• The Best Table Tennis Table Reviews

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  • Why Table Tennis?

    Table Tennis is a great way to stay fit, play with friends and learn a new skill.

     

    Although highly skilful at an elite level, it can be enjoyed by players at every level.

     

    Plus all you need is a couple of bats, a ball, a net and a table tennis table.

     

    Here we profile some of the best table tennis tables, to ensure that you pick the most appropriate for your needs.

  • Table Tennis Table Reviews

    "The table is 2.74 m (9.0 ft) long, 1.525 m (5.0 ft) wide, and 76 cm (2.5 ft) high with any continuous material so long as the table yields a uniform bounce of about 23 cm (9.1 in) when a standard ball is dropped onto it from a height of 30 cm (11.8 in)."

    International Table Tennis Federation Handbook

    Butterfly Personal Rollaway Table Tennis Table

    A Quality, Well Built, Indoor Table

    The Butterfly Personal Rollaway Table Tennis Table is a well made, quality product, backed with a 3 year warranty.

     

    The most important features of this tennis table include a long lasting and warping resistant flat playing surface made of 3 inch thick wood with 1” wide steel skirting to provide it additional support.

     

    Things We Like

     

    - The eight one inch legs of the undercarriage of the butterfly personal rollaway table tennis table provide support while folding it along with making it an extremely strong and durable structure with nice looks.

    - It is easy to store as it can be folded compactly into 27” x 74” when not in use. It can be glided aside easily with the help of the five inch wide four bearings on its casters.

    - The playing surface of this table tennis table with net at the centre can be converted from standard playing surface for two players to a single sided table for one player by keeping one of its sides folded and locked in upright condition.

    - Butterfly has offered three year limited warranty against any defect in this tennis table as they have experience of designing and making table tennis tables for almost 30 years. You can experience the reliability if this table while playing table tennis on it at your training centre or home.

     

    Things We Don't Like

     

    - The assembly of this table tennis table is a bit difficult for one person as it requires at least two adults for this purpose.

    - It roughly takes 2-3 hours to assemble even with two people following the instructions of the manufacturer.

    - It can be troublesome to assemble it single handed as the weight of each half of this table is nearly 90 pounds.

    - You will have to assemble it carefully as initially its two halves cannot be aligned easily. You will have to struggle for it to work.

    - The assembly of this tennis table cannot be completed properly, if you have lost even one of its more than 180 parts.

     

    Conclusion

     

    Though, it is not easy to assemble butterfly personal rollaway table tennis table single handed, once it is set up, this a good product backed by one of the premium brands in table tennis.

    Hathaway Bounce Back Table Tennis Table

    Good Value Indoor Table

    The Hathaway bounce back table tennis table is a good pick for your family from a less known brand.

     

    It's well made but can be picked up for less than $400 - you're not paying for the brand name of some of the other tables out there.

     

    Things We Like


    - The table can be folded up completely so that it can be stored conveniently.

    - It has got a playing surface which is coated over all sides that has got PVC lamination for ensuring better consistency when you play and also protect that from warping.

    - It has steel legs that are of 1.25 inch of diameter and are also powder coated. These legs are actually 25 percentage larger than that of many other table tennis tables. It can provide you with proper stability when you are playing.

    - There are corner pads available that can protect table out of any damage and also the clothes that you wear from getting snagged.

    - There are four casters if 2 inches which can make the movement of table much easier. The table provides you with playing surface 107.5 inch Length x 60 inch width x 15 mm thickness and it is CARB certified.

    Things We Don't Like

    The major issue that you find with the table is that the assembly instructions associated with it are very poor.

    Conclusion

    This is great indoor table if you don't mind not getting one of the more well known brands.

    JOOLA Nova Outdoor Table Tennis Table

    A Great Value Fixed Position Outdoor Table

    Outdoor tables need to be more durable and weatherproof.

     

    This JOOLA outdoor table does a good, un flashy, job at this at a reasonable price.

     

    It's particularly good for those wishing to place their table on uneven ground due to its adjustable leg levers.

     

    Things We Like

     

    - The price: $500 or less for an outdoor table is great value.

    - The JOOLA brand is one of the most respected in the market.

    - The table can be assembled in 15-20 minutes, much less than many other tables, which often require several hours.

    - Can be easily made into a single player practice table (see the image above).

    - The wheels make the table easy to move around.

     

    Things We Don't Like

     

    - The table is pretty heavy, making it unsuitable for moving around much. It therefore requires a fixed position which may not be practical for many.

