor table tennis tables.