1988, ping-pong heads outdoors In the eighties, it brought an air of freedom across France Families have a real infatuation for outdoor sports and healthy, family fun. However, outdoor ping-pong continues to remain on the sidelines: outdoor tables are simply too expensive. Pierre Cornilleau decides to make them accessible to the general public.
The technical team looks into the matter, revolutionising ping-pong by using a material that had been reserved for the building world: solid laminate. A new range of outdoor tables is launched. From innovation to innovation, the Cornilleau tables are becoming increasingly high performance and hardwearing whatever the climatic conditions. It is a turning point in the history of ping-pong!
from 2000, innovation extends to the tables and beyond! The year 2000 and onwards were a pivotal period for the brand: Pierre Cornilleau took his well-deserved retirement and passed the reins to Michel Zany, who decided it was time to diversify the product range. A range of leisure rackets, like that of Jean- Philippe Gatien, were quickly put on the market. Five years later, Cornilleau, in collaboration with Michelin, became pioneers by developing a range of outdoor
rackets made of polymer and elastomer composite materials. The then Technical Director, Stéphane Mithieux, is the great craftsman behind this TACTEO project. With this, the company further bolsters its position as a ping-pong specialist by offering an even more comprehensive and innovative range to the general public.