REBOUND QUALITY AND PLAYING EXPERIENCE

The rebound is an essential element of table tennis because, in addition to player skill, it is a major factor in the quality of rallies. According to international federation guidelines, when a regulation ball is released from a height of 30 cm, its rebound must be around 23 cm. In competitions, the tables used have a rebound that is more like 26 cm. Two main criteria influence the height of a rebound: the material of the playing surface and its thickness. The indoor playing surfaces produced by Cornilleau are made using chipboard, while outdoor tables use solid-core laminate.  To achieve competition-level rebounds with chipboard, you need a panel thickness of between 22 and 25 mm. Similar rebounds on a solid-core laminate panel will require a thickness of 8 to 9 mm. For outdoor tables, a solid-core laminate (HPL) panel of 5 mm offers good rebounds. It is very difficult for the casual player to see a difference in rebound quality between outdoor tables with panels of 5, 6 or 7 mm thicknesses.

Thickness of the table surface and bounce

Sport range

Model 100s Crossover outdoor 150s Crossover outdoor 250s Crossover outdoor 300s Crossover outdoor
Thickness Laminate resin 5mm Laminate resin 5mm Laminate resin 5mm Laminate resin 5mm
Bounce Good Good Good Good

Performance range

Model 400s Crossover outdoor 500s Crossover outdoor 700s Crossover outdoor
Thickness Laminate resin 6mm Laminate resin 7mm Laminate resin 8mm
Bounce Very good Excellent Competition

Recreational range

Model 100 indoor 250 indoor 500 indoor
Thickness Chipboard 19mm Chipboard 19mm Chipboard 22mm
Bounce Good Good Very good

Institutional range

Model 510M Outdoor 540M Crossover Park 740 Longlife outdoor
Thickness Laminate resin 7mm Laminate resin 7mm Laminate resin 9mm Laminate resin 9mm
Bounce Excellent Excellent Competition Competition

Competition range

Model 540 ITTF 610 ITTF 640 ITTF 740 ITTF 850 Wood ITTF
Thickness Chipboard 22mm SKILTOP Chipboard 22mm SKILTOP Chipboard 22mm SKILTOP Chipboard 25mm SKILTOP Chipboard 25mm SKILTOP
Bounce Competition Competition Competition Competition Competition

LESS GLARE FOR GREATER PLAYING COMFORT

To improve outdoor playing experience and keep the sun from reflecting off the playing surface and blinding players, Cornilleau has developed anti-glare surfaces: Softmat, which reduces glare off the playing surface by a factor of 3, and Mattop, which reduces it by a factor of 10. All tables in the Sport range are equipped with Softmat playing surfaces, and those in the Performance range are equipped with Mattop surfaces.

ANTI-GLARE PLAYING SURFACES: PLAY IN THE SUN WITHOUT GETTING BLINDED!

STANDARD SURFACE:

Keen to ensure optimal playing comfort, Cornilleau has chosen not to use of this type of surface.

SOFTMAT:

3 times less glare. Available on outdoor tables 100S, 150S, 250S and 300S.

MATTOP:

10 times less glare from the sun and enhanced spin response. Available on outdoor tables 400M, 500M, 700M, Pro 540M, Pro 510M, 740 Longlife and Park.