Quality of Table Top
4.2 / 5
Strength of Frame
5 / 5
Extra Features
4.6 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Overall Score
4.4 / 5

Pros:

Most durable table around, steel frame is impressive

Cons:

It's stationary, top isn't a full inch thick

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TheCornilleau Pro 510 is a stationary, weatherproof table that is built to stand up to the harshest weather conditions. It's been designed and constructed with some of the strongest and most durable materials and is built to stand up to heavy outdoor use at public parks, resorts, camps or even homeowners that want ping pong to be a permanent fixture in their backyard.

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 108in L x 60in W x 30in H / Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Features a 7mm Resin Laminate Playing Surface for a Hard, Dense Playing Surface that Meets ITTF Standards / MATTOP Finish Provides an Anti-Glare Finish and Proper Ball Adherence
  • Durable Arched Legs Include Feet Ready to be Secured to the Ground - Perfect for Parks, Schools, Resorts, Camps, or Any Homeowner!
  • Includes a Permanent, Tamper-Proof Steel Net
  • Features a 2-1/4in Structural Galvanized Steel Frame to Support the Playing Surface
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Playing Surface

The Cornilleau Pro 510 comes standard with a 7mm resin laminate top that provides a playing a surface that not only meets ITTF bounce standards but also is guaranteed not to warp or crack due to temperature or moisture levels. You know this table must be weatherproof because once it's put in place, you couldn't move it out of the elements even if you tried.

Cornilleau Pro 510 Waterpoof Surface

The playing surface is sealed with a patented MATTOP® finish that will greatly reduce the glare reflecting off the table during a sunny day. The MATTOP® finish also allows the ball to grip the surface to give players the proper friction coefficient so that the spin of the table feels natural and similar to tournament-quality indoor tables. This is important because it makes adjusting to playing on the Cornilleau Pro 510 easier for regular indoor players due to how similar the table feels to a regular indoor table.

The MATTOP® finish is the top-of-the-line finish that Cornilleau makes and is a huge improvement over the Softmat® finish common on their lower-tier tables. Surprisingly, the playing surface does meet the ITTF standards which is impressive for an outdoor table that must also prevent the surface from warping due to changes in temperature and moisture.

Frame Construction

The frame of the Cornilleau Pro 510 is an extremely durable 2 1/4-inch thick galvanized steel frame that provides a solid structural foundation for the table top. The steel-arched legs include feet that can be bolted into the ground to give that much more stability and prevent theft. This feature makes the Cornilleau Pro 510 a good option for schools, parks or other public spaces that theft could be a problem. The table weighs in at 170 pounds and the dimensions of the base around about 76-inches by 42-inches.

Steel Net

The table also comes with the most sturdy net we've ever seen on a ping pong table. The net is a special tamper-proof solid steel net that stretches along the width of the table. It obviously doesn't feel like a traditional net but it makes sense for a public table where the net could be tampered with or lose it's shape due to weather conditions. Cornilleau does offer a net conversion kit that can be used to convert the steel net to a traditional net

Cornilleau Pro 510 Steel Net

Conclusion

The Cornilleau Pro 510 is one of the most durable and weatherproof tables we've ever seen. From the super heavy-duty steel frame and base of the table to the 7mm special-treated MATTOP® playing surface, this table really can stand up to even the harshest weather conditions. We were surprised that this table had such a consistent and good bounce despite being a table designed exclusively for outdoor use. The fact that it's ITTF certified means that playing on this table will feel familiar even to competitive ping pong players. On top of everything else, Cornilleau offers a 10-year warranty on the table which says a lot about how durable this table really is. For those looking for a stationary, always-outdoors table that isn't an eyesore, the Cornilleau Pro 510 should be at the top of the list.