Table Tennis Tables Buying Guide

At first look, it might be difficult to distinguish one table tennis table from another. And for purely recreational use, the differences might be too subtle to investigate deeply. But it’s worth being versed in the basic variations so you can purchase a table that best suits your family’s needs.

Types of Table Tennis Tables

Types of Table Tennis Tables

At the outset, where you’ll use your table determines what kind of table you need. After that, other nice features might be important.

Indoor

A table tennis table for indoor use only has a surface made of wood, particleboard, or engineered wood, such as Masonite brand. Table surfaces can be ½ to 1 inch thick, but a table surface at least ¾ inch thick is recommended because it resists warping and provides the best bounce during play.

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Butterfly
$445.99

BFY1272 Features Includes a top made of chipboard which is less prone to warping than tops made of medium-density fiberboard (MDF)... Each side of the table includes a racket and ball holder which can hold 1 racket and 2 balls Designed for indoor home use... read more

GLD
$569.99

VPR1389 Features MDF top Easy to operate locking system Includes net and post set Product Type: Indoor table Age Group: 7 to 8 Yea...rs/9 to 10 Years/11 to 12 Years/13+ Years Table Top Color: Black; Red Table Top Material: Wood surface Legs Included: Yes... read more

Kettler
$195.49 $169.99

It’s never too early to get your kids playing with the Kettler Junior Table Tennis Table. Table Tennis is an awesome way to start ...a more active lifestyle and this collapsible table from Kettler is perfect for kids. The 50 L x 30 W x 27 H inch table... read more

Cornilleau
$1,380.00 $1150.00

Considered to be one of the highest quality leisure tables, the Cornilleau 500 Indoor Blue Table Tennis Table is ready for some se...rious competitive play! From its thick 22 mm table top, to wide Aluzinc durable frame, and reinforced legs, this table is... read more

Outdoor

For outdoor use, such as in a garage, on a covered patio, or in a pool house, a table tennis table needs a surface made of an aluminum-plastic composite to resist warping. The supporting metal frame also must be made of weatherproof, rust-resistant materials.

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Viper
$635.49

Hone your skills with this table tennis table, which features eight wheels for easy movement. The included net and post system giv...es you everything you need to start playing. Game Room Table Type: Table Tennis Table Support Style: Post Shape: Rectangle... read more

Viper
$635.49

Hone your skills with this table tennis table, which features eight wheels for easy movement. The included net and post system giv...es you everything you need to start playing. Game Room Table Type: Table Tennis Table Support Style: Post Shape: Rectangle... read more

HATHAWAY
$699.98

Play countless table tennis matches with your friends and family with this outdoor table tennis table from Contender. Easily fold ...the table and move it into the garage on the solid rubber wheels, or leave it outside from day to day because the... read more

Playcraft
$779.99

The Playcraft Outdoor Table Tennis Table is sure to be a big hit with the kids! Simply and quickly attach the legs and you're read...y to play. Everything you need to start having fun is included. read more

Fold-Up

Some tables fold at the middle, which lets you move or store them. A hinge mechanism and the supporting frame on wheels make this possible.

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Viper
$635.49

Hone your skills with this table tennis table, which features eight wheels for easy movement. The included net and post system giv...es you everything you need to start playing. Game Room Table Type: Table Tennis Table Support Style: Post Shape: Rectangle... read more

Viper
$635.49

Hone your skills with this table tennis table, which features eight wheels for easy movement. The included net and post system giv...es you everything you need to start playing. Game Room Table Type: Table Tennis Table Support Style: Post Shape: Rectangle... read more

HATHAWAY
$699.98

Play countless table tennis matches with your friends and family with this outdoor table tennis table from Contender. Easily fold ...the table and move it into the garage on the solid rubber wheels, or leave it outside from day to day because the... read more

HATHAWAY
$629.99

Brand: Hathaway Professional Grade Table Tennis Table 1-inch MDF playing surface with 16 layers of coating Folds into playback and... storage positions Locking guard safety system meets US and European standards Eight (8) easy gliding, 5-inch locking... read more

Practice Feature

If you play table tennis alone or plan to spend a lot of time practicing, you want a table with a “play-back” feature. Half the table folds upward, perpendicular to the table surface, creating a practice backboard to bounce the ball off.

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

Here are a few other things to take into account when you shop:

Removable Net vs. Stationary Net

Some nets and net brackets are fixed in place. This is common with fold-up tables. This makes the net easy to set up, but it doesn’t allow for adjustment if the net bracket becomes bent.

Ball and Paddle Storage

Some tables have caddies built into them where you can store balls and paddles when not in use.

Stability

When the table tennis table is set up, be sure it’s level and stable. Is the undercarriage supportive? Are the legs thick and substantial? If so, the table will last longer and withstand frequent or aggressive play.

Wheels

If you buy a table on wheels, make sure the casters are large and sturdy. They should swivel and lock, which makes the table more stable when you move it or play on it.

Practice Gap

If you buy a table with the practice feature, check the way the mechanism works. Some mechanisms leave a gap at the juncture of the two table halves, which can be tricky to play across, whereas other mechanisms ensure the two table halves abut.

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Butterfly
$699.99 $553.38

Butterfly Over the last 40 years, Butterfly has established a reputation of providing the best in table tennis equipment. Butterfl...y believes this commitment to the sport of Table Tennis, and its growth, is essential to the maturation and recognition of... read more

Butterfly
$699.99 $553.38

Butterfly Over the last 40 years, Butterfly has established a reputation of providing the best in table tennis equipment. Butterfl...y believes this commitment to the sport of Table Tennis, and its growth, is essential to the maturation and recognition of... read more

JOOLA
$574.95 $389.99

Enjoy a fun game of tennis with friends and family within the comfort of your home with the Joola Inside Table With Net Set. It ha...s the quality and durability you are looking for in an indoor tennis table. It also makes a great centerpiece to any game... read more

Stiga
$777.54 $580.04

Get the real thrill and excitement of playing ping-pong with the Stiga Coronado Outdoor Table Tennis Table, Model #T8561. It featu...res a heavy-duty, welded steel support frame that can withstand the outdoor environment. The top portion of this Stiga... read more

Hathaway
$249.95 $118.99

This Hathaway Crossover 60" Portable Table Tennis Table will turn your basement, garage or game room into a challenging arena for ...fast-paced games. Set this up at your next get-together and watch the crowd gather around to cheer on the players.... read more

Kettler
$688.85 $599.00

The exceptional Kettler Match 5.0 Outdoor Table Tennis Table features a sealed aluminum composite non-glare tournament top built t...o be absolutely waterproof even under the toughest conditions. This resilient game table includes a UV and fade-resistant... read more

Kettler
$1,148.85 $999.00

The Kettler Champ 5.0 Outdoor Table Tennis Table with Accessory Bundle is a world-class product loaded with unique features and sp...ecifications that will enhance your gaming experience. It has a non-glare, waterproof aluminum top that's built to... read more

Killerspin
$1,049.99 $797.00

.75-inch steel apron to stabilize table Complete with clip-on net Folded dimensions: 60L x 36W x 64H inches

Butterfly
$899.99 $740.85

Weighs 150 pounds Welded chassis provides added stability Dual cross beams on all four leg braces Made of synthetic laminate USATT... approved Folds into playback and storage positions Bounce of ball is different from traditional indoor tables Closed... read more

Harvil
$402.49 $349.99

An all-around game table that's easy to use, versatile, and sturdy, the Harvil Insider Table Tennis Table is surely a great additi...on to game rooms, offices, or dens. The Insider features a sturdy wood tabletop that's supported diagonally by a firm,... read more

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