     

    Conclusion

    This is a great value table for those willing to have an outdoor table in a permanent position. Not so great for those that want to, say, store the table in the garage to be used later.

    Viper Portable Tri-Fold Table Tennis and Game Table Top with Accessory Set

    The Perfect Portable Table

    The viper portable tri-fold tablet tennis and game table top with accessory set is everything you’ll need to enjoy table tennis – both indoors and outdoors. The table is foldable so you can just fold it bring it along with you no matter where you intend to play. It comes with the net – as expected – and provides just the right bounce to make your table tennis game more interesting.

    Things We Like

    Here are some of the benefits of this product:

    • Wonderfully easy to use, just fold and unfold to play or store
    • The foldable capacity of the table makes it perfect for outdoor parties or events. It’s something you can bring with you at anytime without worrying about bulky carriage
    • It folds into three portions so even the folded tennis table isn’t that big. It’s slightly larger than your typical laptop but thin and therefore easy to slide into inconspicuous spaces
    • Easy storage – the product lets you just fold the table and store it in the closet. With the folded width incredibly slim, there’s really no need to look for a large amount of space to keep it stored.
    • You can set it up n dining room tablets, pool tables, table platforms, and more.
    • Another plus is that the product comes with a surface for checkers, chess, and backgammon so you can switch from one game to another, just in case your friends aren’t a fan of table tennis
    • Product comes with two paddles and two table tennis balls so that you don’t have to buy anything else.
    • The price tag is definitely affordable, especially considering all the inclusions that come with the product. Not only do you get a pair of paddles but also two balls so that you can get started playing as soon as delivery is made
    • Its carry friendly as the table tennis comes in a convenient bag that even contains pockets for the paddles, balls, poles, and net. It’s basically an all-in-one carriage that’s ideal for a day outdoors
    • The bounce is just right, making sure that the hits are continuous if you know what you’re doing. No need to worry about unexpected angles – the table provides just the right friction to replicate the traditional table tennis surface.

    Things We Don't Like

    • The flatness of the table depends largely on where you place it. Hence, if the table is uneven, you won’t really be able to enjoy a completely even table
    • There are some creases which can ruin the bounce. However, this again depends on the kind of table you’ve placed the board on. A flat table removes the creases so just make sure you find an excellent spot to lay it on
    • The quality isn’t 100% - if you’re looking for a professional-grade quality, this is not the purchase for you

    Conclusion

    All in all, it’s a pretty decent set up with an easily affordable price and an all-in-one approach to table tennis. It’s the perfect purchase for anyone who is just starting to learn and enjoy the game. Perfect for leisure playing, this foldable table tennis lets you enjoy the excitement of the game without having to shell out a large amount in the process.

    Source:
    https://www.amazon.com/Viper-Portable-Tri-Fold-Tennis-Accessory/dp/B0001UWTUI

    Kettler Top Star XL Weatherproof Table Tennis Table with Outdoor Accessory Bundle

    Top Of The Range Outdoor Table With A Price To Match

    Kettler is a great table tennis brand (especially it seems for outdoor tables) and this sturdy table is no exception.

     

    This is very much a top of the range table (think $1000+) but you do get your money's worth if you're willing to pay this higher price.

     

    What We Like

     

    It's well made, with a thicker than usual board, and weather proof but smooth surface.

    It has a comprehensive accessories kit included: 2 rackets, 6 balls, net and a cover.

    Safety catches to prevent accidental opening and closing.

     

    What We Don't Like

     

    The price is appropriate for the quality of the product, but it is over double some other outdoor tables.

    The accessories, although serviceable, are not to the same quality of the table. If you're going to pay this much for the table, you should probably invest in better rackets, balls and net.

     

    Conclusion

     

    A great table for the table tennis connoisseur. With a price to match.

     

    Kettler Champ 3.0 Outdoor Table Tennis Table

    A Solid Outdoor Alternative

    The Kettler Champ 3.0 Outdoor Table Tennis Table by Kettler sports is a tournament top table with Weatherproof Sealed Aluminum Composite. The dimensions of the table are Table Tennis Table Dimensions: 108” L x 60” W x 30” H. The Champ 3.0 is foldable and the folded dimensions are 26.25” W x 64.75” H x 72” L. The playing surface is smooth and consistent with a thickness of 7/8”. The inner edges of the table are supported by square aluminum tubing. The outer edges have a 1.5” aluminum border all along the borders for protection against warping.

