JOOLA Midsize Compact Table Tennis Table Review

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Our rating: 4.5 stars Very good  

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The JOOLA Midsize Compact is a popular smaller ping pong table. It’s inexpensive, very easy to fold and store and plays well – on the other hand there are also a few minor quality issues.

Pros:
  • No assembly, solid construction
  • Inexpensive
  • Very easy to put away, store and set up again
Cons:
  • a few minor issues (see below)
  • no playback mode
  • no adjustable legs
Key specifications:
JOOLA Midsize Table

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Sturdy, No Assembly Required

mom and son enjoying playing on thw Joola Midsize tableWhen you are short on space, the midsize tables are a perfect compromise between the mini tables for kids and full-size ones. The Joola Midsize Compact offers the height of a normal table but comes as a 2/3 size so it easily fits into any room or a basement.

Another advantage is that you don’t have to assemble anything, you just unfold the legs and attach the included net. A couple of users blamed the quality control as they received a board with wrongly attached legs, loose or missing screws – but these cases seem quite rare.

And considering how weak this table may look like, it is surprisingly solid and sturdy. It stands securely, without any slipping or sliding.

Smaller but Plays Well

Of course, a smaller table plays differently – if you play the regulation size frequently, you would miss the back of the table during every strike (also keep in mind it does not use the exact ratio of a full-size table). The good news is that you’ll get used to this size pretty quickly and the games are just as intense.

The top is 5/8" (15mm) thick which is a standard for tables meant for recreational play – it feels and plays nice, the bounce is decent and more consistent that you would probably expect.

Compact storage

However, a few customers mentioned problems with the net, breaking one of the holders after 6 months or not being able to keep it straight anymore after some time.

2-piece Design, Easy to Fold

The table consists of two independent halves which presents many advantages. The legs bend easily so you can set up or put away both parts in a few moments and storage is also a breeze.

After folding the legs, you need just 36 x 36 inches of space so it easily fits in most closets, under the bed or along the wall – you can even load it into your car and take to a party. Just be careful not to scratch the top.

Also, you can use the halves as separate multi-use tables to play card and board games or for puzzles. Only the playback mode is missing here as the leg folding system is too basic to enable that.

There are no wheels to help you with moving it around but it’s not too heavy (60 lbs) so you can shift it over the floor pretty easily. As there are no separate legs, there is also no height adjustment system in place – but it stays still even on carpet.

Conclusion:  If you don’t have enough space for a regular table, the JOOLA Midsize Compact would be a good option. It’s not expensive, offers a sturdy construction and solid playing capabilities – plus it is super easy to fold, store and set up again. We can recommend it to you.

Or you can check out also the Stiga Space Saver which is a bit more expensive but also slightly better in our opinion.

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using it for card or board games      detail of the folding legs

Specifications:

  • Brand: JOOLA
  • Type: Indoor, Midsize, 2-piece
  • Thickness: 5/8″ (15mm)

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Frequently asked questions:

What are the dimensions?

It is 72″ L x 36″ W x 30″ H (it doesn’t keep the exact ratio of a full-size table). For storage it collapses into two 36″ x 36″ x 1.5″ parts.

How do the two halves stay together?

The net clamps holds them together.

Does it come with any accessories, paddles, balls etc.?

No, it does not.

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