Top Indoor and Outdoor Ping Pong Tables Reviews – 2017
Table tennis is a fun way to bring family and friends together. The sport also has a variety of mental and physical health benefits. Likely, you’ve seen this in action and have a desire to buy an indoor ping pong table. However, before you purchase a table it is best to approach your decision as an informed buyer. The information below covers some of the top indoor tennis tables (or ping pong tables) the market has to offer.
2017’s Reviews of The Best 10 Table Tennis Tables - Editors' Picks
Top Rated Ping Pong Tables 2017
Killerspin Revolution Table Tennis Table
Killerspin is the new kid on the block, but don’t let the new kid fool you. They are serious table tennis manufacturers that pay attention to tiniest of details. For instance, their tournament level table, the Revolution, uses beautiful steel arches for support creating an amazing amount of sturdiness. With levelers located at each of the corner’s base, the table is easily adjustable to make sure the playing surface is completely fair. Another key feature are the Apex Steel Posts, which keep the net tight and centered. Add in the look and 16-layer roller coated top, and you have an impressive table. The revolution Series is a fully customizable table allowing buyer to choose virtually any design.
- The table is tournament style
- Very sturdy
- And has a reasonable price
- Not mobile after set up
JOOLA Inside Table Tennis Table
Do you need a lower end table that is more geared towards entertaining and learning? Then you’ll want to look at JOOLA’s Inside Table. This table is perfect for beginners seeking to get into the sport without a large investment. The playing surface is 5/8th composite wood which is more than adequate for professional play. Adjustable levers and locking wheels help to secure the table and provide a balanced surface. One feature that is helpful to those using the table only for light play or entertainment is that the table breaks down into two individual tables. The net tensioner, net set, and table is approved by the USATT, giving the JOOLA Inside Table noteworthy endorsements.
- Can be broken down into two sections
- Very easy to set up
- Over time the table tends to have durability issues
JOOLA Tour 1500 Indoor Table Tennis Table
An upgrade to the above table is JOOLA’s Tour 1500 table. For those desiring a table that is a step above basic tables, this is definitely worth the attention. Anyone serious about table tennis understands the difference the surface can make in play. In this area, the Tour 1500 does not disappoint as its tournament style surface provides excellent playability. Tipping the table is never a problem due to JOOLA installing an anti-tipping mechanism. Another point about this table is that it is only slightly more expensive than JOOLA’s Inside Table, still making it a budget table with a large upside on performance
- Relatively inexpensive for the surface it provides
- Lacks sturdiness over time
Sponeta Super Compact, 8-37 W Indoor Table Tennis Table
Stepping into the ITTR Tournament approved ranks is the super compact 8-37W Inside Table from Sponeta. For the investment, the buy gets an outstanding table stability, a 25mm chipboard playing surface, easy foldability due to gas pressure springs, and swivel wheels for mobility. It is easy to see that Sponeta did hold much out of its Championline series tables. But, one stand out aspect of the 8-37 W is that it is wheelchair accessible, which is rare among foldable tables. For those wanting an extremely versatile tennis table the 8-37 W is hard to beat.
- Wheelchair accessible
- Foldable and easy to move
- More on the expensive side within its class
- Only come in blue
STIGA Synergy Table Tennis Table
STIGA has a long industry reputation of creating high-quality tables and is the largest table tennis manufacturer in the world. Amateurs that are moving up the ranks have spoken well about STIGA’s Synergy Table. Most likely this is because of the table’s amenities. For instance, instead of having painted markings (which create slight indentations on the playing surface), this table has silk-screened marks. Surrounding the table’s surface is a two-steel apron that regulates ping pong ball bounce evenness. It also has corner protectors to prevent injuries and automatic legs openers when they are unlocked. Like other tables within this class, the Synergy can fold into an individual playback position to practice rallying and coordination.
- Has amenities that are typically found on more expensive tables
- Surface not as great as others in class
Viper Arlington Indoor Ping Pong Table
An invention of GLD Products, the Viper Arlington Indoor Table is immediately noticeable with its signature red markings throughout its frame. It would be an understatement to say that the table is eye-catching. However, there are things to appreciate about this table beyond its looks. It has a very decent storage capacity due to its thinner frame. Standard features like rubber corners protectors, single-side folding for rally practice, and a steel frame found out the Arlington. The table also sports a dual-trolley that makes moving it a simple task. Overall the Arlington is a pretty good entry-level table that is great for entertaining and light practice.
- Storing the table is very easy
- And it is very pleasing in appearance
- Its thinner frame makes it more delicate and less durable
STIGA InstaPlay Ping Pong Table
STIGA’s Instaplay Table is one of the fastest tables to set up for play. As the name suggests, the table unlocks quickly and settles into place very easily requiring no additional assembly. From the box, users can simply erect the table and start to play. For any that want a quality table that has the capability to be moved quickly, this table is an excellent option. It is noteworthy to mention that STIGA’s quality is apparent through the InstaPlay Table. Features like corner protectors, dual chassis, user-friendly locks, and superior playing surface (compared to other entry-level tables) are high marks of the InstaPlay. This table is formed with two individual tables which are easy to setup and store but lack the stability of one-piece units.
- Fast setup
- Does not provide the stability of a unfoldable table
Killerspin MyT5 Blue Ping Pong Table
Again, the new kid Killerspin is making waves with its MyT5 Blue Table. Anyone buying this table with grasps that they have found a jewel. Why? This table consistently provides capabilities that are beyond its table class. The MyT5 has a 16mm fiberboard that is comparable to higher-class tables and utilizes a repeat roller coating that is very durable. It is foldable for storage or for individual play; perfect for solo training or warming up. The MyT5 has an adjustable playing surface and can accommodate a regulation-sized game. This table is available in blue or black color schemes. All of this is at a price that is quite lower than what would be expected for such features.
- For its price, it provides playability that is beyond its table class
- Does not provide the stability of a unfoldable table
Cornilleau Sport 500 Indoor Table Tennis Table
Among one of the more unique looking tennis tables is the Cornilleau Sport 500 Indoor Table Tennis Table. With that unique look are some nifty features that are eye-catching as well. It must be mentioned that Cornilleau truly built this table to endure heavy use; hence, the name “sport”. The table is backed by a 3-year manufacturer guarantee. Its build allows for hours of hard play. The table is comprised of a 7/8th-inch chipboard surface that responds very well under pressure while providing an exceptional even bounce. Directly under the table are ping pong ball dispensers for quick play. Each of the wheels has a large locking mechanism that can be quickly depressed with by foot.
- Easy storage
- A very durable table that can handle vigorous play for years
- Much more expensive than other foldable tables
STIGA STS 420 Table Tennis Table
Not surprisingly, STIGA has a third entry on our list. The quality and performance that the manufacturer has built a name for are easily seen in the STS 420. This higher-end table is capable of tournament playability and has the features to match. Signature “3D-moulded corners and a 1-inch table top are standouts among its class. Serious players will enjoy the sturdiness provided by its 2.5-inch legs and frame. The ends of the table feature a full length of ball storage built into the apron. Quick setup and breakdown is possible through the table’s self-opening legs making the table a breeze to use. Whether buyers are using the table for individual practice, a leisurely game, or fierce competition, the STS 420 can handle it all.
- All-around table
- Useful for all levels of play
- Very mobile
- Initial setup can be difficult
- Some complain about gapping at net