The Best Ping Pong Table for 2021

If you are new to the sport of ping pong or perhaps you’re a regular player and fancy having your own table tennis table to play on at home, then there’s bound to be one in this no-nonsense guide to the best ping pong tables that will fit in with just what you’re looking for.

I’ve selected the best ping pong table starting off with the best for beginners, through to top-quality tournament standard professional tables.

I’ve also reviewed the best outdoor ping pong tables to go for, and if you just wanted a table tennis conversion top, well, we’ve got those covered too.

LevelBrandImage
BeginnerGoSports Mid-Size Table Tennis Game Set
BeginnerSTIGA Space Saver Table Tennis Table
BeginnerJOOLA Inside 13
IntermediateHead 18 mm Table
IntermediateButterfly Easifold DX 22
AdvancedJOOLA Inside 25
AdvancedSTIGA STS520
ProfessionalButterfly Centrefold 25
ProfessionalButterfly Octet 25

The Best Beginner Ping Pong Tables

GoSports Mid-Size Table Tennis Game Set

This mid-sized table is a great choice if you have limited space to play. Great for playing with your family and friends, suitable for adults but even better for the younger, future stars of the ping pong world that are just starting out and need a table tennis table that will enable them to practice hand and eye co-ordination and to perfect their game, whether that’s playing inside or outside the home.

Available in a choice of two colors, blue or red, and as you can see in the picture this red mid-sized table tennis table made with a wooden top and sturdy aluminum frame looks amazing.

Product Information

Playing LevelJunior – Beginner
Brand GoSports
ColorRed
Dimensions (LxWxH)(Mid- Size) 72″ X 36″ X 30″
MaterialWood And Aluminum
Storage Type Foldable – Compact – Portable
Storage Size36 x 36 Inches

What’s Included In This Set?

You get everything you need to start playing, this complete set includes:

  • Mid-Size table tennis table, foldable and easy to store
  • Game net
  • Two Paddles
  • Four ping pong balls

What We Like:

  • Great Starter Table – This ping pong table is a great choice for children that are new to the sport of table tennis. The smooth wooden top gives good ball bounce while the heavy-duty aluminum frame adds all-around stability.
  • Everything You Need To Start Playing – Get playing right out of the box, you get the mid-size table, 2 paddles, a game net, and 4 table tennis balls included.
  • Sensibly Priced – Decent price for a well-constructed beginners ping pong table with everything you need to get playing.

Things To Consider:

  • Mid-Size Table – Younger members of the family won’t feel lost on this mid-sized table tennis table, especially if they are new to the sport, this is a great choice to go for.
  • Folds Away Quickly – If you have limited space for your family recreational games then problem solved, this ping pong table is easy to transport thanks to the inbuilt handles and you can store this equipment away easily, it folds up to just 36″x36″.
  • Don’t Go Cheap – Getting kids interested in sports is really important, using equipment that is of a decent standard helps to keep them enjoying themselves and playing for longer. Poor quality equipment usually ends up with less playing time due to parts breaking or perhaps just not providing a good enough game experience.


STIGA Space Saver Table Tennis Table

Where playing and storage space is limited this indoor mid-sized table tennis table will give you quality game-play with the added benefit of being a folding system so that when it’s time to finish playing for the day, it’s just a simple procedure to get the table quickly stored away.

Comparing this mid-sized ping pong table to the GoSports mid-sized table you can see that this table tennis table is slightly shorter in table length by 1 inch but wider in table width by 4 1/2 inches. So if you feel that the GoSports table tennis table is a little on the small side, width-wise for you, then this will be the better option to go for.

Product Information

Playing LevelBeginner
BrandSTIGA
ColorBlue
Dimensions (LxWxH)(Mid- Size) 71″ X 40.5″ X 30″
MaterialMDF And Alloy Steel
Weight79 lbs
Storage TypeFoldable – Compact – Portable
Storage Size35.5” L x 40.5” W x 3.6” H

Available in a choice of two colors, the blue tabletop color as shown in the picture and there’s also a woodgrain top color which is a great choice to go for if you wanted to use the tabletop for other uses, either as a half table of a full table.

