Quality of Table Top
4.7 / 5
Strength of Frame
4.8 / 5
Extra Features
4.9 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Overall Score
4.7 / 5

Pros:

Lots of great features, excellent construction and quality all around

Cons:

Price is high

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The Cornilleau Sport 500M Outdoor is the Rolls Royce of leisure ping-pong tables. It has all the features of a premium outdoor table: beauty, safety, reliability, ergonomics and toughness. It's made with high-end materials that will withstand weather conditions for years to come, all while providing an exceptional playing surface. Also, it features a transport handle to allow you to easily lift it to avoid obstacles, ball dispensers and modern design that makes it stand out as an attractive and functional table.

Specifications

  • Play Position Dimensions: 108in L x 60in W x 30in H / Storage Dimensions: 62in H x 74in W x 30in D / Weight: 172 lbs.
  • Features a 7mm Resin Laminate Playing Surface with Corner Protection Pads / MATTOP Finish Provides an Anti-Glare Finish and Proper Ball Adherence / Available in Blue or Slate!
  • Sturdy Arched Leg Design Looks Great and Provides Solid Support! / Adjustable Feet for Improved Stability
  • Includes a Permanent Weather-Resistant Polyester Net System with Tension and Height Adjustment / Retracts in Storage Position
  • DSI Integrated Double Security - With a Central Release Handle, the Table Easily Opens and Closes / Table is Fully Locked in Playing and Storage Positions / Avoids Risk of Accidents

Construction

While this table looks fantastic, it was actually designed to be played outside, and therefore has many features that support outside use. The table top is coated with laminated resin to prevent water damage as well as sun glare. There are 16 locking points and rounded corners for maximum safety as well as special outdoor separated wheels for concrete or grass playing fields. It comes with a permanent weather-resistant polyester net system with tension and height adjustment that retracts in storage position.

One of the primary concerns people have when purchasing an outdoor table is that the bounce is less-than-great after being exposed to the weather for too long. You will not find that to be true with the Cornilleau Sport 500M. The bounce will stay perfect even after it's left in a downpour. The makers of the table, Cornilleau, even guarantee a 10 year warranty on the table.

Design and Storage

The biggest and most obvious high point of this table is the modern and attractive design. It's a table that you will be proud to have on display for your guests and not feel like you need to hide away in the garage when you have company. The blue table top finish and the sturdy leg arch design give it a professional look while also giving it better stability and longetivity.

The table also comes with intergrated double security, a central release handle that allows for easy opening and closing. Another premium feature is the paddle and ball holder on the side of the table.

Potential Downsides

The biggest downside of this table is the price. It's high-end table and it demands a high-end price. However, when you think about how the table is built, it could potentially pay for itself by lasting much longer than other outdoor tables.

A second disadvantage is that the table does not come preassembled. It will probably take about an hour and a half to set up and assemble the table completely. It's weight is another concern. Coming out at 172 lbs, the table is definitely not light, so you will probably need some help carrying it before set up.

Conclusion

The Cornilleau Sport 500M Outdoor is one of the best outdoor table tennis tables around. You can tell it was designed with the intention of being able to provide a consistent playing experience outdoors. The table is constructed to easily open, fold, and store, with transport levers that make it a breeze to bring out and put away.

Cornilleau designed a table that provides a high quality outdoor playing surface that doesn't deterioriate if left outside in the rain. That along with the other conveniences make this a great choice for someone wanting a long-lasting outdoor playing surface.