Best Table Tennis Tables for 2019 Reviewed

ComparisonA quality ping pong table is an essential equipment for all who would like to enjoy this beautiful game. There are many types for different conditions and also skill levels, some are cheap and some very expensive.

Here we present you our most recommended models – with ratings, prices and reviews:

STIGA Advantage

STIGA Advantage

Our rating: 5 stars Excellent!  

Customer rating: 2877 reviews

Price: $399.99

Indoor: The ideal solution for most people – the best rated and most popular model currently on the market. Very easy to move, sturdy and offers a quality board.

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STIGA XTR Outdoor

STIGA XTR Outdoor

Our rating: 4.5 stars Very good  

Customer rating: 654 reviews

Price: $499.99

Outdoor: For those who would like to play outside – easy to assembly, move or store, sturdy and well protected against sun or humidity.

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JOOLA Midsize Compact

JOOLA Midsize Compact

Our rating: 4.5 stars Very good  

Customer rating: 1363 reviews

Price: $135.00

Midsize: If you are short on space or money, this one is for you. It’s inexpensive, fits in every room and the game is just as intense.

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JOOLA Rally TL

JOOLA Rally TL

Our rating: 4.5 stars Very good  

Customer rating: 582 reviews

Price: $453.95 / $585.66 / —

Advanced: Perfect option for those who demand even better playing capabilities. It’s more expensive, but also very well made and plays really nice.

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Martin Kilpatrick Conversion Table T. Top

Martin Kilpatrick Conversion Table T. Top

Our rating: 4.5 stars Very good  

Customer rating: 159 reviews

Price: $341.16

Conversion top: Another option for those who are short on space – just convert your pool or kitchen table. Sturdy, solid and very nice playing capabilities.

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Comparison with other models

Model Size Price Our rating   Thickness Type For
STIGA Advantage Full-size, Indoor $399.99 5.0 stars 5/8″ (15mm) 2-piece
JOOLA Inside Full-size, Indoor $349.99 4.5 stars 5/8″ (15mm) 2-piece
JOOLA Rally TL Full-size, Indoor $453.95 / $585.66 / — 4.5 stars 5/8″ (15mm) / 3/4″ (18mm) / 1″ (25mm) 2-piece
MD Sports Table Tennis Set Full-size, Indoor $151.41 3.5 stars 5/8″ (15mm) 4-piece
STIGA XTR Outdoor Full-size, Outdoor $499.99 4.5 stars 6mm 2-piece
JOOLA NOVA Outdoor Full-size, Outdoor $503.96 4.0 stars 6mm 2-piece
JOOLA Midsize Compact Midsize, Indoor $135.00 4.5 stars 5/8″ (15mm) 2-piece
STIGA Space Saver Midsize, Indoor $219.99 4.5 stars 5/8″ (15mm) 2-piece
Martin Kilpatrick Conversion Table T. Top Table top, Indoor $341.16 4.5 stars 3/4″ (19mm) 2-piece

How to choose a table tennis table?

What is the best ping pong table? There’s not a simple answer as it depends on various circumstances. Do you want to use it inside or outside? How much space do you have? What is your budget? Is a standard, quality board enough for you or do you need a top class one?

Let’s divide the tables into a few categories:

Indoor or Outdoor?

Indoor: These are the most popular. Their biggest advantage is that the manufacturer don’t have to use aluminum composite for the top (to provide more resistance during outdoor use) – which means the playing capabilities are better and they are also cheaper. So most shoppers opt for an indoor table.

On the other hand they cannot be used outside as they lack any protection against sun or rain. Even using them in a garage for example can damage the material due to varying humidity.

Outdoor: Instead of a traditional wooden board you’ll mostly find a thin waterproof aluminum composite top on these tables. It presents much better durability in harsh conditions (resistance to sun, rain or moisture) so it enables outdoor use without any problems.

However, it also comes at a price, the bounce is slightly worse and they are also more expensive.

Full size or Midsize?

Full size is the standard but if you are short on space, a midsize table might be a great alternative. It offers the same height but only a 2/3 of the full size so it easily fits into every room. Another advantages are that it’S cheaper and you don’t have to assemble it, you just unfold the legs and attach the net.

But what about the playing capabilities you ask. These tables are surprisingly solid and sturdy and use the same board as full size recreational tables – so it plays and bounces nice.

Of course, a smaller table plays differently. It doesn’t use exactly the same ratio as full size boards and you will miss the back of the table at first. But people get used to this size pretty quickly and the games are just as intense.

 

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