The table tennis table top is made from MDF and provides a smooth solid playing surface that gives good even bounce in the game.

Strong and sturdy powder-coated 1.25” square welded alloy steel legs, provide you with a solid base when playing the game, there are even adjustable leg levelers, that act as floor protection but they also enable you to get the table set up level wherever you are playing.

Included With This Set:

  • 1 X mid-sized table tennis table
  • 1 X net with post system
  • Leg levelers

As there are no paddles or balls included in this set you will need to buy those separately if you don’t already have them.

What We Like:

  • Nice Size Ratio – This table tennis table may be compact-sized but with a playing area width of 40.5 inches you feel like you are playing on a bigger table.
  • Top Color Options – If you maybe need to utilize this ping pong table, then the woodgrain effect option would make a great choice.
  • No Set-Up Required – Simply release the table tennis table from its folded position and get playing right away.

Things To Consider:

  • Bigger Playing Area – If you are looking for a quality, mid-sized foldable table tennis table because of limited available space but still want a decent playing area, then this is the one to go for.
  • Versatile Table – The tennis table top can be used as just a tabletop if need be, making this a great option to go for if that is something that you could make use of.
  • Slightly Dearer Than the GoSports – This table tennis table does cost a few more bucks than the GoSports table, but you do get a wider playing area with the Stiga table tennis table.

JOOLA Inside 13 – Regulation Size

For those new players that want to start out playing on a regulation size table, then this is a really great option to go for. The JOOLA Inside 13 is a competition-grade full-size indoor ping pong table. It features a 13mm MDF playing surface where you can play one-on-one or doubles. You can even use this table tennis table for solo playing too.

Product Information

Playing LevelBeginner
BrandJOOLA Inside 13
ColorBlue
Dimensions (LxWxH)108″ X 60″ X 30″
MaterialComposite – MDF – Steel
Weight119 lbs
StorageFoldable – Portable
Storage Size (HxWxD)61″ X 55″ X 23″

Ensuring an even bounce of the ping pong ball is most important when you want to enjoy competitive games. The tabletop support structure plays an important role in the quality of ball bounce and ball travel.

The Joola 13 features a sturdy steel tubed undercarriage to support the tabletop, while the steel powder coated legs incorporate rubber leg levelers to make sure you get the table set up perfectly level.

If solo play is a must-have feature for you, then this ping pong table tick’s that box too. The table is made up of two independent half’s that can be completely separated from each other. Fold one half up and that gives you the solo practice play option.

As for moving or transporting the table tennis table about, well that’s a breeze too, thanks to the 2-inch (lockable) caster wheels. Joola has incorporated a spring-loaded anti-tilting, locking safety latch system that prevents the table from unfolding unexpectedly when the tabletop is in the upright position.

Additional Features

  • 1.5 inch steel tube apron that strengthens and adds support to the table tennis tabletop.
  • Lockable 2 inch caster wheels for keeping the table firmly in position when playing.
  • Independent table half’s.
  • Sturdy 1 inch x 1 inch steel legs.
  • Included net and removable clamp post system with an adjustable net tensioner.

What We Like:

  • Full-Size Table Tennis Table – If you are an adult then you most likely want to play on a regulation size table, that’s what you have here.
  • Good Quality – For the price you pay for this ping pong table, you are getting great value for money.
  • Foldable And Transportable – Moving this table around is easy with the 2-inch caster wheels.
  • Solo Play Option – Solo practice is a great option to have when you are looking to buy a table tennis table.

Things To Consider:

  • 1/2 inch thick tabletop – Around half the size of the professional level table tops, this ping pong table is better suited to beginner or novice players.
  • Versatile Table – If you need a games table that can be easily turned into a standard table for other uses, then this table tennis table ticks all the boxes when it comes to versatility.

