JOOLA Rally TL Table Tennis Table Review

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Our rating: 4.5 stars Very good  

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Price: $529.99 / $543.87 / $649.99        Buy from amazon.com

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The JOOLA Rally is a slightly advanced ping pong table that offers three board types to choose from. It’s well made, durable and very easy to assemble, move around or store.

Pros:
  • Well made, sturdy, easy to assemble
  • 3 boards to choose from
  • Ball holders
  • Easy to fold, move or store
Cons:
  • problems with the customer service
Key specifications:
  • Type: Indoor, 2-piece
  • Thickness: 5/8″ (15mm) / 3/4″ (18mm) / 1″ (25mm)
  • (more specifications)

(the three shades of green indicate the 5/8″, 3/4″ and 1″ thickness)

Heavy But Easy to Put Together

man and woman enjoying playing on the Joola Rally tableThe JOOLA Rally is quite similar to the more popular Inside model, it’s just described as a slightly better version and with a few additional features – we’ll talk about them below.

However, most of the pros and cons of the Inside apply here as well. It’s definitely heavy and difficult to move before assembly – fortunately a quality packaging is used, not just a basic box but also rubber pads on the corners and other protection. Some users mentioned the table arrived in a perfect condition even though the box was beaten pretty badly.

And again, the assembly is a breeze – if somebody helps you with the heavy parts, it will take only about 15 minutes (plus a few more for preparing the parts and reading the instructions).

Suitable Even for Advanced Players

The Rally offers a great build quality, all the parts are sturdy and the overall table feels really solid and durable. And concerning the visual aspect, it’s just beautiful, the charcoal colored top looks really classy and you can see the ball easily against the dark background.

An interesting feature is that you can choose your preferred board thickness. More serious players can opt for the 3/4" or 1" which plays like a dream – but even the basic 5/8" plays nice and offers a good, predictable bounce.

Bonus features

Easy to Store, Playback Mode

This table tennis table is a classical 2-piece model – the halves are super easy to fold (even kids can do it without a problem), can nest together and require only a little storage space. Plus you can also enjoy the playback mode.

Setting it up again is quick as well – the two halves are held together by clamps (which also hold the net) and this system works perfectly, it’s simple, fast and intuitive. Plus the legs come with adjustable feet so you can level the halves easily.

And moving the table around is pretty easy as well – and when you are set, you just lock the casters to prevent any movement during the game.

Bonuses and Negatives

Now let’s talk about the additional features we’ve already mentioned – the ball holders at each corner and two magnetic scorers. And while most users love the ball holders (they are really handy and convenient), the scorers seem to be a bit flimsy, the magnets are just too weak and they keep falling off the table.

And again, we came across the same problem as with the Inside model while reading the reviews – getting in touch with the customer service seems to be really difficult so for example obtaining some missing parts can take a very long time.

Conclusion:  The JOOLA Rally is a quality advanced table – well made, sturdy, easy to move or store and with the possibility to select your preferred board thickness. So we recommend it particularly for intermediate players looking for some slightly advanced table for a decent price.

However, if you are a beginner or don’t want to spend too much money, get rather the cheaper Inside model. Or check out the Stiga Advantage, our top choice for casual players.

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the playback mode      convenient for storage

Specifications:

  • Brand: JOOLA
  • Type: Indoor, 2-piece
  • Thickness: 5/8″ (15mm) / 3/4″ (18mm) / 1″ (25mm)

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Frequently asked questions:

How do the two halves stay together?

The net clamps holds them together – and there is no problem with the halves drifting apart.

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

No, it does not.

What are the dimensions of the table when stored?

It is approximately 24.5″ deep, 62″ wide and 64″ high.

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