Table Tennis Australia
Table Tennis Australia: In 1923 the South Australian Table Tennis Association and the Queensland Association were formed. The Victorian Table Tennis Association began its operations in 1925, and New South Wales in 1930. Following interstate visits by these four associations, the Australian Board of Control was formed in 1933. This very same year saw the first Australian Championships being played in Melbourne with only male players competing.
In 1936 affiliation with the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) was made. In 1937 the Board of Control was reconstructed into the Australian Table Tennis Association. Table Tennis on an organised basis came to a standstill because of World War II; however the game was played extensively in defence camps and for charitable purposes. To revive the game after the war, a special meeting was held in 1947, and the Constitution was revised and General Regulations were adopted.
All Australian States & Territories now have a State Association affiliated with Table Tennis Australia which is the National Sporting Organisation for Table Tennis in Australia.
Quality Table Tennis Tables: There are many brands that manufacture table tennis tables and table tennis equipment such as indoor and outdoor table tennis bats, table tennis balls etc. Most of them are located in China, but there are also 2 in Europe and one of them is Cornilleau in France
Cornilleau make some very high quality table tennis tables, where especially their outdoor range is superior to anything else available on the market. All Outdoor Table Tennis Tables from Cornilleau carry a 10 year guarantee on the table top surface and are the safest on the market with patented features that exceed European standards.
Here are some of the reasons why you should buy a table tennis table from Cornilleau:
Why buy a Cornilleau table tennis table: With an ever increasing number of brands of table tennis tables appearing on the market, including more and more tables produced in China, below are some of Cornilleau's major 'plus points' to help outline the benefits of purchasing a cornilleau table tennis table.
Cornilleau is a Table Tennis Expert: For some brands, table tennis is merely an add-on product. Cornilleau, however only make table tennis tables and do not manufacture tables for sale under any brand other than Cornilleau and Tectonic. They have 40 years of experience in the design and manufacture of table tennis tables.
Cornilleau offer a wide product range & Innovation: The breadth of Cornilleau's range of table tennis tables means there is something to suit all playing requirements and all budgets. In the Cornilleau range, as the tables get more expensive, the playing surfaces get thicker (for better bounce), the legs get sturdier, the frames get heavier, the wheels have brakes, plus you get additional features such as a MAT top (on outdoor tables) or a SKIL top (on indoor tables). The tables higher up in the range also have nifty extras such as corner protection pads, ball dispensers, retractable nets, adjustable leg height and transport handle.
Cornilleau offer real outdoor (weatherproof) tables: Some brands advertise their tables as indoor/outdoor models, but the small print states the table must NOT be stored outdoors. All Cornilleau and Tectonic outdoor tables are resistant to sun, rain, snow and frost and can be left safely outside all year round without and risk of deterioration, with or without a cover. On Cornilleau tables, anti-corrosion materials are used on all parts to avoid rusting (Please refer to Guarantee details).
Cornilleau Playing Surface: Cornilleau use high density chipboard in the manufacture of all their indoor tables. Chinese tables are made using MDF which is far more fragile and can be deformed easily.
Cornilleau's outdoor tables are manufactured using resin laminate, which is not only completely weatherproof, but is also resistant to bat blows, unlike tables with an aluminium top which will dent. The tops on Cornilleau tables are painted by a fully automated painting process using ultra violet to harden the paint giving a regular and quality finish. Brands using a high number of layers of paint are hand painted which means the colour will be less regular and there is a risk or particles getting into the surface during the painting process.
EN Compliance: Due to the risk of a child getting between the panels of the table when it is folded, and following on from a number of incidents, a European Safety Standard for table tennis tables was introduced in March 2005. This is the EU norm EN 14468-1 and All Cornilleau and Tectonic tables conform to this regulation. Be aware that a number of tables on sale from other brands do NOT comply with this regulation.
The Cornilleau Safety: It is a fact that Cornilleau tables are the safest on the market. The patented DSI system used on Cornilleau brand tables has 16 locking points ensuring the table is fully locked in playing and storage positions for complete child safety. Plus, if a table is opened and the handle released, the top will automatically lock at 65 degrees avoiding any risk of an accident.
The Cornilleau Guarantee: The Cornilleau guarantee is amongst the best available backed up by a company which is the European leader in table tennis tables, Cornilleau guarantee their tables against manufacturing defects for 3 years (2 years for Tectonic tables) and this guarantee is extended to 10 years for the playing surface on outdoor tables (3 years for Tectonic tables). As Cornilleau's UK importer, all warranty queries are handled quickly and efficiently here in the UK and replacement parts can be dispatched in a timely way for maximum customer satisfaction.
Cornilleau Playback Facility: Not all tables have a play back facility for solo practice. This means that one person cannot play or practise alone limiting the extent to which a table can be used. All Cornilleau Sport tables have a playback facility and are suitable for solo practice.
Assembly of Cornilleau Tables: Cornilleau tables are easy to assemble using clear and detailed diagrams and many parts are pre-assembled in the factory. An assembly service is available if preferred.
Important Advise: Remember the purchase of a table tennis table tends to be a one-off purchase, so it is important to get it right. Cornilleau is a tried and tested brand, the European leader in table tennis tables and the world leader in outdoor tables.