The Best Table Tennis Tables for Intermediate Level Players

There comes a time when you notice that your table tennis skills have increased to a point where you need to upgrade your current table to a better quality one to help you to further advance your level of play.

If you are using a beginner-level ping pong table then moving up to the next table level really does make sense. Intermediate and advanced level players know how to control the table tennis ball, they know spin techniques and have greater control as to how much force they use when connecting with the ping pong ball.

Equipment and playing knowledge is all part of the learning process, paddle, blade, rubber, bat, and table tennis racket are terms you hear often along with topspin, backspin, and side spin which are terms used to describe how a ping pong ball can be played.

At this level, you know the importance of playing on a table tennis table that gives consistent performance with ball bounce and ball behavior.

Head Summit Table Tennis Table

Take your game to the next level with this indoor table tennis table from Head. This regulation size, rock solid table has a 3/4 inch thick seamless top so you’ll get consistent in game ball bounce, and ball trajectory as you’d expect.

Foldable tabletop for solo play, easy to maneuver, lock into position, and level up with the inbuilt leg levelers. There’s also a handy ping pong ball holder at each end of the table, where you can line up the table tennis balls to keep the game flowing.

Product Information

Playing LevelIntermediate
Brand Head – Summit Table Tennis Table 
ColorBlack
Dimensions9 ft L x 5 ft W x 30 Inches H
Table Thickness3/4 inch
Weight220.46 lbs
Storage TypeFoldable – Separates
Storage Size5 ft L x 23.5 inches W x 5 ft H

Included with this table tennis table is a competition grade net that simply clamps into position and also features a net tensioner system to keep the net tension correct at all times while playing the game.

The table tennis table comes to you 95 % assembled, and should only take around 10 minutes to complete the set up.

Additional Features

  • Separates into two separate half’s.
  • Quick clamp net set up.
  • 18 mm tabletop thickness.
  • Folds for solo play.
  • Caster wheels for easy transportation.

What We Like:

  • Stylish Look – With a great color combination of black table and white detailing, this table tennis table looks amazing.
  • Full-Size Table – At 9 feet in length by 5 feet wide and 30 inches tall, this is a full-size indoor table tennis table.
  • Well Constructed – The thick 3/4 inch tabletop provides consistent ball bounce, while the strong frame support system provides table stability.
  • Leg Levelers – Having a leg leveler system is crucial for getting the table set up correctly.

Things To Consider:

  • No Paddles Or Balls – You do get a competition grade net included but you will need to buy paddles and ping pong balls separately.
  • Heavy Table – Quality full size table tennis tables are heavy, so you may need help when setting the table up.

Butterfly Easifold DX 22

This stunning table tennis table from Butterfly features a thick 22 mm table, with a super smooth playing surface that just oozes quality and most importantly provides you with a consistent playing surface.

Perfect for home use, clubs and competition play. The table features a sturdy steel frame system that ensures stability while playing the game.

The Butterfly Easifold DX 22 is a full size ping pong table at 9 ft x 5 ft and of course solo play, single player playback is possible, it’s just a case of splitting the table and tilting one half horizontally up against the other half.

Product Information

Playing LevelIntermediate
Brand Butterfly
Available ColorsDark Green or Blue
Dimensions9 ft x 5 ft x 30 inches
Table Thickness22 mm
Weight210 lbs
StorageFoldable – Portable
Storage Size64″ x 63″ x 25″

When you take delivery of the Butterfly Easifold DX 22 table tennis table you only have a few parts to fit, so in around 10 minutes you should be good to go.

Additional Information

  • A tournament grade net and post set is included.
  • Easy to transport and manoeuvre.
  • Easy fold mechanism.
  • Solo player playback option.
  • Minimal assembly required.

