Case Study

Goodwin Table Tennis Club

The Goodwin Development Trust are an organisation committed to improving the quality of life within the communities of Hull. Their Octagon Centre is at the heart of the Thornton Estate in Hull, providing a range of services that meets the many needs of the community and includes a state-of-the-art multi-use sports area, providing a range of sports facilities which includes floor space for the Goodwin Table Tennis Club (GTTC) to practice and play on.

Providing a suitable playing surface for the GTTC would involve a local flooring installer supplying 300m2 of top-quality flooring from international flooring specialist Gerflor. It would prove to be an ideal project perfectly suited to Gerflor’s world-renowned Taraflex® Table Tennis Flooring.

Many spectators may not appreciate that table tennis players exert large forces on the floor, so providing good levels of shock absorption is imperative and with table tennis being one of the quickest sports on the planet the margin for error is tiny. Therefore, the slightest slip on the floor surface could easily mean points being lost.

Dave Randerson went on to further comment, “Overall the feedback on the new Gerflor flooring has been very positive. In January we managed to attract a full Yorkshire Table Tennis Association Veterans league day programme, receiving very positive feedback and praise with one team captain saying that he felt these were the best table tennis conditions that he had played at for a long time. The new floor from Gerflor went a long way to make that possible.”

Engineered and developed in partnership with the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Taraflex® Table Tennis Flooring is available in a ready to go, easy to install portable playing surface (3.7 mm thick) and a permanent format (4.5 mm or 6.2 mm thick). It provides excellent player comfort and protection with its structured embossing made for perfect footing.