    It is weather resistant and the top coats are scratch/fade resistant with UV certification. The table has an ALU-TEC Climate control rear side that balances expansions and contractions due to weather changes. It is, therefore, a table that can be used for outdoor playing.

    Things We Like

    · The table top is made of a 22mm weatherproof sealed aluminum composites that protect the table from weather conditions like heavy winds and rains. The rear of the table is ALU-TEC climate controlled which controls expansion and contractions due to weather factors.
    · The table is folded and comes compact to a size of 24”by 66”by 72”. It can be easily transported and stored away. It comes with an SAFETY-TRACK locking feature to fold away the table safely.
    · The Champ 3.0 has a patented safety fold with a dual lock to ensure that the table does not open or close on its own.
    · The wheels of the table are 5.5” and carry a rubber tread. Two of the wheels have an integrated lock system. The table can be slowly wheeled to the desired location.
    · The table has an integrated holder to house the bats and the ball.
    · The outer edges of the table are bordered by a 1.5” aluminum apron. This feature prevents the problem of warping.
    · The top of the table is smooth and durable. It is coated with water based paint and the surface is non-glare and UV/Scratch/Fade resistant. The surface is ideal for tournament matches as it gives a superb performance.
    · The Champ 3.0 has a playback feature to allow players to practice solo or do a warm-up.
    · The table comes with a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty

    Things We Don't Like


    · The instructions in the manual are not very user-friendly
    · The product displays a cover on the online images of seller sites though the cover is not included in the package.
    · The assembly of the table is cumbersome and time taking
    · Not ITTF approved.
    · The table comprises of many plastic components reducing the toughness and durability of the product

    (source- http://www.ittf.com/_front_page/ittf1.asp?category=tables)

     


    Conclusion


    The table tennis tables from Kettler are weather resistant and have been tested for bounce behavior and performance. The ALU-TEC table tops are resin treated in aluminum, protecting the wooden surface underneath. The Champ 3.0 is a recreational table with tournament level statistics. The Kettler Champ 3.0 is, though, not certified by the ITTF –The international body that lays down rules for table tennis matches and equipment. It is a table that can be safely used for outdoor play and can be folded for compact storage. The table can be easily moved with its high-quality wheels which can be locked after shifting. This is a reliable and superior-quality outdoor table from Kettler, which requires minor improvements in built and instructions.

    (source- http://www.kettlerusa.com/table-tennis/outdoor/2665)

    Butterfly Junior Table Tennis Table

    Well Made 3/4 Sized Table For Juniors

     

    The Butterfly brand is among the most popular brands of ping pong equipment in the world. The manufacturing company; the Tumasu Company, in operation since 1950, is renowned for making high-quality table tennis equipment that are user-friendly.

     

    Many butterfly tennis tables are approved by the ITTF - the International Table Tennis Federation, and some have been used to open the ITTF Pro tour Championships in 2004 and other events (http://www.ittf.com/competitions/competition.asp?category=wttc).

     

    However, most of their products come with a steep price - they are definitiely a premium provider on the market.

     

    Among their best-selling and most tennis table is the Butterfly Junior Table Tennis Table; a perfect indoor three quarter sized table for all the family members to get started in the ping pong game.

     

    Things We Like

     

    - This table is a 3/4 size table, making it a perfect table in homes where space is a little tight.

    Unlike tennis tables of its kind, butterfly junior tennis table doesn’t require any assembly.

    - The tables come with a high-quality cloth net which clamps to the table and has heavy duty brackets with padded clamps that protect the table’s surface.

    - The Butterfly Junior is a perfect table for juniors.

    - The table is foldable hence easier to move and store.

    - It comes with a three years manufacturer guarantee.

     

    Things We Don't Like

     

    There are no many flaws on this tennis table but here are thing we didn't like that may need your consideration:

     

    - The table is, of course, not full sized and can't be used in competitions

    - A 12 mm thickness of the playing surface is enough to offer a solid game but, it’s still thin such that the ball is slow and lacks the bounce height of a thicker table.

    - Compared to other models of its kind, Butterfly junior is expensive.

     

    Conclusion

     

    This table is great for what it was designed for: to give kids a taste of the game on a more manageable sized table. It doesn't compare, however, to a full sized table for providing the full ping pong experience.

  • Table Tennis At The Rio Olympics

    For your inspiration here are some photos and videos from the recent Rio Olympics....

    Abderrazek Souabni

    Tunisia

    Masaki Takami

    Japan

    SU Pei-Ling

    Taiwan

    Rio's Men's Final

    Ma Long Vs Zhang Jike