What We Like:

  • Nice Color – Looks stunning with the deep green table top color.
  • Strong Supporting Frame – Sturdy table frame with adjustable leg inserts.
  • Foldable Table – The folding design makes it easy to store when you have finished playing.

Things To Consider:

  • Some Parts To Assemble – The Butterfly Easifold DX 22 arrives partly assembled, it should only take around 10 minutes to finish off the assembly.

The Best Table Tennis Tables for Advanced Level Players

When you reach the advanced level in table tennis, then you already know the importance of having quality equipment to play on. When you play, you need a ping pong table that gives consistency in ball bounce and a table that is rock solid when the game is in full swing.

JOOLA Inside 25

The Joola inside 25 is a competition-grade table tennis table, it features a 1-inch thick tabletop that ensures excellent ball bounce and behavior.

Keeping the table playing surface level and in a solid position is achieved by the sturdy undercarriage support structure. Thick (50x40mm) steel legs with built in leg leveler keep everything firmly planted on the ground.

Moving the table tennis table around is easy thanks to the 8 x 4 inch wheels. The wheels are lockable, which all helps to keep the table rock solid when playing.

Product Information

Playing LevelIntermediate
BrandJOOLA Inside 25
ColorBlue
Dimensions108 x 60 x 30 inches
Table Thickness1 inch
Weight238 lbs
StorageFoldable – Separates
Storage Size63 x 63 x 24 inches

Solo play option is a great feature and it’s quick and easy to get the table set up for single player practice sessions to keep your game sharp.

Included with the Joola inside 25 is a clamp on net set that incorporates a net tensioner to keep the net nice and taught.

You will need to do some assembly when you get the table, but this should only take around 10 minutes or so as the table tennis table comes to you 95% assembled.

Additional Features

  • Table separates so that one half to be positioned vertically to enable solo play.
  • Net post clamp system with net tensioner for quick set up.
  • Tournament quality 1 inch thick table top.
  • Automatic locking and anti tilt system.
  • Easy to manoeuvre and store.
  • 2 inch steel tube aprons.
  • Lockable wheels.

What We Like:

  • Rock Solid Table – When set up correctly this ping pong table is rock solid.
  • Tournament Quality – Playing on quality table tennis tables is the only way to keep on top of your game.
  • Solo Player Option – Every player needs to practice, solo practice is an option with this table.

Things To Consider:

  • Some Assembly Required – The Joola inside 25 comes to you 95% assembled, the rest is down to you, but should only take you about 10 minutes to complete the set up.
  • No Paddles Included – Unless you already have your own paddles, you’ll need to buy a set as none are included with this table tennis package.

STIGA STS520 Indoor Table Tennis Table

The Stiga STS520 is a tournament-grade table tennis table, it will give you the gameplay that you expect, with consistent ball bounce and ball spin. This table is built to last, it’s strong, rock-solid and it comes in at a very reasonable price for a table tennis table of this quality.

Product Information

Playing LevelAdvanced
BrandSTIGA STS520
ColorBlue
DimensionsW 60” x D 108” x H 30”
Table Thickness1 inch
Weight320 lbs
StorageFoldable – Portable
Storage SizeW 60” x D 30” x H 62”

If solo practice play is an important feature for you, then this table ticks that box. Being able to perfect your playing skills without an opponent to play against means that you can play any time you want to.

Additional Features

  • Single-player, solo play option.
  • 2.5-inch heavy gauge steel legs complete with built-in levelers.
  • Powder-coated steel apron size of 2.5 inches.
  • Ping pong ball storage system built-in.
  • 5-inch ball-bearing wheels for easy maneuverability.
  • 6 ft clipper net and post system.

What We Like:

  • Quality Table Tennis Table – Extremely well built, strong table support, and solid playing surface.
  • Solo Play Option – The single-player option is a great feature as it enables you to practice your table tennis skills without the need for a playing partner.
  • Foldable And Portable – Not everyone has the room to leave a full-size table tennis table set up, the STIGA STS520 is foldable for storing away and has wheels to help you move the table around.

Things To Consider:

  • Full-Size ping pong table – As with all full-sized ping pong tables you are going to need plenty of space to set the table up and have enough space around the table to play.
  • Storage Space – If you are looking to store the table away when not in use, just check that the folded storage space dimensions of W 60” x D 30” x H 62” are ok for where you are planning on storing the table tennis table.

The Best Table Tennis Tables for Professional Level Players

Being at the top of your game, you need quality equipment to help you train and improve. Butterfly table tennis tables are well known in the sport, renowned for their superb build quality and consistent performance.

Butterfly Centrefold 25 Table Tennis Table

This really is a top-notch, tournament-ready professional standard table tennis table. International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) approved and also ITTC wheelchair compliant, you can be absolutely assured as to the build and playing quality of this table.

Product Information

Playing LevelProfessional
BrandButterfly Centerfold 25
Available ColorsBlue and Green
Dimensions9 ft x 5 ft x 30 inches
Table Thickness25 mm
Weight280 lbs
StorageFoldable – Portable
Storage Size 5 ft x 1.6 ft x 5.25

Most ping pong tables require assembly when you take delivery of them, but that’s not the case here. The Butterfly Centerfold 25 requires no setup, as it is delivered to you fully assembled, you just need to attach the tournament-grade net which is included.

For your peace of mind, there is a 5 year warranty included on the Butterfly Centerfold 25 table tennis table.

Additional Information

  • The Butterfly Centerfold 25 features a scratch-proof top.
  • Rail size of 2 x 3/4 inch made from steel.
  • 5-inch lockable rubber wheels.
  • Strong 2-inch square steel legs, with adjustable feet.
  • Tournament grade table tennis net included.

What We Like:

  • Outstanding Quality – Built to the highest playing standards as approved by the ITTF.
  • Wheelchair compliant – Approved to ITTC standard and requirements.
  • Fold And Roll – The fold and roll design makes easy work of moving the Butterfly ping pong table around.
  • Excellent Playing Surface – Anti-skid tabletop, with scratch-proof surface.

Things To Consider:

  • Quality At A Price – If you want top-quality then it’s going to cost top dollar, this is a top-quality table tennis table.
  • No Solo Play Option – If single play is a must-have option then check out our next review.

Butterfly Octet 25 Table Tennis Table

The Butterfly Octet 25 table tennis table is every player’s dream table, it has everything you need to keep you at the top of your game.

ITTF approved for tournaments, club and home use. If you want the best ping pong table, this is it.

Product Information

Playing LevelProfessional
BrandButterfly
Available ColoursBlue – Green
Dimensions9 ft x 5ft x 30 inches
Table Thickness25 mm
Weight275 lbs
StorageFoldable – Portable
Storage Size 63” W x 64″ H x 25” D

Needles to say, this ping pong table is rock solid, with its 2-inch wide steel legs that incorporate the leg adjusters, this table will stay firmly in position when set up correctly.

There’s a 2″ x 3/4″ steel rail that runs around the table that adds to the quality appearance of the table and it also provides a good edge to the table for the players.

Further Information

  • Portable and easy to move with the 4-inch rubber wheels.
  • 2-inch steel rim runs around the table.
  • Fold and roll system for easy storage.
  • National league, professional net, and post system included.
  • Playback for solo practice sessions.
  • Comes assembled.
  • 5-year warranty.

What We Like:

  • Top Quality Table Tennis Table – ITTF approved for tournament use.
  • Playback Option – Great for solo practice sessions.
  • Compact Storage System – At just 25 inches wide when in the folded position, this ping pong table won’t take up too much room.
  • Long Warranty – You get 5 years warranty on this table tennis table.

Things To Consider:

  • Big Bucks Price Tag – This professional level table tennis table isn’t cheap, but if it is in your budget range then you won’t be disappointed.



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